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VFX Artist - Candy Crush Saga

Stockholm 415

Craft:

Art

Job Description:

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

 About King

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.

Discover King at careers.king.com 

 

About King

King is the game developer behind the world- famous Candy Crush franchise, as well as mobile game hits including Farm Heroes, Bubble Witch and Pet Rescue. Candy Crush is the top- grossing franchise in US app stores, a position it has held for the last two years, and King’s games are being played by 245 million monthly active users as of Q3 2021. King, which is part of the Activision Blizzard group since its acquisition in 2016, employs nearly 2,000 people in game studios in Stockholm, Malmö, London, Barcelona and Berlin, and offices in San Francisco, New York, and Malta.

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 need to be in English.
Discover King at careers.king.com

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