Game Economy Designer

Kelowna, BC

Experience Required
Employment Type
Work Schedule

Job Description
The Game Economy Designer will contribute to the evolution of our existing titles and design our in-game events and economy to make our worlds even more fun for our players. You’re a Free2Play economist who continuously balances and fine-tunes our games through defining data-driven metrics and implementing features and events that enhance and elevate our player’s experience.

Why this Role is Made for You:

You March to a Different Beat

You’re not looking for a job, you’re looking for a team that will empower, challenge, and enable you to exercise your creative and analytical muscle to make games we create even more fun, engaging, and challenging to our players.

You’re in the Driver’s Seat

As an ‘accountant’ for the game, you’re a ninja with numbers, a spreadsheet slayer and game balancing wizard. You’re an experienced designer that can take an idea and drive it forward. You create visions that define core game loops, design features and rely on both your creativity and data to understand the player’s needs and wants.

Our Culture – Happy Life, Happy Hippo.

We care about making great games because we love games and are rewarded for our hard work in spades. Our benefits and working vibe encourage and allow you to live your dreams in Kelowna: an affordable, picturesque, and diverse city, only an hour flight from Vancouver, BC Canada.

Our next Economy Designer will have:
  • Designed and prototyped features for Mobile Free2Play games.
  • Experience releasing new features and content during live services.
  • Utilized analytics and to provide actionable recommendations.
  • A deep understanding of mobile players’ behaviours, latest business model trends
  • Proactive attitude to share knowledge and learnings with peers.
  • The ability to contribute in a highly creative environment, implementing  unique concepts & solutions
  • Agility & flexibility to keep on top of moving schedules & deadlines.
  • Strong work ethic – utilizing your analytical side before unleashing your creativity.
Job Requirements
You’ll Bring to Hyper Hippo:

2+ years balancing economies as a game designer – you know all best practices.
Great understanding of games, economy, balance, game design, game mechanics, as well as story and character design.
Can leverage data to communicate what it takes to make an amazing player experience.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Familiar with user acquisition, player retention, engagement, monetization and how to translate analytics into actionable game features and balancing game economies.
Understanding of micro-transactions, F2P core game loops and pinch points.
Up to speed with trends in mobile gaming.
Strong mathematical abilities and mad spreadsheet balancing skills.
Idle game experience or interest is a HUGE plus.

Compensation Package:

Competitive salary
Extraordinary profit sharing program
Health Benefits
3 weeks vacation
10 personal days per year
Annual self development budget to attend conferences, courses, training – you name it