Video game tester. Three words that I’m certain many gamers had wistfully considered some time over the years. For those of us who were raised with fond memories of trouncing games going back two decades, the ability to go to work and play games for a living sounds like a dream come true. I don’t think a lot of us really considered what that would really mean. The tedium involved. The long hours, the low pay, the thankless monotony of it all.
The Trenches, a relatively new comic by three well-known titans of the web comic world, is a look at a side of the industry you don’t get to see very often. Largely because it’s the side that we’re not supposed to notice is there at all. Kind of like how you’re not supposed to notice who has been making all those sweet tennis shoes at the mall.