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3D Environment Artist (remote)

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About us:

Modern Storyteller is an Australian studio, and the creator of award-winning, critically acclaimed game The Forgotten City. We’re growing, and we’re looking for an experienced 3D Environment Artist to get in on the ground floor and help visualise and build our ambitious new game - the first of its kind in Australia - a fantasy open-world sandbox RPG. This is a remote position.

  • Vision: Work with the Creative Director to help develop an art style and vision for the game
  • Landscaping: Assist with the design and creation of a visually impressive open world landscape in Unreal Engine
  • Scene composition: Design and implement visually appealing points of interest throughout the game world
  • Modular Kit Design: Design and build modular art kits for the rapid creation of towns and dungeons
  • Props: Create high-quality 3D props by identifying reference, modelling and texturing
  • Materials: Create good-looking, well-optimized materials
  • Lighting: Use Unreal’s lighting tools to light scenes
Why work with us:
  • Get to work on a fantasy open-world sandbox RPG - the only one of its kind in Australia
  • We make awesome games; our last game The Forgotten City has an 88 on Metacritic, “Overwhelmingly Positive” ratings on Steam, and was nominated for 2 x GOTY awards at the Golden Joysticks, and an award at The Game Awards
  • We’re nice people who treat each other well
  • Every day is “bring your pet to work day” when you work from home ;-)
  • A burning desire to make a fantasy open-world sandbox RPG 
  • A portfolio demonstrating the ability to create beautiful story-rich 3D environments in Unreal Engine 4 or 5
  • Strong proven ability to use Blender/Maya etc, Zbrush, and Substance
  • Proven 3D modelling expertise in organic matter and also hard surface
  • Proactive and self-reliant
  • Strong time management skills
  • Willing to help mentor less experienced artists if required
  • Be located in any timezone between Western Australia and New Zealand (including Asia!)
Bonus points:
  • Be located in the AEST time zone
  • Experience working in the games industry
  • Experience modding popular open-world sandbox RPGs
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Interest in history and creating historically authentic environments
  • An understanding of The Forgotten City
How to apply:

Email us at with the subject “Application: Environment artist - [your name]”, along with:

1. A brief cover letter with dot points outlining how you meet each of the 8 requirements

2. Your resume

3. A link to your portfolio (eg. Artstation)

If you’re shortlisted for the role, you may be asked to sit a paid art test.

If you have questions about the role, please email