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Lead Artist

The goal at XR Games is to be the best developer of VR titles in the world. 


We are a multi award-winning game development studio that specialises in immersive VR games. The studio has a history of full-scale development from concept through to submission, working with prestigious partners such as Sony Pictures VR, Meta, and Rovio Entertainment.


Since 2020 our team has grown from 20 full-time members to almost 100 by the close of 2022, due to the success and critical acclaim of our previous projects such as Zombieland: Headshot Fever and The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure.


Throughout 2023 & 2024 our team will be working on multiple major projects with recognisable IPs and licences as we continue to grow and invest in our future.


The Role

We’re now looking for a highly experienced artist who can take the lead on one of our major projects for 2023.


The right person for this role will already be in a senior or lead position with at least one shipped title to their name across a full development cycle. You will likely have 5+ years of games studio experience and will be able to showcase a portfolio of projects with a similar art style to our own.


Coming from more of an environment art background you will excel at leading mid-sized art teams and will be comfortable teaching junior artists using your deep knowledge of unity and game development pipelines.


What we need you to have :



  • Proven ability to work across different visual styles.


  • Great attention to detail and aesthetics.


  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate ideas visually as well as verbally.


  • Experience and understanding of game engines such as Unity/Unreal and similar.


  • Be highly motivated and pro-active.


Our studio is based in Leeds with a hybrid-working setup as standard. Our preference will always be to have people based in the office for part of the week, this will aid with your personal development as well as fully ingraining you within our team's culture and fun activities. However we do accommodate fully remote team members if we need to and will assist financially with relocation for those looking to do so. 


As well as a competitive salary our package includes:

  • 25 days holiday

  • +1 extra birthday holiday

  • Access to Currys Techscheme

  • Access to a private healthcare plan

  • Total 8% shared contribution pension


Have you made it this far?

If you’re still reading, we think there’s a strong chance you might be our kind of person.


Here’s the thing, though — research suggests that 60% of women and underrepresented folks might have already talked themselves out of applying. Even if you don’t check every box above, we want to encourage you to introduce yourself. 


We believe a diversity of perspectives and experiences makes a team stronger — and the stronger our team, the closer we are to developing the best VR games possible.

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