Full-Time, Permanent
The Chinese Room have established a reputation as one of the most creative and exciting studios in the UK. We’re very proud to be seen internationally as pioneers of storytelling with a flair for creating atmospheric, rich and imaginative games. Our titles include the groundbreaking Dear Esther (2012), cult horror Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs (2013), the VR fairy-tale So Let Us Melt (2017) and the open-world adventure Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture (2015), a Playstation 4 exclusive that won major awards across the world. This included an amazing 10 BAFTA nominations and 3 BAFTA wins.

In 2018, we joined the Sumo Digital family of studios. This new home will see us bring our passion and commitment to creating exciting original games within a network of studios renowned for quality and expertise. This enables us to expand and grow in ambition and confidence, taking our reputation for storytelling into new genres. We’ve already started work on one new title and are in discussions about a significant AAA project.

We’re looking for a very special team of developers, who can combine technical expertise with flair, creativity and the hunger to make world-class games. We’re very proud of our track record in diversity and particularly welcome applications from all corners of the industry to ensure this continues into the next chapter of the studio’s story. The Chinese Room was built on passion, on finding amazing people and letting them shine. If this sounds like somewhere you’d like to make games, then we’d love to hear from you.

The role @ The Chinese Room

We’re looking for passionate and talented 3D artists to join our team in Brighton. If you love making game art in all it’s forms and want to join a team working on an exciting original new game, then we want to hear from you. 

Within this role you will:

    • Within this role you will work with the concept, environment and characters artists to bring an extraordinary world into life.
    • You’ll be hands-on creating a range of diverse assets and working with the art director, animators and designers to create exciting scenes.
    • You’ll need to be passionate about visual storytelling, excited about working in different areas of game art and the opportunity to develop new skills and work in a small, fast interdisciplinary team.  

We need you to have:

    • Interest in creating amazing 3D art across environments, props and characters.
    • Excellent levels of High and Low polygon modelling.
    • Maya/Max, Photoshop, Zbrush sculpting experience.
    • Able to work in multiple artistic styles. 
    • High levels of aesthetic ability, judgement and eye for detail. 
    • Excellent communication skills. 
    • Self-initiating, confident approach to your work.
    • Keen understanding of cultural influences beyond games; fine art, movies, books, TV, comics etc.  
    • A minimum of 2 years experience working in games, with ideally 1 shipped title. 

We'd also ideally like you to have (although it's not a deal breaker):

    • UE4/Unity experience.
    • Have experience of production level shader work.
    • Experience of, or desire to learn, other areas of art production: Animation, rigging, VFX, concepts and illustration, lighting, graphic design etc
As part of the Sumo Digital family, we’re able to offer a super benefits package including generous holidays and flexible working hours. Further perks include our legendary annual Sumo Big Day Out, plus epic Christmas parties, vouchers on your birthday and free fruit for everyone! Our new, regular studio Game Jams are a highlight - staff spend a full day developing and pitching their own game ideas for possible development by Sumo (this led to the recently released Snake Pass, so it’s a genuine commitment to allowing staff to pitch ideas upwards to the highest levels).

Our environment is relaxed, friendly and built upon the basis of every team member having the opportunity to shine and have a realisable input into the games we create. We’re in the amazing position of building a brand new team, and creating a studio culture that’s all about passion, respect, diversity, fun and togetherness. We’re looking for people that love what they do and love to share their enthusiasm with each other.

We’re located in Brighton, the best city in the south of England and not just a home to an amazingly vibrant game development scene, but a cultural hotspot with fantastic food, arts, music, shopping and sports. The studio is directly opposite a gorgeous park and we’re only a shot hop from the city centre, the beach, and the South Downs National Park. Gatwick Airport is half an hour away from train, and you can be in central London in just over an hour. It’s an easy place to love!