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Head of Game Economy

Posted on June 6, 2024
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Role Description

Our fast-paced blockchain gaming studio is looking to appoint a talented and experienced Game Economy expert. As Head of Game Economy at Illuvium, you will work closely with our game design team to strategically and operationally structure the economic systems providing data-driven recommendations on game balancing, design and pricing. You will be responsible for mathematically defining game mechanics, progression, rewards, and their intersection with the game and token economy.

About Illuvium

Illuvium Labs is an independent game development studio based in the UAE. We develop blockchain-based games for the Illuvium DAO. We have developed a strong culture of independence with our team, preferring candidates who can articulate their vision and goals. We operate almost entirely remotely, so each team member designs their hours and work schedule. In the end, all that matters is the delivered product. We hire based on people’s abilities to adapt and change quickly, valuing underlying core abilities above specific skill sets.


  • Own the game economy considering all sources of data; analytics, playtest, customer and community feedback and stakeholder input to deliver and maintain an engaging and balanced, healthy economy system.
  • Provide expertise in every facet of the game economy, including the economic engine, live ops events, and pricing.
  • Drive scarcity-based economic models to create genuinely ground-breaking gaming experiences while keeping positive progression and play-to-earn philosophies at the core of designs.
  • Collaborate with Product Managers, Engineers, and Designers to design and implement deeply thought-out and simulated features to assess the impact on the player base and game ecosystem.
  • Analyse reports on user experience and player activity across our games.
  • Develop game rewards, progression and interaction systems.
  • Test game economy ideas and monitor whether these additions are successful, troubleshoot game economy issues as they arise.
  • Research different game economy approaches and opportunities for the business.
  • Build cost systems, decomposition models, and complexity progressions.

Skills and Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in economics, mathematics, computer science, game design, or equivalent.
  • At least five years of experience in design, economics, or related experience (live/online game development is a huge plus).
  • Strong understanding of game development and design evaluation.
  • An understanding and opinion of blockchain and NFT-based game economy models.
  • Knowledge of Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Pricing Theory, and Statistics, especially in the AAA gaming industry or live service-oriented products, with the ability to model problems into quantitative systems.
  • Ability to define and articulate game systems and mechanics to create and improve game features.
  • Critical thinking, curiosity, attention to detail, resourcefulness, and plenty of flexibility.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on or shipping AAA games and blockchain game titles.
  • A master’s degree in economics, mathematics, game design or equivalent.


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