This call is primarily in search of people to concept levels and environments, however characters, monsters, and weapons/gadget artists are still needed.
Helical Games is a start-up game company working on our first title. We can get it done with the existing team, but adding more artists to our roster would make things more efficient. Our current title is somewhere on the artistic level of a Ratchet and Clank game, so in other words, if you don’t do realistic work, you are probably a better fit.
These are hobbyist positions, as such we don’t require any professional experience, nor do we directly ask for a set amount of your time, you work on your terms, worst we can do is move on without you.
Also, regardless of how long you stay with us, the following is true; any and all work you do for Helical Games, will remain intellectual property of Helical Games and we reserve the right to use it, but agree to credit you for it’s creation, both in this title, and future ones where it is used(even if the asset is recreated, we credit you for the original design). However, you are free to use the asset in your portfolio, or other means to advertise your skills, so long as you do not directly monetize it, or use/distribute it to another project or title outside of Helical Games. The exception is selling prints of concept art, that is allowed. Selling a work to another company however, is not.
Officially these are unpaid positions, we would like to find artists willing to work for exposure or experience, as we do not have funding outside of out-of-pocket. However, we have made it a policy that if an individual shows a particularly strong talent, we may be willing to negotiate a commission fee per work, or an lump negotiable commission should the game be completed and sell. Please be aware that we are currently a self-funded group, and the max we will be willing to commission on a work is $50.
Please note that you will be asked to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) before we give you information on the project. This does not obligate you to anything, but merely confirms that you agree not to disclose non-public information about the project for a set duration.
Email [email protected] with questions and to send in portfolios (preferably links to web-based ones, but a .PDF will be accepted), to apply to join. Or visit our recruitment page