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About the business:

LAI Games is a leading developer of arcade games and products used in entertainment venues around the world.
With roots that reach back to 1958, we have decades of experience working across international markets, and a reputation for innovation and integrity. We design unique, accessible, and creative games and experiences for players in arcades and at home.
We're a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We've worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunities for professional growth.

Why Join Us:

BE PART OF AN INNOVATIVE, INDUSTRY LEADING TEAM
LAI Games has a game portfolio comprised of video games, Virtual Reality experiences, mobile applications, ticket redemption games, and more. Our goal is to craft the most engaging, rewarding and innovative games and experiences in the out of home entertainment space, including arcades, barcades, bowling alleys and family entertainment centres. This commitment to innovation is demonstrated by the consistent launch of category-defining, award-winning titles such as Speed of Light, Snapshot, Let’s Bounce, HYPERshoot, and Virtual Rabbids: The Big Ride.

About the role:

Our talented development team consists of passionate gamers, driven to make the most fun, engaging and rewarding games and experiences for our players. This team is growing, and we're seeking an exceptional technical artist to join us in creating a new Virtual Reality game. Our backgrounds are diverse, but we all share a real passion for what we do.
Our ideal candidate has extensive experience as a technical artist, with deep understanding of the Unity game engine and game creation tools. If you value working in a highly collaborative team that celebrates artistic passion, creativity, innovation, and a strong desire to make big contributions to amazing games and experiences, we think this will be a great fit for you.
The mission of this role is to help forge the art pipeline, using your breadth of skill and experience to work between art and engineering to help us bring this game to life. Your role is challenging and varied; your domain extends anywhere from modelling tools, to rendering improvements. We look to you to solve hard problems using knowledge, creativity, and teamwork, ensuring that we hit performance while maintaining a high visual quality.

Skills and experience:

- 5+ years of experience in technical art in games industry
- Comprehensive knowledge and modelling skills in 3D content creation software.
- Comprehensive experience with Unity 3D.
- Deep understanding of runtime performance and how to scale and optimise visuals for different platforms from low-end to high-end hardware.
- Ability to create stunning yet efficient particle effects in Unity 3D.
- Thorough knowledge of VFX pipelines and shader processes used in game development.
- Experience with real-time and baked lighting in Unity 3D.
- Results-oriented driver who is self-motivated and collaborative, with strong problem-solving skills.
- Able to communicate effectively with artists, designers, and engineers.
- Passion for playing and making games.

Additional Experience a Plus
- Familiarity with 3D rendering principles and/or shader authoring.
- Familiarity with animation rigging toolsets and workflows.
- Experience with Substance Designer and Painter.
- Experience developing games for VR.

Benefits and perks:

- Great career development
- Lots of variety in the games and technologies you'll be a part of.
- Highly impactful role as part of a small team delivering big things.
- Work from home - we provide all the tools and equipment to work as part of a highly collaborative team, remotely.
- Being a part of the out-of-home entertainment industry, we like to have frequent team events and enjoy what the industry has to offer.
- Flexible working hours
- Monthly self-directed personal development days and game jams

COVID-19 Hiring Update: We've transitioned to a work-from-home model and we're continuing to interview and hire during this time. We understand each person's circumstances may be unique and will work with you to explore possible options.

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About Halfbrick
Halfbrick is a game developing studio that is globally recognised for its success with phone games such as Fruit Ninja and Jetpack Joyride. Headquartered in Brisbane, with awesome teams around the world, we pride ourselves on creating games that people remember for a lifetime. Halfbrick is one of Australia’s longest running and most successful game developers. Our success is built on a culture that encourages passion, enthusiasm, a willingness to learn and an openness towards trying different approaches to how we make games.

Why you’ll love it
We believe our culture is a leading factor to our success and helps us to attract and retain the best talent! We work hard to foster an intensely collaborative, fun, and creative environment, with training and professional growth opportunities at our forefront. We strongly believe and endorse equal opportunity employment and value diversity at Halfbrick. We’re a tight knit crew who celebrate self-expression, and hey, some perks never hurt either.

Here’s some things we like to offer our Bricks:
Salary sacrificing for phones, laptops, gaming consoles, superannuation and novated lease.
Flexible working hours.
Remote working. 
Open management without bureaucracy.
Extra leave benefits.
Loads of social events.
Awesome rewards and recognition opportunities.

About the opportunity
We have an awesome opportunity to work with a team that is transforming mobile phone entertainment through quality content and innovative ideas. We are committed to growing our employees, and you will be given the opportunity to grow inside a friendly and professional team. You’ll be surrounded by company that is incredibly bright, supportive, and creative.

Technical skills:
Familiarity and experience with mobile device limitations and challenges.
Integrate assets in-game without sacrificing artistic vision or exceeding technical limits of platform.
Sound knowledge with Unity including Material setup, Prefab creation, lighting, UI, Animation, Particle and other Visual effects.
3D graphics (Modelling, Unwrapping, Texturing)
Sound knowledge of the full 3D production pipeline including rigging, skinning and animation.
2D rigs and animation (Spine, Unity).
Troubleshooting / debugging on technical issues.
Monitoring work to be as efficient as possible with space/speed.
Work with other Artists and Developers to ensure highest quality output.

Recommended skills:
1+ years experience in games development.
Prior experience with version control software such as Perforce.
Experience with scripting languages.
Shader Creation.

The successful candidate:
Perhaps you’ve spent one too many nights up late gaming. Maybe you have really flexible thumbs. Possibly you have a vendetta for fruit. Either way, you love games and you want to be part of creating something special!

Some other bits about you:
Confident in your skills.
Interested and concerned with the details.
Passionate about mobile games.
A clear and concise communicator.
Aware that the world of games is not a 9 - 5 job.
A true team player.
Poised, not scared to speak up with the team, and mature.
A proactive and positive thinker.

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Application Deadline Date:

We are looking for a passionate, customer-focused team member to join our game studio as a Community Manager.

Your role will entail a range of activities to ensure users have the best day to day experience with our products. You will also take on some marketing responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you must be:
- Very passionate about gaming, both pc/console and mobile.
- Work well in teams.
- Super friendly and customer-focused.

Overview of Tasks:
- Be active in our Games (PixelStarships, and others)
- Actively communicate with users via Social Media, and post regular updates
- Setup support systems and configure wiki
- Respond to tickets on ZenDesk
- Work with other international community leads
- Write up PR and work with influencers/magazines
- May also be required to carry out some QA tasks

Extra points for:
- Proficiency in any art programs
- Proficiency in any second languages
- Proficiency in any programming languages
- Proficiency in SQL

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