3D Generalist

Coal Car Studio
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Posted
October 21, 2022
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Coal Car Studio is looking for a creative 3D Artist to help us build out the fantastical world of Fruit Golf, our original IP multiplayer asymmetric virtual reality game.

In collaboration with the Artistic Director, Designers, and other Artists on the team, you will bring concept art to 3D life through your skills in object creation, environment building, texturing, lighting, and optimisation. You will be an integral part of the iterative design process, and help us scale up production towards our exciting 2023 release date. In addition to the above, you may have the opportunity to contribute to other immersive media projects on the go at Coal Car Studio.

This is a full time contract with an opportunity to transition into a permanent position, with flexibility for a hybrid or fully remote approach. Preference given to those who live in Vancouver, Canada.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Referencing 2D concept art to create high-quality 3D objects and environments that fit a stylized, cartoon art aesthetic
  • Taking ownership over 3D assets throughout modeling, texturing, and rendering stages
  • Applying best practices in performance optimization throughout your workflow
  • Experimenting with different artistic techniques and supporting with documentation where needed
  • Reviewing 3D art and recommending improvements
  • Receiving feedback from other team members and editing your creations based on the comments received
  • Attending meetings with Art team and wider team to discuss ongoing projects and deadlines

 

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Certificate, diploma, and/or bachelor's degree in Digital Arts, Graphic Design or related field, or equivalent combination of work experience
  • A portfolio of previous projects
  • Demonstrated comfort with working with stylized, cartoon art
  • Strong working knowledge of 3D modeling software (preference for Blender)
  • Strong working knowledge of other creative industry-standard software, including Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Substance 3D preferred)
  • Experience with Unity is an asset, but not necessary
  • Experience with 3D animation is an asset
  • Experience working with VR/AR an asset, but not necessary
  • Proficiency with Git version control in a multi developer team environment.
  • Willingness to remain up-to-date on latest creative software and workflows
  • Great communication and teamwork skills
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to plan for deadlines

 

How to Apply:

Send us an email us with your resume and portfolio link.

About 
Coal Car Studio

Coal Car Studio is an award-winning Vancouver based team passionate about immersive technology and pioneering new ways to play together. Having worked in the XR industry since 2015, we believe in the future potential of this technology. We design and develop a mix of games, educational and enterprise experiences, as well as brand activations but our passion is gaming.

While based in Vancouver, we are supporting a hybrid work environment with team members distributed around the globe.

We are an equal opportunity employer with a diverse, talented team. We pride ourselves on being an open, honest, and accepting culture that puts our team’s wellbeing first.

We are looking for smart, creative individuals to help craft immersive experiences and make the world a better place.

 

About Our Games

Founded by two brothers, we know that games are not only about their single player experience. At Coal Car Studio, we are betting that the future of VR will be social. VR doesn’t have to be an isolating experience. Discovering new virtual reality is awesome, and we want to create a safe space to be able to experience these worlds with your friends and family. Using innovative technologies and game play mechanics we will shatter the stigma around virtual reality needing to be an isolated experience to be immersive and bring the joy of couch co op back into mainstream gaming culture.

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Fruit Golf is an asymmetrical virtual reality (VR) game where golf balls are replaced by fruit and your friends rain terror down on the course as you putt. Have you ever imagined what it would be like to whack a watermelon, pineapple, or star fruit with a golf club? Well, Fruit Golf can’t promise the most realistic physics, but each fruit has its own unique way of sliding, bouncing, wobbling, and rolling down the course.

VR can be a very isolating experience – now it doesn’t have to be. Fruit Golf brings the zany course out of the headset and into your friends’ hands where they can directly manipulate the world around you through a free companion app. The golfer will try to navigate courses such as pirate ships besieged by a Kraken, the castle of the vampiric blood orange, or the solar system where all the planets are fruit, and the moon is a banana. In the meanwhile, the players outside VR will coordinate their assault to make it as difficult as possible for the golfer to reach the hole. Some obstacles are simple blockades, others explode launching the fruit out of bounds, while others require teamwork. Take for instance the simple windup mouse, all alone it will simply patrol a section of the course, but if a fellow saboteur drops a piece of cheese, not even a wayward pineapple can stop the mouse from reaching its prize.

Solo players will also be able to play all the courses with or without obstacles, as well as hone their skills in a variety of challenge levels. The challenge levels will force the player to take a break from the frenetic never stopping action of the multiplayer mode and focus on making the perfect shot and solve the puzzle of each challenge course tailored to quirks of every fruit. Given all this, Fruit Golf is a whole fruit basket worth of fun!

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