3D Environmental Artist

Cygnus Entertainment
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Posted
September 7, 2022
Contract
United States
Remote

We’re looking for a 3D Environment Artist to work on our major new VR, Switch, and PC release: The Colossal Cave.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Create awesome Environmental Art
  • Collaborate with our team of artists.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Must be United States based, or able to work standard United States hours
  • Must be fluent in English (both written and spoken)
  • Experience with Unity
  • Experience building efficient 3D environments that can run on Quest 2/Mobile Devices
  • Experience working in Substance, and Maya/Blender or other industry standard 3D software
  • Expert understanding of composition, form, color and light and how it applies to 3D environments
  • Experience working on a professional team preferably with one shipped title.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Zbrush to create organic environments
  • Professional source control experience with Plastic or Git
  • Can use the Unity Profiler to find inefficient hot spots in the environment art and fix issues.
About 
Cygnus Entertainment

Cygnus Entertainment was formed by Ken and Roberta Williams, who are best known as the founders of Sierra On-Line, a legendary publishing company that they founded in 1979.

Ken ran the company and Roberta designed many of the hit titles over a 20-year period prior to selling the company and retiring. During that time Sierra On-Line dominated the industry bestseller charts releasing over 200 titles, including King’s Quest, Space Quest, Half-Life, Ultima, Red Baron, Half-Life, Nascar, Quest For Glory, Dr.Brain and many others.

In 2020, the Williams decided to re-enter the games business creating Cygnus Entertainment. Their first product is a complete reimagining of the game that launched Sierra On-Line, Colossal Cave.

Cygnus presently has a team of 16 full time developers.

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Colossal Cave is a reimagining of the original text-based adventure game, first introduced in 1975 by Will Crowther and Don Woods, as a fully immersive 3D VR experience.

In the game, players explore a vast and extensive cave, seeking treasures within. Along the way, they will encounter a variety of characters, some of whom will attack and some of whom will entertain. For instance, there is a Troll (at the troll bridge), a bear, a snake, dwarves (seven, of course), and a pirate. The player’s quest is to find all the treasure. The challenge is not easy, and there will be a wide variety of puzzles to overcome.

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