VFX Artist Animator

Job Type:
Permanent
Areas of Expertise:
Art and Animation
Region:
UK
Area:
Scotland
City:
Dundee
Posted:
25-Aug-16
Company:
Outplay Entertainment
Job Ref:

Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in Scotland. Currently celebrating our 5th year, our studio is a global leader in developing, publishing and distributing digital interactive entertainment for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. We have a colorful portfolio of innovative casual and mid-core titles such as Angry Birds POP, Alien Creeps TD, Bubble Genius, Crafty Candy, Mystery Match and many more!

Outplay is an extremely ambitious company, in almost 5 short years we have gone from 2 founders to the team size of over 120 that we have today. We have released 13 titles which have generated over 58 million downloads.

Life at Outplay offers a progressive culture, leveraging our current success onto the next.
This kind of trajectory is incredibly exciting to be a part of. Our teams don’t just join us for their next role they join us to be a part of our journey.

Each product is developed and owned by the team; they drive the development, design, and creative direction of the products in coordination with our directors, marketing, and analytics teams so we offer a real hands-on experience.

The Opportunity

Our highly talented art team are looking for a driven and motivated VFX Artist/Animator. This exciting new role would require the selected candidate to work across a broad spectrum of Outplay products and bring a very high level of quality and fun to each. The work will include everything from game token and ceremony animation to VFX concept and realisation

Work closely with senior artists to implement VFX visual direction appropriate to each game
Create convincing VFX through all stages of the game development process, from conception to completion.
Develop alongside senior artists a fun, consistent visual across respective products
Optimize effects to run efficiently in-game whilst maintaining high visual quality
Use in-house pipeline to develop your ideas

Desired Talent

Strong knowledge of the game development process.
Keen eye for detail and ability to break down existing effects in games and films.
Be highly self-motivated and show initiative.
Enjoys a challenge and problem solving when required.
Passion to raise the bar in mobile/tablet game VFX.
Excellent understanding of Particle animation.
Strong VFX concept skills
Strong Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with particle systems
Strong working knowledge of Adobe CC ( Illustrator, Flash, Animate, Photoshop, After Effects)
Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders and post process effects
Knowledge of a 3D application (e.g. Max, Maya)
Strong Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with particle systems
Strong knowledge of VFX/Animation considerations for mobile/tablet game.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
A passion for mobile/tablet games.
Esoteric Spine experience

Contact Details:
Outplay Entertainment
Tel: +441382263003
Contact: The Recruitment Team
Email:

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