Climax is one of the leading creative lights of independent games development with an outstanding line of top published titles. It truly is an exciting and inspiring place to work in the heart of Gunwharf Quays, at our harbourside studio in Portsmouth, UK.

We are looking for an experienced VFX artist with the ability to integrate and contribute to the team creating innovative experiences via realistic, cool animations, particle simulations and spot effects.

Proven experience in Unreal 4/ 5, technical expertise with Maya are certainly of benefit.


  • Create and implement realistic VFX animations into Unreal 4/ 5

  • Create realistic particle simulations and implement into Unreal 4/ 5

  • Create and optimise material shaders and blueprints

  • Work closely with our VFX programmers

  • Critique and iterate in a group

  • Follow and recreate established art styles

  • Reliably demonstrate an aptitude for the platform technology, asset discipline and pipeline processes


  • 2/3 years industry experience

  • Some experience creating realistic style particle simulations

  • Creative and self motivated

  • Strong and versatile VFX skills

  • Experience in Unreal 4/ 5

  • Experience using Maya

  • HoudiniFX knowledge

  • Extremely quality oriented

  • Experience with material shaders

  • Blueprint experience

  • Strong verbal, written and visual communication skills

  • An artistic education to at least graduate level

  • Strong folio including examples of realistic VFX


  • Successfully worked with iterative development and rapid game play prototyping

  • Console development experience

  • Lighting skill

  • Houdini knowledge


  • Excellent holiday package

  • Regular social events

  • Fresh fruit and snacks

  • A friendly, focused, ambitious and relaxed working environment

  • Ongoing training and development, with career progression

  • Discount card for all the shopping centre stores

  • Great seafront location, a short walk from the rail station, bars, restaurants, coffee shops

  • Group Private Medical Insurance provided by BUPA

  • Group Life Insurance

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Private Dental Insurance

  • Group Income Protection

  • Company Pension Scheme

  • Cycle To Work Scheme

  • Eye-Care Vouchers


  • Bring your doggo to work! We're a dog friendly studio, bring your pooch in to meet us.

  • Bean to cup coffee machine in the studio.

  • Fresh fruit and healthy snacks provided daily, breakfast and some not so healthy snacks.

  • In-house clubs and socials. From board games, tennis, football to D&D nights, there are lots of opportunities to socialise.

  • Regular Socials including Project Wrap Parties, team and studio events, Christmas and annual Summer parties and some great charity fundraising events.