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Intermediate Environment Artist Role

Create amazing stylized environments!

Space Rock Games is a fully-remote game development studio based in New Zealand. We are committed to ethical development practices with zero tolerance toward harassment and abuse while also having a no-crunch policy. 


Our first game, Criminals Within, is a 3rd person cooperative-only action adventure game set in a comedic medieval fantasy kingdom and is currently in development. 


We are looking for a talented Environment Artist with a passion for creating stunning stylized environments to join our game studio. The ideal candidate has at least 3 years of experience creating 3D game environments, with a focus on stylized art styles. You will work closely with the Creative Director and other artists to create immersive, visually appealing environments that bring our games to life.


If you are eager to tackle any problem that arises, if you love medieval fantasy and you like the flexibility of being able to work from wherever you want - we would love to hear from you!​

Job type 

Full-time contract role with flexible hours, remote only. ​

What you would be doing​

  • Create high-quality 3D environments using industry-standard tools and software
    Work closely with the Creative Director to ensure that the environments meet the artistic vision of the game

  • Collaborate with other artists, designers, and programmers to ensure that the environments are optimized for performance and gameplay

  • Create textures, materials, and shaders that are optimized for real-time rendering
    Continuously research and implement new techniques to improve the quality of our environments

  • Participate in reviews and critiques of your work, and provide feedback to others on the team

  • Communicate effectively with team members to ensure that deadlines are met and deliverables are of the highest quality

  • Contribute to the design of our levels by blocking out levels, ideating potential combat encounters and puzzle opportunities

What you must have

  • At least 3 years of experience as an Environment Artist, with a focus on creating stylized environments for games

  • Proficiency in 3D modeling and texturing software such as Blender, Maya, 3ds Max, ZBrush, Substance Painter, or Photoshop

  • Strong understanding of lighting, color theory, composition, and other fundamental art principles

  • Experience working with game engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity.

  • Ability to take feedback and iterate quickly

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills

  • A portfolio that showcases your environment art skills, with a focus on stylized environments for games

What is advantageous to have

  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 preferably 5

  • Proficiency with Blender

  • Experience working on PC/Console games

  • Experience working on AAA games

Salary range

NZD $60,000 - $75,000 based on relevant experience.

Why work with us

  • You can work on an awesome medieval fantasy action game coming to PC/Console

  • You can actually meaningfully contribute to the game and it’s design

  • Flexible working hours

  • Strict no crunch policy

  • Work from home - or anywhere you want as long as you have access to internet

  • Profit pool - we all benefit from a successful game

  • Stock options

  • Team building and games nights

  • Friendly, respectful and supportive working environment

  • Time to explore learning opportunities

If you are interested please don't hesitate to reach out. Send us an email at with your portfolio and CV and we will be in touch!

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