2D Environment Artist

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May 18, 2021
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 RPG for PC/Consoles) world to life. 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. You’ll paint backgrounds to set the mood for combat encounters and puzzles. You'll work at speed to implement what you create in Unity.

You’ll be joining a project with a strong, clear vision.  We're releasing into Early Access in December of 2021. This position is full-time and you can work remotely from anywhere in the world. 

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
  • Integrate the art assets into game with P4 and Unity
  • 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 tilesets (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 explore@ganymede.games
  • 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.

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About 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.

About Xenotheria

Xenotheria is an upcoming sci-fi RPG for PC/Console platforms. For more information, visit http://xenotheria.com

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