Proof of Play is hiring a
Web3 Lead Game & System Designer

Compensation: $145k - $190k

Location: United States US

We are a Series A company filled with veteran game developers and entrepreneurs creating games using blockchain technology. Our vision is simple: we want to work together to create generation-defining games that fundamentally grant power and ownership to the players who play them.

Our team has decades of experience building games at the scale of 100M+ players. Our team hails from Epic Games, Zynga, EA, Riot, Scopely, THQ and Activision, where we led $1b+ franchises like FarmVille and League of Legends. We’ve also been active as founders and investors in crypto since 2013 and are backed by world-class investors, like a16z.

We are a fully remote company, built on a foundation of clear communication, respect, and collaboration. Your expertise can make a lasting impact here at Proof of Play and we’d love to connect with you and learn more.

But, don’t take our word for it - hear directly from our founding team:

We're seeking a Lead Game & System Designer who will play a crucial role on the Game Design and Development team. Working closely with our Head of Game Studio, Art Director, and Producer you will be responsible for designing systems and features from concept to launch, translating high-level game concepts into complex models of game pace, balance, and economy. The opportunity to help define the next generation of games, “golden mechanics”, best of breed game features, processes, and best practices in this new section of the game industry.

What You'll Do:

  • Map out and model features and systems from including: game balance; progression and pace; character and level progression; economy; quest Design & combat (PVE/PVP); collections, crafting, loot and reward systems
  • Partner with the game team to ensure crypto economics are balanced (manage inflationary/deflationary forces in incentive design)
  • Analyze user and game data to optimize performance against game goals and KPIs. Follow up on features post-launch to improve, add, or remove features
  • Communicate gameplay mechanics to the team by providing clear feature documentation, diagrams, calculation models, analyses, wireframes, and/or prototypes
  • Stay up to date on trends and best practices within the industry, and develop your skills and refresh your knowledge
  • Contribute to and level-up our creative process and culture
  • Participate in our recruiting process to build a top-tier team
  • Collaborate with our engineering team to ensure features well-executed are tested pre-launch

What You'll Bring:

  • 8+ years of professional experience designing successful game systems and features, namely with free-to-play, RPGs, game economies, and live/online game design
  • A deep sense of what makes a fun and compelling game experience. We're looking for someone who has a passion about the economy of games and can bring that expertise to the team
  • Live product experience creating enhancements and optimizing existing features and systems to meet KPI goals
  • Desire to learn and create success in the crypto/blockchain space
  • Knowledge and recall of systems used in other games across the industry
  • Strong desire to get your work in front of players as quickly as possible to learn what works and what needs to be improved
  • Experience of a full start to launch dev cycle one or more games

Bonus Points:

  • Board game design or significant experience as a DM
  • Web3 experience (tokenomics, blockchain, crypto, NFT)
  • Vision for innovation in NFT gaming
  • Experience developing light sim or strategy games

Benefits and Perks:

  • Fully Remote
  • Top tier medical, dental, and vision plans 100% company covered
  • Laptops + necessary equipment provided
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • MyTime flexible vacation policies

Ready to apply?

Feel free to email us at [email protected] with any questions or feedback and we'll get back to you within two (2) days.

A final thought from our founder, Amitt, "Everyone is a player of games, and we believe that ideally starts with our team. We foster a diverse set of voices and want our team to represent the diversity of those who play our games. We believe that a wide range of perspectives will lead to a more creative and inclusive game culture. This is vital to our business—and it’s at the heart of what we do. Even if you’re new to this realm, we genuinely encourage you to apply. "

Compensation Range: $145K - $190K

Apply Now:

Compensation: $145k - $190k

Location: United States US

Benefits: Dental Insurance, Medical Insurance

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