Game Developer Jobs - 2D Environmental Artist, 2D Puppet Animator - 13AM Games Toronto

Toronto developer 13AM Games is looking for a couple of artists to join the team for their upcoming game, Dawn of the Monsters. This is the indie team behind Runbow, and Double Cross and you can find all the details, including how to apply, below.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send the following to takashi@13amgames.com with the subject line of “The position you are applying for - Your Name” (Eg. 2D Puppet Animator - Jane Smith)

  • Your up-to-date resume (PDF preferred)

  • A cover letter

  • A link to your online portfolio or previous work

We appreciate all applications, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

2D ENVIRONMENTAL ARTIST

10 month full time contract, in office

Start Date: September 30th, 2019

We are looking to contract a 2D Environmental Artist to produce environment concept art and game ready assets for a video game. The ideal candidate will be able to follow direction from the art director and execute on a established style to create concept art for cityscapes and other environments, and execute the approved concepts using digital painting, basic 3D modelling, texturing and normal mapping. 

Main Duties:

  • Working as part of Art Team, reporting to the Art Director

  • Producing concept art for various environments as well as other props, such as vehicles, structures and others.

  • Creating basic 3D assets

  • Creating normal maps

  • Creating backdrops/skyboxes

  • Executing deliverables under deadlines

Requirements:

  • Digital online portfolio of art

  • 3+ years of artistic experience

  • Experience with producing digital environmental concept art

  • Skills in cityscapes, building, and prop design

  • Some experience with 3D modelling

  • Good communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team

  • Ability to work and execute pieces on an established art style

  • Ability to take feedback and iterate quickly

Bonus Skills:

  • Vehicle design

  • Basic knowledge of Unity game engine

  • Previous experience in the games industry

2D PUPPET ANIMATOR

10 month full time contract, in office

Start Date: September 30th, 2019

We’re looking for a 2D Puppet Animator to join our team to animate characters for a video game. The ideal candidate will be able to take a designed character, render it, rig it, and animate it according to an assigned animation list. There is also the potential for this position to include character design and/or VFX depending on skills and/or previous experience.

Main Duties:

  • Working as part of Art Team, reporting to the Art Director

  • Rigging and animating 2D characters in Spine for implementation in Unity

  • Rendering and creating normal maps for characters

  • Creating VFX for characters (skill-dependent)

  • Executing deliverables under deadlines

Requirements:

  • Digital online portfolio of art

  • 3+ years of artistic experience

  • Experience with 2D rigging

  • Experience with 2D puppet animation

  • Good communication skills and ability to work well as part of a team

  • Ability to take feedback and iterate quickly

  • Basic knowledge of Unity game engine an asset, but not a requirement

Bonus Skills:

  • Experience with Spine

  • Creating VFX (particle systems or hand animated)

  • Character/Creature design

  • Basic knowledge of Unity game engine

  • Previous experience in the games industry

13AM Games Releases Double Cross On Nintendo Switch And Steam

Our friends over at 13AM Games have released their first non-Runbow game - Double Cross is out now on Steam and Switch. The action platformer has you playing as Zahra, an agent for R.I.F.T (Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology) who keeps the peace between all dimensions:

A recent attack on R.I.F.T. headquarters thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their R.I.F.T. developed gear to sling, swing, fight and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of R.I.F.T.’s attacker and save every variation of the universe.

The game is enjoying a 25% launch discount right now, so head over to Steam or Switch to download today!

13AM Games' Double Cross Gets A New Trailer And Release Month

We won’t have much longer to get our hands on 13AM Games’ second game Double Cross as 13AM Games announced the game will hit Nintendo Switch, and PC in January. Additionally we got a new trailer which you can check out below!

Additionally 13AM Games posted some updates on Runbow for Switch and PS4 which came out earlier this year.

Runbow Developer Announced New Game: Double Cross

Our friends over at 13AM Games announced their newest game today - Double Cross, which was announced for Nintendo Switch and PC. Double Cross is a 2D platformer, where you're also given a "proton slinger" which let's you grab onto objects as you traverse through the level - but you can check that out in the trailer below.

"Double Cross is an exciting action adventure game that has players take on the role of Zahra,
an agent of RIFT—Regulators of Interdimensional Frontiers and Technology— whose job it is
to maintain peace and order between all dimensions. A recent attack on RIFT headquarters
thrusts players into a thrilling new case where they must use their RIFT-developed gear to sling,
swing, fight, and investigate across distinct dimensions. During their travels players will gather
clues to bring themselves one step closer to finding the identity of RIFT’s attacker and save every variation of the universe."

Double Cross is announced for Switch and PC with a planned release date of this year. If you're at PAX this weekend you can also check it out.