Though most well-known for stop motion feature films, Aardman has been making games for around 14 years, and moved into console gaming for the first time in 2018 with the co-production 11-11: Memories Retold, published by Bandai Namco. Since then, Aardman have been working on a brand new gaming IP for a multi-national publisher, filled with all the character, humour, love and craft you would expect from an Aardman film. Based in Bristol in the South West, Aardman work from a custom built HQ building with an on-site 40 seat cinema amongst other perks, as well as another base which houses the stop motion feature production. Founded in 1976, Aardman has become one of the UK’s biggest names in storytelling, and sees games and interactive as the future of telling really exciting, interesting, and characterful stories for years to come.
Come and work within a fantastic team of experienced game developers, helping us build the foundations of an amazing new PC/Console title.
This role is supporting the Producer in the day-to-day running of the game project, and enables trainees to get a real sense and taste of what a Producer does on a game.
The Assistant Producer will help with managing the team, scheduling meetings and making sure the outcomes are recorded, managing the project management and task management software, helping with managing documentation around recruitment, liaising with the publisher, assessing the quality of the game build and creating bug reports, maintaining and updating the project wiki and making sure the rest of the team are, liasing with other parts of the company to schedule resources, ordering kit and making sure it is set up correctly, and much more.
You will learn about attention to detail, people and project management, good communication and organisational skills, software associated with the role, and all the myriad soft skills that go with being in production.
The ideal candidate will pay attention to detail and be a good communicator. They must also be organised, punctual and have a desire for learning.
This role can be remote (working from home) or on site at our Bristol office.
How to Apply
Kickstart is a Government scheme aimed to help support young people back into work after the economic effects of the pandemic. The Job Placements are only available for Universal Credit claimants aged 16 to 24 and out of education who are referred to employers by their respective Work Coaches.
In order to apply you should:
Aardman strives to be the most inspirational animation company in the world creating world class entertainment to a diverse and intergenerational global audience. We aim to lead the way in both our content and our professional principles, ensuring diversity and inclusion is inherent to the development and production of all our content - both on and off screen.
Aardman is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and strongly encourages applications from underrepresented groups. We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all individuals and are always happy to discuss flexible working needs.
About 11-11 Memories Retold
Aardman’s first ever console game, 11-11 Memories Retold is a narrative adventure game set against the backdrop of World War 1.
Critically acclaimed as an “affecting, memorably beautiful interactive story”, the game features a totally unique rendering engine that makes the game look like a living painting, with brush strokes being paint and repainted every frame.
Stand out performances from Elijah Wood and Sebastien Koch as the game’s central characters offer counterpoint to Olivier Deriviere’s exceptional score, recorded by the London Philharmonia at Abbey Road.
Launched on the centenary of the Armistice, the game has achieved great reviews, with 77 on MetaCritic, a 8.2 User score, and Very Positive on Steam. The game is also nominated for Best British Game and Game Beyond Entertainment in the 2019 BAFTAs, in the Games for Impact category of The Game Awards, and won the TIGA award for Best Educational or Serious Game.