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The goal at XR Games is to be the best developer of VR titles in the world.

Founded in 2017, XR Games is a multi award-winning virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) game development studio with over 100 members of staff. We make games that provide 3D virtual experiences for players to navigate, explore, and have fun in.

We work closely with Sony Pictures to bring movie licences to life in VR as well as working with the world’s largest publishers and hardware manufacturers such as Meta, PlayStation, Microsoft, and more!

Following the success and critical acclaim of projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever, we are now working on multiple high-profile projects with recognisable IP’s & licences as we continue to grow and invest in our future.

The Role

We are looking for an Environment Artist to join our team working on an exciting unannounced VR game with a licensed movie IP. You will have the chance to take ownership for areas of the project as well as taking on informal mentoring duties for junior artists.

Your Accountabilities

  • Asset Creation - You will work with the art team in the creation of game-ready assets for the project. You will be able to take ownership of a specific environment within the project, contributing your artistic skills to shape its visual identity.

  • Optimisation - You will be responsible for optimising assets to enhance performance and memory efficiency while maintaining the intended visual quality. This involves understanding techniques for reducing file sizes, optimising polygon counts, and improving frame rates to ensure a smooth player experience.

  • Mentoring - You will have the opportunity to informally mentor and train more junior artists. This involves sharing your knowledge, providing guidance on best practices, reviewing artwork, and helping them develop their skills and understanding of game development principles.​

Are you the right person?

The right person for this role will already have experience in an environment artist role in a games studio, we are looking for someone who can showcase stylised environment work on their portfolio.

Our Values - Creative / Reliable / Problem Solver / Collaborative / Positive / Authentic

Our culture values are the DNA of what makes a good XR Games Employee. Throughout the interview process our team will be seeking evidence of these values in your personality, behaviour & experiences and will be taken into account alongside your work experience, skills and knowledge when it comes to hiring decisions.

Core Competencies:

  • Experienced creating stylised environments for a video game

  • Strong 3D modelling skills

  • Good examples of high-quality texturing

  • Wider knowledge of optimised UV’s

  • Good understanding of composition

  • Able to apply composition knowledge within a game engine

  • Natural artistic abilities

At XR Games hybrid & flexible working is standard, we have a blended team who could be based in our Leeds HQ or remote around the world depending on the role.

For this role to be successful, we will require the person to be based in the studio and therefore being 100% remote is not a possibility. We can and will assist financially with relocation for those looking to do so as well as sponsoring visas too.

Package Includes;

  • 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays)

  • +1 extra birthday holiday

  • Flexible start time – work when works best for you!

  • Access to Currys Tech Scheme

  • Access to a Private Healthcare plan

  • State of the art office facility – complete with a fully equipped bar, gym, pool table, multiple games rooms, high spec kitchen areas with breakfast provided…

  • UK relocation financial assistance

  • Regular employee socials such as game launch parties, Game Jams and more

  • Free game codes for our latest titles

  • Total 8% shared contribution pension

Have you made it this far?

If you’re still reading, we think there’s a strong chance you might be our kind of person.

Here’s the thing, though — research suggests that 60% of women and underrepresented folks might have already talked themselves out of applying. Even if you don’t check every box above, we want to encourage you to introduce yourself.

We believe a diversity of perspectives and experiences makes a team stronger — and the stronger our team, the closer we are to developing the best VR games possible.