• Experience with shader creation

  • Strong and creative artistic ability

VFX ARTIST

As a VFX Artist you will have a desire to build a career in gaming, working with our clients and our team to create innovative and inspiring VFX that set new benchmarks.

 

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.

 

We are working on several high-profile unannounced projects, making Third Kind Games an incredibly exciting place to be right now. We are also setting new benchmarks for creativity in the games industry, driving technical expertise in programming alongside creative innovation.


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.

ROLE OVERVIEW
  • 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 on specified areas of VFX creation

  • Work with a highly experienced team to create good PFX and VFX 

  • Report to the Lead Artist

  • 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

IDEAL CANDIDATE
  • Keep up to date with emerging technologies and industry movements

  • Demonstrate good 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

  • 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
  • 1+ years' industry experience working on gaming titles

  • Good PFX skills 

  • Experience using game engines including Unity or Unreal

  • Proven ability to work in a team

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