TopHat Game Studios was founded in early 2011 and officially registered as LTD in 2012. The developers at TopHat are from all backgrounds in the game industry and varied freelance artists.
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Location: Anywhere - Looking for: Artists
Posted by Tophat-studios.co.uk on Dec 14th, 2012
We at TopHat Game Studios believe that the current gaming market is stale and needs fresh water. We aim to produce games that will challenge the current genres associated within the industry; games need fulfilment that can only be inspired by gamers themselves, the goal we want to achieve is to have the TopHat community tell us what they want, speak out and express ideas strongly and be extremely critical towards our game(s); we want the 'end users' to have a large amount of influence on the games we make: E.g.TopHat's beta team consists of people who are not professional game testers (for whatever that is), but rather the 'gamers' themselves, we believe that a true gamer will find more problems for us to fix or will have a strong influential opinion on what should be done in certain aspects of our games.
<*>Has vast knowledge of the Unreal Engine's UI ( Importing, Material Editor etc )
<*>Talented individual who is extremely comfortable with the UDK's pipeline
<*>You will be assigned to develop props and trench scenery.
<*>Developing optimised models and can take criticism from lead artist to reflect performance.
<*>Able to coordinate openly with a team
<*>Must frequently use the PC gaming platform Steam and/or Google+ Hangout*
The Battle of the Somme symbolized the horrors of warfare in world war one. Follow orders, fight for your country, wait for the call and survive in rain soaked trenches; the call to charge over no man’s land to fight for freedom and liberation is awaiting you! Equipped with your arsenal of weaponry, make haste and overtake your enemies; watch over your brothers and god speed. This ambitious WWI FPS is being built using the Unreal Development Kit. For more information on the game visit
<*> Drivable vehicles which includes Tanks, Planes and even ridable Horses!
<*> Rescue downed allies and patch them up
<*> 1914 - 1918 inspired capture the 'point/trench' based combat
<*> Naval battling game-modes
<*> Call in Artillery barrages on enemy territories*
.. and much more!
<*> UI Designer(1) - Full
<*> UnrealScripter(1) - Full
<*> Environmental Artist(1) - Open
<*> Character Animator (1) - Full
<*> Organics and Character Artist(1) - Full
<*> Sound Effects Artist(1) - Full
<*> Composer(0) - Open
<*> Particle/Effects Artist(1) - Full
<*> Voice Actors - Out-sourced
Because we're a start-up indie games development studio, we're aiming to have a total of ten members in it's development cycle; we believe that with our industry experience and freelance artistic natures, we can produce enjoyable and action packed games for the gaming community by listening to that community. There are a lot of games today being produced just because of their title and not remembering what the fundamental reason of gaming is, which is Fun. We at TopHat Games Studios are a very strong family of developers from the United Kingdom and believe in keeping indie strong.
TopHat Game Studios uses a monthly subversion control system which allows for dynamic and instant updates to the game; the SVN has been setup in a structured manor so that only the necessary development tools are sent to the developers which frees up space on the developer(s) machine.
All developers are individually assigned their monthly calender for deadlines and goals. These are handed out every month automatically. We are also experimenting with some new technology that allows for real-time goal/deadlines updating and modifying with design documentation, which is soon to be released to the public!
If you're a budding artist looking to break into the games industry and show off his/her skills then
Submit your application to email@example.com