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Rebellion Developments Recruiting Artist & Designer

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Artist (Runcorn, 6-12 mth contract)

Category: Other
Company: Rebellion Developments
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Business Area / Division: Art
Location: Runcorn

More 3D Environment Artists are needed at Rebellion Runcorn, to work on some of Rebellion’s best-selling IP for 2 brand-new unannounced titles on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and PC. This is a unique opportunity to work for a close-knit team at our satellite studio close to Liverpool.
You will need to be passionate about creating spectacular and convincing environments for games, talented and highly-motivated. A genuine interest in playing games is essential, especially the first and third-person shooters which the studio specialises in.
This is a full-time role based in-house at our Runcorn studio, on an initial 6-12 months employed contract basis (not freelance or agency). You must be able to legally work in the UK.

Experience:

We would prefer at least 1 year of professional games environment art experience, preferably including lighting as well as modelling and texturing, but we are open to a range of experience, from juniors to seniors, and responsibilities can be adjusted accordingly. Any experience of working on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will be an advantage.
Please include a link to your portfolio of examples demonstrating outstanding visual and technical ability, high-resolution modelling in Maya/Max and/or Z-brush, and normal mapped game environments.

Responsibilities:

• Create models of 3D environments, map predefined textures, create new textures and light environments for Rebellion games
• Create artwork to the highest visual quality whilst working efficiently to time and memory budgets
• Work to a functional and aesthetic brief, within technical constraints
• Be responsive to deadlines and work well under pressure
• Work effectively and prioritise own tasks
• Collaborate productively within a multi-disciplined team environment, liaising effectively with development staff in both Runcorn and Oxford

Skills:

• Expert ability with Maya or 3D Studio Max and Adobe Photoshop
• Create normal maps using Maya/Max, Photoshop, ZBrush or CrazyBump
• First-class texture creation skills including a comprehensive knowledge of multi-layered material/shader effects
• Model and texture both high and low polygon environments, including terrain, buildings and props
• Strong technical understanding of console limitations and knowledge of efficient artwork techniques
• Strong UV mapping skills with efficient layouts
• Strong understanding of form, composition, colour and light in environments and architecture
• Ideally able to demonstrate understanding of real-time lighting and HDR techniques and their application in games. Understanding of particle systems would also be an advantage
• Ability to translate concept and reference artwork into 3D game assets
• Good communication skills, willingness to accept and follow direction

Apply here:- http://jobs.rebellion.co.uk/vacancies/207/artist_runcorn_612_mth_contract/#vacancy_start
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Designer (Runcorn, 6-12 mth contract)

Category: Other
Company: Rebellion Developments
Location: Oxford (United Kingdom)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

Business Area / Division: Design
Location: Runcorn

Rebellion Runcorn is looking for another designer to join their close-knit team at this satellite studio close to Liverpool. This is a unique opportunity to work on some of Rebellion’s best-selling IP as the studio is currently working on 2 brand-new unannounced titles for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and PC.
We are open to considering a wide range of experience and looking for someone self-driven and talented, passionate about creating and implementing compelling and fun games. A genuine interest in playing games is essential, especially the first and third-person shooters which the studio specialises in.
This is a full-time role based in-house at our Runcorn studio, on an initial 6-12 months employed contract basis (not freelance or agency). You must be able to legally work in the UK.

Experience:

We would prefer at least 1 year of professional console games design experience, but we are open to considering juniors with modding experience as well as more experienced designers and seniors with published games, and responsibilities can be adjusted accordingly.

Responsibilities:

• Design and implement gameplay using our in-house engine tools
• Implement and develop existing design mechanics and missions/levels
• Understand and work within project and technical requirements and constraints
• Ensure feedback is assessed and incorporated into the design where appropriate, critically reviewing the product at each development stage, iteratively balancing and fine tuning game play elements
• Work closely with the development team to resolve issues as they arise, pro-actively identifying potential upcoming design problems and proposing suitable solutions
• Collaborate productively within a multi-disciplined team environment, liaising effectively with development staff in both Runcorn and Oxford

Skills:

• Strong working knowledge of game editors and scripting tools
• Good understanding of the game development process, including technical limitations and opportunities of the process and various games consoles
• Good understanding of game design fundamentals and an analytical approach to gameplay
• Responsive to deadlines and works well under pressure
• Good communication and documentation skills, able to accept and follow direction
• Resourceful, practical and self-critical thinker, self-motivated and organised
• Any 3d modelling skills would be an advantage

Apply here:- http://jobs.rebellion.co.uk/vacancies/205/designer_runcorn_612_mth_contract/#vacancy_start
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