3D Artist

Maliyo Games is seeking a skilled, highly motivated, passionate 3D artist interested in making high-quality mobile games that are both fun to play and push the limits of the platform in a challenging and rewarding environment. This position works directly with the development team, to create, design, and produce high-quality 3D assets for environments, characters, and props for Mobile Games.

Position: 3D Artist

Status: Full-Time Exempt

Location: Remote

Compensation: Negotiable (subject to experience)

Company Overview

Maliyo Games is a Lagos-based game development studio that creates African-inspired games for mobile users with over 40 games in our portfolio. Maliyo infuses the continent’s lively culture and experiences into everything we create. Our goal is to embed Africa’s vibrant culture into video games through storylines, character development, immersive environments, captivating sounds, and strong visuals.

Essential Functions:

  • Create visually stimulating content that will enhance game playability and showcase authentic African art to a wide player audience
  • Collaborate effectively with the team to offer creative solutions to game design challenges
  • Produce concept sketches and quick edits to communicate artistic concepts with the team
  • Create environments and hard surface assets for use in high-quality games
  • Work with the production team, other artists, and engineering to ensure consistency between the vision and implementation of assets in the game engine
  • Ensure all aspects of art production are completed in a timely manner and to a high standard
  • Understand and follow directions provided by the creative lead
  • Work within the production schedule, manage files and meet deadlines
  • Research and analyze the market for the concept, art, and game feelings
  • Use the latest technologies to create stunning art
  • Contribute to all aspects of game development including ideation, concept development, prototyping and production of new or existing games.


  • Strong knowledge of 3D editing tools, 3ds Max, Maya, Blender, ZBrush, etc., to be able to deliver high-quality assets
  • Advanced understanding of texture painting, material setup, low and high-poly modelling, UV painting, and topology
  • Strong skills in conception, production, and integration, with a clear understanding of optimizing and implementing art assets for mobile games
  • Understanding of animation principles and foundations, efficient UV layout for low poly objects, of lighting tools, anatomy for realistic humanoid characters and creatures, and creating outdoor environments for 3D games
  • A critical and artistic eye, knowledge of form, line, and lighting
  • Ability to work in multiple varied art styles and adapt styles for the target audience
  • Technical understanding of the game development process
  • Good sense of gameplay experience and
  • Excellent communication, collaboration, organization, and time management skills
  • Personal commitment to improving your own knowledge and skills with a proactive and enthusiastic approach to work
  • Work requires continued attention to detail in establishing priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks simultaneously while adhering to deadlines and within a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to work with cross-functional teams in-person and remotely
  • Online art portfolio required; this can be work-related or personal projects