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Gold Sponsors

PlaytestCloud

Designed to save you time and enhance research quality, PlaytestCloud removes the tedious aspects from your research workflow and gives you more time for designing and analyzing your studies. PlaytestCloud supports user research departments and game teams throughout the entire lifecycle of a mobile game. PlaytestCloud also offers COPPA-compliant mobile playtesting for playtests with young players.

PlaytestCloud’s remote video playtesting and survey products can be used with PlaytestCloud’s gamer panel or with your own players.

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Epic Games

Founded in 1991, Epic Games is the creator of Fortnite, Unreal, Gears of War, Shadow Complex, and the Infinity Blade series of games. Epic’s Unreal Engine technology brings high-fidelity, interactive experiences to PC, console, mobile, AR, VR and the Web. Unreal Engine is freely available at unrealengine.com.

For the very latest on the studio, check out @EpicGames on Twitter and we are hiring so please visit: https://www.epicgames.com/careers

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Xbox Research

Xbox Research is the preeminent source of consumer-focused entertainment research and insights for Xbox and Xbox Game Studios. Our researchers provide impactful analyses & strategic guidance that drive ongoing player engagement and enjoyment in our games, franchises, and platforms.

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Marketing Systems Group

Do your participant recruitment processes and tools meet your needs?

Simplify your participant registration, recruiting and scheduling processes with ARCS all-in-one study management and participant engagement platform. ARCS was developed to bring efficiency and visibility to managing internal research studies. Create customized data points, store in the participant database, then use the ARCS list builder tool to identify potential study participants. Potential participants can then be emailed or texted with a screener built using ARCS questionnaire builder. Qualified playtesters can be scheduled based on how they answer the screener and whether there are open study quotas. ARCS tracks participation, incentive, and engagement history. Many of the industry leading studios and game developers have already migrated to ARCS.

Discuss how ARCS can help you manage and engage your internal playtest and UX research studies with ease. Click Here

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Interpret

Interpret is a global consumer insights agency with people in Los Angeles, Seattle, Dallas, Minneapolis, Austin, Shanghai, and London. At Interpret, we live and breathe video games. As the trusted partner of some of the world’s top gaming companies, we facilitate better data-driven decisions in all phases of game development, marketing, and post-release support.

We have an intimate and personal connection with how the gaming industry has evolved, and our focus is to always deliver informed and actionable research.

Feature Product – Week One Studies
Players’ gaming behavior changes drastically after their first encounter with a game, and that’s the limit of what studies can accomplish with focus groups and playtests. Interpret has developed an innovative and dynamic way to marry the two methodologies, allowing direct interaction with target gamers. Week One is a longitudinal study that combines qualitative and quantitative insights with real-time customer interactions and reactions, utilizing our online community of mobile game consumers.

Feature Service – Play Tests:
We use a hybrid focus group approach to help our clients playtest new games around the world, including NA, EU, and Asia. Through our playtests, clients not only will receive insights on the onboarding/FTUE experience and fun factor but also gain an in-depth understanding of whether gamer expectations based on marketing materials align with actual experiences. Through our playtests, we develop a rich set of strategic conclusions about both marketing and gameplay mechanics.

New Hire – Jesse Divnich
We are proud to announce the appointment of Jesse Divnich to the Interpret team as our new VP of Research & Strategy. Jesse is an industry veteran with over 18 years of experience in games research, investment, development, and publishing.

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EA UX Research

At EA, our philosophy is Players First. This applies to our vast portfolio of games and products, including Apex Legends, Battlefield, FIFA, The Sims, Plants vs Zombies, Origin, and many more.

We’re always on the lookout for Top Talent. We are eager to meet rising and seasoned researchers. Come talk to us and say Hello!

EA is a proud Gold Sponsor of the GUR Summit 2019. We are thrilled to continue supporting the research community and look forward to driving progress in the years to come.

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Zynga

Zynga is a leading developer of the world’s most popular social games that are played by millions of people around the world each day. We are headquartered in San Francisco and have additional offices in the U.S , Canada, U.K and India.

Since our founding in 2007, our mission has been to connect the world through games and delight consumers with social gaming experiences. To-date, more than one billion people have played our games across Web and mobile, including FarmVille, Zynga Poker, Words With Friends, Hit it Rich! Slots and CSR.

If you would like to join us at Zynga you can see our list of open positions here!

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Activision

Activision User Research functions as a central service to our various teams, assisting with the testing and design of any Activision projects, games or otherwise.

Our goal is to be objective and team-agnostic, presenting the data as we discover it, providing the necessary context and color to help inform the decisions of our designers.

We are always looking for talented researchers that live and breathe game design. As a proud sponsor of this year’s summit, we are looking for curious researchers to join our team. If you love games and are willing to bring your passion for them into research, then track us down and tell us which character you main, which Loadout you use, or what your favorite 16-bit game is.

And be prepared to tell us WHY.

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