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Game Artist

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Job description

🌟 Allow us to introduce ourselves

Ancient Gaming, an innovative software creator for the future of iGaming, bucks the trend that has lacked innovation for two decades. We're not trend followers; we're trendsetters. As iGaming pioneers, we challenge the status quo, crafting not just appealing software but a whole new experience for the innovative, high-spending generation seeking to reinvent gaming interactions. Founded in 2018 in Malta, we've become a global presence with 100+ dedicated team members spanning across our brands and 30+ countries. And yes, we're proudly remote-first!

🚀 Your mission as the Game Artist!

We are seeking a talented and experienced Game Artist responsible for creating and developing high-quality content and game imagery based on specific game mechanics/storyboards and briefs. They will work in collaboration with product managers, game developers, and key stakeholders to create stunning assets for use in projects and games. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in using Spine and 2D animation software as well as UI/UX design, with proven experience in creating animations and dynamic games for the web. This role involves prototyping game arts and characters, as well as contributing to the overall game design process.

You will be working on:

  • CSGORoll: the world’s #1 skin gaming site. A community social gaming platform targeted towards CS2 players, featuring unique in-house custom-built games such as Roulette, Crash, Unboxing, and PVP.

What you’ll be doing:

  • Create high-quality animations of characters, objects, backgrounds, symbols, and logos using Spine animation software.
  • Collaborate with a cross-functional team of game developers, product managers, and stakeholders to develop game visuals from concept to final production.
  • Create high-quality storyboards and animations in Spine in all areas of the game from characters to backgrounds to game symbols and visual elements.
  • Produce concepts and mock-ups and assist developers throughout the game development process.
  • Provide creative input for new game concepts and mechanics during ideation sessions.
  • Continually optimize assets, keeping art files organized and primed for animation and game development.
  • Embrace feedback from your peers, using it to refine and perfect your designs until they shine with the desired artistic vision.
  • Maintain consistency in art style and quality across all facets of the game.
  • Share knowledge and recommend best practices in your area of operation.

Job requirements

You will thrive in this role if you have:

  • Degree in Art, Design, Animation, or a related field.
  • 3+ years experience working as a game artist, or a similar role in the social and/or real money gaming industry.
  • Excellent understanding and ability to animate in Esoteric Spine.
  • Strong understanding of animation principles, such as key poses, squash and stretch, anticipation, follow-through, etc.
  • Skilled in designing and creating original graphics from scratch with efficiency, along with full proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite tools, specifically After Effects and Illustrator.
  • Understanding of game mechanics and how to compile animations for a game pipeline.
  • A proactive self-starter attitude, with excellent collaboration skills.
  • Passion for innovation and a customer-centric approach to product development.
  • Has outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Has the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, results-driven environment.
  • A desire to push animation in video games to new levels.

What’s in it for you?

  • Flexibility Policy – It's about giving you the freedom to structure your workday in a way that best suits your lifestyle and responsibilities outside of work
  • Work-from-anywhere Policy – you have the chance to work from anywhere in the world, we are a remote-first company and we are proud of it!
  • Every year for our team-building we choose a location and go there to celebrate our achievements together
  • A dedicated budget to purchase all the equipment you need to set up your home office
  • L&D budget for you to develop your skills!
  • Spill Mental Health Service – full access to counseling for any employees who need it
  • Innovative, fun, flat structured rapidly growing company with endless opportunities to grow

This post outlines our ideal candidate and serves as an inspiration for what this role can evolve into. Even if you consider yourself an 80% fit but have a genuine passion for this position, we encourage you to apply. We're eager to hear from individuals who share our enthusiasm. Ancient Gaming is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.