Dec 01, 2023

Company Overview: Welcome to Muddy Robot Games—a sanctuary where creativity and innovation interlace to craft immersive gaming experiences. Our indie studio is a haven for those eager to unearth wonder through play, crafting narratives that connect players to the whimsy of the past and the promise of tomorrow. We are a fully remote team, thriving on a culture that’s positive, diverse, and open to all who share our vision of rediscovering the thrill of exploration and imagination.

Role Summary: As our Visual FX Artist, you’ll harness the magic of visual effects to elevate the gaming experience. You’ll conjure up spellbinding visuals that complement gameplay and enhance narrative. Your expertise will bring a new dimension to our games, making every interaction a spectacle. Your role is pivotal in defining the aesthetic of our games, starting in January, 2024. Must be located in the United States.


  • Develop and implement stunning visual effects that align with game concepts and enhance the player’s experience.
  • Work closely with designers and developers to integrate effects that support gameplay mechanics and story.
  • Create a wide range of VFX assets, from explosive action sequences to subtle environmental details.
  • Utilize tools such as Unity’s particle system, shaders, and custom scripts to create real-time effects.
  • Optimize visual effects to run efficiently on mobile platforms without compromising quality.

Educational Qualifications:

  • A degree in Animation, Computer Graphics, or related field is preferred, or equivalent experience demonstrated by a strong portfolio.

Experience Requirements:

  • 3 years of professional experience as a Visual FX Artist in the gaming industry.
  • Proficient with VFX software and tools, with a strong understanding of VFX pipelines in Unity or similar engines.
  • Experience in creating VFX for mobile platforms, with an understanding of the constraints and optimization required.
  • Please provide a portfolio to be considered for this position. 

Additional Skills and Knowledge:

  • A deep understanding of animation, timing, and impact as they relate to effects.
  • Familiarity with 3D modeling and texturing processes to support VFX creation.
  • Knowledge of current trends in VFX and an understanding of color, light, and motion.

Personal Attributes:

  • Adaptable and Agile: Possesses the flexibility to adapt to new challenges and the agility to shift focus or priorities in a fast-paced and dynamic startup environment.
  • Innovative and Proactive: Shows initiative in problem-solving, always looking for creative solutions and improvements, and is not afraid to suggest new ideas that could benefit the projects or the company.
  • Team-Oriented: Demonstrates strong collaboration skills, understanding that teamwork is crucial to success, and is willing to lend a hand to colleagues or seek help when needed.
  • Open Communication: Practices clear and open communication, can articulate thoughts and ideas effectively, and is receptive to feedback and constructive criticism.
  • Passionate and Driven: Exhibits a strong passion for gaming and a drive to contribute to the creation of memorable gaming experiences, motivated by a shared vision of excellence.

Work Environment: We are currently a fully remote studio. We are calling for individuals across the United States who are ready to join our narrative from 9-5 PM based on their local time zone, Monday through Friday. We are unable to bring on international candidates at this time.

Compensation: Muddy Robot Games invites you to contribute your skills and expertise as a contractor. Instead of a traditional salary, you will receive equity shares in the company, signifying your role as a stakeholder. The initial value of your equity is based on a fair market valuation, corresponding to the agreed-upon worth of your input. 

Our equity compensation model is structured to proportionately reward your contributions. As the company progresses, it’s important to understand that the value of your equity may vary with market conditions and company performance. It is essential for prospective contractors to consult with a professional regarding the legal and tax implications of equity compensation.

How to Apply: Embark on a journey with Muddy Robot Games by applying through our website at Share with us how your unique abilities can contribute to our mission of bringing wonder to life. 

Job Category: Creative
Job Type: Freelance
Job Location: Remote - US Only

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