Game Testers Needed!

game-ui.pngETCH is looking for volunteers to attend a UK focus group discussion and gameplay session. Participants will play test a beta version of a mobile game designed to encourage adolescents and young adults to engage with HIV testing and counselling services. We will discuss the playability, appropriateness, and usability of the game. Participants will have a direct influence on the game design and storyline. All feedback will be kept anonymous.

To attend the session, you must be able to travel to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine on the 8th of August 2017. The session will run from 11 am to 2 pm. All we ask is that you have an interest in HIV testing and counselling, are at least 18 years of age and have access to a smartphone to play the game on.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided and a prize awarded to the highest scorer during the play testing. ETCH will refund local travel expenses if receipts are provided.

If you would like to take part, please email with the following information by the 24th of July 2017:

  • Name
  • Profession
  • Age
  • Type of smartphone you own (select from the following options) Android, iOS, Windows, other
  • Last mobile game you played
  • Email address


Spaces are limited, participants will be selected at random. Confirmation of your place and additional guidance for the day will be provided on the 25th of July.

Please feel free to get in contact if you have any questions.

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