2D Artist & Animator

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Posted
September 9, 2021
Contract
Anywhere
Remote
$60K+ (USD)

💻 About Us

Acureus is a small, remote team, based out of the UK/Germany. Our recent release, Draw & Guess saw an overwhelming response to which we're still adapting, we're looking to bring a few more folks along for the journey 😊

Our community has grown from just a few hundred users to over 1 million players over the course of the past month. It's been absolutely bonkers.

📖 Overview

As an artist at Acureus, your role will involve supporting our development of Draw & Guess on some exciting new secret features that we can't wait to tell you about!

You will also play a fundamental role in the overall branding and asset creation. As a small yet growing team, we highly value your input/suggestions - we're looking for an artist that is confident in their decision making and has their finger on the pulse of what makes great assets stand out.

This will be an initial 12-month contract, with the intention of converting to a permanent role.

This position offers an incredibly unique opportunity to play a critical role in defining a major part of our game for a community growing into the millions of players, with the flexibility and experimentation afforded by being part of a small cosy team!

💼 Responsibilities

  • Take the lead on our new major feature (we'll go over everything during the initial interview!)
  • Comfortable with rigging & animation for 2D sprites
  • Play a fundamental role in the branding/art direction for Draw & Guess
  • Asset creation for branding/promotional assets

🍦 Who We Are Looking For

  • Worked on at least one commercial game
  • Experience with rigging & rigged 2D animation
  • Insist of maintaining a high bar for quality
  • Curious, takes an interest in exploration and self-improvement
  • Enjoy both drawing (especially this one), and guessing.

🌍 International Applications

We want to hire the best person for the job, wherever they may be. If we're a good fit for each other, that's good enough for us. Our legal team will handle all the other bits. 😊

Your location will have no impact on your application/compensation offer - your skills do not suddenly get less valuable because of where you live.

💰 Compensation

$60K+ (USD)

We will aim to be in touch within 5 working days of your submission!

Note: We're also hiring a Community Manager!

✏ About Draw & Guess

Draw & Guess is a creative drawing game where up to 16 players... draw and guess!

Each player receives a word and draws it without using characters or numbers. The next player guesses the word behind the drawing. Then another one draws it again! The twist is that at the end of these cycles, the final player must try to guess the original word.

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