Visual Effects Artist

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January 18, 2023
Full Time
United States
$100,000 to $160,000

Do you have a passion for bringing gorgeous 2D landscapes to life? Is Unity’s particle system near and dear to your heart? Do you obsess about the subtle differences between firebolt and fireball animations? We’re hiring a Visual Effects Artist, and you might be just the person we’re looking for! 

As the VFX Artist, you’ll be responsible for creating a series of animated 2D environments, as well as a wide arsenal of combat VFX, for Fablecraft: a digital, turned-based tabletop roleplaying game. You’ll be working closely alongside a small team of Senior Unity Developers, helping us towards our Closed Beta launch on Steam this summer. As a member of Riftweaver’s front-end development team, you’ll report directly to the CEO. Come and join a group of talented, passionate, creative people at a very exciting time in our Studio’s journey!


The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate has strong technical chops and an eye for detail. We’re looking for someone with a passion for storytelling through VFX, who can bring depth and movement to a flat image and help the sparks fly in combat! Bonus points if you’re passionate about tabletop roleplaying games and/or games with a strong focus around the narrative. 

It’s our priority to build a diverse full-time and freelance team. We welcome applications from candidates who identify as being part of minority or underrepresented groups of any kind. The more diversity we have within our team, the better we will be.


Experience / Requirements 

  • 3+ years of real-time VFX or technical artwork experience
  • Proficient in shader creation – shader graph or shader code
  • Extensive knowledge of Unity, VFX Graph, and particle systems
  • Extensive experience collaborating with Unity developers and concept artists



  • Experience in C#
  • Experience in optimizing for iOS and Android
  • Experience in basic 3D modeling and texturing
  • Experience in basic 2D concept art and storyboarding


Your day-to-day responsibilities 

  • Create immersive animated landscapes from layered 2D artwork
  • Create visceral, exciting, and fun combat VFX
  • Work closely with a small dedicated team of developers, artists, and game designers to deliver on Fablecraft’s promise of an intuitive digital roleplaying game!


Why work with Riftweaver?

  • We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits, and a healthy work/life balance
  • You’ll join our team in its infant stages, so you’ll have the opportunity to define and evolve the Fablecraft brand in a meaningful way
  • We’re all extremely passionate and enthusiastic about games of all kinds - and \*especially\* about creating a TTRPG that’s more accessible to all kinds of gamers. If you want to nerd out, you’ve come to the right place
  • We have company retreats twice a year which is really just us playing games under the guise of being productive
  • We’re fully remote and span a few time zones, but we maintain a close-knit, communicative environment - you won’t be on an island!



The pay range for this position at the start of employment is expected to be between $100,000 and $160,000 per year. However, base pay may vary further depending on individualized factors for candidates, such as job-related knowledge, skills, experience, and other objective business considerations. Subject to those same considerations, the total compensation package for this position may include other elements, including company equity and a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits.


We’re an independent game studio on a mission to make TTRPGs more accessible to all. Our first product, Fablecraft, is a digital tabletop roleplaying game designed to be easy to pick up and play with your friends, no matter your experience level.

Fablecraft has its own world and game system. It’s also a digital platform that makes play more seamless and intuitive while maintaining all of the roleplaying drama you know and love.

We’re working towards a closed beta launch in August and a global launch in Spring 2024. Fablecraft will be free to play on Steam, iOS, and Android.

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Fablecraft is a cooperative digital tabletop RPG that’s vibrant, hopeful, and easy to pick up and play. Get started quickly, journey into the magical world of Mythas, and enjoy rich adventures in sessions of 90 minutes or less!

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