Technical Artist - Never Alone Sequel

E-Line Media
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Technical Artist Job Description

E-Line was founded in 2008 with the mission of developing games that fire the imagination, catalyze curiosity, explore meaningful themes, and provide gateways to new perspectives and interests.

Want to work for a company that is actively trying to make a difference and change the world through video games and creative storytelling? We’d love to hear from you!

About the position:

E-Line is seeking a talented and experienced Technical Artist to join our art team and help with the development of Never Alone 2. This position will work directly with the art director, other artists, designers, and programmers on finding solutions to a wide range of technical visual challenges for Never Alone 2. This includes helping artists build systems to incorporate stylistic direction in technical systems like VFX, helping programmers optimize performance and loading, and creating custom materials to help capture the dramatic environment and spirit world of Never Alone 2.

Our ideal candidate has experience using Unreal to design and build a wide variety of visual effects like. This person will also be a contributor to the growth, culture, and ultimate success of the project and studio.

Although E-Line’s headquarters are in Phoenix (Arizona), we work with game development talent around the world. This position is remote and open, preferably to candidates from the US, Canada, Central, and South America (due to time zone preferences).

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About E-Line Media:

We’re E-Line Media, a video game developer and publisher passionate about harnessing the power of games to help players understand and shape the world.

E-Line was founded in 2008 with the mission of developing games that fire the imagination, catalyze curiosity, explore meaningful themes, and provide gateways to new perspectives and interests. The Company is a mission-driven, for-profit enterprise whose investors seek market-level financial returns and positive social impact. The company’s titles include the BAFTA award-winning Never Alone , Beyond Blue , Gamestar Mechanic , and The Endless Mission . We use what we call an “inclusive development process” to make games with the communities and cultures we explore. We’re hand-in-hand from the start of the process through to the end to bring as much authenticity to the medium as possible.

About the project:

The first game, Never Alone, was developed by E-Line Media and the Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC), a pioneering Alaska Native organization, with the goal of sharing, celebrating, and extending Alaska Native culture with a global audience. The game explores a story passed down for thousands of years, is in the Inupiat language, and features 26 mini-documentary 'cultural insights' that get unlocked through gameplay.

Never Alone has touched a nerve globally. It has been downloaded over 10 million times, featured in over 1000 articles, and won many awards, including a BAFTA and a PEABODY. The game is featured in museums around the world, including the Smithsonian and MoMa. CITC has converted their revenue in the game into equity in E-Line, and they're E-Line's largest shareholder, and their Chairman is the CEO of the Tribal Council.

We believe players are more than ready for their next adventure with Nuna and Fox, and we are excited to work on the sequel. The second game, Never Alone 2, will build on what players liked about Never Alone 1 (authentic culture, beautiful, evocative world, co-op gameplay with Nuna and Fox, spirit helpers, unlockable ‘insights’), now enabling them to go much deeper in terms of innovative gameplay and cultural exploration. NA2 will take players on a moving, spiritual journey through fun gameplay, developed inclusively with the Alaska Native community.

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E-Line Media values diverse perspectives and voices on our teams. We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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