3D Environment Artist

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March 15, 2021
Full Time

Unknown Worlds is seeking an accomplished 3D environment artist to work on a new  unannounced franchise.  Our ideal candidate will be self motivated with a passion for game creation and world building.  They will have experience with end to end art pipelines - working from initial concept drawings through modeling, texturing, polish and optimization. This is a remote position on a fully remote team.


  • Collaborate closely with the concept team and other environment artists to create stunning, expressive 3D environment models and bring our game worlds to life
  • Work with the art team to refine and improve our art pipelines and workflows
  • Work with graphics programmers to develop new systems and techniques and help manage texture and shader efficiency
  • Assist with integration of art assets into the game


  • 3+ years experience as a 3D artist in the games industry with minimum one shipped title
  • Proficiency with Max, Maya or Blender, Z-Brush, and Substance Designer/Painter
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Strong traditional drawing/painting or sculpting skills
  • Self-starting, organized and highly motivated
  • Desire to contribute creatively to the development of our games outside of art


  • Experience with Unity recommended
  • Experience with optimizing art for mobile and/or console
  • Experience with other art subdisciplines a plus (animation, rigging, VFX)
  • Comfortable working with a completely remote team

We want to make games for the world. We believe the best way to do that is to hire and support the most talented and creative people of diverse backgrounds to work together. It’s also why we provide $2,000 every year to each person to spend on self-improvement through conferences, books, classes, etc. We are proud of our diversity and are excited to make our team even better.

Unknown Worlds Entertainment, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.


A long time ago, we created the Half-Life mod Natural Selection. We helped pioneer the “early access” model when we started bundling pre-orders with Overgrowth (now Humble). We created our own technology (Spark) and used it to build Natural Selection 2 for Steam.

We recently released Subnautica which is our biggest game to date (5M+ copies, Steam, Epic, Discord, XB1, PS4). Shipping early and often is in our blood.


We hang out in Slack. We meet regularly via videoconferencing. No one is micro-managed, team members are encouraged to be self-directed and apply their creativity to our projects. We also have regular full-team retreats in sunny gorgeous places all over the world. We rent a sweet house, fly the whole team there and spend a week swimming, gaming, drinking wine and giving micro-talks (similar to these).


Our ideal candidate is passionate, self-motivated, versatile and eager to learn new skills. Everyone is encouraged to collaborate on all aspects of the games we’re creating. The team works together to set the high level goals for each milestone, then each person determines how they can best contribute to achieving the objective. This type of approach doesn’t work for everyone, but for us, it’s thrilling.


Descend into the depths of an alien underwater world filled with wonder and peril. Craft equipment, pilot submarines and out-smart wildlife to explore lush coral reefs, volcanoes, cave systems, and more - all while trying to survive.

Dive into a freezing underwater adventure on an alien planet in Subnautica: Below Zero (Early Access). Set one year after the original Subnautica, Below Zero challenges you to survive a disaster at an alien research station on Planet 4546B. Craft tools, scavenge for supplies, and unravel the next chapter in the Subnautica story.

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