Hardlight Studio Needs Artist
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Great job and very inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

Frankly I do not understand why we talk about the past of this CEO. As a player I do not care about what he did or not until his games are good. As an Environmental Artist instead I see a game with a shaky graphics. It is completely without personality, emotion and involvement. It can hardly be considered acceptable especially for the 2019 platforms (which I understand will be the target of this game). Well, this is probably an indie group, with no experience facing a first game in the real market. And that's fine. Do the best you can that even if you fail, you will learn and do better. From a technical point of view the method you are using is very old. It can work but not as you are doing it. I bet you're using Unity, it's easy to see that since I see assets from their asset store. Break your landscapes more, they are too monotonous and contact real 3D artists and level designers. One last thing, the last screenshot is worse than all the previous ones. The lights are wrong and everything screams disaster. Avoid similar disasters in the future.

But are they real or is it a mockery? or a scam? Truly horrible flat graphics and lacking a real sense of aesthetics. Ui devoid of consistency and usability. Do they really have a graphic art department? Imho in 2018 using such tricks so massively denotes profound technical incompetence.

Hardlight Studio Needs Artist
9 November, 2016

Hardlight Studios are looking for an artist to concept, prototype and produce art assets for all their games. 



Hardlight Studios are part of SEGA Networks Inc., a division of SEGA Networks Co., Ltd.  SEGA Networks Co., Ltd. was established in July 2012 as a division of Tokyo-based SEGA Corporation, focused on publishing games for mobile and tablet devices based on SEGA’s most iconic brands in addition to the development of new intellectual property. Hardlight are best known for their endless runner Sonic Dash franchise whilst also bringing the beloved SEGA Arcade classic Crazy Taxi to the mobile arena. The studio is currently hard at work on an ambitious dark fantasy 4X project, bringing an existing Japanese IP to western audiences. They work from a custom designed and open plan studio in the heart of Royal Leamington Spa – a thriving town with a bustling game-development scene. They’re a small, dedicated bunch with drive, passion and creativity. They have a built a highly experienced team of industry professionals who are passionate about the mobile platform. They also have a leading benefits package to boot along with a collaborative and flexible working environment that people enjoy being a part of.


As a Hardlight Artist, you will work with all Production teams to concept, prototype and produce art assets for all our games. Including developing 3D models, textures and rendered art assets. In an industry that thrives on its diversity and fast growing hardware market this job role would best suite an art generalist.


  • Work closely with the lead Artist to create exemplary 2D & 3D assets including modeling, texturing and animation.
  • Assist in prototyping new game ideas and sharing ideas on new designs and game concepts.
  • Maintain existing game titles with new content updates and helping to develop guides and structure for internal and artist to follow.
  • Develop full 3D & 2D assets from inception to game ready including export and engine assets creation.


  • Pro-Active, Self-driven individual with great organisation skills that’s able to manage their own time & schedule.
  • Able to work well in a team to bring their own personality to the work the produce.
  • A good communicator and keen ideas person that’s willing to bring fresh and exciting ideas to the titles they develop.


  • 3+ Year’s experience in a games industry (Mobile, Web or Console Games)
  • Broad spectrum of 3D ability from low-poly with limited budgets to high detail render models.
  • Full understanding of asset pipeline creation from concept to engine ready models and renders.
  • Demonstrate a diverse art styles from pixel art to traditional art skills with a keen attention to detail and character.


  • Bachelor’s degree in art, design, or a related field, or equivalent experience
  • Experience using Unity engine.
  • Development experience on a mobile platforms.
  • Experience using Autodesk software Suite (3DsMAX preferred).
  • Ability to use sculpting Software such as Z-Brush & Mudbox.


Author: Artyom Sergeev

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