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Location: Netherlands, Breda

Key Responsibilities

    • Participated in game development projects and can write complete game applications
    • Master of C/C++, can develop games using C/C++
    • Familiar with at least one of the following game development related disciplines: computer graphics, networking / server technologies, AI / Deep Learning
    • Passionate and confident about developing high quality games
    • A good team player with good communication skills with other programmers as well as game designers, and artists

Required Skills

    • Solid conceptual understanding of game code system and architecture
    • Review and refactor existing code
    • Education: University and above, major in information related subjects
    • English: moderate listening, speaking, reading, writing
    • Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 and/or 5
    • Familiar with Python, C#, C/C++
    • Participated in the development process of a game project from start to finish
    • Able to understand game designs and implement appropriate solutions

Bonus Skills

    • Experience in console game development
    • Experience with other industry level game engines
    • Shipped game titles on PC or console
    • Japanese: moderate listening, speaking, reading, writing
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

 

Location: Netherlands, Breda

NeoBards Entertainment is looking for an experienced and talented Lead Animator to join our team in Breda. The ideal candidate will lead a team of animators, collaborate closely with other departments and studios, ensuring high-quality animation assets are delivered on schedule. This hands-on position requires strong leadership skills, excellent communication, and a deep understanding of animation principles.

Responsibilities 

    • Lead a team of animators to complete animation tasks within deadlines.
    • Ensure consistent quality and adherence to project standards throughout the entire animation process.
    • Collaborate with artists, designers, producers, and programmers to create animation concepts that align with project vision and goals.
    • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders to keep them informed of progress and address any concerns promptly.
    • Review and provide feedback on animation work produced by team members.
    • Contribute to the development of animation processes and pipelines to improve efficiency and productivity.
    • Stay current with industry trends and best practices in animation.

Requirements

    • At least 5 years of professional experience as an animator, senior or lead animator in AAA game studios.
    • Experience with creating animation for playable characters.
    • Strong knowledge of animation principles, techniques, and software.
    • Proven ability to manage teams and deliver high-quality animation assets under tight timelines.
    • Experience with Unreal Engine
    • Exceptional attention to detail, communication, and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in setting up efficient animation pipelines and workflows using industry-standard tools and techniques.
    • Ability to understand and communicate complex ideas visually.
    • Portfolio demonstrating a wide range of animation styles and techniques.
    • Fluency in English; verbal and written.
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

* Candidate with less experience would be considered as Senior Animator/Animator

Location: Netherlands, Breda

Neobards is looking for an extremely talented and experienced Senior Lighting artist to participate in the creation of the lighting of an ambitious project on Pc and console platform.

Role

    • Responsible for the creation and delivery of high quality Lighting on Pc and console platform.
    • Understands the product art direction and translates it into efficient real-time lighting into the game.
    • Maintain visibility on the progress and accurately predicts and deliver to deadlines.
    • Oversees the quality and delivery of necessary elements.

Key Responsibility:

    • Mentor and grows Junior artists upholding the highest professional standards.
    • Maintain close collaboration with the design, code and rendering team to ensure compliance with design choices and technical performance.
    • Delivers to the highest standards of quality on pc and console.
    • Delivers accurate estimates to project management and owns the delivery on time and quality.
    • Pro-actively manages his/her dependencies
    • Maintain homogeneity of game assets with other lighting artists.
    • Ensure technical and organizational compliance with defined standards.
    • Owns lighting, shader and post effects creation in his/her area.
    • Upholds the Art bible and technical documentation related to Lighting creation.
    • Translates Art direction into the Lighting field and deliver high standard of visual quality and performance.

Required Skills:

    • At least 2 shipped titles as Senior Lighting artist on pc or console and 1 as a Lighting Artist
    • Very experienced with pc and console platform requirements.
    • Expert knowledge in Physically based Lighting setup
    • Written and verbal communication skills (English)
    • Expert knowledge in Max/Maya and photoshop
    • Experienced with engine optimization
    • High level of shader understanding
    • Expert knowledge of modern rendering engine.
    • Keen eye for cinematography and photography
    • Deep understanding of the physics of light.
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherland

Location: Netherlands, Breda

Neobards is looking for an extremely talented and experienced senior VFX artist to oversee the creation of the effects on our next ambitious project.

Role

    • Responsible for the creation and delivery of high quality VFX
    • Translates the product art direction into creation guidelines to produce in-game VFX
    • Maintains visibility on the progress and accurately predicts and delivers to deadlines for the team
    •  Can work independently and potentially provide guidance for other team members
    • Maintains coordination with the other leads of the team

Key Responsibility:

    • Maintains close collaboration with the design and code team to ensure compliance with design choices and technical performance
    • Delivers to the highest standards of VFX quality on mobile
    • Provides accurate estimates to project management and owns the delivery on time and quality
    • Good self-management
    • Maintains homogeneity of the VFX with other art resources
    • Ensures technical and organizational compliance with defined standards
    • Owns the art bible and technical documentation related to VFX creation

Required Skills:

    • At least 2 shipped titles as VFX artist on mobile or console and 1 as a senior VFX artist
    • Very experienced in hand-held and mobile platform requirements
    • Very experienced with Unreal Engine
    • Written and verbal communication skills (English)
    • Expert knowledge in Max/Maya/Houdini and Photoshop
    • Experienced in engine optimization
    • Experienced with Offline VFX platform and simulation engines
    • Experienced with programming languages a plus
    • Those without the required credentials but with great potential will be considered as a VFX Artist.
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

Location: Netherlands, Breda

NeoBards entertainment is looking for an experienced art director for one of its new project on PC and high end platform.

Role

    • Responsible for the definition of the vision and creation of high-quality game art content on pc and high-end console platforms.
    • Provides guidance and feedback for all artists within the team and is heading the art production within the project.
    • Promotes, evangelizes and supports the game vision to the team and stakeholders both internally and externally.
    • Delivers to the highest standards in entertainment experience.

Key Responsibility

    • Defines the vision in accordance with needs of the product and ensures its delivery on time and on quality.
    • Manages and grows his team upholding the highest managerial standards.
    • Evangelizes the game vision in the team and throughout the company.
    • Reports to game director and independently manages challenges and mitigation strategies/Validates with the subject matter leads the outsourced assets.
    • Is responsible for the final visual quality of the final product.
    • Oversees the delivery of assets across multiple development sites.

Skills & Requirements (required)

    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and in writing.
    • Can present his vision using an ad-hoc medium to team and executives.
    •  Able to articulate a high-level concept and extrapolate the low-level ruleset to deploy it.
    •  Deep understanding of art theory applied to composition, animation and lighting.
    • Experience with multiple game engines.
    •  At least 2 shipped titles as art director preferably with at least 1 on the last generation of console
    •  Extensive experience in Terrain creation and high-end characters.
    •  Fluent in English

Location: Netherlands, Breda

If you have a strong interest in level design, a solid understanding of the aesthetics of spatial structures, interaction and combat encounters in the game world, you are the Level Designer NeoBards is looking for.

Join NeoBards for the opportunity to develop world-class projects with renowned game developers. We welcome developers with industry experience who’re willing to engage with the team to become one of us and work on AAA titles together in our brand new European studio!

Role

    • Design and build levels, combat encounters and missions that meet the demands of various types of game
    • Coordinate overall game flow and game rhythm, compose documents
    • Integrate visual, audio, and gameplay requirements, produce level prototype
    • Align the understanding of level design of colleagues from different disciplines, so that production objectives are fully understood
    • Optimization and debugging of level content
    • Provide guidance to the level design team to ensure that the production results are aligned with the game’s objectives and assist members in task planning and personal growth

Key Responsibilities

    • Clearly indicate content of level design through text, images, or other mediums; provide level design spec documents
    • Ensure legibility of (design) documents, allowing colleagues from different professional field to understand the fun and purpose of level design
    • After collecting design feedback from all disciplines, use game development tools to produce prototypes for corresponding levels
    • Final debugging of levels and modifications of quality optimization
    • Provide guidance and training for members to elevate their capabilities
    • Review production results to validate quality and playability

Required Skills

    • A minimum of 6 years of experience as a Level Designer, and one or more shipped AAA titles as a Senior or Lead
    • Excellent and efficient communication skills
    • Have conceptual knowledge in architecture and space
    • Experience in using Unreal for game production is a MUST
    • Experience with visual scripting to create bespoke gameplay content
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

Location: Netherlands, Breda

NeoBards is looking for a combat game designer familiar with third-person action games and experienced in making PvP games to join us in the development of a next-gen, action, competitive multiplayer co-op game. We welcome you who are experienced in designing combat and multiplayer PvP games to join NeoBards and lead our combat design team in our brand new European studio!

Role

    • Design combat in a third-person view
    • Establish the rules and enjoyability of combat and multiplayer PvP
    • Based on the game’s objectives, interactive elements and environment design, lay out the most suitable combat experience design
    • Establish the combat system and required features; work with colleagues from different professional fields to set up the necessary production methods and pipeline for combat
    • Provide guidance to the combat design team to ensure that the production results are aligned with the game’s objectives and assist members in task planning and personal growth

Key Responsibilities

    • Review the combat design team’s documentation to ensure that colleagues from various disciplines can fully understand the enjoyability and objectives of the design
    • Establish the combat system and design direction; ensure that the combat team’s designs are aligned with the game’s objectives
    • Lead members of the combat design team and colleagues from related disciplines; ensure that members’ work efficiency and quality are aligned with the game’s objectives
    • Provide guidance and training for members to elevate their capabilities
    • Review production results to validate quality and playability

Required Skills

    • A minimum of 5 years of experience in combat design for action games
    • Prior experience in leading a combat design team and participating in a complete combat design from start to finish for a project
    • Experience in producing third-person, real-time, 3D action, combat-oriented games
    • Experience in designing for online PvP games
    • Understanding of the relationship between behavior states and movement components when creating characters
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Familiar with Unreal Engine
    • Experience with visual scripting to create combat systems
    • Experience with AAA games development in leadership role would be an advantage
    • Must be eligible to work in the EU/Netherlands

Location: Netherlands, Breda

Neobards is seeking a dedicated, organized individual to fill the role of HR & Office Coordinator with a large focus on organising the HR & Admin Operations of the studio. The Office Coordinator will report to the COO and provide a wide range of support within the office. The right person will be expected to establish relationships with hiring managers, directors and other members of the company.

To be an ideal candidate for this position, you should be able to work independently as well as participate in team efforts while remaining calm under pressure. You will be expected to coordinate HR and office processes within the studio with a self-motivated and proactive approach.

Responsibilities

  • Provide clerical and administrative support to the Operations Department
  • Assist with day-to-day operations of the HR functions and duties
  • Compile and update employee records (hard and soft copies)
  • Coordinate HR projects (employee engagement, company polls, etc.)
  • Assist in payroll functions by tracking start/termination dates, commissions, expense reimbursements etc.
  • Post and track job listings, coordinate communication with candidates and schedule interviews
  • Conduct initial orientation to new hires
  • Assist with office opening and closing procedures

Requirements

  • At least 3 years relevant experience· 
  • Experience with Google Docs, as well as Microsoft Office programs such as Excel
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Fluent in Dutch and English
  • Good knowledge of labor laws
  • Good understanding of benefit schemes and HR best practices
  • Positive attitude and able to help develop a good company culture
  • High level of professional integrity
  • Experience with the games industry is a bonus
  • Fluency in Chinese is a bonus.