Employer Profile: Firaxis Games, Sparks, MD

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Founded in 1996, Firaxis Games is a world renowned game development studio with an unwavering mission to “build games that stand the test of time”. The name Firaxis is a fusion of “fiery” and “axis”, communicating the company’s dynamic process of game development resulting in the creation of groundbreaking titles that deliver unparalleled gameplay and endless fun to millions of gamers around the globe. Under the creative direction of industry legend Sid Meier, Firaxis has released dozens of hit games on multiple platforms and is recognized as an industry leader in game development.

In 2005, Firaxis was acquired by Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., joining their 2K Games publishing label.

In 2012, Firaxis was named as the World’s #1 Developer of the Year by Game Informer Magazine.

Environment Artist

Paid/ Full-Time Position/ Start Date: ASAP

Environment Artist SUMMARY: Firaxis Games is looking for an exceptionally skilled Environment Artist to join one of our AAA teams. As an Environment Artist, you will create high quality assets that match the look and feel of the game world. The ideal candidate must have a solid grasp of modeling and texturing both organic and hard surfaced assets, as well as an excellent working knowledge of the tools and skills listed below. RESPONSIBILITIES: • You will be expected to create the highest quality textured hard surface and organic 3D art that adhere to the project’s vision while working with a team of environment artists in accomplishing the same. • Collaborate closely with the engineering and art teams to create beautiful and believable worlds without sacrificing performance, readability and gameplay.

Qualifications:

Thorough knowledge of modeling and texturing environments using ZBrush, 3DS Max and Photoshop (or equivalent 3D and 2D programs); A solid understanding of form, color and lighting. • Professional Unreal 3+ or similar engine experience is a plus; A passion for making games. ; Solid texturing and painting skills (an understanding of physically based materials is a plus). ; Excellent organic and hard surfaced modeling skills with a solid understanding of form and silhouette ;Exceptional communications skills, both oral and written.

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