11 days ago
Specialising in AAA PC, console and cloud gaming development, Red Kite has a proven track record in the creation of cutting-edge games across varying genres.
Having set up home in the beautiful Grade-II listed Park Row House in Leeds city centre, Red Kite continues to develop top-quality games for multiple world-class AAA publishing partners such as Microsoft, Sony, Activision, 2K, SEGA, Epic Games, Warner Bros. 505, Remedy, Rare and Codemasters.
Several titles include Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Hogwarts Legacy, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Mafia III: Definitive Edition, Control Ultimate Edition, Two Point Hospital, Knockout City, Battletoads, Crackdown 3, Payday 2, Team Sonic Racing, DiRT 4 and God of War III: Remastered.
It’s a very exciting time to join Red Kite; not only are we working on multiple high-profile games for current-gen and new-gen platforms, we're also developing our own IP. Here’s what we can tell you about:
We’re helping to develop Hogwarts Legacy with the teams at Warner Bros. and Avalanche Software
We’re partnered with Mediatonic working on the smash-hit, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
We’re working on a new PvE 1st person shooter based on an award-winning IP for new gen-platforms
We’re working on an unannounced, high-profile AAA 1st person shooter for new-gen platforms in UE5
One of the most interesting aspects to working at Red Kite is the diversity of projects present within the studio. It's certainly never boring and we constantly find ourselves pushing the boundaries when it comes to the gameplay that we're creating and the technologies that we're engineering.
Come join the team, build a rewarding career, and help to make great games with a lovely bunch of people!
The Role @ Red Kite Games
Red Kite has a fantastic opportunity for a VFX artist to join our team. You will be influential in helping our studio develop an unannounced, high profile AAA single player first-person shooter, alongside supporting the development of our own original and innovative IP.
The ideal candidate will have a history of demonstrating an exceptional eye for detail, creative flair, stylistic versatility, and the ability to communicate and collaborate on artistic and technical aspects with other team disciplines.
In your new role you will:
- Work under direction to create stunning VFX, optimised per platform, across multiple titles and projects
- Be responsible for all aspects of the VFX pipeline, from initial concept to final in-game polish
- Collaborate with designers, artists, and programmers to design and implement VFX which enrich the game world and support gameplay requirements
- Contribute to new techniques and workflows through knowledge of current and emerging visual effect trends and technologies
- Want to work in-studio alongside a very social and close-knit team
To be successful you will have:
- Realtime VFX experience for video games
- Good understanding of real-time VFX authoring tools
- Experience with 3D packages for creating 3D assets
- Strong knowledge of Photoshop and AfterEffects
- Strong and demonstratable understanding of the principles of real-time VFX
- Unreal Engine experience (Niagara)
- A demo reel showcasing multiple styles
Experience in any of these areas will be advantageous but not essential:
- Prior console development experience
- Houdini experience
Red Kite is located in central Leeds, a major European city connected to London by rapid rail links and the M1 motorway – plus the rest of the world via Leeds Bradford airport. It's home to some of the best restaurants, bars and museums in the North of England, and is within easy reach of spectacular countryside (the Yorkshire Moors and Bronte Country), historical York and the Yorkshire East coast (you should definitely check out Whitby and Runswick Bay).
We offer a superb flexible benefits package – which includes but is not limited to:
Flexi-time – Including 'work from home and finish early on Fridays’
27 Days Holiday (Minimum) – Including your birthday, Duvet Days and Christmas Eve
5 Learning & Development Days per year – Including Udemy Access
Employee Assistance Programme – Including health, mental health and wellbeing support
Enhanced Maternity/Paternity/Adoption Leave
Life Assurance & Income Protection
Relocation Support & Visa Sponsorship
Nurturing Red Kite's studio culture is at the heart of everything we do and has been proudly recognised by the following awards:
GI.biz – Best Places to Work 2021 & 2022
Best Companies – A World Class, 3 Star place to work for 2021 & 2022
TIGA STAR Award for excellence
Red Kite is a social studio – the team regularly gather for drinks, game nights, film nights, to play sports etc. – making this a great place to build a career whilst making friends...and let's not forget Red Kite's legendary Summer BBQ and our epic Christmas party – plus much more!
Red Kite's studio is relaxed, friendly and built upon the belief that working smarter is better than working harder. Every team member has the opportunity to shine and we pride ourselves on providing a positive social atmosphere, facilitated by shared interest groups, afterwork clubs and charity fundraising events. Red Kite are proud supporters of the gaming charity SpecialEffect.
Ultimately we’re looking for talented individuals that love what they do and want to make friends doing it!
Create Your Profile — Game companies can contact you with their relevant job openings.