Get paid $1,000 to play simulation games like Farming Simulator and PC Builder to find out if they enhance skills

A leading platform for fandoms and online communities is looking to pay ten people $1,000 USD each to play simulation games, to test how effective they are at teaching actual skills of the activity they are playing. The applicants will be asked to complete relevant skills tests before and after playing each game, to find out how much their skills have improved as a result. The platform has stated that the role is open to gamers and non-gamers but that applicants must have access to the internet, a PC and must be able to drive, due to the nature of some of the tests. In addition to the $1,000 USD payment, the gamers will each receive a copy of the games to keep, a headset and controller of their choice and a $50 gift card for games marketplace, Steam.

The platform, FandomSpot.com, recently noticed a spike in the popularity of simulation games* and so wants to work with ten people for a two-month period to find out if games like Bakery Simulator and Euro Truck Simulator, plus others, can teach transferable skills.

The successful candidates will each be asked to play a different simulation game every two weeks for a two-month period, completing a corresponding skills test before and after to find out how the game play has affected their performance in the test. There will be a variety of games included in the experiment, which will test the gamers on skills such as baking, farming, PC building and driving. Each candidate will be allowed to keep their games after the two-month role, as a further benefit of the job.

Applicants must be aged 18 and over but must be US based due to the nature of the skills being tested. Applications close on the 30th June 2022 and anyone wishing to apply for the role or find out more can do so here: https://www.fandomspot.com/simulator-game-skills-paid-testers/

While applicants don’t need to be regular gamers, or gamers at all, the platform has stated that it is important that potential candidates have access to a working PC, a good internet connection and have a valid drivers licence to ensure they can complete all of the tests.

FandomSpot.com has clarified that working hours are flexible, however the applicants must ensure they are able to complete ten hours of gameplay for each game they test, to ensure that the results are representative. In addition to playing the games, the chosen candidates will be asked to complete different skills tests corresponding to the games they are playing at the time, facilitated by a team of professionals.

In return, FandomSpot.com has confirmed that they will pay the gamers $1,000 each, as well as a copy of the games to keep, a headset and controller of their choice and a $50 gift card for games marketplace, Steam.

The results from the research will be used to form content for FandomSpot.com’s website, as it hopes to provide engaging and informative content for its gaming audience.

FandomSpot.com is the best site to browse all fandom content for anything imaginable, from games, movies and TV shows, to anime and even old-school memorabilia. The platform has been created to bring passionate people together to celebrate their fandoms in every possible way.

Alyssa Celatti of FandomSpot.com, said,

“Simulation games are a hot topic at the moment. Whether people are trying their hand at managing a cat cafe or taking it a little more seriously by running a farm, it really seems that the best way to take a break from work is to… work! Considering they’re only growing in popularity, we wanted to find out if simulation games are beneficial as more than just a good way to switch off.

“If our research shows that these kinds of games can teach real-world transferable skills, it could be a great way to encourage alternative forms of learning but also encourage employers to accept gaming skills on CVs. Whether you’re a gamer or not, if you’re interested in taking part in a possibly game-changing (pun intended) experiment, please do apply!”

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