3D Environment Artist

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Posted
November 15, 2021
Full Time
United States
Remote

Hi, we're Decoy Games. Last year, we released our first commercial game Swimsanity! on PC and all Consoles with full online crossplay support, alongside promotions such as Xbox Games With Gold and Amazon Prime Gaming. We are thrilled to announce that as of today, “Swimsanity!” has eclipsed 1.4 million downloads!

We recently signed with one of the world's most trusted publishers to deliver our next game, and it's going to be bigger and better than anything we have done before. As an indie studio, it was important for us to maintain creative control over our next game to ensure that we maintain the same uniqueness and excitement that you have come to expect out of Decoy Games. While we cannot reveal the publisher or the game today, just know that we are beyond excited to get started on our next game.

And what does getting started on a project this big mean? Decoy Games is officially scaling up!

This is our official call out to all developers, artists, writers, and creators to reach out. We want to build an extremely diverse and talented team capable of bringing our vision to a reality from this game and beyond. We always have interesting projects going on here at Decoy Games, and we want you to be a part of it. Our vision has always been to create unique and engaging experiences beyond what we have done at this point. We are thrilled to grow our team to continue that journey.

The Role

We are looking for a Full Time 3D Environment Artist to create the backgrounds, layouts and environments for our games and applications.

Responsibilities

  • Modeling and texturing elements
  • Liaising with the Art Director and Lead Artist regarding the layout and style of environments within the film or game
  • Working from storyboards and concept art to develop environments
  • Researching references and resources for creation of backdrops
  • Creating prototypes and mock-ups in the early stages of production
  • Working with the enhancement of the player experience in mind
  • Collaborating with designers and programmers to implement the features of a game
  • Mapping out scenery elements and props that help drive the story of the game
  • Understanding and working within the limits of the game engine so that it doesn’t impede the game experience
  • Advising on design of landscapes in relation to game levels

Qualifications

  • A portfolio of work demonstrating strong artistic and storytelling ability.
  • Familiarity with the game development pipeline
  • Strong knowledge of geography, architecture and the laws of physics
  • Training and hands-on experience in 3D modeling and sculpting
  • High-level drawing skills
  • Skilled in recreating photorealistic landscapes
  • Solid understanding of visual language - texture, color, dimension, scale, perspective, lighting, shade, composition depth of field, proportion, etc
  • Self-motivated, able to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Receptive to constructive criticism, and delivering changes as directed
  • Ability to imagine expansive worlds that characters and objects can interact and move around in
  • Must be eligible to work in United States
  • Critical thinker and problem-solving skills
  • Team player
  • Good time-management skills

Preference to Applicants with

  • Experience with Unity game engine
  • Degree in graphic design or fine art
  • Familiarity with 3D animation

Benefits

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • 100% Remote

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About Us

Decoy Games is a video game company founded by two brothers, who had no prior professional game development experience. They used their deep passion for video games and extensive imagination to start building Decoy Games. Today, Decoy Games is a multi-award winning game company focused on creating unique game experiences, merchandise and content while also using their platform to encourage innovation across all aspects of the game industry.

At Decoy Games we strive to be a symbol of inclusion, diversity and inspiration to all who aspire to be a part of the game industry. We make it our mission to ensure that this is reflected in our team and the products we create. We have taken great pride in creating several platforms for people around the world in all communities to learn about and engage in the world of gaming.

About Swimsanity!

Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.

Whether you're teaming up with friends to swim into Adventure mode, or clashing in competitive matches such as Last Mooba Standing, there's more than 150+ challenges to complete across 8 action-packed Game Modes in Swimsanity! All modes can be played online or locally.

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