Game Economy Designer – Spain - Salary €Neg – Games

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Job Title Game Economy Designer – Spain - Salary €Neg – Games
Job Category Game Design
Job Description Location: Spain

Salary: Negotiable DOE

Job Type: Permanent

Project: Games

OPM are delighted to be working with this international developer and publisher for mobile and console games. They are currently looking for an experienced Game Economy Designer to join their team in Barcelona.

The successful candidate will understand how a game works as a service for its player and how they behave in it, identifying and developing the purchase drivers in the game economy context, and providing constant data-driven recommendation on design, tuning and pricing in order to improve the games financial performance.

To do this, pre-release, you will design the virtual products the 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 design 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, why, and provide solutions to management.

Duties/Responsibilities include:

  • Defining the virtual products and their statistics with the development team, and understanding how each of them contributes to the game dynamics.
  • Identifying potential sale drivers for the different product categories in the game economy, defining the key points of exposure for those drivers
  • Balancing the needs for those virtual products, their relation, life cycle, and their streams of availability
  • Managing pricing to create specific price point roles and implement selling strategies for higher price points.
  • 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.
  • This is a position requiring a mix of strong economy and marketing knowledge with passion for analytical game design and the emerging free-to-play business model.

Skills/Experience Required:

  • Previous experience as game designer, social designer or gambling designer within a F2P environment
  • Strong sensitivity to gameplay and game design, understanding how to build needs and emotions in the context of a game.
  • 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.
  • Statistic knowledge, ability to formulate ratios and indexes specific to each game, identifying specific weaknesses and strengths in its economy design.
  • Strong marketing knowledge, able to formulate adequate selling strategies to improve the financial performance.
  • Understanding of client/server architecture and data collecting pipeline and mining
  • Graduate degree in Economics or BA, preferably specialized in Marketing or Strategic direction.
  • Fluent written and spoken English, concise writing skills and knowledge of MS office software (Excel etc).
  • Deep, up-to-date knowledge of the free-to-play market, both web-based and on smartphones.
  • Passion for games on all existing formats: board games, card games, sports, paper RPGs, gambling, all genres of videogames with special focus on MMOs and competitive games.
  • Previous experience in econometrics / data mining
  • Mastering of UI prototyping tools such as Flash
  • Previous experience as market analyst / market research

In return for your hard work a Competitive salary package, permanent contract, relocation package and social benefits is on offer together with merit based professional and financial progression.

If you have the skills and relevant experience for this then send your cv to <a></a> today!

Please note: my client is unfortunately unable to employ anyone who does not have the legal right to live and work in the EU. Candidates from outside the EEA are therefore encouraged to explore immigration routes which will allow them to work in the EU without such sponsorship.

Catherine Cope| Design and Analytics Consultant
OPM Response Ltd | Ground Floor, Anderson House, 228 Old London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester, CO6 1HD
Direct Line: + 44 (0) 1206 214416 | Email: <a></a> | Skype: catherine.cope.opm
Salary DOE
Location Spain
Job Category Game Design
Date posted 01/08/2014
Recruiter This job is advertised on behalf of OPM using their internal reference 3896.
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