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Game Systems Designer
Published Monday, July 20

The Shanghai development studio of Merfolk Games is looking for a full-time Systems Designer to design, balance, and optimize in-game mechanics for CryptoCrusades, as well as the studio's subsequent projects.

We need someone creative, flexible, and proactive to:

  • Optimize game systems, including: balancing components like resource costs/in-game timing, trade systems, crafting systems, and skills/abilities.
  • Work closely with the programming team to implement innovative new mechanics and changes to existing mechanics to improve the user experience of our games.
  • Design in-game economies to be straightforward and fun.
  • Design and implement surveys to gather relevant feedback about the players’ in-game experience.
  • Manage the company's Live Ops: analyze game data to adjust relevant mechanics.
  • Brainstorm monetization strategies and general gameplay with the CEO and programming team.
  • Be adaptable to the variety of needs and work requirements of a startup.


  • 7-hour work day, 5-day work week.
  • A fun, friendly close-knit collaborative team that is passionate about gaming.
  • Small international startup with a global outlook.
  • Competitive salary.


  • Bachelor's Degree or higher in Game Design, Mathematics, Statistics, Programming, or a related field.
  • 3-4 years of experience in Systems Design or related career.
  • Fluent in English and proficient in Mandarin.
  • Programming Experience: Unity, C#, and VBA.
  • Experience launching a game.
  • Experience with Live Ops.
  • Familiarity with multiplayer and strategy games.
  • Knowledge with mobile gaming culture and monetization.
  • Passionate about game mechanics.
  • Thrives in a startup environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in blockchain technology.
    Entrepreneurial spirit.
Fulltime 2020-07-20 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2020-08-20
Merfolk Games

Merfolk Games Co., Ltd. is an Asia-based indie game publisher specializing in Blockchain Strategy Games.

With a Headquarters in Hong Kong and subsidiary game design studio in Shanghai, we aim to be a major player in the blockchain field by creating innovative experiences using emerging technology and cutting-edge game economics. Our goal is to create enjoyable, high-quality games that help make blockchain gaming more accessible to the average mobile gamer.

CryptoCrusades, its flagship project, is a mobile game set to release in Q4 of 2020.

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