Lead Game Artist

SOFTGAMES is looking for a dynamic Lead Game Artist (f/m/x) to join our team remotely and spearhead the artistic vision of our multi-platform sensation, SOLITAIRE HOME STORY (‘SOHO’). SOHO has been captivating players since its launch in 2021, boasting exponential revenue growth and expanding platform reach. Our focus is on the mobile version, currently in soft launch phase, which has recently achieved a significant milestone.

As the Lead Game Artist, you will helm a talented and diverse remote art team comprising six members: three skilled 2D environment artists, an accomplished animator, a proficient character artist, and a creative UI artist.

In this pivotal role, you’ll be reporting directly to the game’s Producer, serving as their trusted “eyes” on all artistic matters. Your primary responsibility will be to meticulously uphold and evolve the established visual style and quality of the game. Your leadership will be instrumental in inspiring, nurturing, and guiding our team of artists towards realizing the game’s artistic vision.

Join us in shaping the visual identity of SOLITAIRE HOME STORY and play a key role in its continued success and evolution.

Your Role:

  • Fostering a healthy culture in the game team which emphasizes craftsmanship, creativity, learning, open sharing, and communication

  • Creating concepts, characters, backgrounds, and UI- not shy to be hands-on

  • Optimizing standards and art pipelines in terms of quality and technology

  • Guiding HR and management with hiring & training

Characteristics of Top Applicants: 

  • 5 years + of experience in the games industry in a leading art position; ideally with deep experience in casual puzzle free to play mobile games

  • Significant experience with Figma

  • Significant experience with Spine animation/2d animation

  • Understanding of technical art

  • Passionate about creating, evolving and executing an artistic vision

  • An excellent eye for detail and what world leading mobile games look like

  • Exceptional communication in English and strong visual presentation skills

What we are offering:

SOFTGAMES offers a competitive package, including:

  • Remote first – We have a flexible working setup. Either fully remote wherever you are or on-site in our modern office in central Berlin – You decide.

  • Flexible working hours – Structure your working hours to your needs. No crunch, no overtime!

  • Generous vacation regulation no matter where you are!

  • Home office allowance – Working from home but something is missing? We offer a budget to make your home office as productive as possible.

  • Further Training – Everyone at SOFTGAMES is offered training opportunities to strengthen their skills or learn something new!

  • Studio – We’re a remote-first company but also offer a super modern office with state-of-the-art tech, based in the center of Berlin.

  • Equipment – Choose between a MacBook Pro or Lenovo Laptop and whatever else you need!

  • Meal allowances – A monthly budget is additionally granted to be spent for your lunches.

  • Monthly extra grant for home office electricity + internet costs.

  • Swag – Enjoy our stylish Hoodies, Bags, Mugs, etc.

  • Christmas gifts – A tradition of unique and rewarding Christmas gifts.

  • Off-Sites – Twice a year the entire company gets together to learn, share ideas, focus on the future, and celebrate our successes. Our events in general are epic but our off-sides are one of a kind.

  • Team events – We have regular Casual Fridays, virtual Game Nights, Pub Quizzes, Team lunches and much more

SOFTGAMES is the leading instant gaming company. We develop casual, truly social games that can be played instantly across all devices. Our hypersocial blockbuster game “Bubble Shooter Pro” became a global top grossing game on Facebook and is played by millions of people around the world every day. We partner closely with Facebook, Samsung and more to craft the next generation of instant games that billions of people can play together. SOFTGAMES is a remote first company and the home of 100 people from all over the world. We believe in proactive, independent teams with the freedom to take initiative, challenge the status quo, and with the mission to create fun and everlasting Instant Games.

At SOFTGAMES, we believe that different perspectives and background in our teams contribute to the quality of our work. We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion / worldview, disability, age as well as sexual orientation and identity.

Have we caught your interest? Then we look forward to your detailed application together with your salary expectations and earliest possible start date.

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