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Team17 Pop-Up Usability Lab

Get real-world experience of games testing at Team17’s online pop-up sessions.

World-renowned Yorkshire games company Team17, creators of Worms and publishers of Overcooked and Yooka-Laylee, are returning to Yorkshire Games Festival and bringing their virtual usability lab directly to you!

Games usability combines psychology, sociology and videogames to help make fun accessible, and connects developers to gamers by allowing gamers to do what they do best—game!

By working with Team17 to help test new games in development, you will not only provide valuable feedback to make games better for users, but also gain real-life experience to add to your CV.


Each slot is one hour long and will begin with a short talk from Team17 about usability and why it’s so much fun! Each slot accommodates four people, so places are limited. Make sure you sign up early to be guaranteed a space.

Slot 1: 10.30–11.30
Slot 2: 11.45–12.45
Slot 3: 13.00–14.00
Slot 4: 14.15–15.15
Slot 5: 15.30–16.30

What you’ll need

To take part in the usability lab, you’ll need the following:

  • A desktop or laptop computer
  • Windows 8.1 or above operating system
  • A headset or headphones with working microphone
  • A mouse
  • Optional: At least one game pad (e.g. Xbox controller, Nintendo Switch Pro controller etc.)

Sessions will run via Discord, so you must have access to a Discord account and the ability to join the Yorkshire Games Festival Discord channel to screen share the game.