Your role within our Kingdom
You will join our shared creative services team - Arthub! You will help in designing and creating amazing visual effects for Candy Crush. Whilst keeping the game stylistically consistent and appealing, you will be able to implement your own great ideas to make our games look dynamic and exciting for the player - working closely with other experienced artists, technical artists and developers. You will take part in building up the VFX community looking for opportunities to improve the VFX in- game but also develop and push the craft forward. This is an exciting opportunity to join a new team.
As a member of the Candy team you’ll participate in a cross- location and cross- team collaboration. We believe your communication and organisation skills will help you to champion our cooperation on features and information exchange among the teams.
Skills to Create Thrills
A creative person with a passion for games
You have experience in the game industry as a VFX artist
Good understanding of VFX fundamentals, including (but not limited to) timing, physics, motions, color theory, values, contrast, etc
Good proficiency in with Photoshop, 3D applications (Maya or 3D Studios Max) and particle editors, as well as AfterEffect or similar programs for pre- visualising VFX
You have knowledge of a wide and varied range of physical effects and a passion for interpreting them in a digital medium
Take ownership of tasks from Concept > Production > Implementation > Testing > Debugging
Adapting to and ensure VFX stays in line with Candy’s Game & Art Direction
Experience in utilising and adapting real time shaders and post processing effects
You can create original texture sprites and sprite sheets to create particle effects
Good knowledge in environmental effects, lighting and dynamics
Good technical expertise and familiarity with game engines and their performance requirements, experience of optimising VFX to run effectively on target hardware
Challenge and seek to improve VFX workflow & pipeline
Organize and collaborate cross- disciplinary to ensure your VFX strengthens the experience and gameplay as intended
An open mind and a collaborative attitude: embrace feedback, iterate your work, and share your knowledge with others
Comfortable working in English speaking environment
Proactive mindset in learning and taking ownership of your craft and career development
A portfolio in English demonstrating all aspects of your skill is required.
Tasty Bonus Skills
Ability to write scripts and actions to create VFX
Experience working in an agile project environment
Previous experience from creating casual and/or mobile games
King is a leading interactive entertainment company for the mobile world, with people all around the world playing one or more of our games, including franchises such as Candy Crush, Farm Heroes, Pet Rescue and Bubble Witch.
We have 249 million monthly active users as of fourth quarter 2019 across web, social and mobile platforms. King was acquired by Activision Blizzard Inc. (Nasdaq ATVI) in February 2016 and operates as an independent unit of the company.
A Great Saga Needs All Sorts of Heroes
Making games is fun. Especially when you do it with people who share the same idea of what makes a good workplace great. We design games for everyone, no matter where they are or who they are, and we employ all sorts of people from all kinds of backgrounds to bring them to life. Truth is, we simply cannot expect diversity in our players and originality in our games without first nurturing it in our people. A great saga needs all sorts of heroes.
Making the World Playful
Making the World Playful is what inspires us to create new experiences and raise the bar. It’s what makes King a place where we can all dream bigger, continue to add innovation to our games, broadening the portfolio and exploring new territories in mid- core and casual. We take the art and science of gaming to the next level through our curiosity for the unexplored, passion for games, respect for each other and love for our players – and we’re not afraid to have fun along the way. In fact, together with our parent company Activision Blizzard and experts around the world, we believe having fun is good for you. There has never been a better time to join us. We're dreaming bigger and see a world of possibilities ahead. If you share our passion, our values, and our hunger to shape the future, join us in Making the World Playful!
Applications needs to be in English.