Who We Are:

Founded by an MMO legend who has led AAA teams for over 20 years, our new studio Fantastic Pixel Castle (FPC) is building an original fantasy IP from scratch. Players will be regularly engaged in our development process from early stages as part of our open and transparent studio culture, and we aim to craft an IP that will be worthy of their passion and dedication for decades to come. 

We are committed to being a fully remote and global studio, so that we can hire world-class people and have them live their best lives. We think top-heavy bureaucracy stifles creativity, so we aim to stay small as we focus on delivering a game and a world that players will love. We are fully-funded, and the team will share in all of our studio's successes. We're seeking talented teammates to join us in our journey so we encourage you to apply if you're interested, even if you're not sure you check all the boxes.

 

Position Overview:

As the Senior 3D Artist-Worlds & Environments, you will be tasked with bringing our worlds and environments to life in our new game. You will play a crucial role in shaping our game’s aesthetic, as well as creating immersive and captivating worlds and 3d environment assets for our game that leverages Unreal Engine 5. We are not just looking for an artist; we need a collaborative game developer who can contribute innovative ideas, engage in prototyping, drive our project from the conceptual stage through implementation, and bring our unique and compelling world to life.

 

Responsibilities:

  • You are an extraordinary Environment/ World Artist with a portfolio which reflects proven game development experience, and your portfolio reflects your experience and love for creating new worlds.
  • You specialize in appealing Hand-Crafted Environment Art which is beautiful, practical, and performant.
  • You are well-versed in modern tools and techniques for creating modular, optimized game-ready content.
  • Work alongside Art, Engineering, and Design to evolve areas of development and create prototype assets to help facilitate cross department work as needed.
  • Help create, and evolve, the look of our in-game worlds through Prototype and the live version of the game.
  • Build final assets ranging from foliage, tiling materials, and terrain geometry to architecture and hero props.
  • Implement game-ready assets in UE5 while being mindful of performance.
  • Create vignettes to demonstrate proper asset use cases for internal and external developers.
  • Provide feedback to External Development as needed. This role will provide feedback to External Development, but External Development is not the focus of the job.

 

Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree (or equivalent certificate) in Art, Graphic Design, Game Design, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 6 years experience in a 3d Artist role within a game studio that includes, but not limited to, workflows for high and low poly modeling, texture painting, PBR material setup, mapping techniques, UV layout,  tools, lighting, and optimizations.
  • Strong portfolio demonstrating exceptional skills in environment and level creation and a deep understanding of composition, shape & form, architecture, lighting, exterior environment design.
  • Proficiency in using Unreal Engine 4+ for rapid prototyping.
  • Proficiency in using Substance Tools (Designer & Painter) and PBR workflows.
  • Proficiency with industry-standard 3D software, Zbrush and Maya (or other 3D modeling tools).
  • Basic level lighting skills.
  • An understanding of the impact of Environment Art on Level Design.
  • Excellent communication skills, with a proven ability to articulate design concepts and rationales to other team members and stakeholders.
  • Capability for self-directed work and taking a brief prompt and/or idea and pushing the visual boundaries to create something inspiring.
  • Work well on a highly collaborative team, providing constructive feedback to help steer the efforts of developers in and outside the Art department.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working on AAA titles (Previous work on an MMO is a big plus).
  • Strong understanding and practical experience with next-generation asset creation workflows.
  • Proficiency with industry-standard software, including Photoshop, Houdini and/or other procedural tooling skills.
  • Proficiency with advanced in-game lighting skills.
  • Ability to create environment VFX
  • Passion for gaming (especially MMOs), with an awareness of current industry trends and an understanding of player expectations.
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills, able to adapt quickly to new technologies, workflows, and ideas.

 

US Salary Range: $75,000 - 165,000 USD

 

We're always on the lookout for talented folks. Go ahead and apply, even if you're not sure you check all the boxes. Our Talent team will review your application and contact you if there is a potential fit.

Apply for this Job

* Required
resume chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)
cover_letter chosen  
(File types: pdf, doc, docx, txt, rtf)


Voluntary Self-Identification

For government reporting purposes, we ask candidates to respond to the below self-identification survey. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file.

As set forth in Fantastic Pixel Castle’s Equal Employment Opportunity policy, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected group status under any applicable law.

Race & Ethnicity Definitions

If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows:

A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability.

A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service.

An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense.

An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985.


Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability

Form CC-305
Page 1 of 1
OMB Control Number 1250-0005
Expires 04/30/2026

Why are you being asked to complete this form?

We are a federal contractor or subcontractor. The law requires us to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We have a goal of having at least 7% of our workers as people with disabilities. The law says we must measure our progress towards this goal. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had one. People can become disabled, so we need to ask this question at least every five years.

Completing this form is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer is confidential. No one who makes hiring decisions will see it. Your decision to complete the form and your answer will not harm you in any way. If you want to learn more about the law or this form, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp.

How do you know if you have a disability?

A disability is a condition that substantially limits one or more of your “major life activities.” If you have or have ever had such a condition, you are a person with a disability. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Alcohol or other substance use disorder (not currently using drugs illegally)
  • Autoimmune disorder, for example, lupus, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, HIV/AIDS
  • Blind or low vision
  • Cancer (past or present)
  • Cardiovascular or heart disease
  • Celiac disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Deaf or serious difficulty hearing
  • Diabetes
  • Disfigurement, for example, disfigurement caused by burns, wounds, accidents, or congenital disorders
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Gastrointestinal disorders, for example, Crohn's Disease, irritable bowel syndrome
  • Intellectual or developmental disability
  • Mental health conditions, for example, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD
  • Missing limbs or partially missing limbs
  • Mobility impairment, benefiting from the use of a wheelchair, scooter, walker, leg brace(s) and/or other supports
  • Nervous system condition, for example, migraine headaches, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Neurodivergence, for example, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, dyspraxia, other learning disabilities
  • Partial or complete paralysis (any cause)
  • Pulmonary or respiratory conditions, for example, tuberculosis, asthma, emphysema
  • Short stature (dwarfism)
  • Traumatic brain injury

PUBLIC BURDEN STATEMENT: According to the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless such collection displays a valid OMB control number. This survey should take about 5 minutes to complete.


Please reach out to our support team via our help center.
Please complete the reCAPTCHA above.