Supermassive Games is hiring a

Senior VFX Artist

Guildford, United Kingdom

Supermassive Games have produced some of the most recognisable and compelling storytelling titles in the world of AAA games.  The BAFTA-winning Until Dawn, the cinematic masterclass of The Dark Pictures Anthology, the multi-award winning The Quarry, the action-packed rollercoaster horror VR titles Switchback VR and Rush of Blood to the world of Little Nightmares, and many more!

Time and time again, our incredibly talented and passionate team have delivered games that strike fear into all that dare to play.  And we have no plans to stop there! Alongside growing the Dark Pictures universe in new and exciting ways, we have several unannounced, and suitably thrilling, projects!

And so, as we move into new genres and grow our studio, our hunt for talent continues! 

Join the Supermassive Games team and create your own story.

We’re looking for a Senior VFX Artist to join us here at Supermassive Games…

In this role you’ll be:

Determined, self-motivated and keen to both inspire and collaborate with creative team-mates to create wondrous and exciting effects that propel our stories and characters to new heights - from simple and subtle elements to breath-taking wow moments!

This role will be based in one of our three central Guildford offices - each a short distance from the main train station. We’re passionate about the collaborative environment here at Supermassive Games where we work to a hybrid model in many of our roles. We are truly a diverse and international business of more than 40 different nationalities from around the globe, providing sponsorship and relocation assistance to those that require it (speak to one of our recruiters for more info).


The main responsibilities will be:

  • Engaging with the creative process to design and create innovative and high quality VFX.
  • Implementing VFX within Unreal
  • Collaborating with other disciplines such as lighting and environment artists, graphics programmers and level designers to create a great game experience.

Experience and skills that would best suit this position:

  • You have VFX experience in commercial games development or in an allied field such as TV or Film production.
  • A strong portfolio of work which demonstrates the ability to create visually impressive VFX which are sympathetic to the needs of the product.
  • A good understanding of physical behaviour and motion in the creation of VFX - including a strong sense of timing.
  • Experience using the Unreal Engine for the creation and deployment of effects is essential.
  • Unreal
  • Maya
  • An industry standard real-time particle editor (UNITY, CryENGINE, Houdini)
  • Photoshop
  • Experience with After Effects and previsualisation tools is an advantage.


The Perks of being a Supermassive Superstar are:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave (3 of which are used when we close the studio for our end of year break)
  • Private Medical Insurance (BUPA)
  • Life Assurance (6 x annual salary)
  • Quarterly Profit related Bonus 
  • Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Income Protection 
  • Enhanced Family Leave (maternity and paternity pay)
  • Generous staff referral scheme
  • Discount Card for food and drink at our local pub
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