ArtCraft in Austin looking for a Technical artist

TECHNICAL ARTIST https://crowfall.com/en-US/jobs

ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is looking for a technical artist for our MMO game development. The ideal candidate will have at least two years experience using Unity3D in the video games industry as a TA and at least four years overall game development experience including shipped titles.

Responsibilities:

  • Creation of pipeline tools for the Art team to improve efficiency and quality of delivered assets
  • Creation of shaders for characters, environments and VFX
  • Work closely with engineers and Art team to develop internal tools as required
  • Identify and troubleshoot performance issues with art assets in the engine and provide solutions to resolve
  • Support the Art team in R&D efforts with an eye and understanding of how to technically produce the visual quality desired
  • Work with Art team to facilitate visual objectives
  • Become the bridge between the Art and Engineering teams to help facilitate a stronger and more efficient outcome for both departments
  • Ability to manage time appropriately and submit accurate time estimates
  • Anticipate problems and provide solutions and suggestions for workflow, tool improvements or process changes
  • Technical setup, integration and troubleshooting in Unity

Requirements:

  • Portfolio required
  • 2-5yrs+ experience as a TA for games
  • Proficiency in 3ds Max, Maya and Photoshop
  • Proficiency in Unity 3D and C# (Unreal a plus)
  • Proficiency writing shaders, HLSL specifically for Unity
  • Ability to make tools for Maya & 3DS Max. Python, Maxscript and/or MEL
  • Solid understanding of next-gen asset creation processes, limitations and dependencies (console experience a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Animation, rigging and skinning experience a plus
  • Preference given to those with experience in an art discipline: animation, FX, environment or character art

About ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc.

ArtCraft Entertainment is a start-up independent game development shop located in Austin, Texas. Founded by J. Todd Coleman (creative director, Shadowbane, Wizard101, Pirate101 ) and Gordon Walton (executive producer, Ultima Online, Star Wars Galaxies, Star Wars the Old Republic ) the company employs a world-class cadre of artists, designers and engineers – a small team that includes some of the most experienced MMO developers on the planet.

In early 2015, ArtCraft announced their flagship title, Crowfall ®, a hybrid massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) and large-scale strategy game. Heavily inspired by “Game of Thrones”, Crowfall allows players to take the roles of knight and merchants, king and queens vying for control of a virtual throne.

The Kickstarter campaign for Crowfall ended on March 26th of 2015, amassing almost $1.8 million in pledges and ranking as the largest video game Kickstarter in the previous 12 months – and the 15th largest, ever, with total funding listed on our Crowfall website.

ArtCraft Entertainment, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants can submit their resume, cover letter and other materials to: [email protected]