Lionheart Games is looking for an experienced VFX Artist (Unreal Engine, Niagara, and Flipbooks experience preferred) with a strong desire to contribute to every creative aspect, and who knows what it means to take responsibility and deliver excellent results. You have the skills and knowledge to visualize how a game should look and feel, and you can translate that into a scalable and sustainable creative process.
Joining us means being part of a team with the passion and inherent drive to create innovative, high-performing games. We are intellectually curious and excited to apply the latest game development innovations to our projects. In this role, you will have the opportunity to be part of an entrepreneurial environment that embraces new and different ideas. Everyone at Lionheart Games is excited about creating the best anime games possible, and we empower one another to learn and grow from our collective experiences. All of this means more chances for you to unleash your ingenuity, energy, collaboration, and dedication.
Create and implement incredible visual effects that match an anime art style
Strong ability to develop gameplay and user interface VFX for mobile games
Team up with non-art developers to build and improve our games, emphasizing results
Collaborate with external art developers abroad, reviewing and integrating their work
Understand and articulate art and design trade-offs; solve for best player experience
Keep up to date with industry-related art developments and harness that knowledge for the benefit of our games and teams
Anime-focused or exaggerated-style portfolio demonstrating your game-ready work in a matching art style
Deep experience in creating, implementing, and optimizing VFX for mobile games, using timing, form, lighting, weight, and more to create exciting moments in both gameplay and user interface
Experience working with outsource partners as an integral and visually consistent part of the game art pipeline
Great interpersonal skills; humility and respect when receiving comments from your team
Passion for mobile games and/or anime
IMPORTANT: All applicants, regardless of experience, must be willing to take and pass a test evaluating your relevant skills.
Strong knowledge of user interface design (including how VFX can best augment UX when applied to UI)
5+ years of applicable games industry experience
Experience creating and optimizing game art for mobile devices
Unreal Engine 4 and/or mobile game development experience
Bilingual: Mandarin, Korean, or Japanese (oral and written, fluent or professional only)