Join the Team

We are currently looking for a Nēhiyawēwin/Cree Translator and a 3D Character Artist.
All inquiries can be sent to <questions (@) achimogames.ca>.


3D Character Artist

Location: Remote (Timezone EST)
Start: Late November/Early December 2020
Type: Contract (10-12 months)
Contract: $50,000 CAD/annually
Benefits: No

Job Description
We are looking for a 3D Character Artist to join our talented team in creating the highest quality, beautiful characters for our current and future Achimostawinan Games projects. We welcome applicants from a diverse background and especially welcome candidates who reflect our company mandate.

Job Responsibilities
– Sculpt and model compelling, 3D characters, according to the game style and art direction;
– Create additional character assets such as hair, accessories, clothing, etc.;
– Texture the characters and character assets;
– Reflect the art direction of the project;
– Deliver clean and optimized low polygon models, and efficient UV layouts according to the project’s technical requirements;
– Manage own time and work efficiently within production deadlines;

Qualifications
– Ability to work from reference materials such as photography or concept art;
– A good sense of anatomy, and proportions;
– Time management and ability to work within deadlines;
– Solid knowledge of digital sculpting – in ZBrush, Mudbox or equivalent software;
– Solid knowledge of low-poly modelling and UV mapping  – in Maya, 3D Max or equivalent software;
– Excellent texturing skills in Substance Painter and/or Photoshop in a PBR workflow;
– Organized and clean workflow, compatible with a collaborative environment;
– Ability to absorb, apply and give constructive feedback;
– Ability to adapt to different artistic styles;
– Good English communication skills;

Nice To Have:
– Understanding of the technical constraints in game development and ability to apply them when creating characters;
– Previous experience in game development;
– Previous experience in Unreal Engine;
– Traditional drawing and sculpting skills;
– Experience working in an Indigenous arts organization

Please send us a copy of your updated CV in English and a link to your online portfolio to questions(@)achimogames(dot)ca.


Nēhiyawēwin/Cree Translator

Location: Toronto or Remote Work
Start: Late August/Early September 2020
Type: Part-Time Contract (6 months)
Contract: $10,000 CAD
Benefits: No
Achimostawinan Games is looking for a fluent Cree translator for Hill Agency. This work can be done remotely.

Responsibilities
– Translate signs and some in-game dialogue
– Work with Narrative Designer to flesh out a Cree-speaking future
– Work with game’s Composer to craft Cree-language jazz songs for Hill Agency

Qualification
– Cree as first language or fluency in speaking and writing
– Central/Swampy or Moose Cree prefered, but all dialects welcome
– A minimum of 1 year of full-time or 2 years part-time experience in translation from English or French into Cree
– Experience writing poetry or lyrics a plus
– Experience working on video game writing/translation a plus

If Interested
Please use Hill Agency Cree Translator Position as the subject line
Please send to <AchimostawinanGames (at) gmail.com>:
– Resume highlighting any translation and/or video game work
– Video, audio or written cover letter in Cree about why you would like to work on Hill Agency. (Please keep your video/audio files under 15 MB)
– If you already have translation rates, please submit those along with your resume