Game Economy Designer
Updated on 5/2/2023
San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
  • Creating, analyzing and balancing a game economy with interdependent factors such as virtual currencies, battle passes and loot boxes
  • Balancing economic factors to ensure the player has multiple viable paths for progressing
  • Understanding the short and long-term effects of balancing a game economy
  • Collaborating with systems designers to create satisfying and economically sustainable features
  • Validating design decisions through simulation models
  • Designing game economies, monetization methods and live services
  • Understanding the relationship between a game's economy and its progression systems
  • Collaborating closely with groups such as product management, analytics and user research
  • Communicating with peers and partners while collecting feedback in order to iterate on design
  • Keeping up to date with the latest game economy design trends, techniques and technology
  • Scoping work appropriately and delivering on time
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with:
  • Mobile game economies and monetization
  • Sports video games
  • RPG mechanics
  • Knowledge of the sport of baseball and its relationship with statistics
  • Passion and knowledge of video games in a wide variety of genres
PlayStation Global

5,001-10,000 employees

Online multiplayer gaming and digital media delivery service
Company Overview
Playstation's mission is to deliver new joy, excitement and awe to everyone. The company builds software and hardware for gaming consoles and content.
  • Health and wellness: Medical (PPO, HDHP, and HMO), dental, vision, disability, employee assistance program, flexible spending accounts, health savings account, student loan repayment assistance, education reimbursement program, wellness reimbursement, identity theft protection, basic and voluntary life and AD&D insurance, business travel accident insurance, 4.5% 401(k) match, commuter program, additional voluntary programs (group legal, pet insurance, auto and home insruance), onsite flu shots and biometric screenings
  • Family and time off: 12 paid holidays, generous PTO, paid parental leave, adoption assistance program, 529 college savings plan match, back-up child care, parental and elder care coaching
  • Perks: Sony product discounts, passport perks program, monthly $10 Playstation Network voucher, employee referral bonus, game launch events
Company Core Values
  • Dreams & Curiosity: Pioneer the future with dreams and curiosity
  • Diversity: Pursue the creation of the very best by harnessing diversity and varying viewpoints
  • Integrity & Sincerity: Earn the trust for the Sony brand through ethical and responsible conduct
  • Sustainability: Fulfill our stakeholder responsibilities through disciplined business practices