2D Artist

Thunderful is a creative development studio where quality is the most important parameter: We make polished gems. We focus on contained, single-player products in the double-A range.
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Come work with us at our Gothenburg office!

About the company

Thunderful is a relatively new company, but with old roots.  It was formed by a number of small indie companies coming together to make something greater than they could have done independently. Over the last few years, Thunderful has grown into four different offices with roughly 120 people making games in team sizes between 15-35 people. 

The teams within have developed the award-winning SteamWorld series, known for its frequent genre-hopping and inclusive design, as well as more recent AA-games like The GunkLost in Random, and other, un-announced but equally charming titles.

About the role:

As a 2D Artist your primary responsibilities will be to create art for characters and assets, from concept to final in game graphics.


  • 3+ years game Industry Experience.
  • Work remote at first, then on location in Gothenburg later.
  • Comfortable using English in spoken and written form.
  • A portfolio that demonstrates character and environment design skills.
  • Ability to take an idea all the way from concept to final 2D asset.
  • Able to match the studio art style.
  • Skilled in Adobe photoshop.
  • Can communicate clearly, articulate ideas, and give/receive feedback.

Bonus points:

  • 1 or more shipped 2D games.
  • Has a BFA or equivalent art degree.
  • Has worked with a game engine.
  • Skilled at Adobe Illustrator.
  • Skilled at Blender or other 3D packages.
  • Experience creating real time FX.
  • Can create 2D game animations.
  • A portfolio with weapon and vehicle designs.

Our bonus points:

  • Collective Agreement - Tekniktjänsteavtalet (+ union club)
    • Pension plan (tjänstepension)
    • Paid overtime
  • Flexible work hours
  • Yearly wellness grant (friskvårdsbidrag)
  • Occupational Health Care
  • Weekly Wellness activity hour

About the Gothenburg Office:

Our majestic Thunderful Games HQ in Gothenburg towers over all surrounding buildings except its slightly taller neighbors (we'll get there someday). Don't mistake it for a typical office! Inside you'll find a custom-built game dev powerhouse with some of the industry's very best. The Gothenburg teams have been at it for over two decades and worked their way to the top with the SteamWorld series and EA Originals like Fe and Lost in Random.

From our rooftop terrace, we overlook the bustling city center with its canal, delightful eateries, a rich cultural life, and a fascinating past – all within walking distance!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Temporarily remote

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Thunderful Göteborg

Kvarnbergsgatan 2
411 05 Göteborg Directions jobs@thunderfulgames.com


  • Collective agreement (Tekniktjänsteavtalet)

    - Paid Overtime

    - Pension Plan (Tjänstepension)

    - Parental Leave Additional Pay

  • Flexible work hours

  • Yearly Wellness Allowance (friskvårdsbidrag)

  • In-house gym/fitness facilities (dependent on location)

  • Weekly Wellness activity hours

  • Occupational Health Care

  • ... and more!

Our offices

Thunderful Games operates up north in the beautiful country of Sweden, with teams in four cities. Our HQ stands tall in Gothenburg, the nation's second-largest city. A few hours away by train, you'll find its siblings in Skövde, Malmö, and Karlshamn. All facilities sport state-of-the-art tools and passionate teams hard at work on the best games you've yet to play.

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