The Artistocrats is an established Belgian video game developer, specialised in strategy games. Together with Sony Pictures and Slitherine Software we are currently working on our next RTS title: Starship Troopers – Terran Command.

This game is based on Sony’s 1997 film adaptation of Robert A. Heinlein’s 1959 sci-fi novel, as well as the four other live-action and CGI movies that followed it. It tells the story of the galactic war between the human Federation and the Arachnid, an alien race of insect-like creatures.

In order to fulfil our ambitions for this game and to expand our company for future projects, we are currently hiring new talent for our art team. Amongst other positions, we are looking for a VFX artist to work on various visual effects such as explosions, weapon and ability effects.


Position:    VFX Artist

Start:           As soon as available

Contract:    Freelancer

Location:    Remote and/or Hasselt, Belgium


  • Creating and optimising various particle and visual effects, such as
    • Muzzle flashes
    • Fireball explosions
    • Plasma shots and explosions
    • UI effects (ex: “Level up”)
    • Gas and smoke clouds
    • Blood & gore particles
  • Working with the team to develop the scripts required to implement the VFX into game.


Profile specification

Required experience with:

  • After Effects, 3DS Max, Maya, Houdini and/or other software to create VFX
  • The ability to design game-ready effects compatible with the Unity 3D engine

Useful additional skills:

  • Unity 3D
  • 3D model skinning, rigging and animating
  • Shaderlab


We offer

  • Become a part of a small, friendly and ambitious game development team
  • Ability to work from home or in our office
  • Fair remuneration based on market standards



Send your CV and/or portfolio to