SENIOR VFX ARTIST

Third Kind Games, is a growing, independent game developer based in Royal Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, the heart of the UK games industry.


Third Kind was founded in 2016, by a group of industry veterans from many high profile companies such
as Activision, Codemasters, Sony, Crytek and more.


Third Kind focuses on emerging technologies and greenfield projects, supported by a dynamic and
creative team who are able to explore new ground in this ever-changing landscape.


Our latest title in development is Blankos Block Party, a collectables game using blockchain technology, where the player can build their own worlds, create their own MMO gameplay, and blend their Blankos to create totally unique new characters.


We are always expanding and we are looking for others to join us as Third Kinders.

WHAT IS IT LIKE TO BE A THIRD KINDER?

Our team is a diverse group of people. They are collaborative, high performers who embrace ideas and knowledge from everyone in the Third Kind family, with the aim of developing and inspiring ourselves and
our games.


Work-life balance and flexibility are very important to us and our team.

 

We also actively encourage our teams to explore their creativity outside of work on their own projects.

THE IMPACT YOU WILL HAVE
  • You will work closely with colleagues and customers to develop and deliver the desired visual target for the game and player experience.

  • Have the initiative and motivation to work freely on all areas of VFX creation.

  • Work with a highly experienced team to create high-quality PFX and VFX.

  • Advanced PFX skills in Unity.

  • Report to the Lead Artist, working closely with them and the Art Director.

  • You will make useful contributions to our creative planning sessions, scrums, and retrospectives and help us drive the development of the project and the team.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FROM AN IDEAL CANDIDATE
  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies and industry movements.

  • Demonstrate strong VFX technical and visual skills, which are evidenced in your portfolio.

  • Motivated by creative freedom, ground-breaking challenges, and unknown territory rather than being guided by specs and detailed requirements.

  • You are a team player, but also work on your own, whilst knowing when to ask for advice from your colleagues.

  • Actively participate in the constant improvement of work methods and processes.

  • Passionate about making games and supporting our approach to emerging technologies and industry developments.

  • The ability to contribute to Scrum meetings, create innovative solutions for our games and help drive the development of the project and the team.

SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS
  • 3+ years' industry experience working on gaming titles.

  • Strong PFX skills using Unity.

  • Strong understanding of additional areas including rendering and shaders.

  • Experience using game engines including Unity and Unreal.

  • Proven ability working in a team.

DESIRED
  • Experience in working with partners.

  • Experience in Unreal Engine Niagara.

  • Experience with shader creation.

  • Strong and creative artistic ability.

  • Experience with Houdini.

LOCATION

Royal Leamington Spa is a well known hub for game development in the UK. It has become known as Silicon Spa for its booming population of game developers and businesses, and it has a rich history in game development dating back over 30 years. It is a beautiful spa town with great shopping, dining, and recreational spaces, situated close to Warwick, Shakespeare’s Stratford, and the Cotswolds.

 

The company has recently moved to a charming new office located directly in the centre of Royal Leamington Spa, just a 1 minute walk from the shops and cafes.

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