We are still left to wonder what the next project coming from Maxis will be. All we have right now to speculate on is Spore Creature Keeper, a PC game based for the younger audience designed much like The Sims, but with your favorite Spore Creatures. From what I can tell, the job opportunity below does not look to fit that game. Is this for a new Spore expansion that we may soon see? Or perhaps for the version of Spore that will be coming to consoles? I don’t know, we need to hear what Maxis has in store for us soon, the fans are craving for any new pieces of information!

EA/Maxis Job Opening - World/Environment Modeler for upcoming RPG project

Maxis seeks an experienced Lighter to join the environment team and create outstanding content for an upcoming level based action RPG. Candidate will adopt a proprietary pipeline, assume full ownership of the environment lighting, and work within an established style.


  • Create atmospheric lighting that contributes to storytelling in a science fiction setting
  • Collaborate with level designers to make compelling gameplay
  • Troubleshoot and problem solve technical issues with minimal supervision
  • Optimize lighting setups to meet performance requirements while maintaining desired aesthetic
  • Adjust textures & object placements as necessary for best results


  • 3-5 years experience in game development lighting
  • Well organized and able to commit to and meet deadlines. Ability to multitask while still meeting deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal; an ability to work effectively with producers, designers, engineers and artists
  • Proficient with Maya & Photoshop
  • Experience with level population and world building a plus.

Source: SimOperations