Senior Vista/Background Environment Artist

Bluepoint Games
Austin, TX, USA
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Bluepoint Games is looking for a AAA quality SENIOR VISTA/BACKGROUND ENVIRONMENT ARTIST to join our team on a full-time basis. Create high-quality background world assets for our latest AAA title, for current generation home consoles and beyond.

Please note: This is not an entry-level or mid-level position. Professional experience is required.

Responsibilities

  • Create high-quality environment art to be used beyond the playable area

  • Design realistic, natural terrain

  • Sculpt detailed vista geometry

  • Efficiently create and unwrap low poly geometry

  • Bake sculpts to game efficient background geometry

  • Develop texture sets that are performant over large visual distances

  • Apply and modify cutting edge material techniques

  • Compose and assemble background vista layouts

  • Contribute to improving techniques and workflow

  • Develop and learn the latest art creation technologies

  • Collaborate with fellow Artists, Team Leads, Engineering, and Design departments

Skills & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

  • A portfolio reflecting high-quality game art

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in the games industry with at least one AAA shipped title (excluding academic projects)

  • Experience creating and assembling background terrain

  • Proven ZBrush skills

  • Strong knowledge of Maya modeling and UV tools

  • Proficiency in Photoshop

  • Full understanding of game workflows and pipelines

  • Desire to learn new techniques and technologies

  • Enjoy working with, communicating, and mentoring other artists 

  • Ability to work onsite at our facility in Austin, TX

The ideal candidate shall also have:

  • Experience with Allegorithmic Substance Designer and Painter

  • Basic proficiency in procedural workflows using Houdini

  • Experience with terrain editing software such as World Machine or Terragen

  • Drawing/painting skills

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

If you meet the requirements specified above and you feel the potential calling you, please email your resume and materials to jobs@bluepointgames.com. Include “SENIOR VISTA/BACKGROUND ENVIRONMENT ARTIST” and your name and in the subject line.

If you currently reside outside of the US, please state whether you are legally authorized to work in the US.

About the Company

The Bluepoint team is preparing for our next remake of a classic. Want to be part of creating something special, a game millions of gamers are eagerly anticipating?

Bluepoint Games is a small studio with big ideas, always looking for elite game development talent to join our family. If you too stand for quality and attention to detail, then join us in delivering nothing less than the games fans want to play.

Since our inception in 2006, Bluepoint Games has worked on many critically acclaimed franchises such as God of War, Ico, Shadow of the Colossus, Metal Gear Solid, Flower, Gravity Rush, Titanfall, and Uncharted.

For these reasons and many others - Hill Country, lakes, and live music; an inspired university town with a thriving high-tech industry and creative community - we proudly call Austin home. We're confident you'll love it here too!