October 10, 2022

Children Needed for CMU Entertainment Technology Center Playtest Day

The Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) is looking for young volunteers to test games during its Playtest Day on Saturday, October 29.

About Playtest Day

CMU ETC makes games of all kinds, and each semester 10-20 projects look for playtesters to help them develop better experiences.
About a dozen children ages 8 to 11 are needed for the morning session (9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.) and a dozen are needed for the afternoon session (12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.). For ages 12 and older, CMU ETC can host up to 50 in the morning and up to 60 in the afternoon.

To Participate

To be invited for the October 29 Playtest Day, email ETC Professor Mike Christel directly by Thursday, October 13 at with your morning/afternoon preference and the names and ages of children coming for testing.  Email responses will be taken until October 24, but to help with scheduling an earlier response is requested.


Testing happens at CMU ETC in the Pittsburgh Technology Center building, PTC, 700 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh PA 15219 (note that this is not on CMU’s main campus). Volunteers will get to playtest from three to six projects during their visit.


Sign up to be a Playtester for a future semesters by filling out the Playtest Day form.
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