<![CDATA[Billy Goat Entertainment Ltd - News]]>Tue, 05 Jul 2022 19:32:45 +0100Weebly<![CDATA[Job openings]]>Sun, 03 Jul 2022 23:00:00 GMThttp://billygoat.tv/news/job-openingsRole: Level Designer (various levels)
Location: Belfast (in office) 
Contract: Full time
Salary: £24k-£28k per annum


We are looking for talented Level Designers to join our core design team to create fun and engaging player experiences. You will work closely with the game director and the core design team to maintain the vision across our upcoming Xbox Series/ PS5/ PC game. 

Our ideal candidate will be an insightful and creative team player with an enthusiasm for creating different environments and high-quality gameplay. A strong eye for detail combined with clear and concise communication is a must.

Responsibilities:
  • Design and create game levels
  • Participate in the gameplay conception for the levels
  • Understand and apply the narrative ambition in the levels
  • Understand and implement the desired gameplay in the levels
  • Use interactive or non-interactive means to support the production intention
  • Participate in the design of the game space
  • Actively participate in design-specific discussions and design reviews
  • Use available tools to create the game space
  • Fix level-design bugs. 
  • Work in collaboration with the level artist to ensure that the level is playable and that the graphic elements support each other
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements:
  • Previous experience in level design and at least one shipped title
  • Good knowledge of level editing tools and scripting languages
  • Experience with Unreal/ Unity or similar game engine
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work in the game development industry
  • Ability and desire to work in creative and collaborative teams
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of and experience in computer and video games
  • Ability to manage your own time and work within deadlines


Those interested in the role should email a short CV with links to example work to hello@billygoat.games



Role: Environment Artist (various levels)
Location Belfast (in office)
Contract: Full time
Salary: £24k-£30k per annum


We are looking for talented artists with a broad range of skills and a passion for creating amazing game experiences. You will work closely with the game director and the core design group to create and maintain the vision across our upcoming Xbox Series/ PS5/ PC game. 

As an Environment Artist, you’ll have experienced game production cycles in the environment art team. You have a striking portfolio demonstrating creative flair, attention to detail, and up-to-date knowledge of all the skills and tools of the trade such as modelling and high-res sculpting, PBR texture & material creation, with a focus on final in-engine presentation.

Responsibilities:
  • Model & texture stylized, modular environment kits using reference material and illustrations
  • Creation of final environmental art using environment kits created by yourself and others
  • Modelling additional hard-surface & organic hero props for use in the environment as needed
  • Iterating on level art and layout with designers and other environments via prototyping and feedback to improve visual quality and gameplay
  • Ensuring all environment assets follow the given artistic direction and technical requirements
  • Participate in feedback and planning sessions with the art team
  • Estimate task times and help prioritise environment art tasks
  • Keeping up to date with the latest environment art trends and techniques and bringing this knowledge to the team.

Requirements:
  • Experience as an environment artist on at least one shipped title. 
  • A portfolio demonstration experience in creating high quality modular environment kits and environment layouts in Unreal or Unity, with a focus on in-engine presentation and gameplay.
  • Excellent knowledge of 3DS Max/ Maya/ Blender and general 3D art skills, as well as strong artistic fundamentals as applied to environment art
  • Ability to sculpt environment props in ZBrush or similar programs
  • Excellent understanding of PBR workflows and able to author textures and material using Substance Designer, Painter, and Photoshop.
  • A strong sense of aesthetics, quality and style, with an interest to adapt to different art styles based on the project
  • Strong communication and organisational skills

Those interested in the role should email a short CV with links to example work to hello@billygoat.games



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<![CDATA[Job openings]]>Sun, 03 Jul 2022 23:00:00 GMThttp://billygoat.tv/news/job-openings4940952Role: Programmer (various levels)
Location: Belfast (in office)
Contract: Full time
Salary: £26k-£36k per annum


We are looking for talented programmers familiar with the Unity game engine and experience coding in C#. Successful applicants will contribute to the development of our upcoming Xbox Series/ PS5 / PC game and will be expected to integrate into our established team. We’re looking for motivated problem solvers with an understanding of the game development process.

Responsibilities:
  • Work alongside the lead programmer to achieve the requirements of the game
  • Clean and robust programming

Requirements:
  • Familiar with the Unity game engine and experience coding in C#
  • Enthusiasm and desire to work in the game development industry
  • Ability and desire to work in creative and collaborative teams
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Good knowledge of and experience in computer and video games
  • Ability to manage your own time and work within deadlines
  • Creative attitude to problem-solving
  • Ability to work as part of a team and take an initiative
  • Exceptional verbal and written communications skills

​The successful applicant should be able to provide examples of work they have produced in the past (personal projects or professional) with sample code that they can explain.

Those interested in the role should email a short CV with links to example work to hello@billygoat.games]]>
<![CDATA[Humble "UK Games Collective" Bundle]]>Tue, 29 Jun 2021 09:07:33 GMThttp://billygoat.tv/news/humble-uk-games-collective-bundle
Her Majesty's SPIFFING is available as part of GamesAid's Humble UK Games Collective Bundle until June 30.

"Packing together some of the best games to come out of the UK, we’re helping developers support both GamesAid! How? By offering up games like Jagex Runescape Old School – 1 month Subscription, Master Reboot, and The Ship Murder Party! Your purchase will support GamesAid and the developers who’ve kindly offered their games as part of the bundle will be donating their entire split directly to GamesAid!"

All proceeds will be donated to GamesAid, split amongst a wide range of charities they support. You can pick up the bundle here.
More information about GameAid and other ways you can support them can be found on their website.
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