Outplay - Artist Animator VFX


Artist Animator VFX

About

Outplay Entertainment is the largest independent mobile developer in Scotland. Currently celebrating our 5th year, our studio is a global leader in developing, publishing and distributing digital interactive entertainment for smartphones, tablets, and social networks. We have a colorful portfolio of innovative casual and mid-core titles such as Angry Birds POP, Alien Creeps TD, Bubble Genius, Crafty Candy, Mystery Match and many more!

Outplay is an extremely ambitious company, in almost 5 short years we have gone from 2 founders to the team size of over 120 that we have today. We have released 13 titles which have generated over 58 million downloads.

Life at Outplay offers a progressive culture, leveraging our current success onto the next.
This kind of trajectory is incredibly exciting to be a part of. Our teams don’t just join us for their next role they join us to be a part of our journey.

Each product is developed and owned by the team; they drive the development, design, and creative direction of the products in coordination with our directors, marketing, and analytics teams so we offer a real hands-on experience. 

The Opportunity

Our highly talented art team are looking for a driven and motivated VFX Artist/Animator. This exciting new role would require the selected candidate to work across a broad spectrum of Outplay products and bring a very high level of quality and fun to each. The work will include everything from game token and ceremony animation to VFX concept and realisation

  • Work closely with senior artists to implement VFX visual direction appropriate to each game
  • Create convincing VFX through all stages of the game development process, from conception to completion.
  • Develop alongside senior artists a fun, consistent visual across respective products
  • Optimize effects to run efficiently in-game whilst maintaining high visual quality
  • Use in-house pipeline to develop your ideas

Desired Talent 

  • Strong knowledge of the game development process.
  • Keen eye for detail and ability to break down existing effects in games and films.
  • Be highly self-motivated and show initiative.
  • Enjoys a challenge and problem solving when required.
  • Passion to raise the bar in mobile/tablet game VFX.
  • Excellent understanding of Particle animation.
  • Strong VFX concept skills
  • Strong Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with particle systems
  • Strong working knowledge of Adobe CC ( Illustrator, Flash, Animate, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Proficiency with 3D graphics, particle systems, physics, ribbons, shaders and post process effects
  • Knowledge of a 3D application (e.g. Max, Maya)
  • Strong Photoshop editing skills for creating texture effects for use with particle systems
  • Strong knowledge of VFX/Animation considerations for mobile/tablet game.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • A passion for mobile/tablet games.
  • Esoteric Spine experience

The job is based in Dundee, Scotland.

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