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Terrain Artist

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, Art, Malmö

Job Description

Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora™ is a first-person, action-adventure game developed by Massive Entertainment – a Ubisoft studio in collaboration with Lightstorm Entertainment and Disney. Built using the latest iteration of the Snowdrop engine, and developed exclusively for the new generation of consoles and PC, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora brings to life the alluring world of Pandora with all of its beauty and danger in an immersive, open-world experience.

As a Terrain Artist at Massive Entertainment, you'll be developing the landscape of Pandora, and help bring to life its bizarre flora & fauna. You'll get to influence the creation of next-gen terrain and environments and on a daily basis, you'll collaborate with our World Art, Environment Art, and Tech Art teams.

This is a permanent position based in Malmö Sweden, with the opportunity to work partially from home according to our Flexible Workplace Policy. Please apply in English (our company language), and we’ll check your application asap!

What you'll be doing

  • Creating living & breathing terrain environments that are visually stunning as gameplay spaces;

  • Collaborating with terrain/tech art teams, world builders, and designers to ensure artistic consistency

  • Excel at technical and aesthetic quality throughout the production pipeline;

  • Optimize for performance and memory.


What you'll bring

You're passionate about building realistic worlds and technical art tools which you utilize for this purpose. You encourage what environment art can mean to a game through creative initiatives, and you’re not afraid to take responsibility/ownership for what's needed to make the game better. Your openness and flexibility complements this and enables you to provide insights from all parts of the development into your area of expertise, which makes you a valuable source of ideas and suggestions. 

Besides the above we’re looking for someone aligned with our core values and the following skills and experience:

  • A relevant portfolio of artwork (which must include Terrain/Level Art, ideally with a realistic art style);

  • Proven experience as a Terrain/Environment Artist;

  • Understanding of art fundamentals and design (including composition, color theory, and lighting);

  • Knowledge of 3D/texturing packages, and game engines like Unity/Unreal;

  • Solid understanding of the workflows required to create an asset from Blockout to final quality, and optimized for real-time rendering.

Additional information

Massive Entertainment is a world-leading AAA studio located in Malmö Sweden and is part of the Ubisoft family. We’re a multinational team of more than 750 passionate and highly skilled people from 50+ different countries. Our studio’s goal has always been – and still is – to craft the finest gaming experiences for all players.

At Massive, you get to do what you love most while bringing your own experience to our ongoing projects, like Tom Clancy’s The Division 2, Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora, and The Star Wars Project. We're also developing new tech here, such as our in-house engine Snowdrop, and Ubisoft Connect – Ubisoft's digital ecosystem and distribution platform.

You can also find a summary of the Massive Job Perks here.

All your application information will be kept confidential according to EEO & GDPR guidelines.

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