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We are hiring a contract 2D Background Artist

Quick Summary

The job

  • Full-time 6 month contract, with potential to renew.
  • Rate for this position is $25/hr with a max of 40 hours per week.
  • Responsible for developing backgrounds on an unnanounced project
  • Reports to the project's Art Director
  • Montreal-based preferred, but remote is okay

We're looking for:

  • A strong portfolio
  • Someone who fits in well with our collaborative, creative culture
  • Someone with experience with painterly digital art

We are:

  • The makers of GNOG, Lara Croft GO: The Mirror of Spirits, and Winding Worlds
  • Making new and exciting things
  • A 10-person studio
  • Creative, experimental, respectful of each other

Job Description

KO_OP is hiring a 2D background artist to work with our in-house art director to design several locations for an unannounced project.

The position requires 30-40 hours' work a week. The rate for this position is negotiable.

The ideal candidate has experience with digital painting, backgrounds, environments, and strong fundamentals in lighting and colour. The background style will be painterly (without line art). This is a contract full time position for 6 months, with the option to renew. We will be conducting paid art tests with our favourite candidates. Preference given to local Montreal candidates, but remote applicants will be accepted.

Contact Information

Apply here with your Portfolio: Contact Email

Unfortunately due to the large amount of emails we get, only finalists may be contacted.

We are hiring a full-time Narrative Designer

Quick Summary

The job

  • Full-time Narrative Designer
  • Permanent position
  • This is a full time position with an annual salary range of $46,000 - $50,000 CAD. There is a possible annual salary raise based on company’s policies.
  • Working across 2-3 projects
  • Art & narrative games
  • Responsible for studio's narrative work and scriptwriting
  • Responsible for narrative design on our games
  • Montreal-based, in-office position
  • English based writing
  • Includes comprehensive health benefits (Health insurance, Dental insurance, Life and Disability Insurance).

We're looking for:

  • 1 - 2 years background in a creative field
  • A broad range of work in your portfolio
  • Extremely high level of English proficiency
  • Bachelors Degree in relevant English Literature fields or equivalent
  • Must be able to work in Montreal
  • Someone able to take the lead on narrative across multiple projects
  • Experience with:
    • Writing
    • Video Games
    • Social Media
    • Video
    • Marketing
    • Talking to the games press
  • Knowledge of:
    • Ink scripts (Inkle Engine)
    • Scriptwriting
    • Branching Narrative
    • Procedural narrative
    • Unity3D timeline system
    • Visual novel writing
    • PivotalTracker
    • Slack
    • Sublime Text
    • Notion

We are:

  • The makers of GNOG, Lara Croft GO: The Mirror of Spirits, and Winding Worlds
  • Making new and exciting things
  • A 10-person studio
  • Creative, experimental, respectful of each other

Job Description

KO-OP MODE INC. (KO_OP) is hiring a full-time Narrative Designer to join us in our Montreal office.

This is a local position, so remote work is NOT a possibility.

The position requires 30-40 hours' work a week. The rate for this position at KO_OP is 23.95 CAD an hour.

KO_OP's Narrative Designer will work across two to three projects at a time, with duties ranging from leading the narrative on some projects, to consulting on story for others. We're looking for someone who is up for the challenge, who is able to switch gears between different styles and requirements across all our projects.

Our ideal Narrative Designer will bring to the team a sense of their own personality in their writing, who is able to shape stories of their own.

Contact Information

For questions about this position and/or KO_OP, you can reach out to Saleem Dabbous at the Jobs Email

Apply here with your CV/Portfolio: Jobs Email

KO-OP Mode Inc.
1490 Sherbrooke West
Suite 400
Montreal, Quebec
H3G 1L3
Canada

Unfortunately due to the large amount of emails we get, only finalists will be contacted.

About the Studio

KO_OP is a worker owned game studio founded in 2012. We believe in letting artists and designers drive our creative vision and are structured into small teams that each work on creative and challenging game projects that seek to express something new. Our studio values are built on trust, respect, friendship, and care.

We were recently profiled in an article that explains a lot of the studio's vision and we recommend reading to learn more. Check it out here.

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