We are a company by gamers, for gamers. We believe that truly good and deeply compelling games are timeless and ultimately prevail over fine-tuned shallow addiction cycles. Our mission is to make deeply engaging and technically outstanding games, while embracing all the opportunities of new platforms, new business models and a games industry in flux.

We are looking for ambitious and highly skilled people who share our passion for making outstanding games. You will need to be ready to take on the challenge of being part of a small but experienced and ambitious team, not be afraid to get your hands dirty, have a can-do attitude and a willingness to go the extra mile. For those up to the challenge, it's going to be a thrilling ride.

SENIOR VFX Artist

Super Evil Megacorp is looking for a real-time VFX Artist to help us push the vision of our multi-platform gaming efforts. As a VFX artist, you'll use your extensive experience working with 3D packages and in-game real-time VFX systems to create a wide range of visual effects for both characters and environments. An understanding of how top-notch gameplay marries with exceptional visuals is valuable as you collaborate with designers, engineers, and artists to develop exciting new characters that pop off the screen thanks to your mastery in creating the textures and geometry needed for stylized VFX.

Do you have extensive experience working with 3D packages, in-game VFX systems to create a wide range of VFX (like fire, smoke, magic, electricity, and explosions), as well as a general understanding of good gameplay communication? Do you also have a deep understanding of the principles of motion, anticipation, dynamics, follow-through, lighting, and other facets of animation? If so, we need you!

Responsibilities

  • Creation of handcrafted real-time visual effects to be used in game assets

  • Technical setup, integration, and troubleshooting of VFX in a game engine

  • Work with lead artists to ensure timely completion of quality VFX assets optimized for real-time usage

  • Actively participate in team art discussions, critiques, and reviews

Requirements

  • A minimum of 3 years creating real-time VFX for video games

  • Experience with creating consistently brilliant, eye-catching, real-time VFX using Photoshop, Maya, and in-game VFX systems

  • Able to paint stylized VFX textures from scratch, matching an established style

  • Working knowledge of rendering engines

  • Solid game design awareness and an exceptional game design oriented collaborator

  • Self-driven, excellent communicator

Applications

Please submit the following with your application. Physical media will not be accepted.

  • Resume

  • Portfolio of work in digital format (website, blog, online album, Dropbox, etc.).