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General 3d Artist (MMO)

Location: Round Rock, Texas
Date Posted: 09-28-2017
KingsIsle Entertainment is currently looking for a General 3D Artist to work on our family-focused AAA MMO video games. We are the creators of the popular and critically acclaimed Wizard101 and Pirate101, which together have garnered over 50 Million registered players to date. This is an opportunity to be a part of a rapidly growing and highly successful game company.
 
Responsibilities
  • Character
  • Create 3D models and textures for characters/creatures
  • Environment
  • Work with creative and design to craft environments and assets all while maintaining the project’s art style
  • Effectively relate vision to developers and other artists
  • Approach all areas of environment art creation (render geometry, collision, textures, UV mapping and lighting) in a clean and organized manner
  • Animation
  • Create animations based on verbal or written descriptions that fit within the gameplay style
  • Rig and animate characters with high level of skill
  • Impart animations with a strong sense of movement, timing and expression while relying on a complete understanding of the 12 principals of animation
  • FX/Cinematics
  • Work closely with the creative director and art lead to create a wide range of visual effects, from simple sprites to modeled items
  • Craft engaging and immersive cinematic sequences to support gameplay
  • Apply rules and concepts of basic cinematography such as composition, framing and the 180-degree rule
Requirements
  • Ability to work individually and with a diverse and experienced team of artists in a creative and fast paced environment
  • Experience in art creation on a project with a team size of 20+ (programmers, artists, animators, designers, testers)
  • Extensive working knowledge of Photoshop, 3DSMax and Premiere
  • Experience in modeling and texturing low poly characters / creatures
  • Strong UV layout skills
  • Experience communicating well with team disciplines and working within existing project constraints (time, scope, technical)
  • Good communication and problem solving skills
  • Extremely strong documentation skills
  • Two-year Art degree from an accredited university
  • 3+ years of game industry experience
Preferences
  • Concept drawing ability
  • Experience with Gamebryo game engine
  • Strong familiarity with Massively-Multiplayer Online products and online games job experience
  • Candidate must have shipped at least one critically and commercially successful PC and/or console game title
  • Understanding of interrelation between art and game systems in a massively-multiplayer environment
Considerations
  • Please make sure that the durations of your education and employment on your resume are included in month/year format
  • Salary will be commensurate with experience
  • Only highly qualified candidates need apply and only candidates that meet the degree requirements will be considered
  • Applicants must be legally able to work in the U.S. for KingsIsle
  • This job is located in Round Rock, Texas
 
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About KingsIsle Entertainment, Inc.

KingsIsle Entertainment is a developer and publisher that specializes in creating high-quality online and mobile games. KingsIsle is headquartered in Plano, Texas, and has a development studio in Round Rock, Texas.Information about the company's games can be found at http://www.kingsisle.com/corporate/products.

KingsIsle, Wizard101 and Pirate101 are trademarks or registered trademarks of KingsIsle Entertainment Inc.