VFX Artist (Envionment and UI Focus)

Ganymede Games
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February 15, 2024

We’re Ganymede Games, an independent, fully-remote game studio, and we’re looking for a contract VFX 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. 


About our work culture:

We're an inclusive team that values diversity. We don't value fancy titles. If you're looking to be the senior lead mother superior principal and VFX director, we're probably not the studio for you. We value your passion over your experience. We value humility, because players don't care what you did in the past, they want to be heard, engaged and their issues resolved. What players want, what would delight, surprise and exceed their expectations inform all our decisions.


As a VFX artist, you’ll create environment and UI visual effects for Xenotheria, our upcoming narrative-driven deckbuilder. 

This is a full-time 2 month contract (ideally starting in April through the end of May). Xenotheria will release later this year, so you’re joining a project with a fully staffed team backed by a publisher. This role will support us in reaching our upcoming content milestone. We have another VFX artist on the team who is focusing on combat ability VFX. Our VFX style is already established, so we’re looking for someone who can create assets and implement them.

We’re a lean, indie team of fifteen and looking for someone who can solve problems, take ownership, and drive work to completion. You can work remotely from anywhere in the world (our current team has members across the USA, Australia, Argentina, Scotland, Greece, Turkey and Georgia). 



  • Craft visual effects that enhance the environmental and user interface elements of Xenotheria, contributing to an immersive RPG experience.
  • Develop special effects that not only add atmospheric depth but also enrich gameplay dynamics.
  • Balance the trifecta of visual allure, gameplay clarity, and technical performance
  • Implement, and resolve issues pertaining to art assets within the game, utilizing tools like P4 and Unity.



  • Demonstrable experience in creating captivating real-time VFX animations with your preferred toolset.
  • Solid experience in integrating VFX into Unity and adept use of its various systems.
  • Expertise in using color, motion, and lighting to effectively communicate visual effects.
  • Strong understanding of key VFX principles like timing and shape language.



  • Skills in other game art areas, such as animation or 2D environment art, are advantageous.
  • Having been involved in the full development cycle of a video game, from inception to release.
  • A fondness for the science fiction genre, adding depth and perspective to your role in developing a sci-fi-themed RPG.


To apply:

  • Send an email with your resume, cover letter, and VFX reel (online only)
  • If we’re interested in moving forward with your application, we will contact you to continue the process, which will include a short vfx 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.

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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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