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Game Balancer

Posted on: August 24th, 2017 Kelowna, BC Ronin HR Inc.
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GAME​ ​ECONOMY​ ​BALANCER​ ​-​ ​DESIGNER at Hyper Hippo's AdVenture​ ​Team

What’s​ ​it​ ​like​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​Hippo...?

Well,​ ​you​ ​would​ ​get​ ​to​ ​be​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​a​ ​team​ ​that​ ​values​ ​collaboration,​ ​immersed​ ​in​ ​a​ ​start-up​ ​vibe​ ​and​ ​the autonomy​ ​to​ ​produce​ ​and​ ​create​ ​games​ ​in​ ​a​ ​studio​ ​that​ ​oozes​ ​work​ ​ethic​ ​&​ ​creative​ ​‘crazy’.​ ​​ ​Hippo's hang​ ​out,​ ​they​ ​understand​ ​that​ ​being​ ​a​ ​part​ ​of​ ​something​ ​that​ ​is​ ​bigger​ ​than​ ​"one"​ ​is​ ​just​ ​super rewarding​ ​...​ ​and​ ​it's​ ​fun.​ ​​ ​Yeah,​ ​we​ ​have​ ​the​ ​‘usual’;​ ​foosball​ ​&​ ​ping​ ​pong,​ ​but​ ​we​ ​also​ ​have​ ​the unusual​​ ​in​ ​a​ ​game​ ​studio​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​beyond​ ​perks​ ​and​ ​free​ ​snacks,​ ​we​ ​actually​ ​"LIKE"​ ​each​ ​other​ ​and and​ ​appreciate​ ​and​ ​encourage​ ​each​ ​Hippo’s​ ​uniqueness.

We​ ​trust​ ​and​ ​value​ ​each​ ​other's​ ​opinions​ ​and​ ​are​ ​stoked​ ​when​ ​we​ ​all​ ​succeed​ ​and​ ​share​ ​in​ ​that​ ​wild ride,​ ​because​ ​success​ ​is​ ​not​ ​easy.​ ​Our​ ​tribe​ ​is​ ​definitely​ ​unlike​ ​most​ ​and​ ​we​ ​want​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​it​ ​that​ ​way, we​ ​like​ ​it​ ​unusual,​ ​a​ ​little​ ​weird​ ​and​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​bold.​ ​Interested?​ ​​ ​...sweet,​ ​we'd​ ​love​ ​to​ ​see​ ​what​ ​you've​ ​been up​ ​to​ ​and​ ​where​ ​you’d​ ​like​ ​to​ ​see​ ​yourself​ ​go.

Outline​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Role:

The​ ​Game​ ​Balancer​ ​-​ ​Designer​ ​for​ ​the​ ​AdVenture​ ​team​ ​is​ ​a​ ​visionary​ ​and​ ​an​ ​entrepreneur​ ​that​ ​will​ ​be the​ ​Chef​ ​of​ ​our​ ​existing​ ​games,​ ​perhaps​ ​understanding​ ​that​ ​with​ ​baking,​ ​you​ ​need​ ​to​ ​follow​ ​an​ ​exact recipe​ ​that​ ​is​ ​tried​ ​and​ ​true,​ ​but​ ​‘Emeril’​ ​enough​ ​to​ ​spice​ ​it​ ​up​ ​and​ ​ad​ ​some​ ​BAM!​ ​​ ​You​ ​are​ ​super comfortable​ ​swapping​ ​your​ ​spatula​ ​for​ ​a​ ​calculator,​ ​as​ ​you​ ​are​ ​the​ ​‘accountant’​ ​of​ ​the​ ​game,​ ​a​ ​ninja​ ​of numbers,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​balancing​ ​and​ ​spreadsheet​ ​wizard.​ ​You​ ​are​ ​seasoned​ ​game​ ​designer​ ​/​ ​balancer that​ ​can​ ​take​ ​an​ ​idea​ ​and​ ​run​ ​with​ ​it.​ ​Be​ ​bold,​ ​think​ ​out​ ​of​ ​the​ ​box​ ​and​ ​never​ ​give​ ​up​ ​on​ ​your​ ​vision.​ ​You are​ ​a​ ​creative​ ​decision​ ​maker​ ​that​ ​can​ ​define​ ​features,​ ​design​ ​game​ ​loops​ ​and​ ​find​ ​out​ ​what​ ​players want.​ ​Self-motivated,​ ​passionate​ ​about​ ​gaming​ ​and​ ​looking​ ​to​ ​work​ ​in​ ​a​ ​startup​ ​environment​ ​where​ ​you can​ ​take​ ​ownership​ ​of​ ​your​ ​work...yup,​ ​you​ ​are​ ​totally​ ​the​ ​AdVenture​ ​Hippo​ ​we​ ​are​ ​looking​ ​for!

Requirements​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • 2+​ ​years​ ​as​ ​Game​ ​Balancer​ ​-​ ​Designer
  • Solid​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​games,​ ​economy,​ ​balance,​ ​game​ ​design,​ ​game​ ​mechanics,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as story​ ​and​ ​character​ ​design
  • Knows​ ​what​ ​it​ ​takes​ ​to​ ​make​ ​an​ ​amazing​ ​player​ ​experience
  • Experience​ ​designing​ ​levels
  • Understands​ ​humour,​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​weave​ ​it​ ​into​ ​game​ ​design
  • Familiar​ ​with​ ​user​ ​acquisition,​ ​player​ ​retention,​ ​engagement,​ ​monetization​ ​and​ ​how​ ​to​ ​translate analytics​ ​into​ ​actionable​ ​game​ ​features​ ​and​ ​balancing​ ​game​ ​economies 
  • Familiar​ ​with​ ​legal​ ​restrictions​ ​and​ ​certifications​ ​required​ ​for​ ​children’s​ ​games
  •  Understanding​ ​of​ ​micro-transactions​ ​and​ ​F2P​ ​core​ ​game​ ​loops
  •  Familiar​ ​with​ ​trends​ ​in​ ​gaming,​ ​including​ ​Web,​ ​Mobile,​ ​Steam/download,​ ​console
  •  Strong​ ​mathematical​ ​abilities​ ​&​ ​mad​ ​spreadsheet​ ​balancing​ ​skills
  •  Idle​ ​game​ ​experience​ ​or​ ​interest​ ​is​ ​a​ ​HUGE​ ​plus​

​​Responsibilities:

  •  Work​ ​with​ ​the​ ​Hyper​ ​Hippo​ ​team​ ​to​ ​design​ ​new​ ​game​ ​ideas,​ ​develop​ ​them​ ​and​ ​launch​ ​them.
  •  Create​ ​a​ ​vision​ ​and​ ​then​ ​find​ ​the​ ​fun​ ​through​ ​
    How to Apply
    For full posting please see http://roninhr.com/hyper-hippo-balancer

    Questions? Want to apply? Feel free to contact us at: ingrid@roninhr.com

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