2D Environment Artist

Ganymede Games
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June 15, 2022
Full Time

We’re Ganymede Games, an independent game studio, and we’re looking for a full-time 2D environment artist to join our team. We're all passionate gamers with a unique mix of industry veterans (ex-Riot Games) and rookies. We're fun, serious about success and driven to create awesome experiences for players. We're an inclusive team that values diversity.

As a 2D environment artist, you’ll bring the Xenotheria (sci-fi card-battling RPG) world to life, as well as work with us across our future games after we ship Xenotheria (yes, this is a long-term, full-time role!). You’ll be part artist and part world builder. You’ll create immersive 2D isometric environments ranging from barren desert landscapes, urban buildings, derelict spaceships and a wide variety of flora and game props. We’re a lean, indie team of nine and looking for someone who can solve problems, take ownership, and drive work to completion.

This position is full-time and you can work remotely from anywhere in the world (our current team has members across the USA, Australia, Greece, Turkey and Russia). 

What’s the mission?

  • Create shippable environment assets; from concepting, to painting and integrating into our pipeline, to final polish for a stylized sci-fi setting
  • Own the creation of levels / world building from blockout through final set dressing
  • Establish and maintain the overall environment style
  • Contribute to the creative process through original ideas and inspiration
  • Working together with the rest of the team to make Xenotheria the best RPG possible!

Must haves:

  • Excellent environment art skills, with a strong sense of color and composition
  • Love for environmental worldbuilding, able to execute on isometric environments (level layout exteriors and interiors)
  • Highly entrepreneurial mindset ready to work fast
  • Art portfolio that demonstrates both your creativity and craft as an artist
  • Proven experience working with Photoshop
  • You love RPGs
  • Strong sense of humor

Nice to haves:

  • Shipped one video game from concept to completion
  • A love of the sci-fi genre

To apply:

  • Send your resume, cover letter, and portfolio (online only) to the provided email address
  • We’ll take notice of a well-written cover letter that shows you did your homework on our company and explains why you’re interested in joining our team. We’d love to hear about your favorite games, sci-fi movies/documentaries, and personal hobbies, so tell us about what gets you most passionate!
  • If we’re interested in moving forward with your application, we will contact you to continue the process, which will include an art test for finalists.
Ganymede Games

We are Ganymede Games, an independent games studio in Las Cruces, NM. We create worlds that inspire exploration, adventures that spark curiosity, and unique gameplay that respects your time and busy lives. We promise to craft experiences you will want to share with others both in-game and out of game.

Ganymede Games was formed by industry veterans. Our team is composed of seasoned gamers, adventure seekers, nature enthusiasts and animal lovers whose passion for exploring new worlds infuses everything we do. We value humility, passion, curiosity, learning and healthy doses of creative risk-taking and personal adventure.

Having worked together around the globe from Los Angeles to Cyprus at companies like Riot Games and Wargaming, co-founders Jerry Prochazka and Rob Thompson are joined by developers who left the high costs and noise of the high-tech cities for an affordable, high quality of life with plenty of local biomes to explore.

Learn More About Ganymede Games' Promise and Values.

Featured Game

Xenotheria is a story-driven, deckbuilding RPG. Embark on a perilous journey across a sprawling desert planet devastated by a recent cataclysmic event. Accompanied by a party of allies, explore derelict spaceships, fight alien enemies, and uncover a sinister plot.

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