VFX and Shader Artist
18 days ago
Job Title - VFX and Shader Artist
Reports Into - Art Director
Location - Hybrid / Portugal
A Little Bit About Kwalee…
Kwalee is a games publisher and developer based in Leamington Spa, UK, which boasts more than 1 billion installs on mobile platforms with games such as Teacher Simulator, Draw it, Bake It, Shootout 3D, Rocket Sky! and Line Up: Draw the Criminal. The company also publishes a growing catalogue of PC and console titles including Eternal Hope, Tens, Scathe, and Wildmender along with the upcoming titles ROBOBEAT, Space Chef, The Precinct and The Spirit of the Samurai.
Founded by games industry icon and Codemasters co-founder David Darling CBE, who is joined by a fast-growing team of global gaming experts with studios in the UK, India, Portugal and China and remote team members all over the world, Kwalee is on the lookout for high-quality games to publish on all platforms and encourages developers to get in touch.
Outside of its games, Kwalee is also highly active in the industry, as an ambassador of not-for-profit organisation Women in Games and a regular supporter of the charity SpecialEffect.
What’s In It For You?
Are You Up To The Challenge?
As a VFX artist you’ll be collaborating across our multi talented teams to craft and integrate diverse VFX and shaders into our games. Balancing creativity with technical prowess you’ll optimise these effects for smooth performance on mobile platforms. From spellbinding explosions to mesmerising elemental effects, your effects will enhance the gaming experience for our players.
Your Team Mates
With the stroke of their brushes, our game art teams bring vibrance and colours to the lights and clockwork of our Kwalee games. As creative doers, they not only offer look and feel, but they also use time and business constraints to solve aesthetical challenges unsolvable by clever design.
What Does The Job Actually Involve?
- Creating and implementing a wide variety of VFX for our mobile games
- Creating a wide variety of shaders and materials
- Optimising VFX and Shaders for smooth performance
- Working both independently and collaboratively with multiple small multi-disciplinary teams
Your Hard Skills
- Good knowledge in making Shaders using the Unity shader editor and VFX experience in Unity
- Experience creating VFX for 2 or more games.
- Have a good understanding of modern toolsets and techniques
- Comfortable working in a range of art styles (mostly stylised)
- Excellent communication skills
- Can innovate, iterate and establish good VFX processes
- Can combine technical skill with artistic intuition
- You are a problem solver who can drive innovation
- Has a passion for creating and playing games
Your Soft Skills
Kwalee has grown fast in recent years but we’re very much a family of colleagues. We welcome people of all ages, races, colours, beliefs, sexual orientations, genders and circumstances, and all we ask is that you collaborate, work hard, ask questions and have fun with your team and colleagues.
We don’t like egos or arrogance and we love playing games and celebrating success together. If that sounds like you, then please apply.
A Little More About Kwalee
Founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE, a key architect of the UK games industry who previously co-founded and led Codemasters, our team also includes legends such as Andrew Graham (creator of Micro Machines series) and Jason Falcus (programmer of classics including NBA Jam) alongside a growing and diverse team of global gaming experts.
Everyone contributes creatively to Kwalee’s success, with all employees eligible to pitch their own game ideas on Creative Wednesdays, and we’re proud to have built our success on this inclusive principle.
We have an amazing team of experts collaborating daily between our studios in Leamington Spa, Lisbon, Bangalore and Beijing, or on a remote basis from Turkey, Brazil, Cyprus, the Philippines and many more places around the world. We’ve recently acquired our first external studio, TicTales, which is based in France.
We have a truly global team making games for a global audience, and it’s paying off: - Kwalee has been voted the Best Large Studio and Best Leadership Team at the TIGA Awards (Independent Game Developers’ Association) and our games have been downloaded in every country on earth - including Antarctica!
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