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VFX Artists (Games)

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Grinding Gear Games

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Wednesday, 23 February, 2022 - 11:14 AM
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We are Grinding Gear Games, creators of the award-winning dark fantasy Action RPG Path of Exile. We're a studio of 165 world-class developers based in Auckland, New Zealand and we're currently expanding the Path of Exile 2 development team.

2013 Winner - GameSpot's PC Game of the Year
2020 Winner - British Academy Award (BAFTA) for Evolving Game

Our work hours are flexible, with core hours from 11.00am to 3.30pm. We also offer pre-approved overtime pay!

We have a huge selection of free drinks for all the staff to enjoy while working. Think of a convenience store's range of drinks a few metres from your desk! Our rec rooms are stocked up daily with healthy snacks and a rotating range of seasonal fresh fruit and yoghurt, and catered meals are offered every week as part of our Monday mid-morning meetings.

When the work is done, we invite all staff to attend our expansion launch parties and Christmas parties to celebrate the effort they've put towards Path of Exile.

We seek experienced VFX artists to create evocative visual effects in the dark and gritty game Path of Exile. You will develop real-time effects from concept to implementation and work to maintain a consistent aesthetic across all of the effects in the game. The ideal candidate has a firm grasp of colour, texture, timing and impact as relates to VFX and demonstrates an ability to sketch and storyboard to convey design ideas.

Location: On-site in Henderson, Auckland, New Zealand
*Relocation assistance (for the right candidate if needed)
Full-time position - 40 hours a week

The position includes the following duties:
  • Three years of experience creating FX for games
  • Experience creating real-time game effects in a wide range of software
  • Superior eye for lighting, value, colour, details, and the ability to use them in creating efficient and impactful visual effects 
  • Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
  • Positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback 
  • Passion for creating dark and gritty spells and microtransactions
  • Showreel or Portfolio of examples demonstrating relevant artistic skills required
  • Must be willing to complete an fx test if requested to do so

We are seeking someone with:

  • Three years of experience creating VFX for games
  • Experience creating real-time game effects in a wide range of software
  • A superior eye for lighting, value, colour, details, and the ability to use them in creating efficient and impactful visual effects
  • Self-motivation, excellent communications skills, and able to work within a team
  • A positive attitude and able to receive and provide objective feedback
  • Passion for creating dark and gritty spells and microtransactions

Portfolio, and/or reel demonstrating relevant artistic skills required.
Must be willing to complete an art test if requested to do so.

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How to apply:

If you meet the above requirements, send us an email with a cover letter and your CV including link/s to your portfolio/reel. Email your cover letter and resume with links to your portfolio/reel to: jobs@grindinggear.com with your name + position you are applying for in the subject line.

No phone calls or agencies, please.