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Game Economy Designer – Sweden – Salary Neg – F2P Games

Location: Stockholm Salary: Negotiable

Job ID: # Posted: 5 years ago

Starbreeze Studios

 

OPM is delighted to be working with this signature studio in Sweden that has been creating brilliant games for over a decade. Their recent games have received critical acclaim and commercial success on both PC and Console.

 

As Game Economy Designer your responsibility will be to understand how a game works as a service for its customers and how the customers behave in it. To do so, you will lead the design efforts in collaboration with the Producers and team Leads to define the game economy of the project with a constantly evolving live game service.

 

You will be identifying and developing the purchase drivers in the game economy context, and providing constant data-driven recommendations on design, tuning and pricing in order to improve game financial performance. Pre-release, you will be designing the virtual products a game will offer, define metrics that allow you to individually measure their impact in a given title, and work closely with the development team to see those designs refined and metrics implemented. Post-launch, you will analyze the collected data and report which are the performing/underperforming aspects of the game economic model and why, providing solutions to the development team.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Create, implement and maintain the game’s economy and other complex systems that shape player progression and experience.
  • Define the virtual product and their statistics with the development team
  • Define the relations and interdependencies of these products/statistics and how they affect the game progression
  • Create and maintain an economy model that stimulate different player behaviors in short, medium and long term
  • Balance the needs for those virtual products, their relation, life cycle, streams of availability
  • Manage pricing as to create specific price point roles, implement selling strategies for higher price points.
  • Regularly provide user feedback and stat/price point tuning to development team based on play-testing, both during game development and post-release
  • Analyze the evolution of the metrics you defined to spot both monetization bottlenecks and facilitators, then report suggestions for the game design or strategy accordingly

 

Skills/Experience Required

  • You have a bachelor degree in Economics, Business Management or Business Administration, preferably specialized in Marketing, Market Research or Strategic direction.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and documentation skill.
  • Master of Excel and communicate fluently in English both verbally and in writing.
  • Passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of videogames with special focus on FPS and competitive games.
  • Experience as game designer, social designer or gambling designer
  • An understanding of in-game economies and a drive for keeping up on the latest trends in F2P mobile games
  • Strong sensitivity to gameplay and game design, understanding how to tailor your models and calculations to the needs of both existing and new game features
  • Strong analytical and formal thinking, able to break problems down in their key variables and identify the relations between them.
  • Strong econometrics skills, able to model problems into quantitative systems, and draw qualitative conclusions out of quantitative data.
  • Strong marketing knowledge, able to formulate adequate selling strategies to improve the financial performance.
  • Statistics knowledge, able to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.
  • Understanding of client/server architecture and data collecting pipeline and mining.
  • Ability to work well independently and within a team
  • A collaborative approach to problem solving, able to understand well the problem at hand and to communicate effectively the results of your analysis Previous experience in econometrics / data mining

 

In return this studio offers a full benefits and comprehensive relocation package not forgetting awesome games to work on!

 

Note: This studio can sponsor a VISA but the candidate must have the required education, skills and experience in video games to qualify.

 

If this sounds like you, please send your cv to officemanager@opmjobs.com today

 

Chris Watkins | Creative Recruiter | OPM Response Ltd | www.opmjobs.com

Direct Line: +44 (0) 1206 214422 | Email: chris@opmjobs.com | Skype: Chris.Watkins.opm

 

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