Gothic Serpent - Video Games, Horticulture, Movies, VFX

Jobs

If you want to work at Gothic Serpent, then you should have a desire to research, invent and explore.

If you have questions about compensation at Gothic Serpent, please review the Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy.

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Jobs available at Gothic Serpent
Environment Designer
Unreal Developer
Unity Designer
Unity Developer
Concept Artist
Researcher

Environment Designer (flat rate per project) Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy

There is a need for an environment designer to work environments for upcoming projects, particularly space simulation games.

In the best case, you will have a showreel that demonstrates a significant original work or be actively working on a space game such a 6 degree of freedom title, or a sci-fi themed game involving space ships.

Key Skills:

  • Unreal Engine
  • Knowledge of some 3d program like Blender, 3ds Max or Maya, and understanding of importing assets created there to Unreal
  • Understand Unreal Engine UI / fundamentals
  • Understand themes of design and lighting to coordinate environments
  • Thoroughly understand Unreal Static Meshes and how to link code to blueprints created from them for any entity, such as a weapon powerup or space ship with attributes like health and fuel
  • Thoroughly understand Unreal Engine blueprints, Unreal UMG, Unreal Marketplace assets, Epic Games Launcher pipeline to import assets from the marketplace
  • Thoroughly understand completing tasks using blueprints to perform gameplay functions

Nice to Have:

  • Texturing
  • Unreal building from source
  • Experience with Unreal Music integration

Desirable Experience:

  • At least one year prior experience in a similar development role
  • Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

Key Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
  • Time and priorities management aptitude
  • Analytical disposition, proactive

Unreal Developer (flat rate per project) Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy

There is a need for an Unreal Engine developer to work on upcoming projects, particularly space simulation games.

In the best case, you will have a showreel that demonstrates a significant original work or be actively working on a space game such a 6 degree of freedom title, or a sci-fi themed game involving space ships.

Key Skills:

  • Unreal Engine
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Understand Unreal Engine UI / fundamentals
  • Thoroughly understand Unreal Static Meshes and how to link code to blueprints created from them for any entity, such as a weapon powerup or space ship with attributes like health and fuel
  • Thoroughly understand Unreal Engine blueprints, Unreal UMG, Unreal Marketplace assets, Epic Games Launcher pipeline to import assets from the marketplace
  • Thoroughly understand completing tasks using blueprints to perform gameplay functions, and add replication to these tasks so they are properly configured for multiplayer play

Nice to Have:

  • Unreal Building from source
  • Unreal Dedicated servers
  • Unreal Linux toolchain support for serverside builds
  • Unreal AI for 6dof games - EQS / Behavior Trees / Don3D Pathfinding / UESVON
  • Experience with Unreal Music integration

Desirable Experience:

  • At least one year prior experience in a similar development role
  • Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

Key Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
  • Time and priorities management aptitude
  • Analytical disposition, proactive

Unity Designer (flat rate per project) Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy

There is a need for a Unity designer to work on upcoming pixel-based game projects, particularly a 2d platformer game, as well as a 2d roguelike topdown bullet-hell shooter game.

In the best case, you will have a showreel that demonstrates a significant original work or be actively working on a Unity platformer/roguelike pixel-based games.

Key Skills:

  • Unity
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Aseprite
  • Pyxel Edit
  • Understand Unity UI / fundamentals
  • Thoroughly understand .unity assets and editing their properties in the Unity inspector
  • Creating sprite sheets in Aseprite and Pyxel Edit
  • Using the Sprite Editor in unity to slice sprite sheets by cell size
  • Making animations from sliced sprite sheet image files, and tying animations into animation controller flow logic

Nice to Have:

  • Unity multiplayer knowledge
  • Unity AI pathfinding knowledge
  • Experience with Unity music integration

Desirable Experience:

  • At least one year prior experience in a similar development role
  • Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

Key Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
  • Time and priorities management aptitude
  • Analytical disposition, proactive

Unity Developer (flat rate per project) Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy

There is a need for a Unity developer to work on upcoming pixel-based game projects, particularly a 2d platformer game, as well as a 2d roguelike topdown bullet-hell shooter game.

In the best case, you will have a showreel that demonstrates a significant original work or be actively working on a Unity platformer/roguelike pixel-based games.

Key Skills:

  • Unity
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Understand Unity UI / fundamentals
  • Thoroughly understand .unity assets and editing their properties in the Unity inspector
  • Thoroughly understand performing gameplay functions with main playable character or AI characters using scripted C sharp files (such as running, firing weapons, jumping, or other behaviors and tie in interactions with other AI characters as well).

Nice to Have:

  • Unity multiplayer knowledge
  • Unity AI pathfinding knowledge
  • Experience with Unity music integration

Desirable Experience:

  • At least one year prior experience in a similar development role
  • Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

Key Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
  • Time and priorities management aptitude
  • Analytical disposition, proactive

Concept Artist (flat rate per project) Gothic Serpent Financial Compensation Policy

A concept artist is needed to help pre-visualize various creature characters. The concepts will be individual, detailed orthogonal versions of creature concepts and will not involve environments or multiple figures.

In the best case, you will have a showreel that demonstrates a significant original work of concept art that was eventually processed into a fully completed 3d design complemented with a carefully crafted texture set.

Key Skills:

  • Photoshop
  • Thoroughly understand composition, balance, positive and negative space, lighting, anatomy, form, and silhouette
  • Understand the creation and importance of orthogonal concept sketches (front, side, top views)
  • Understand color theory including complementary and analogous colors
  • Understand light and how it interacts with the colors mapped on 3D objects, including specular and diffuse light
  • Understand Photoshop mattes, layer masks, brushes, healing, blend modes, and adjustment layers including levels/curves/hue and saturation, including all other general aspects

Nice to Have:

  • Wacom Tablet
  • Attended life drawing classes
  • Knowledge of fine art
  • Knowledge of traditional art history
  • Feature experience
  • Broadcast experience
  • Knowledge of how to create a 3d model based on drawn concepts
  • Any ZBrush or 3ds Max knowledge, including UV mapping and ZBrush polypainting

Desirable Experience:

  • At least two years prior experience in a similar development role
  • Prior experience in the VFX production, entertainment, media or gaming industries

Key Qualities:

  • Effective communication skills, solutions oriented, friendly and personable
  • Time and priorities management aptitude
  • Analytical disposition, proactive

Researcher (company equity as payment)

This is a special offering to learn new things and try various experiments with the company during its growth cycle on a voluntary, opt-in basis in exchange for company equity. This is a technical offering and a broad skill set and desire for research will be required for consideration.

A requirement is that strict non-disclosure be maintained for all research projects, with the exception of any research work done for personal projects that do not relate to the organization in any way.

Research tasks:

  • Programming (html5, C#, C, C++, ajax, php, css, mysql, javascript)
  • 3d (motion capture, motion tracking, compositing, fire/water/cloth simulation, texturing, game development)
  • Philanthropy (U.S. education, diabetes awareness, tobacco awareness, global childhood mortality)
  • Electrical engineering (development of simple devices including gsm phones and netbooks)
  • Large-scale 3D Printing (low cost parts)
  • Batteries (next-generation battery development)
  • Contact Lens Display (without head-mount or attachments)
  • Nanotechnology using UV projected circuitry / miniaturized AI to influence swarms
  • High-Efficiency Propulsion system / Warp drive (development of aerial vehicle prototype / antimatter drives / ultra high energy matter conversion system for warp drive)