VFX Artist

Space Ape Games
London, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

We are looking for a talented and experienced VFX Artist to work alongside both in-development and prototype teams on exciting, brand new mobile game titles across a diverse portfolio of game styles and genres. This is a great opportunity to be part of our small empowered teams helping craft the vision and execution of compelling and innovative Visual Effects content.

This role requires the candidate to be diverse, eclectic and creatively open-minded to explore and find new ways to deliver Visual Effects content. This will range from creating Textures, Shaders and Materials to use in particle systems that enhance gameplay, UI and player feedback.

The candidate must be a self-starter, primarily working in Unity, but possessing Photoshop, After Effects and possible 3D Package experience. Adaptable to different styles, with great communication skills and ability to work with Designers and Coders to best implement VFX into our games.

Responsibilities

  • The Candidate would be working closely with individual Game Owners to provide and enhance all aspects of the game from UI to gameplay.
  • Responsible for the implementation or communicating with the team as to what is needed to Implement VFX into the game.
  • The candidate must be able to prioritise between many different titles and therefore time management is essential.
  • Being aware of economic particle use and how to optimise for performance.
  • Set the benchmark to ensure consistency of tone and style for VFX across the studio and for each game.
  • Help establish and drive the pipelines, processes and methods necessary to take Visual Effects forward within the company.

Skills & Requirements

  • A portfolio of work and VFX examples.
  • Experience of working as a VFX Artist within the games industry
  • An understanding of how to use Particle Systems to create outstanding visual effects.
  • Expert level experience with Unity Particles Systems.
  • Good drawing skills.
  • A good understanding of how things move in nature and replicating within a particle system.
  • Experienced with Photoshop and/or other 2D packages for Texture Creation.
  • Technical experience working with game-engines and creating in-game effects.
  • Considerable understanding of mobile games and broad video game culture.
  • Able to work quickly and resourcefully with very little input.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Some experience of 3D mesh and shader creation, possibly with node based shader systems.

Why Space Ape is right for you

  • Be a part of one of several small empowered teams who inspire and challenge one another in the pursuit of our mission
  • Autonomy to make your own impact with the support to help it happen
  • Designated ‘Ape Space’ creative time where you are free to work on game concepts and ideas away from your day to day
  • The freedom to further your skill set the way you want with a generous training budget
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • An award winning studio that in 2017, 2018 & 2019 was crowned one of the best companies to work for in the UK by gamesindustry.biz.
  • Help run and create games which bring joy to millions of players all over the world
  • 4.7/5.0 Glassdoor rating - Check out our reviews
  • Entered a long-term strategic partnership with Supercell in 2017

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Why Space Ape is right for you

  • Be a part of one of several small empowered teams who inspire and challenge one another in the pursuit of our mission
  • Autonomy to make your own impact with the support to help it happen
  • Designated ‘Ape Space’ creative time where you are free to work on game concepts and ideas away from your day to day
  • The freedom to further your skill set the way you want with a generous training budget
  • Competitive compensation and benefits
  • An award winning studio that in 2017, 2018 & 2019 was crowned one of the best companies to work for in the UK by Gamesindustry
  • Help run and create games which bring joy to millions of players all over the world
  • 4.7/5.0 Glassdoor rating - Check out our reviews
  • Entered a long-term strategic partnership with Supercell in 2017

About Space Ape

Space Ape’s mission is to make the highest quality and most successful mobile games in the world. Founded in 2012 we’ve since launched four games: Samurai SiegeRival KingdomsTransformers: Earth Wars and Fastlane: Road to Revenge. To date our games have been installed by over 60 million people across over 150 countries. 
Our studio is currently 110 strong and built around the belief that small empowered teams make the best games. This philosophy enables us to innovate, move faster and have the creative ownership required to chase the next genre defining hit.

In 2017 Space Ape entered into a long-term strategic partnership with Supercell. We are still independent and masters of our own destiny, but now we’ve got Supercell’s support and belief behind us in order to make and distribute massive hit games.
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