Intermediate Artist – Live Ops

Job Details

Type: Permanent Full-time
Location: We are working from home!
Department: Art
Reports To: Art Lead
Start Date: ASAP
Number of Openings: 1


We are looking for committed and passionate artists to join our fabulous Live-Ops team and support our fun and successful narrative Idle mobile games! As an Intermediate Artist, you’ll work with the Lead Artist to create tons of unique, fun and engaging content and assist in the development of new features for our amazing players to enjoy. Working on our beloved IP, Cheech & Chong: Bud Farm, you’ll bring your experience working in Unity production pipelines and create beautifully polished, 2D art, with a focus on, but not limited to, character and environment art. Please be aware that we are a remote-first studio, hiring across Canada, and do not provide an office space for employees.



  • Work with the Lead Artist to create tons of fun content and develop new game features for our existing narrative idle games based off of popular TV shows, counter culture personalities and East Side Games’ original IPs
  • Utilize Unity and our proprietary art tools, Spine and the Adobe Suite to design, build and animate optimized assets in varied styles in accordance with project specifications
  • Create everything from monthly event content to new features and see them through the entire art pipeline from concept to implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with other disciplines to bring your tasks from initial concept to full implementation
  • Research, analyze, and report on trends in the Mobile game industry so you can assist us in providing the best player experience possible
  • With a focus on counter culture, humour and diversity, your contributions will help keep our games faithful to our fans and give them so much more to look forward to for years to come!



  • A deep understanding of Unity is essential! We’re looking for specific experience on working through the mobile game production pipeline such as: implementing monthly content, generating prefabs and working with art pipeline tools, using a Git client to ensure everything gets into the game for you to test. Bonus points for working with Spine!
  • Production-level knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite (especially Animate or Illustrator)
  • A minimum of 2 years experience in Game Development, or related industries. Mobile, F2P, or idle game experience is a HUGE plus!
  • A portfolio of polished work that showcases vector examples, character design, environmental art, 2D/3D character animation and concept work that demonstrates your iterative approach to development
  • Exceptional time management skills and an ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic studio
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both written and orally


  • A mobile game fanatic. You are on top of the latest games, trends and what’s happening in live events
  • Comfortable in an environment where priorities and plans change rapidly
  • Solution-oriented, self-motivated and have the attitude to get things done
  • Hungry and humble, you place the needs of the project first
  • Always willing to bring ideas to the table
  • Empathic, compassionate, and curious
  • Your values are governed by diversity and inclusion


We are East Side Games – proudly built in beautiful BC. Our mission is to create games that are easy to pick up, hard to put down, and don’t suck! We put players at the heart of our evolution, independence, and profitability. With their help, we’ve defined and become the leader in the narrative idle gaming space, writing the playbook on LiveOps in the process. Our huge IPs serve a traditionally underserved audience globally… And we’re just getting started! 

Community is everything here, and that’s what makes us unique. We put people at the core of what we do. Our games and our team have the same goal; to be inclusive and for everyone. We get sh*t done and our team is on hand to step in, regardless of rank. Tackle your challenges, share your learnings, then share a drink with the studio in our weekly Cheers Friday Announcements. Have we piqued your curiosity? Then check out our amazing Culture and Benefits


East Side Games are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and inclusion. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, and will utilize the strengths you bring to foster your growth and the studio’s growth.

If this sounds like everything you hoped for and more, and you’re enthused to build genre-defining narrative idle games, click the “Apply Here” button below. If now is not the right time for you but you know someone who would be a great match for us at East Side Games, check out our referral bonus here! Let’s build great games together.

We can’t wait to hear from you!



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Due to a small (but completely awesome) recruitment team, only those candidates that qualify will be contacted.  Thanks for your interest in ESG and we wish you super success in your job search!

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