3D Character Artist

Remote /
Art /
Contract
Welcome to Zenith

Zenith is a Massively Multiplayer Online Game built for VR that combines adrenaline-pumping action-adventure gameplay with a colorful open world. Think WoW meets Dark Souls, with an anime-inspired, JRPG twist. 

You would be responsible for bringing our unique character concepts to life. You’d work directly with our team to model and texture characters. You’ll craft memorable characters for new IP that will make lasting impressions on our players. You should be very comfortable working on stylized, mobile performance bound models. 

We're looking for artists that are passionate about animation and creating a transcendent gaming experiences for our players. This role starts as a temporary contract role (with room to grow), but you will be treated as a partner in our venture.

We believe that VR and AR will become the dominant computing platform in the next decade so we're building Zenith, the first massively multiplayer online roleplaying game to be cross platform for VR, desktop, and console.

Requirements

    • 2+ years of experience working on shipped or studio titles
    • Experience creating stylized characters 
    • Creating optimized models, UVs, and textures 
    • Strong experience using related software (Maya, Blender, Zbrush, Substance, etc.)

Pluses

    • Rigging, weight painting, and animation experience
    • Organic environment props, hard surface modeling, and architecture a BIG plus.
    • Knowledge of the end to end pipeline, including exporting assets into Unity
    • Creating characters for Virtual Reality
    • Experience working on stylized, east Asian models and characters
    • Concept and traditional art experience
    • Experience working under tight time constraints


About Ramen VR

Have you heard of Ready Player One?  Well, we're building it for real people: 

We're building the next reality featuring an infinite universe where millions of people can build new lives together in a gorgeous, cyberpunk and inspired world. We're starting with Zenith, a massively multiplayer online roleplaying game that is cross platform for VR, desktop, and console. 

Ramen VR was started in early 2019 in the Bay Area by Andy and Lauren, gaming tech engineers with decades of combined experience at Google, Unity, OpenFeint, and some very successful mobile and social games.

We're funded by some of the best investors and gaming entrepreneurs in the world including YCombinator, The Makers Fund, Twitch COO Kevin Lin, and Kabam Cofounder Holly Liu and also the most successful VR Gaming Kickstarter of all time.

We believe great games change the world for the better. Great games inspire creativity, teach grit, and most importantly, build community.

Why Work At Ramen VR?

Create the next reality
Every startup claims they are changing the world. How often do you find one that's building an entirely new reality? Also, we're such a small team, that you'll be working from and learning directly from the founders every day.

We Love Games
Have a favorite game coming out? Take a day off on launch day. We'll even buy you the deluxe version of the game. Play the game, and just do a short write-up to teach us what you learned. Want to attend PAX or E3? Once a year, we'll schedule a corporate trip for anyone who wants to go and hang out, while working together.

Work Remotely
Need to walk the dog, take care of your kids, or just want to live where you are? Work remotely from anywhere in the world.

Company Game Jams
About once per quarter, travel somewhere in the world with us, and live in a big house together for a week, all expenses paid. Spend time working , playing games, exploring a new country, and growing together.