Senior VFX Artist

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July 26, 2021
Full Time
Seattle, WA

Located in Bellevue, Hopoo Games has been working on passion projects since 2012 including Risk of Rain, DEADBOLT, and most recently Risk of Rain 2. We are looking for a Senior VFX Artist to work on upcoming Risk of Rain 2 content!

Note: While this job is currently remote because of COVID-19, the goal is to eventually resume all positions in an office in Seattle. We prefer candidates who are in the area, or are willing to eventually relocate. 

Job Description

Duties will include: 

  • Concepting, designing and creating VFX assets for items, doodads, environments, and characters that match the established art direction of Risk of Rain 2. 
  • Utilizing material properties in an existing stylized, cel-shaded graphics pipeline 
  • Implementing VFX assets into the game 
  • Able to troubleshoot and rectify asset implementation issues in Unity 

Required Qualifications 

Skillset and work habits: 

  • Strong portfolio of VFX work alongside a demo reel 
  • Be comfortable creating VFX assets in an existing franchise and art style, while still bringing your own designs and expertise 
  • A strong history in making stylized VFX assets 
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Comfortable working on a small team and making your own decisions without oversight 
  • Ability to organize and be responsible for your space on the team


  • At least five (5) years industry experience, with at least one (1) shipped game in a lead VFX role 
  • Experience with using Unity's Particle System, Prefab System, and Materials System to create VFX assets 
  • Experience with using Git source-control 

Passion for video games!

Preferred Qualifications 

Skillset and work habits: 

  • Near the Seattle/Bellevue area, or are willing to relocate 
  • Familiarity with Risk of Rain 2 and Hopoo Games! 


  • Helped ship multiple games in a lead VFX role 
  • Experience with multiple art skill sets, i.e. 3D animation, rigging, or 2D concepting 
  • Experience with multiple game development mediums, i.e coding or design  
  • Experience with working on a small or remote team 
  • Experience with Blender

How to Apply 

To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to with the subject line “Senior VFX Artist.”  Include a link to your portfolio as the first line.

Note that we may request an art test as part of the evaluation process for the position.

Additional information

  • Hopoo Games is located in Bellevue, WA, but for the moment all work is done remote because of COVID-19
  • Hopoo Games has an atypical 4-day 32-hour workweek.  We never crunch.
  • Hopoo Games is an inclusive and supportive company and we expect all our employees to treat each other kindly.

About Risk of Rain 2

Escape a chaotic alien planet by fighting through hordes of frenzied monsters – with your friends, or on your own. Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing.

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