Pixelberry Studios is a top mobile games developer, creating fun and engaging games with heart for over nine years. We’re a division of Nexon, one of the Top 10 largest gaming companies in the world. Our studio is 3-for-3 launching games into the App Store's Top 25 Grossing chart. Our market-leading, award-winning mobile game, Choices: Stories You Play, broke into the Top 5 in the App Store. Our vision for success is based around innovative game design, diversity, and putting our players first!
We've seen firsthand the positive impact that games can make. Because of that, we leverage our commercial success to make a real difference: we have partnered with numerous non-profits, saved actual lives with our games, and donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to charities. Players love our games’ focus on racial, gender, sexual, and identity diversity while holding us accountable when they expect more.
Some of us at Pixelberry have worked together for over 10 years through multiple companies. As a result, we strive to create long-term relationships that help sustain our success. We continue to add new individuals who aren’t just searching for another stepping stone but a place to put down roots and actively make a difference. We love what we do and are looking for passionate, like-minded people who want to grow, learn, and make a difference together.
SUMMARY OF POSITION
If you love storytelling, no matter if it is in books, manga or motives, come to check us out! We’re looking for an entrepreneurial-minded game designer to join our newest project Storyloom - the next generation of interactive storytelling platform built upon our successful track records in mobile gaming. This platform’s vision is to empower professional, semi-professional and aspiring writers, creators and artists globally to create exciting stories together that can entertain readers of all ages and backgrounds while benefiting from their creative and hard work. We are well positioned to bring exciting gamification and innovation to book, graphic novels, comics and manga industries! Some of the coolest ideas could come from you!
Our headquarters are in Mountain View, CA but we can accommodate a remote work environment for a candidate from the following states: California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, and Washington.
Currently, all Pixelberry staff work remotely with the option to work in-office, if desired.
Plan, design and document various monetization and game economy elements, live operation strategies and live experiences
Build a progression and economy system based on virtual currencies, virtual goods and services
Craft experiences that are enjoyable to multiple player personas, while monetizing on specific segments, balancing easy-to-engage for new users and deep-to-enjoy for core users
Balance the overall supply and demand in the economy by monitoring various virtual currencies rewards and designing new mechanisms of consumption
Write one-pagers for economy elements that demonstrate a clear understanding of business objectives, consumer journeys and measurable outcomes. Create required documentation to guide design, product development, and QA processes
Drive multiple projects with cross-functional colleagues using iterative development methodologies and A/B testing best practices
Define, monitor and measure game metrics and KPIs, organize regular reviews with cross functional teams and come up with continuous improvement plans
Develop and maintain economy design documentation and tools
Play competing and upcoming platform games, analyze their design models and identify ways to improve our products
5+ years of relevant work experience in free-to-play games industry, including 2+ years of experience as an economy designer in free-to-play games
Structured and data driven approach in problem solving and critical thinking, experience in modeling gaming problems using quantitative tools, and formulating key levers in a game to identify weaknesses and strengths in its economy design
Entrepreneurial spirit - a self-starter who thrives in a fast-paced environment, deals with ambiguity, and motivates cross-functional teams even without authority
Excellent oral and written communication skills at all levels
Knowledge of the free-to-play market, top performers, best practices, and common systems across genres
BA / BS or equivalent industry experience, Masters/MBA preferred
Experience with game monetization and/or economy design, live service design, and/or systems design
Hands-on experience in A/B testing tools such as Optimizely, CleverTap/LeanPalm etc.
Experience in user testing, UX design and/or consumer research
Experience in (and love for) narrative or interactive fiction games
Passionate about reading and/or writing stories/comics/manga
BENEFITS & PERKS
High level of autonomy and freedom
Rich & flexible health, disability, and employee assistance offerings to meet the needs of a diverse workforce
401(K) with matching program
Paid Year-End Break
For local employees that elect to work in-studio, a relaxed office environment with free food and snacks
Virtual escape rooms, video game nights, trivia parties, and other team-building activities throughout the year!
HOW THIS JOB IS DIFFERENT
Learn about the business side of mobile games. Our team is very good at what we do.
Good work/life balance. We are family-friendly and look at things in the long term.
That warm fuzzy feeling that you’re not just making a difference at a company, but in the lives of people all over the world.
Pixelberry Studios values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages women, Black/BIPOC, LGBT individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. Pixelberry is also an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.