Open Position – Environment Artist

Myrkur Games, Iceland

Myrkur Games is seeking a full-time real-time environment artist to join the team for the development of an upcoming title!  If you’d like to work on an exciting new IP, with a talented and driven team – join us as we embark on a new journey.

The ideal candidate is experienced in asset development, environment layout, and lighting within Unreal Engine. The Environment Artist we are looking for should have a strong understanding of composition and lighting principles in order to create aesthetic, functional, and immersive game locations.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create high and low poly models for realistic natural environments, magic-tech, man-made environments, props, and details.
  • Scan, process, and enhance photogrammetry assets.
  • Work closely with designers to bring levels and environments from concept to delivery.
  • Create high-quality PBR textures and materials.
  • Collaborate with the art director to maintain consistency between environment art and all other game art.
  • Contribute to planning and design of gameplay spaces.
  • Implement 3D art in Unreal Engine by decorating/lighting scenes and integrating art with game systems.

QUALIFICATIONS:                             

  • Excellent portfolio of real-time environments
  • Proven ability to create realistic natural environments including terrain, foliage, and other natural formations.
  • Excellent 3d modeling, sculpting, and texturing skills
  • Proficient in both organic and hard surface modeling techniques.
  • Solid understanding of architecture and industrial design.
  • Solid understanding of optimization requirements for real-time game environments.
  • Experience with real-time lighting and post-processing techniques to develop atmosphere and mood.
  • Understanding of video game level layout and composition
  • Ability to translate 2D concept art into 3D environments with consideration for technical limitations and gameplay implications.
  • Expert-level experience with Unreal Engine, Maya/Blender, ZBrush, Substance, and/or Quxiel tool suites
  • Good with communications, self-organization, time management, and interpersonal skills. Able to welcome and provide valuable feedback

DESIRED SKILLS:       

  • One or more shipped AAA title as an environmental artist or similar 
  • You love action-adventure games and are super passionate about visuals and environments
  • Experience working with photogrammetry and working with Megascans and Mixer
  • Able to work on-location Iceland

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

  • We offer a healthy work/life balance, with paid holidays, sick leaves, and maternity/paternity leaves.
  • Learn more about working in Iceland: https://work.iceland.is/

 

Application Form – Environment Artist

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