Lab42 is a best in class cross-platform game developer based in the UK. Now in our sixth-year, our headcount has grown to nearly 50 experienced people supported by a veteran management team with backgrounds from Activision, Codemasters and EA.
With an exceptional engineering team who bring experience of working directly on dozens of titles across a range of platforms, we are ideally set up to take on the responsibility of full SKU development, adaptations & ports from platform to platform and focused co-development where our adaptable production techniques and processes enable us to dovetail with our partners.
We hold the official license for World Snooker and internally developed the photo-realistic, sports/simulation Snooker19, the first in an ongoing game franchise, for all major Consoles and PC. That’s in addition to providing a range of development services and special projects to a growing client list which features Activision, Paradox, Sega, Klei Entertainment, Aspyr, Magmic, Ripstone and WayForward.
It’s an exciting time to be part of the Sumo family, winners of the Develop: Star Awards 2019 Best Studio and GI Biz 2020 Best Places to Work; big things are on the horizon and we want you to be part of our continued journey. Join us!
Lab42 is made up of a diverse mix of fantastic people, although sometimes, some groups are still under-represented. We are working to remove obstacles that can make it difficult for those groups to progress their careers in the games industry. We welcome applications from under-represented people in the gaming industry, including, but not limited to BAME, LGBQT+, women, people with physical disabilities, neurodiversity or mental health issues, and parents or carers.
The role @ Lab42
We have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Environment Artist to help create rich interesting worlds for our games. You will be working on some of the biggest franchises in games as well as original IP. We are looking for an artist with a wealth of experience in driving quality standards on AAA titles.
Within this role you will:
Be responsible for creating high quality environment art.Ensure that the artistic style of the game is consistently implemented and performant.Have a keen eye for environmental storytelling and a strong ability to communicate ideas and collaborate with a design team.Have flexibility in terms of creating artwork in differing styles and genre of game.Should be able to work well with others.Proactively seek feedback from Lead Artists & Creative Directors.With production, break down tasks and schedule your own work and that of the junior environment art team.Mentorship - give constructive feedback and clear direction to junior environment artists.Document processes and knowledge share.
To be successful you will need to have:
Proven track record in at least 3 shipped titles (preferably AAA).Excellent 3D art skills.Excellent compositional, world building skills and all-around artistic expertise and flare.Expertise in 3ds Max or Maya (or both)Knowledge or use of Zbrush is a plus.Expertise in Photoshop & other technologies utilised in the production of game art.Knowledge of Substance Painter / Designer is a plus.Expertise or knowledge of implementing artwork into Unreal Engine 4 or Unity.Familiarity with developing games in a multi-platform, multi-project environment.The ability and eagerness to learn and adopt new software, tools and technologies.Able to work with a high level of motivation & self-direction.Strong communication and organisational skills.Strong problem-solving skills.Excellent time management skills.Ability to follow process and pipelines, evangelise best practices.
Why should you work at Lab42?
Lab42 was formed 6 years ago with just one developer, and we have grown organically to over 40 staff over those. Now part of the Sumo Group we’re based in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa; a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene
We are a small, dedicated bunch with experience, drive, passion and creativity. Lab42 has a flexible working environment that make this a relaxed and friendly place to work. By prioritising the happiness and wellbeing of our staff we have been able to hire many industry veterans, and we are proud to have one of the lowest rates of staff attrition in game development. Recently we have been nominated for and received several “Best Place to Work” awards for our focus on fostering a happy work environment with strong no-crunch policies. As part of Sumo Group, Lab42 offers a range of competitive and customisable benefits, and works with several industry leading partners to provide our staff with the opportunity to work on top-quality projects.
To apply for this role please include your current CV and any relevant portfolio content. You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this role.