Visual FX Artist

Use our cinematic tool to create amazing particle effects for weapons, structures, environments and for most every element in the game. You should be able to create 2D images as well as implement the 3D particle systems.

Work closely with our Art Director (Cory) and take feedback from the community and playtesters to refine effects and make them incredible.

You should have a great idea for artistic detail and love making a big difference in our game's visuals.

Work in our San Francisco office (SOMA) or remotely from anywhere.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a portfolio with your application.
  • Proficient in 3ds Max / Houdini / Maya
  • Proficient in Photoshop and After Effects (or equivalent)
  • Familiar with Unity 3D
  • Competent in polygon modeling, texturing, rendering, sprite sheet creation
  • Experience as FX artist in gaming industry
  • Experience with particle systems and geometry based visual effects
  • Strong artistic skill and ability to adapt to different visual styles
  • Optimize and work within the performance limitations of current platforms
  • Problem-solving and open mind
  • Proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Team player and good communication skills
  • Availability to go on global company retreats

PLUSES

  • Ability to write and optimize CG shaders
  • Experience with Substance Designer
  • Experience with Plastic SCM
Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Level Designer

Use our level design tools to create detailed and vibrant alien environments.  Your tasks will include sculpting and painting terrain, placing environment props, and authoring the lighting conditions for your environments.

Work closely with our Art Director (Cory) to create test scenes from concept art, and in concert with the level design team to detail large regions of the game world with consistently high quality.

You should have a good eye for environment design, and enjoy helping bring the game world to life.

Work in our San Francisco office (SOMA) or remotely from anywhere.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Submit a portfolio with your application
  • Familiarity with Unity
  • Experience in sculpting heightmap or voxel terrain
  • Experience in blocking out large 3d environments
  • Good visual sense for environment detailing and lighting
  • Strong artistic skill and ability to adapt to different visual styles
  • Optimize and work within the performance limitations of current platforms
  • Problem-solving and open mind
  • Proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Team player and good communication skills
  • Availability to go on global company retreats

BONUS POINTS

  • Experience with polygonal modelling
  • Experience with 3d sculpting (ZBrush, Mudbox)
  • Experience with Plastic SCM
Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Who We Are

A long time ago, we created the Half-Life mod Natural Selection. We helped pioneer the “early access” model when we started bundling pre-orders with Overgrowth (now Humble). We created our own technology (Spark) and used it to build Natural Selection 2 for Steam.

We recently released Subnautica which is our biggest game to date (3M+ copies, Steam, XB1). Shipping early and often is in our blood.

How We Work

We hang out in Slack. We meet regularly in Teamspeak, Appear.in, etc. We don’t tell people what to work on – you know better what you should be working on anyways. And we have regular full-team retreats in sunny gorgeous places all over the world. We rent a sweet house, fly the whole team there and spend a week swimming, gaming, drinking wine and giving micro-talks (similar to these).

Who you are

Our ideal candidate is passionate, self-motivated and versatile. You won’t have a manager handing you tasks and a time table; it’s up to you to choose what to work on, when to work and how to work. This doesn’t work for everyone, but for us, it’s thrilling. Of course, we still set deadlines that we have to meet, but you get to set your own goals and decide how to fit them into the big picture.

No suitable listings?

If we are not currently hiring for in your area of expertise, please feel free to send us your resume and some examples of your work. We’ll be happy to keep your information on file and potentially reach out when the need arises.
 
Thanks for your interest.
 
Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.
 
 
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