Art Director

Qloud Games
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Posted
November 17, 2023
Full Time
Australia
Remote
AU$120,000 – $160,000

We’re Qloud Games, an Australian-based indie studio with remote team members hailing from around the world. We’re developing Loftia, and our growing studio is scaling up and now looking for an Art Director to lead our art team.

Loftia is a cozy take on the MMO genre, where players farm, build, and contribute to the growth of a sustainable, solarpunk world. The game mixes the chill, relaxing atmosphere of existing titles such as Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, with the social aspects of a massively multiplayer game. Our vision is to provide a space where players can discover a sense of belonging, work together with others in the community to build and grow a sustainable world, and inspire hope for the future.

For more information, check out our recent Kickstarter campaign.

If you’re excited by the prospect of building shared worlds loved by massive audiences, and creating a charming and aesthetic cozy world that warms the hearts of its players, then we would absolutely love to hear from you!

 

Your Responsibilities

As Art Director, you will:

  • work together with the game director, project leads and artists in order to bring the cozy world of Loftia to life
  • collaborate with stakeholders to define and refine the artistic direction and vision, and ensure that these standards are upheld in the production process
  • contribute to the planning and creation of the project roadmap, with respect to the art department’s development and milestones
  • guide the art team with strong leadership, offering both managerial support and mentorship
  • define and oversee the art production pipeline, encompassing all stages from initial concept development through to 3D modelling and texturing, rigging and animation, set dressing, visual effects, and optimization
  • play a hands-on role in the creation of art assets, in collaboration with the artists on the team
  • be responsible for final delivery in accordance with the project’s artistic direction, technical restrictions, and deadlines

 

About You

We’re looking for someone who has:

  • a deep passion for cozy games and our vision of sharing a brighter future with gamers across the world,
  • demonstrated ability to independently manage and run an effective art production pipeline
  • substantial experience in people management and getting the best from their teams
  • a proactive and flexible working style, with a hunger to continue learning, and a growth mindset
  • a deep understanding of art fundamentals
  • working experience with industry-required software, in particular 3D art software and Unreal Engine.

 

Employment details

  • Form of employment: Full-time permanent
  • Employment location: Australia (exceptional remote applicants will also be considered)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary: AU$120,000 – $160,000 – based on experience

 

How to apply

Send us an email with your resume and portfolio attached – we’re looking forward to hearing from you!

About 
Qloud Games

We believe that games have the power to make a positive change on ourselves, our environment, and our world.

 

Who We Are

With the vision of creating a home away from home, our founders embarked on a journey to create Loftia, a cozy MMO where community, friendship and doing good for the world is at the heart of the game.

 

What We Value

We care about fostering genuine human connections, advocating for a more sustainable future, and doing these things whilst creating fun experiences for all.

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Welcome to the floating sky island of Loftia, a new cozy MMO. Drawing inspiration from beloved cozy games like Stardew Valley and Animal Crossing, along with classic MMOs, we've crafted a new, solarpunk world where you can build your new home, and work together with others toward a brighter, more sustainable future.

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