VFX Artist

Chromatic Games
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November 16, 2022
Full Time
Gainseville, FL

Chromatic Games, the creators of the Dungeon Defenders franchise, is offering the opportunity for a talented and driven VFX Artist to create stunning visual effects for our upcoming titles and current titles such as Dungeon Defenders: Awakened. We are looking for a motivated and experienced artist to work under our talented Art Director and content team, to usher in our new projects with enthusiasm and a willingness to learn and grow. Our senior team is highly skilled and very seasoned!

YOU may be a great fit to join our team! We’re seeking an artist that champions the creation of everything from visual effects to materials from concept to completion. In this position, you’ll work closely with our Art Director and Designers to achieve artistic goals and ensure the project’s vision comes to fruition. Your mission is to bring the world of Etheria to life and be the glue that holds together game mechanics and worldbuilding.

Remote Work: Hybrid work model preferred. However we give consideration to individuals of unique abilities.


  • Create visual effects that fit within technical and functional requirements of the feature.
  • Modifying and creating materials and shaders.
  • Take ownership of your work through to completion.
  • Constantly improve and advocate for best creation and production practices within performance requirements.
  • Work with designers on creating flexible content that meets design parameters.
  • Deliver high quality content in a timely manner.
  • Highly motivated to contribute to a fun and positive working environment.


  • 5+ years of experience as a Visual and Technical Artist.
  • At least one shipped title.
  • Familiarity with materials and shaders within the Unreal Engine.
  • Experience working with flip-book animations.
  • Experience with best optimization techniques and practices.
  • Strong Communication skills with an ability to thrive in a highly collaborative setting.
  • Self-motivated towards creatively solving problems.
  • Passion for game art in the style of Dungeon Defenders.
  • Your resume must include a link to an online portfolio with examples of your most relevant work.


  • Experience working in Unreal Engine 3.


  • Comprehensive health package for full time employees.
  • A casual, vibrant, and friendly work environment.
  • Flexibility to start your work day at a time that best fits your personal schedule. Required to work eight hours a day, with core hours being 11AM to 5PM.
  • Profit Sharing Options with tenure.
  • Stock Options.
  • Unlimited PTO and holiday breaks.

How to Apply

If all of this sounds like something you want to be a part of, joining a cohesive team that likes to have fun while being professionals, then let us know. Click the Apply to this Job button to send us your resume and portfolio. We look forward to hearing from you!

Chromatic Games is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a notice to our jobs@chromatic.games email.

Benefits/perks listed may vary depending on the nature of your employment with Chromatic Games and the country where you work.

Chromatic Games

At Chromatic Games, we’re developers who make games focused on what players want in their games. Our Dungeon Defenders franchise has provided millions upon millions of hours of enjoyment for players across multiple platforms, all over the world! That’s because we always put the players first, and doing so continues to fuel our success. We’re always looking for more like-minded developers who are gamers to their core, bolstering our ranks and continuing to make awesome worlds for players to explore.

Building games is our passion, with our latest title Dungeon Defenders: Awakened, continuing to expand our world of Etheria — where the Dungeon Defenders franchise takes place. This title serves as one of many that we plan to release, creating ever-growing realms that bring adventurers and heroes together to overcome challenges and making new friends along the way!


Based in Gainesville, Florida

Chromatic Games is based in Gainesville, Florida, a lively city in North Central Florida, that is best known as the home of the University of Florida and the UF Health Shands Hospital. This family-friendly college town has something for everyone. You can enjoy the eclectic restaurant and bar scene in Downtown Gainesville, with plenty of outdoor spaces that can be taken advantage of in all seasons. If you enjoy music and the arts, the Hippodrome Theatre (“The Hipp”) puts on plays and musicals throughout the year, and the High Dive is a great place to catch live music. Find out all the great things going on in Gainesville, click here.

For nature lovers, Gainesville’s best kept secret is its access to many city, county, and state parks and preserves. Residents have free access to over two dozen city parks and trails where visitors can walk, run, bike, or even ride horses!

For those who enjoy spending a day or weekend away from home, Gainesville is also within driving distance of several well-known Florida theme parks, including Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Studios Florida, and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay. Access to international airports in Jacksonville (JAX - 80.5 miles), Orlando (MCO - 121 miles), and Tampa (TPA - 136 miles) make for convenient travel for yourself and visitors. If you are looking for more regional travel or connections to larger airport hubs, Gainesville’s very own Regional Airport (GNV) offers several daily non-stop flights to and from Miami, Atlanta, Dallas and Charlotte, N.C.

Featured Game

Dungeon Defenders: Awakened is co-op Tower Defense combined with epic Action RPG combat. You’re able to join forces with up to four players to take on a never-ending army of orcs, demons, and dragons! Are your defenses strong enough to save the world of Etheria?

Dungeon Defenders: Going Rogue combines Roguelite, Action RPG, and Tower Defense gameplay into a crazy free-for-all, where it’s you and up to three friends versus hordes of enemies. Select your hero, survive the waves of foes, unlock new weapons and runes, and take on the bosses that await you!

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