Led by video gaming veteran Joel Benton, Playtropic Videogame Services, the first gaming quality assurance (QA) company in the Caribbean, is now open for business, a welcome expansion to the creative economy.

QA is a crucial part of the gaming industry, and Playtropic will offer game testing for home consoles, PC and mobile devices, along with focus group testing from Barbados. The company hopes to employ between 200 and 300 people, offering gaming enthusiasts the chance to get paid to do what they love. They already have a team in place servicing clients, with ambitious plans to grow substantially over the coming 12 to 18 months.

Breton, who is Playtronics President and Founder says, "with games QA being a high-growth area of the industry, Barbados has the infrastructure and talent pool needed to allow us to fulfil the growing needs of developers and publishers across the globe."

Barbados Prime Minister, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, attended the opening and said that arrival of Playtropic was a sign of “the confidence many of us had that one of the key productive sectors in Barbados will be the creative economy”.