Job Openings Environment Artist

About the job Environment Artist

"A propeller rumbles in the distance. You turn your head and gaze towards the horizon as you find yourself standing on the ledge of a steep drop with nothing but skies beneath you. An approaching gust throws you off balance and you feel as if you're about to tip over and down into the abyss. As your body jolts into action, correcting your stance, you hear a friend behind you scream "watch out!". A flying craft, the Wasp, bursts through the clouds and heads straight towards you, chased by a menacing creature whose wingbeat echoes across the skies. This, you realize, is how your Atmosfar begins."

If your imagination is already churning, and you want to help us craft these kinds of experiences, come join us at Apog Labs! As our Environment Artist, you'll help create the physical space where the players experience Atmosfar through crafting beautiful natural biome content, sculpt and generate terrain and place props; making the world of planet Tycos come alive! Learn more about Atmosfar here.

The position is offered as a full-time employment in a hybrid work location setting meaning that you'll need to spend at least half of the working week at our office in Malmö, Sweden.

About the position

What you will do

  • Create game environment assets by modeling and texturing a variety of stylized environment and architecture props
  • Create your own textures and materials
  • Create PBR textures and materials to compliment the title's art direction
  • Build environments according to world design requirements, bearing gameplay traversal and metrics in mind
  • Collaborate with the rest of the art team to continually revise game environments and refine the visual experience
  • Be mindful of memory and performance restrictions
  • Apply procedural workflows when populating the world using your own but also already existing assets
  • Work in Unreal Engine and Blender

Who you are

  • Strong 3D modeling and texturing skills with the ability to both sculpt organics and model hard surfaces
  • Solid understanding of industry standard tools such as Photoshop, Substance Painter, Substance Designer, Zbrush and Blender
  • Experience from game level production with a strong focus on layout and composition
  • At least three (3) years of experience working with environment art or other relevant role
  • At least one (1) relevant title shipped as an Environment Artist
  • Artistic at heart with a technical skill set
  • Excellent communication and problem-solving skills
  • Interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proficient in written and spoken English

When you're a bonus

  • Experience working with technical art
  • Experience working with Unreal Engines PCG
  • Interest in open world survival games
  • An indie mentality of flexibility and proactive problem solving
  • An education within a relevant field

About Apog Labs

Who we are

Founded in 2017 and the developers of Atmosfar and Airport CEO, were a growing studio of eight developers with our roots stemming from indie game development and brand new offices in the heart of Malmö, Sweden. We strive towards an inclusive, collaborative, and relaxed work environment enabling us to empower our games with gameplay experiences leaving lasting memories. We enjoy making elegant design choices, effective iterations and prioritize development agility across our entire production pipeline. We develop systems-driven game experiences mixed with a significant portion of imagination and wonder, resulting in games that are equally as fun to develop as playing.

What we offer

  • 30 days of vacation
  • Occupational pension
  • Wellness allowance
  • A great team to befriend
  • A cozy office with great equipment
  • Access to the local Malmö game developer community
  • Opportunity to join an expanding indie studio with an exciting future

How to apply

Please apply with a resume, short cover letter and link to your online portfolio, all together demonstrating why we would be a great match for each other. If you're the right person for the job we want to hear from you and we encourage applications from all suitable candidates regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, belief, race, or any other protected category.

Applications will be reviewed continuously so apply today; starting date will be set to as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer any relocation package, assist with immigration, or offer the job as a remote position.