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VFX Artist

Splash Damage


Splash Damage is a game development studio that creates team-based multiplayer experiences. They are looking for a Real-Time VFX Artist who will be responsible for creating high-fidelity, game-ready effects. The ideal candidate should have expertise with a real-time engine, game engine particle systems, and 3D simulation software. They should also have a solid grasp of real-world reference and principles of physics, and be self-motivated and well-organized under tight deadlines. The company offers a comprehensive benefits package, including on-site and hybrid working patterns, performance-related pay, enhanced pension contributions, and extensive mental health support. Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

Job description

About Splash Damage

We believe that games play better with friends. For more than 20 years, we’ve been creating team-based multiplayer experiences that have entertained tens of millions of players all over the world and forged countless new friendships along the way.

Our studio culture is rooted in our open, friendly, and collaborative environment. Our games are made by people from all over the world, from our entry-level Fresh Talent hires to industry veterans, and we believe that fostering that diverse culture is the best way to build both our games and our studio. We have won numerous awards, including a ‘World-Class’ accreditation by Best Companies and being named one of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to work for.

Our offices are based in Bromley, UK, and our teams have access to working patterns that work for them.


We offer a comprehensive benefits package for you and your family, including:

  • On-site and Hybrid working patterns help us spend the right amount of time together
  • Substantial performance-related pay system on top of your basic compensation, along with enhanced pension contributions and our life assurance scheme
  • Bespoke VISA and relocation packages for you and your family, with support from our team throughout the whole process
  • 25 days of holiday and 8 Bank Holidays a year, plus our annual studio closure between Christmas and New Year’s
  • Private Medical and Dental Cover for you and your family, along with a 24/7 digital GP service
  • Extensive Mental Health support, with Line Manager Mental Health training, a group of Mental Health First-Aiders, and on-site or remote counselling
  • Our bespoke Learning and Development course framework to help you grow as an employee, manager, and leader
  • Industry-leading fully paid 30 weeks maternity leave & 10 weeks paternity leave

The Role

The day-to-day work will be centered on crafting high-fidelity, game-ready effects. Tasks may include generating bespoke environmental effects for levels and cinematics, implementing elements for game features, and performing optimisations. You will also communicate with designers and engineers to serve gameplay progress, and action feedback from your Lead and the project Art Director.Essential skills:
  • expertise with a realtime engine, UE4 or UE5.
  • expertise with game engine particle systems, preferably  Niagara
  • experience with 3D simulation software, preferably Houdini , Maya or Blender
  • working knowledge of shaders and materials
  • solid grasp of real-world reference and principles of physics
  • understanding of believable animation timing
  • must be self-motivated and well-organised under tight deadlines
  • passion for creating a great game experience
Desired Skills
  • familiarity with scripting languages : VEX, HLSL, Python
  • experience with 3D paint packages : Substance, Modo, Mari
  • exposure to advanced graphics and rendering pipeline concepts

Splash Damage is an equal opportunity employer. We believe our teams create better work when they have a range of perspectives to draw from, and we are committed to creating an inclusive working environment that celebrates diversity.

Location: London, United Kingdom

Country: United Kingdom

Date found: 2023-04-29

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