About

Artifact 5 is an indie studio based in Montreal. We specialize in surreal, emotionally engaging, high-fidelity games and other experiences. We're experienced in delivering high-quality content for PC, Consols, Virtual Reality, and mobile. Anamorphine, launched in July 2018.

Our specializations:

  • Virtual Reality
  • 3D art
  • Technical Art
  • Grant Writing & Review
  • Gameplay Programming
  • Graphics Programming
  • Scrum & Strategic Planning

Clients

If you're looking for a full-service design and development team that's as comfortable with conceptual thinking as they are with code, talk to Artifact 5. They’ll elevate your work.

- Kel O’Neill, Sundance New Frontier Artist-in-Residence

We hired A5 in the context of a game tech takeover for a client overseas. In a very short amount of time, A5 was in engine cleaning the project and implementing design and AI under the supervision of our designers. The team is professional, quick and efficient. When a situation arises, the programmers are ready to support the team with sturdy propositions and will take the time to validate the pros and cons of each tiny details. In short, A5 is amazing and you should totally hire them immediately!

- Stéphanie Bouchard, Founder, Stockholm Syndrome.ai

I had a somewhat vague description of what I need, but to make sure they understood what I wanted, throughout the whole process they stayed in touch and provided regular updates. The end result was exactly what I needed, delivered on time and within budget. Working with them was an absolute pleasure.

- Ben Lee, Interaction Designer

Team

Mohannad Al-Khatib

CEO / Creative Director

Ramy Daghstani

CTO / Technical Director

Samantha Cook

COO / Studio Director

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Jobs

We're hiring! Apply before May 15th

Who are we?

Artifact 5 is a small independent game studio based out of Montreal making weird and surreal story-driven games. We’re a collaborative, growing team looking for motivated people to help us create our next as-yet-unannounced titles.

Why you’d like us

At Artifact 5 we strive to create game experiences that are unique and reflective of our own special breed of weird + awesome and we want to add new members to the team who can contribute to that! Since we’re a small studio, your input is valued in matters beyond your position in the company. Although this call for hire is for a specific position, we are looking for folks who can contribute in more ways than just their job description to help us grow Artifact 5 together. Your personality, professionalism, and acumen are welcome and needed to make this team everything it can be!

Send us your CV and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

Programmer

We’d love to talk if you:

  • Can legally work in-house at our studio downtown Montreal, Canada
  • Have 3+ years of experience programming
  • Have shipped at least one title as a professional or a hobbyist
  • Have experience in either Unity or Unreal (both is a bonus!)
  • Have a passion for making games and programming
  • Are a driven individual, excited to be part of a small startup studio where your input is valued and you can truly make a difference!

Bonus:

  • Porting experience for consoles.
  • You have experience working on a networked, data-driven game
  • You have experience working closely with artists on a technical level
  • Have an unusual background
  • Bilingual

Rate: Up to $50K/year depending on experience. Send us your CV and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

3D Animator (Contract)

We’d love to talk if you:

  • Can legally work in-house at our studio downtown Montreal, Canada
  • Have experience in Maya or 3DS Max
  • Have at least 3+ years experience as a 3D animator
  • Have experience making high-quality character animations for PC/Console games.
  • Have experience optimizing and integrating your assets in a game engine (Unity or Unreal)
  • Have shipped at least one title as a professional or a hobbyist
  • Are creative and able to adapt to different styles
  • You are excited to be part of a small startup studio where your input is valued and you can make a difference

Bonus:

  • Experience rigging characters
  • Experience in 3D modeling and texturing for games
  • Have an unusual background
  • Bilingual

Rate: ~$20-30/hour depending on experience. Send us your CV and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

Concept Artist (Contract)

We’d love to talk if you:

  • Have experience in highly stylized concept art for 3D games
  • Can adapt to an existing art style, working with our art director
  • Can create heavily narrative driven designs of characters and environment

Bonus:

  • Experience in UI design
  • Have an unusual background
  • Bilingual

Send us your CV, Portfolio, and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

Audio Designer (Contract)

We’d love to talk if you:

  • Have experience integrating sounds in a game engine (Unity or Unreal)
  • Can adapt to stylized and unusual styles
  • Have experience with Wwise
  • Have shipped at least one title as a professional or a hobbyist

Bonus:

  • Experience music composition and production
  • Have an unusual background
  • Bilingual

Send us your CV and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

Economy Designer (Contract)

We’d love to talk if you:

  • Have experience balancing any time of resources of games
  • Have 3+ years of experience in Economy design
  • Have shipped a resource-based game
  • Have shipped at least one title as a professional or a hobbyist

Bonus:

  • Experience music composition and production
  • Have an unusual background
  • Bilingual

Send us your CV and any other documents to “Info+jobs@artifact5.com” before May 15th, 2019 to be considered for the position.

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