Cyber Manatee GmbH is hiring 3D ENVIRONMENT ARTIST (M/F/*) (Remote Job)


Posted: about 1 month
Art and Animation
Cyber Who?
Cyber Manatee is a young game development studio from Cologne, Germany. We are focusing on narrative-driven, emotional and ambitious indie games.

Right now, we are working on our first commercial project which is going to be a first-person mystery-thriller set in the German hinterland of the 1980s. Players will find themselves in an abandoned border area surrounded by forests, ruins, bunkers and odd residents to uncover a personal secret that has accompanied them for more than 20 years. On their journey, they will be confronted with supernatural encounters as well as an ancient cult. To solve this mystery, players will have to question their understanding of truth and give it all to make it out alive.

Who are we looking for?
A highly motivated and talented Environment Artist to join our team remotely. This person will be creating the dense world of our game. Therefore, the ideal candidate is experienced in modeling and texturing, as well as in level art (set dressing) and lighting.

  • Vegetation: Trees, Foliage, Terrain (e.g. with Speedtree)
  • Structural: Houses, Warehouse, Bridges, Castle Ruins
  • Props: Interior, Decorational
  • Texturing of created assets, creation of materials
  • Work closely with level designers to translate blockouts into set dressed environments
  • Experience with the game asset creation pipeline (Modelling, Sculpting, Texturing)
  • Working with 3D modelling & texturing software (e.g. Speedtree, Blender, Substance)
  • Familiarity with Unreal Engine workflows (incl. Engine Editor, Material Editor)
  • Have a knack for the mystery genre
Bonus / Nice to have:
  • Experience or interest in Speedtree
  • Located in North-Rhine Westphalia
  • A shipped game
  • Enjoys working on narrative focused games
  • Part-time for 6 months
  • You can work fully remotely or come to our shared office in Cologne on 2 days a week.
  • Start Date January 2022
Your Opportunity & Benefits:

Becoming a part of a newly established studio is your chance to have a lot of influence on how we do things, make an impact and take responsibility.

  • Be part of a young team and its development to shape the product.
  • You are in charge of your field of expertise.
  • A lot of room to learn and grow.
  • You have a real impact on a game in the early stages.
  • You don’t have to know it all (but you can make up for it with your drive to find solutions).
  • Chance to become an integral part of our team long-term.
  • Be labeled a manatee.
Why Cyber Manatee?
You won't just join a team of passionate developers, but a diverse, open-minded group of friends with a broad skill set in a variety of professions and the goal to create amazing experiences. We don't just want to develop “another” game, we are aiming for the special thing that means something to us as creators as well as to the players. Our games address socially relevant topics and offer new perspectives. While making them, we want to learn, work hard, have fun and form relationships that we can build on. If this sounds like a team you’d be interested in working with, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

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  • [Full name] - [Job you are applying for] in the subject of your email
  • Brief cover letter & including earliest start date
  • CV
  • Link to portfolio
  • Limit the size of your sent files to 2 MB

About Cyber Manatee GmbH

We are Cyber Manatee – an independent game studio based in Cologne (Germany), focused on creating ambitious and emotionally engaging video games. And sometimes just small, cute ones.

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