Animation Lead

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At Elodie Games, we believe that games are better together. We’re building endlessly engaging experiences that remove the barriers to playing with friends. Cross-play is etched into the DNA of everything we build so that no matter what platform you’re on, you’ll get a first class native experience. We’re a diverse team of industry professionals who love games and fuel each other’s creativity. As an early member of the team, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore broad areas of game development, learn new skills, and shape the game.

As a member of the Animation team, you will breathe life into our vibrant new fantasy universe. Whether it’s creatures or characters, you will create iconic animations that set the tone and style of our game.  You will work closely with artists, designers, and engineers to develop incredible gameplay experiences that surprise and delight players from all over the globe. Providing a personal demo reel will help highlight your unique talent and craft capabilities.

At Elodie Games, we believe that games are better together. We’re building endlessly engaging experiences that remove the barriers to playing with friends. Cross-play is etched into the DNA of everything we build so that no matter what platform you’re on, you’ll get a first class native experience. We’re a diverse team of industry professionals who love games and fuel each other’s creativity. As an early member of the team, you’ll have the unique opportunity to explore broad areas of game development, learn new skills, and shape the game.

Qualifications

  • Develop, maintain and craft animations for real time game assets
  • Work autonomously to assist designers and engineers with gameplay prototypes
  • Ensure that project deadlines are met in a timely manner without compromising artistic integrity
  • Consistently communicate with the team by giving and receiving feedback, directing next steps, and providing clear goals and outcomes to your team
  • Partner with other artists, designers, and tech artists to collaborate on creative solutions to solve complex animation pipeline problems
  • Help build a great animation team by staffing it with highly talented animators who would flourish at Elodie.
  • Coordinate with other art leads, design, and production to help accomplish the strategic goals of the overall product.
  • Document and communicate specifications and animation benchmarks to support our artistic vision to both internal and external artists

Requirements

  • A minimum of 5 years’ of experience in game development animating characters using Maya or equivalent 3D program
  • Extraordinary skill in animating the human bipedal figure as well as other organic forms.
  • Strong knowledge of traditional animation principles and how they can be used to enhance gameplay
  • Exceptional understanding of asset creation pipelines and tools.
  • Experience shipping a game as an animator or animation lead where you helped oversee the quality, scheduling, and implementation of a large portion of the animation development on a game art team.
  • You’ve hired exceptionally talented animators onto a team and helped them “learn and grow” through constructive art feedback and coaching.
  • Proven problem-solving/prototyping ability for a game early in the development process
  • Able to effectively collaborate with every department of a game development team (game designers, engineers, tech art, character art, etc.)
  • A passion for video games and a passion for Elodie’s mission
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