ABOUT ME

JB-DEV here!

I’m Javier Barnes, a game designer and economist based in Barcelona, with +10 years of experience on the games industry, both as a game designer and as a monetization specialist.

Currently, I work as Lead Game Designer at King, the creators of Candy Crush franchise, among other massive franchises.
I’m also the Design Director of an indie brand called Pixel Noire Games, where a set of visual novel creators develop games with lovecraftian themes.

Check my Linkedin profile for more info.

Among my portfolio you can find titles such as:

  • Monster Legends (from Social Point, as Lead Game Designer)
  • Despicable Me: Minion Rush (from Gameloft Barcelona, as Game Economy Designer)
  • Asphalt 8: Airborne (from Gameloft Barcelona, as Game Economy Designer)
  • Asphalt Xtreme (from Gameloft Madrid, as Game Economy Designer)
  • And several other mobile titles: Iron Man 3: The Official Game, PLAYMOBIL Pirates, Six-Guns, Rival Knights

Other professional achievements include being Game Monetization Director at Gameloft Montreal (during their transition to the F2P model), and being the monetization/systems specialist of the Asphalt Franchise management team. I’ve also worked as Senior Product Manager at Tilting Point, one of the fastest growing free-to-play games publishers.

Other professional achievements include being Game Monetization Director at Gameloft Montreal (during their transition to the F2P model), and being the monetization/systems specialist of the Asphalt Franchise management team. I’ve also worked as Senior Product Manager at Tilting Point, one of the fastest growing free-to-play games publishers.

More recently, I hosted the PocketGamer Masterclasses on Game Design (2020 and 2021), as well as a GDC talk on F2P game economics. Additionally, I designed the tokenomics of Euler Tools, a blockchain-based company that offers dex tools for BSC.

On top of that,
in 2015 I co-founded RIOT Wrestling, one of the biggest pro wrestling promotions in Spain, which runs all kinds of sport-themed events all over the country for crowds of +1000, as well as +100 incredible workers and associates.