Playground Games are looking to recruit a highly talented and passionate Vehicle Artist to join our Forza Horizon team on a contract basis. 

ABOUT US: 

As a premier first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and most of all fun. We are looking to expand our diverse team as we continue driving forward our BAFTA award-winning Forza Horizon franchise.   

About the Role: 

You'll be supporting the team in bringing new vehicles to Forza Horizon. You’ll have a portfolio focused on quality 3D vehicle work demonstrating a keen eye for detail. 

The successful candidate will have an excellent knowledge of modern 3D art techniques and be a highly motivated team player. 

This role is based in our state-of-the-art studio in Leamington Spa, with a hybrid work model in place. Relocation assistance is available if required.  

What You’ll do: 

  • Working as part of a team supporting vehicle content for Forza Horizon. 
  • Deliver work on time to an exceptional standard that is aligned to the artistic vision. 
  • Identify emerging risks and issues to raise with your Lead/Principal. 

What you’ll bring: 

  • Understanding of hard surface modelling, vehicle scale, form, and proportions. 
  • Solid understanding of modern PBR techniques and methodologies. 
  • Experience using 3Ds Max or similar 3D packages. 
  • Excellent 2D texturing skills using Adobe Photoshop and Substance Designer. 
  • A methodical approach to work and quality. 

DESIRABLE SKILLS & EXPERIENCE: 

  • Possess a 1st Class or 2:1 Honours degree in a relevant artistic degree or relevant experience from a similar industry. 
  • An up-to-date knowledge of the games industry and wider artistic industry developments. 
  • A professional work ethic and attitude. 
  • Clear written and verbal communication. 
  • A passion for vehicles, games and motorsport. 

This is a fantastic opportunity to make a world-class game with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios. 
 
Playground Games is proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we believe that diversity and inclusion fuels creativity.  We are dedicated to creating a safe, comfortable and welcoming working environment.   

We strive to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the diverse voices of our team members.  It drives our innovation and connects us closer to our players.  We are committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion across age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.  

At Playground Games we recognise the importance of self-development, career progression, well-being and retention of our colleagues. We celebrate difference and welcome everyone to join us and to be themselves at work. 

If you require any reasonable accommodation to apply for this position, please contact us on recruitment@playground-games.com 

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