I'm working as a programmer at a software company. I'm generally satisfied with my current position, but I keep passively looking and don't skip chances to look what's else there.
We're having tight deadlines at my current company and I have sometimes to work overtimes. I have, however, some spare time, anyway.
I was recently contacted via LinkedIn by a recruiter of a small game development company. They asked whether I would be interested in one of their positions. I said that I would, and they sent me a test task.
The test task happened to be more challenging than I thought, and is quite time consuming.
I now think that I don't want to spend the time on the test task. But I don't want them to think of me as a man who doesn't hold to his words. I don't want to silently drop it, either.
I thought I would like to have some conversation with the company to know what it does, what's the atmosphere, etc. I'm actually interested in game development and am passively considering change of the my work area.
What's the most professional and friendly way to say that I don't want to invest my time into the test task? I want rather to just "make an acquaintance".