3D Artist

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March 13, 2021
Full Time
Santa Monica, CA

thatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience continuously evolving inside a global online theme park.

Characters from Sky: The Children of Light meeting on top of a flower covered hill.

This position is for (2) two 3D artists who will work on Sky: Children of the Light. Each of the artist will work with the team to create new content for the game which includes new maps, avatar’s outfits and cosmetics using our proprietary engine and Maya. The artist will report to the Art Director and art leads and work closely with the design team to successfully translate concept art, design layouts to final game assets

Must Haves:

  • 2+ years of professional experience modeling and texturing characters, props for games
  • Ability to create 3D environments and landscapes with maya
  • Willingness to learn our proprietary engine
  • Ability to translate 2D concept art to 3D models
  • Professional experience working with Maya
  • Strong interests in outfit design and cultural design
  • Strong traditional fine art skills, training, and production experience (illustration, painting, organic forms, color theory, perspective, 2D & 3D design.)
  • Strong artistic sense of shape, proportion and color.
  • Strong understanding and ability to create stylized textures
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from the team leads and Art Director
  • Ability to work well in teams consisting of rigging, animation and character design
  • Ability to artistically interpret concepts or creatively push beyond an initial ideation
  • Experience working and collaborating with with developers in various disciplines
  • A Bachelor’s in fine arts or relevant curriculum or equivalent skill set.
  • Fast iterative 3d modeling process
  • Strong problem solving skills

Nice to Haves:

  • An avid Sky : Children of the Light Player
  • Experience in shipping a game title as a 3D artist
  • Strong interests in outfit design and cultural design
  • Experience with character rigging
  • Drawing/Painting ability

We look forward to meeting you!

Life at thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany takes pride in cultivating a close-knit team culture and company vision.

We believe that games should be played, shared and enjoyed by everyone. By shifting our mission and approach on what it means to create a game, we aim to nurture a welcoming environment where team members can experiment, collaborate and support each other to create truly innovative games. We value our team’s integrity, personal growth and contribution at every step.

All full-time positions offer an industry competitive package of salary and benefits and are on-site at our office located in beautiful Santa Monica, California, among other great games, tech and entertainment companies. All hires are expected to contribute to making our studio a more inclusive, positive environment for great people and great work to grow and flourish. If you feel an affinity for our work and wish to make a meaningful contribution to our mission, we would love to hear from you.

About Sky: Children of the Light

Hold hands and take flight in an unforgettable social adventure together with loved ones. Explore the seven realms of this beautifully-animated kingdom with other players where compassion, community and wonder greet you at each turn. Create enriching memories as you solve mysteries, make friends, and help others along the way.

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