Got this email today. While I don't qualify (only 2 years exp in Maya and definitely not Uncharted level)... · "Naughty Dog's new franchise for the PS3 could be the biggest first-party title of the year." –Gamespy · "Naughty Dog has always had a reputation for squeezing the utmost performance and fidelity out of Sony's hardware, and it looks like that tradition will continue with Uncharted." -Gamespot (Gamespot Preview) · “Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune: One of the Most Beautiful Games ever Created “–( Play Magazine) · ”The whole thing has the polish of a major motion picture and goes out of its way to immerse you in the experience with amazing cut-scenes, music and more. This game is flat-out fun to play. Leaping from ledges is awesome, shootouts are fun, and the occasional vehicle section is a nice change of pace. Still, the pirate battles can be a bit much.”-IGN) · ”Naughty Dog delivers one of 2007's finest action titles”- (Gamespy) Senior Environment Artist Responsibilities: * Creating models for both architectural and organic natural environments. * Trouble shoot levels and maintain them, so they stay in frame rate, memory and design spec. Requirements/ Bonus Skills: * 3-5 years experience games or games related experience modeling and texturing environments using Maya * Strong experience and techniques in creating plants, shrubs and vines using cards/flats. * Strong artistic ability to visualize entire levels and detail with minimal concept art and direction. * Strong technical ability to manage assets to fit memory, design, and frame rate limits. * Strong polygonal modeling skills- able to generate clean and efficient models at a very fast pace. * Self-motivated- requires minimal direction, can carry on the vision for the level until completion and commit to deadlines. * Good communication skills – able to help others and ask for help when needed. Being proactive in sharing info and assets. * great team-player attitude - being flexible with new ideas, being open to direction and changes. Listening to team mates. * Deadline oriented- being able to manage and organize work so he meets all the deadlines and is able to adjust when changes happen. * Excellent eye for light, shade, and color,. * An exceptional understanding of form, shape, structure, and silhouette in regard to modeling * Foundation in the traditional arts This could mean Jak4, but the fact that they are focused on Plants, vines and foliage leads me to believe that they might be looking for folks to make more jungles for Nate to run around in.