Mediatonic is a leading independent developer, focused on building and operating live games.
We’ve been in business for 13 years and with a development team of over 120 people, we’re one of the largest independent studios in the UK.
With studios in both London, Brighton and Madrid, we’re committed to developing best in class titles that entertain millions of players.
As a VFX Artist at Mediatonic, you'll be responsible for bringing best-in-class VFX to our products. Your work will span a wide range of games and will require a broad palette of diverse styles. You will be expected to craft everything from 2D menu effects & animation through to 3D effects that (often literally) deliver explosive impact to our games. If you believe that great VFX are more than just an afterthought and you crave the opportunity to provide the original artistry for this essential part of the gameplay experience, then you could be the person we’re looking for!
Our work spans a broad range of styles, technology and platforms, from mobile to console. You'll be expected to:
Typically, you'll be working within one-or-more of our studio teams to lead the VFX design from the start to the end of a project.
Why choose Mediatonic?
You LOVE games and want to be surrounded by talented [super nice] people who share your passion for brilliant game experiences.
You enjoy a rich variety of projects rather than working on a single franchise or business model for many years at a time.
You care about making a big impact on your projects and so you appreciate the beauty of working in smaller teams.
You want to work on next generation platforms including Smartphones, Tablets, Steam, XBOX One and PS4.
You enjoy the buzz of being based in the heart of Britain’s greatest city!
Working at Mediatonic
Above all, we take pride in crafting games that challenge and inspire us.
We hire experts to take on the biggest creative and technical challenges we can get our hands on and we invest in our people for the long term.
Working in small and ambitious teams we strive for minimal hierarchy. Our philosophy is open and informal whilst also being really hardworking.
Our studios are based in the heart of central London and Brighton and both have their own games rooms and fully stocked fridge. You’ll find plenty of social events and activities during and outside of work time including:
Game nights, Board game nights, Life Drawing Classes, Game Jams, Tech Talks, pub trips and even a visiting Chef once a month who provides lunch for the whole company.
We receive thousands of applications every year. As a small team we try our best to respond to everyone that applies but we don’t always get this right. We know how hard it is to find the right role and we’re really grateful for every application that we receive.
Here’s some advice when applying to Mediatonic…
A cover letter that tells us a bit about you and what you’re passionate about is essential to get our attention and distinguish your application from the crowd.
Candidates will most often be assessed on the strength of their portfolio and previous work so make sure you provide links and examples wherever you can, even if it’s non-commercial examples such as university coursework or personal projects.
Successful applications will usually receive a short, written questionnaire and have a phone chat before being invited to an interview at Mediatonic with at least one member of our Leadership team. In some cases, there will be a technical challenge and a final stage interview before we make our final decision.