Senior Game Designer - Origins
About Sky Mavis
Sky Mavis, the pioneer behind the blockchain game Axie Infinity, is revolutionizing the virtual gaming world with innovative technology and infrastructure. We are committed to fostering a dynamic and inclusive work culture where individuals can bring their authentic selves to the table. As a team of entrepreneurial disruptors and gamers, we are driven by a shared passion for making a meaningful impact and embracing the challenges and critiques that come with being at the forefront of technological advancement.
Axie Infinity: Origins is one of the flagship games in the Axie Infinity franchise. It is a Strategic Creature Battle Game where players use a variety of collectible Axie creatures with hundreds of unique abilities to outsmart and defeat opponents in fierce matches. Players strive for top seasonal Leaderboard positions where they can win unique cosmetic rewards and glory! Assets used within the game such as Axies and power-ups called Runes & Charms are digital collectibles that can be bought, sold, and traded in the Axie marketplace, which creates a unique layer of strategy players get to explore!
To date, blockchain technology has been boring and mainly focused on trading. Axie is here to change that with fun, dynamic gameplay that allows players to improve and trade assets that they have complete and total ownership over. Axie is also more than a game— it's a gaming platform with infinite possibilities and potential spinoff mini-games so you'll have a lot of freedom to start new initiatives and make them your own.
Currently, we are looking for a Senior Game Designer to specifically work on our Origin game, you can play the latest version here - download. The possibilities and creativity that can go into this ambitious project is truly infinite.
Being a Senior Game Designer at Sky Mavis, you are expected to:
- Define and drive alignment on the vision and direction for the game design
- Design and development of game narratives, mechanics, progression systems, rewards, monetization models, and any other game design-related components
- Collaborate closely with other departments (art, UX, engineering, product, QA etc.) to ship new game features and ensure they meet a high standard of quality
- Tune and balance the gameplay and economy to maximize sustainable fun and rewards for players
- Introduce best practices around game design to the team and mentor other game designers
- Incorporate quantitative and qualitative data from players to inform game designs
- Experience playing, designing, balancing, and managing economies for card games (e.g. Hearthstone, Magic the Gathering, Legends of Runeterra, Yugioh, Pokemon TCG) or other relevant game genres
- Excited about building innovative and novel game mechanics that leverage the power of immutable digital assets on the blockchain
- Highly proficient in System Design, Game balance, In-game Economy or Monetization
- 5+ years experience designing, balancing, and tuning complex games with a significant number of daily active users.
- Experience using data to inform decisions, model game systems, and predict outcomes
- A strong sense of what makes a gameplay experience compelling and fun, as well as the ability to articulate well why a game design decision is good or bad
- Strong written and oral communication skills to ensure alignment around game designs across cross-functional teams
- Team player and can work closely with the rest of our team to ship and test features
- Experience or interest in tokenomics and blockchain game design
- Good project management and time management skills, with a proven ability to focus on top priorities, solve problems, juggle multiple tasks, and meet deadlines
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
- Genuine interest and passion for games
- Capable of working with little to no direct supervision. Self-motivated and actively take initiative
Front row seat to one of the most exciting blockchain projects that is making a positive impact and changing people’s lives globallyA fast-paced, active, and fun working environment where everything revolves around games and cute beings
A competitive salary package that fits your skills, experiences, and contributions
Freedom, autonomy & ownership around your work
Contribute to making revolutionary games
Acquire new and unique skills as we usher in a new era of digital ownership
Give yourself and your family the security you deserve