Lead Character Modeler Telltale Games
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED Responsibilities
Create appealing characters for Telltale games, working with the Lead Artist, Concepts artist, Designers, Riggers and Animators to balance quality and game performance.
Model, UV and texture polygonal game characters accurately from provided concept art keeping the appeal and the essence of the concept.
Maintain the style for different characters on the same project.
Ability to model in a variety of styles.
Follow art directions and Telltale technical requirements.
Mentor other Character Modeler?s on the team in terms of model appeal, best topology practices, etc.
Establish character pipelines and help drive character modeling forward in the studio.
Manage outsourcing, communication and assets when overflow modeling is needed.
Minimum of 5 years of work experience as a Character Modeler or similar role, and at least 2 shipped titles.
Proven ability to create great looking textures, in a variety of styles, both from reference and painting from scratch.
Proper and imaginative use of materials and shaders.
Required understanding of how rigging and animation impact character creation with regard to spans and geometry topology.
Ability to assess and implement clean, efficient geometry for maximum performance in the engine.
Expertise in Maya, ZBrush, and Photoshop, other packages are encouraged also.
Self-driven, excellent verbal and written communication, Team player.
Experience working and directing outsourcing and/or mentoring junior team members
Strong drawing and painting capabilities is essential.
Please submit a link to a demo reel/work samples with your application in order to be considered for this position.
||San Rafael, CA 94912 |
THIS JOB HAS EXPIRED
Telltale is the first and only digital publisher to release interactive episodic content on a monthly schedule. Their award-winning internal development studio is responsible for creating landmark episodic content, including Tales of Monkey Island, the Sam & Max series, Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, and Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventure. Telltale currently develops and publishes episodic series on PC, PlayStation3, Wii, and Xbox 360, with plans to expand to additional platforms and channels this year. Investors: Granite Ventures All Jobs: at Telltale Games
|Headquarters:||San Rafael, CA 94912|
|Industry:||Media and Entertainment|
|Company Profile:||Founded in 2004 by LucasArts veterans with decades of experience, Telltale has quickly become an industry leader, establishing the model for downloadable game seasons and releasing more than 30 games to date. Telltale's titles have won numerous awards including "Adventure Game of the Year" accolades from publications such as IGN, PC Gamer, GameSpy, and Adventure Gamers, and have been recognized by mainstream outlets ranging from USA Today, to The New York Times to Variety.
The publisher's landmark Sam & Max series, based on the independent comics by Steve Purcell, paved the way for episodic gaming with two award-winning seasons available on PC, Wii, and Xbox LIVE Arcade. In 2008, Telltale launched the first episodic series available on WiiWare with Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People, five adventures based on the Homestarrunner.com web cartoons. Ranked by USA Today as one of the top five downloadable games to watch in 2009, Telltale's Wallace & Gromit's Grand Adventures took episodic in a new direction with a series based on Aardman's globally popular franchise. Later that year, Telltale announced and launched Tales of Monkey Island, the highly-anticipated episodic return of Guybrush Threepwood in the series' first original story in nearly a decade.
Key Milestones and Accomplishments
Founded in 2004
Built a proprietary interactive storytelling technology
Funded by top-tier investors
Launched direct sales and distribution channel
Secured agreements to create premium content based on established licenses (Wallace & Gromit; Monkey Island; Sam & Max; Homestarrunner.com; Bone; CSI: Crime Scene Investigation)
Partnered with leading distributors (Time Warner / Turner Entertainment (GameTap); Yahoo Games; Steam; IGN; Big Fish; JoWooD Group; Trymedia; Wild Tangent)
Became official developer for Wii, Xbox 360 and PC
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