Kwalee is an expanding, independent mobile games developer and publisher based in the beautiful town of Leamington Spa, England, within the area known as Silicon Spa where over 3,000 game developers work.
Kwalee is one of the world's fastest growing studios and has rapidly become the largest hyper-casual publisher in the UK.
Thanks to hit games including Draw it, Looper, Jetpack Jump, Shootout 3D, Go Fish!, Plank! and Rocket Sky, Kwalee has hundreds of millions of players across the globe, placing us within the top 5 mobile developers worldwide.
The company was founded in 2011 by David Darling CBE - awarded by the Queen, co-founder of Codemasters and comprises of a highly skilled and creative team that has doubled its size in the last year.
The team includes many industry veterans and the original creator of the Micro Machines video games (yes, you read well, we have celebrities here!).
As a Games Artist you’re creative, enthusiastic and have a passion for games and all the art that you can create in them.
What you will be doing
Taking responsibility for the art on multiple small mobile game projects
Creating 2D / 3D art assets and integrating them in Unity
Participating in art reviews and being receptive to feedback and art direction
Troubleshooting any art issues from a creative and technical standpoint.
How you will be doing this
You'll be part of an agile and creative team and work closely with them to coordinate efforts and get the best results.
You'll think creatively and be motivated by challenges and constantly striving for the best.
You'll work with cutting edge technology, if you need software or hardware to get the job done efficiently, you can get it. We even have a robot!
Our talented team is our signature. We have a highly creative atmosphere with around 70 staff where you’ll have the opportunity to contribute daily to important decisions.
You’ll work within an extremely experienced and passionate team, including David Darling and the creator of the Micro Machines video games.
Skills and requirements
At least 4 years of experience as Games Artist
Solid understanding of art and design fundamentals
Good all rounder - ability to create game ready art assets in 2D as well as 3D, and can demonstrate it in a portfolio of work.
A creative indie’ mindset - you have the ability to quickly learn new tools and techniques and a willingness to dip your toes into a number of disciplines (UI / VFX / Animation etc)
Excellent knowledge of Unity
Ability to rapidly prototype ideas and aren’t too concerned about AAA polish.
You’re a team player with a desire to help juniors and teach them the tricks of the trade
You must have the full right to work within the UK
An interest in mobile games - in particular hyper-casual.
Experience with development processes such as GIT and Management Tools
We do we offer
We want everyone involved in our games to share our success, that’s why we have a generous team profit sharing scheme from day 1 of employment
In addition to a competitive salary we also contribute to your pension, offer private medical cover and life assurance
Complete freedom to design and make your own games every Wednesday)
Access to on site gym - no more skiving!
25 days of paid holidays plus bank holidays
Great work-life balance with flexible working hours
Quarterly team building days - work hard, play hard!
Entertainment area with consoles, pool table, tennis table and darts!
Monthly employee awards
Free snacks, fruit and drinks
We firmly believe in creativity and innovation and that a fundamental requirement for a successful and happy company is having the right mix of individuals.
With the right people in the right environment anything and everything is possible.