Technical Content Artist (UK)

Cloud Imperium Games
Wilmslow, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Cloud Imperium Games is the groundbreaking development team behind the highly anticipated space sim Star Citizen. We continue to set higher standards of quality and push the boundaries on what is possible in a modern game engine. We are a group of talented developers in a fast-paced environment and encourage ownership and thinking on your feet. Join our team of star-performers in pushing the envelope on in game visuals.

Foundry 42 is looking for a Technical Content Artist to join the Props team.  The ideal candidate has a strong understanding of game art creation and should strive to push the boundaries of next gen art.  They should be extremely organized, adaptable and understand technical limitations and budgets.  This cross over role of content creation and content management requires you to be able to give feedback, audit and organize ever growing libraries of assets and set technical standards.  You will be relied upon to work with other departments to support new features and drive the technical approach for the props team.

Responsibilities

  • Work with the Lead Prop artist to push the quality of artwork both visually and technically.
  • Aid in the management of props created by partner studios and external vendors.
  • Audit existing assets and highlight areas of improvements and optimizations.
  • Work with other teams throughout the business to determine the correct approach for asset creation.
  • Document and maintain best working practices and share knowledge throughout the team.
  • Audit and maintain asset libraries and backlot levels.
  • Cross team communication and be a point of contact and ambassador for sharing knowledge and information.
  • Deliver consistent and high quality models while being mindful of budgets and technical requirements.

Skills & Requirements

Requirements

  • Previous experience creating high quality assets for AAA games.
  • Thorough knowledge of the game development process.
  • Experience in an asset management / feature ownership position.
  • Experience giving feedback and preparing assets for outsource.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • An understanding of effective asset creation and optimization.
  • Strong working knowledge of 3DS Max and Photoshop.
  • Excellent sense of form, mass and volume.
  • Passion for pushing the state of the art in asset fidelity and production techniques.
  • High degree of self-motivation and initiative.
  • Knowledge and/or experience with PBR (physically based rendering).


Pluses

  • Experience with Cry Engine.
  • Hard surface modeling experience.
  • An avid gamer.

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Cloud Imperium Games is a new kind of independent studio dedicated to delivering AAAexperiences outside the established publisher system, Founded by Chris Roberts, creator of the best selling Wing Commander and Freelancer series, Cloud Imperium is currently developing Star Citizen, a record-shattering crowd funded title that combines classic space sim gameplay with Hollywood-caliber visuals

Cloud Imperium aims to pave new ground in game development by sharing the process with the players. Where game development was once hidden, Cloud Imperium has opted to share the process with those backing Star Citizen. Supporters come to know the team and follow them every step of the way as the game created. The community is closely engaged and their feedback Is considered in all aspects of game development, avoiding standard publicity to put Roberts’ epic vision directly in players’ hands.
Cloud Imperium Games Corporation was founded in April 2012 by renowned game developer Chris Roberts (Wing Commander, Freelancer, Privateer) and his business partner and long-time international media attorney Ortwin Freyermuth. Under Roberts leadership using his long-standing relationships in the game space, Cloud Imperium quickly assembled a top tier development team for the creation of art assets, story elements, and an extensive prototype for its first game Star Citizen. Star Citizen is being marketed and launched via robertsspaceindustries.com.
Cloud Imperium has studios in Los Angeles, California ; Austin, Texas ; Manchester, UK and Frankfurt, Germany.