Background Artist

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March 26, 2021

Lunaris Games are looking for a secondary background artist to work on our LGBTQ+ visual novel, Call Me Under, set to release in late 2021 on PC, Mac, Nintendo Switch. We require someone who can match our existing artist's cel-shaded art style (examples below) to help us bring the vibrant 1950s setting to life.

Call Me Under takes place in the mysterious city of Styx, an underwater, eldritch-horror-infested world soaked in dark magic, mystery, and romance. The game is rated Mature 17+ for strong language, sexual themes, dark humor, violence, and body horror/blood.

Work scope

15-20 backgrounds with alterations (lighting & minor detail edits)


April - late August 2021


  • Applicants must be 18+
  • Be happy to communicate regularly via Discord
  • Provide regular WIPs and updates
  • Work alongside our existing artist to replicate style and maintain consistency
  • Iterate on feedback

General Information

  • Lunaris Games are a fully queer team and diverse applicants are highly encouraged
  • This is a remote, freelance contract position
  • Successful applicant(s) will be given an electronic contract and NDA
  • Payments will be made monthly via PayPal or bank transfer
  • We will not be able to reply to every candidate to inform them if they are unsuccessful

The application will remain open until Saturday 3rd April but we may extend if we require more applicants. Examples of our existing backgrounds are below and you can also download our free demos over on

Call Me Under Background Concepts
Artwork by Bailey Cooper

How to Apply

Please send your rates and examples of your work to with the subject 'background artist'.

About Us

Lunaris Games is a small indie development studio founded in 2018 with a passion for creating immersive, narrative-driven stories filled with diverse LGBTQ+ characters. We’re based in the UK, but our team of diverse developers and freelance collaborators are also spread across Europe and America. We're a worker-owned studio that self-publishes all of our titles.

We believe that representation matters, whether it be solving supernatural murders, saving a kingdom, taking a deep dive into an eldritch-horror-infested world, or battling the forces of darkness.

About Call Me Under

Dive into the 1950s and explore an eldritch-horror-infested world soaked in dark magic, mystery, and romance. Call Me Under takes place in the mysterious underwater city of Styx, a haven inhabited by humans, sirens, and a host of unknown otherworldly entities.

Play as a choice of two different faceless protagonists from The Surface seeking to leave their past behind and start fresh in a new city, even if it is one only rumored to exist at the bottom of the ocean. They do say there's nothing like a clean slate...

But maybe not if you find yourself thrown into the middle of a brewing fight between the Shadows and the Light; two ancient, otherworldly entities embroiled in a centuries-long battle for power.

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