Intrepid Studios is looking for a highly imaginative artisan of magic, a maker of spells, a wizard of technology who compulsively makes the fantastical real. We are looking for a real time special effects artist to join our award winning team of visual effects artists to work on our epic MMORPG Ashes of Creation.


  • Ability to create exceptional real time visual effects

  • Creation of assets from scratch using in engine and 3rd party tools.

  • 3D modeling and UV mapping skills

  • Ability to proactively work across departments to discuss and overcome technical obstacles

  • Driven to innovate and solve problems


  • AAA Game Development Experience

  • Unreal Engine experience

  • Multidisciplinary background

  • Scripting or coding experience

  • Houdini

  • Simulation experience (Destruction, Fluids, etc)

  • Experience creating visual effects in a range of styles

  • Avid gamer with a love for Fantasy MMO titles

Required Application Materials

  • Resume

  • Reel demonstrating your VFX skills

  • Cover letter which should include:

  • Why you are interested in working at Intrepid

  • What games you are currently playing

About Us:

Founded in 2015, Intrepid Studios is the independent developer and publisher of the upcoming and Most Anticipated MMORPG, Ashes of Creation. Based in beautiful Southern California, Intrepid has assembled a veteran AAA team of tremendous talent and experience in the MMORPG industry. The gaming industry can be a turbulent storm of hiring cycles and layoffs. We’ve set out to do something different, to break this cycle and create an independent studio capable of withstanding the chaos of this industry. We’ve brought on-board a team of professionals that hold a diverse set of skills, and who all share a singular goal: making fun games. The studio is designed to be an open place for collaboration and communication, a place that is conducive to team building and success. Our goal is to build a family that will laugh together, play together, succeed together, and stay together.

All posted positions are full-time with generous medical benefit options covered 100% by employer for employees and dependents plus paid vacation & sick days, and 401k with matching. Please note that while positions are currently remote due to the COVID-19 situation, they are expected to be on-site at our San Diego studio when regular office practices resume.

We're proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. Intrepid Studios will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Applicants of all ages, identities, and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Intrepid Studios will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Note to Recruiters and Placement Agencies: We do not accept unsolicited agency resumes. Unsolicited resumes received will be considered our property and will be processed accordingly.