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Company Name:
Petroglyph Games
Las Vegas, Nevada
United States
Job Type:
Visual Arts
Position type:
Full Time
Browser Based Games, PC / Windows
Minimum Number Of Professional Titles:
Experience Level:
Mid-Senior Level
Bachelor's Degree

Visual Effects Artist


Petroglyph Games, Creator of the upcoming RTS game Grey Goo, is looking to extend our professional family.  We are currently seeking a seasoned FX Artist who can make a big contribution to our future game products. The right candidate needs to possess a strong desire to create compelling effects that bring life to the storyline of our game to the player.  The best candidate is considered a strong team player that is motivated and committed to delivering Triple A quality work!


  • In-Game Particle Effects work that emulate real-world, fantasy and Sci-fi styles. Explosions, Gunfire, Energy FX, weather effects, etc.
  • Communicate with programmers/designers as necessary to bring tasks to completion
  • Provide creative input specific to assigned tasks
  • Learn graphic tools & processes as required
  • In-Game Particle Effects work


  • Fluent in 3D Studio MAX & Photoshop
  • Must have a technical understanding of computer applications
  • Basic understanding of XML
  • 2+ years of professional CG experience
  • Must have excellent understanding of Particle systems to create realistic CG effects
  • Ability to fine tune work at the pixel level
  • Passion for games
  • Must have good written and oral communication skills
  • Great portfolio in digital media
  • Must have 'team' attitude
  • Must have the ability to conceptualize, present and execute ideas
  • Real-time texture map creation
  • 3d packages scripting

Preferred Requirements

  • Movie industry and/or Game industry Effects work in CG
  • Bachelor of the Fine Arts degree or related program
  • Modeling/texturing skills a plus
  • Knowledge of Fume FX and After Effects

 Applicants must submit a resume and art samples viewable via email to careers@petroglyphgames.com