UK studio Hardlight is working on a new Sonic mobile game. That’s according to a job posting that says the studio is looking for a lead artist to help “establish, develop, and maintain the game’s art style and visual quality.”
First spotted by VGC, the listing makes it clear that this is a brand new soundtrack right in the title.
“Sega Hardlight is looking for a Lead Artist who can lead both the art and art team on an exciting and ambitious new narrative platformer,” the listing reads. “You could be an art/environment leader with a proven track record or a senior artist looking for a career step. As a senior artist, you will be at the forefront of one of our new titles. You will help drive both the artistic vision and the in-house artistic team to produce high quality art through effective communication, collaboration, detailed planning and active mentorship.”
The listing states that the successful candidate will create environmental game assets, manage the art team, and work closely with the game director. The focus will be on the surrounding environment since Sonic’s art style is somewhat already defined. Hardlight is looking for five years of industry experience with expertise in Unity a definite plus.
Working at Hardlight also seems to come with a few perks, including car pay service, health and dental benefits, discounted gym memberships, and even free Sega games on Steam.
Hardlight certainly has a lot of experience working on Sonic mobile titles. Previous games include endless runners Sonic Dash, Sonic Dash 2: Sonic Boom, and Sonic Forces: Speed Battle, as well as Sonic Jump and Sonic Jump Fever platformers, and Sonic Racing runner for Apple Arcade.
Sonic fans will get their first good look at Sonic Frontiers in September at EGX 2022 in London. Sega made the announcement earlier this week, assuring skeptics that the first open-world Sonic game would live up to expectations.
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