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Company: Nintendo
Location: Austin, TX
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Technology, Software, IT, Electronics

Description

Retro Studios   Founded in 1998, Retro Studios is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nintendo Company, Ltd.  Retro is a state-of-the-art game development studio, working in conjunction with Nintendo to bring award-winning games to Nintendo's cutting-edge next-generation platforms.  Retro Studios is located in beautiful Austin, Texas. With rolling hills, scenic waterways, abundant wildlife, vibrant music and film scenes, and a laid-back cosmopolitan culture, Austin is a dynamic city with an excellent quality of life.  Austin's sunny weather also supports a great range of outdoor activities, providing plenty of venues for top-notch game developers to recharge and unwind.   Announced by Nintendo in January 2019, Retro Studios is currently in the midst of developing Metroid Prime 4 for the Nintendo Switch.

 

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

  • Creates the in-game visuals for landscapes and various organic props for environments.
  • Sculpting, modeling and texturing terrain for environments.
  • Creates organic assets using Substance, ZBrush, Maya
  • Conveys visual storytelling through layout
  • Ensures artistic style is consistent with defined visual style for the game
  • Takes ownership of environmental assets and scene layout while encouraging collaboration across multiple disciplines to achieve high quality, innovative environment art
  • Collaborates with the other Environment Artists as well as members of other disciplines (Concept Art, Design, etc.)

*This job description outlines primary duties and requirements and is not intended to identify all tasks that may be performed; individuals occupying the position may be required to perform other duties.  The company may modify job duties from time to time, either in practice or in writing.



Qualifications

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS
  • Minimum three years' experience in an Environment Artist role with an emphasis on terrain, layout, and organic prop generation.
  • Ideally, has shipped at least one high quality game.  Strong portfolio is most important in determining the right candidate.
  • Portfolio must demonstrate:
    • Competency in terrain composition & layout
    • Strengths in creating rocks, cliffs, trees, and foliage.
    • Strong sense of realistic proportions.
    • Familiarity with current modeling and texture workflows
    • Strong visual and spatial storytelling skills
    • Knowledge of PBR pipelines.
  • Experience with world editors and level construction software
  • Experience with World Machine (or similar), ZBrush, Maya and Substance Suite
  • Houdini experience a big plus but not a necessity
Retro Studios is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a welcoming and inclusive environment in service to one another, our products, the diverse consumers we represent, and the communities we call home. We do all of this with kindness, empathy and respect for each other.


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