Masterclass Game Economy Design and Monetization with Mihai Alexandru Lazar, Flying Wild Hog

In December we hosted an online masterclass Game Economy Design and Monetization. The speaker – Mihai Alexandru Lazar, Senior Monetization Designer at Flying Wild Hog introduced the participants to the systems for economy and monetization in freemium/free-to-play games.

The master class was held in two parts – the first one was open both to the students of the Academy and to all our followers who are interested in the topic. It covered the main elements of so-called freemium games. Mihai explained the rules and progression systems in video games.

The masterclass was streamed online in our social channels and viewers had the opportunity to ask questions.

The second one was in the form of a workshop and it was for ARC Academy’s students who are developing a video game in our Game Lab. Mihai introduced them to the game economy and monetization in the specific genres in which they chose to develop their games.

Mihai Alexandru Lazar has 17 years of experience in the game industry, having worked on titles such as N.O.V.A. 2, N.O.V.A. 3, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Sniper Fury and Sniper Champions.

A video from the first part of the masterclass follows: