VFX Artist

Cold Symmetry
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May 20, 2024
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Cold Symmetry, creators of the acclaimed indie title Mortal Shell, is expanding. As we grow and strive to produce even better games, we remain committed to a culture of autonomy, quality, creativity, and focus. We’re looking for like-minded individuals—ambitious, creative risk-takers who pour their heart and soul into crafting games they love and want to play.

As a fully remote studio, we welcome candidates from around the globe who are exceptional at what they do. Competence, resourcefulness, extreme ownership in your area of expertise, and a relentless drive to achieve are what we value.

Join us as we embark on an ambitious new project with a team of industry veterans aiming to create something incredible.

We are seeking a Visual Effects Artist to join our team! In this position you’ll work hand in hand with our Art and Tech teams to bring our gameplay to life. You’ll use your artistic and technical skills to set the right tone in environments, create mood, atmosphere, and depth, and enrich the player experience with striking effects.

As a VFX Artist, you will be proactive and self-sufficient, working with minimal input while also collaborating with all members of the VFX and core leadership teams. We are looking for a candidate with a professional background in VFX and a passion for video games.


You’ll Own

  • Creating new effects from scratch with strong visuals, functionality, and sense of rhythm that supports gameplay, as well as character interactions with environments
  • Implementing optimization techniques so effects run smoothly
  • Organizing broad VFX goals into actionable tasks, exploring reasonable options, and independently collaborating with other departments to formulate a plan of action
  • Establishing a scalable VFX pipeline and collaborating with the rest of the development team to make the best game possible
  • Developing solutions that consider all variables in a self-sufficient manner


Your XP and Skills

  • Strong technical knowledge and artistic abilities working with sprite type particles and materials within Unreal Engine
  • Experience in offline simulations for constructing in-game effects
  • Strong sense of form, color, timing, and composition
  • Ability and desire to proactively take on a problem and work with others until a resolution is found
  • Ability to develop creative solutions to VFX challenges that don’t have clear answers
  • Time management, organization, and prioritization skills
  • Current-generation AAA video game platform experience with one or more published titles
  • Self motivated and able work independently as part of a fully distributed and, at times, a-sync team to meet deadlines and milestone requirements
Cold Symmetry

Cold Symmetry, founded in 2017 by a core team of four, is best known for its debut title Mortal Shell. The studio is composed of AAA veterans with a strong passion for making games of their own. Their distributed development model allows them to work with the brightest and most talented people in the industry around the world.

Featured Game

Mortal Shell is a deep action-RPG that tests your sanity and resilience in a shattered world. As the remains of humanity wither and rot, zealous foes fester in the ruins. They spare no mercy, with survival demanding superior awareness, precision and instincts. Track down hidden sanctums of devout followers and discover your true purpose.

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