3D Game Animator

Decoy Games
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Posted
January 5, 2022
Full Time
United States
Remote

Hi, we're Decoy Games. Last year, we released our first commercial game Swimsanity! on PC and all Consoles with full online crossplay support, alongside promotions such as Xbox Games With Gold and Amazon Prime Gaming. We are thrilled to announce that as of today, “Swimsanity!” has eclipsed 1.4 million downloads!

We recently signed with one of the world's most trusted publishers to deliver our next game, and it's going to be bigger and better than anything we have done before. As an indie studio, it was important for us to maintain creative control over our next game to ensure that we maintain the same uniqueness and excitement that you have come to expect out of Decoy Games. While we cannot reveal the publisher or the game today, just know that we are beyond excited to get started on our next game.

And what does getting started on a project this big mean? Decoy Games is officially scaling up!

This is our official call out to all developers, artists, writers, and creators to reach out. We want to build an extremely diverse and talented team capable of bringing our vision to a reality from this game and beyond. We always have interesting projects going on here at Decoy Games, and we want you to be a part of it. Our vision has always been to create unique and engaging experiences beyond what we have done at this point. We are thrilled to grow our team to continue that journey.

The Role

As a Full-time 3D Game Animator, you will be working with a talented team of programmers, designers and animators, with a goal to make our game characters come alive. Our ideal candidate will have experience breathing life into playable characters and NPCs through movement, performances and behaviors.

This position requires you to take on a considerable amount of ownership and responsibility. You are expected to bring your passion, highly developed animation skills and creative problem solving to contribute to our project.

Responsibilities

  • Researching video game animation trends, techniques, and statistics.
  • Designing and producing top-quality animations that meet our company's standards.
  • Collaborating with programmers and developers to ensure that all design briefs are adhered to.
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment to fully realize our characters and environments through movement
  • Using computer software and hardware systems to create interactive animations and special effects.

Qualifications

  • Strong grasp of Photoshop, Maya, and 3ds Max.
  • You have an animation reel showing key-framed character and creature animations
  • A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch and other facets of both 2D and 3D animation
  • Strong communication skills and teamwork
  • Large visual database and a passion for video games
  • Related skills, such as modeling, skinning, rigging
  • Good understanding of video game development and the art-creation process.
  • A creative eye for art direction and video game special effects.

Benefits

  • Health and Dental Benefits
  • Competitive Salary
  • 100% Remote

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About Us

Decoy Games is a video game company founded by two brothers, who had no prior professional game development experience. They used their deep passion for video games and extensive imagination to start building Decoy Games. Today, Decoy Games is a multi-award winning game company focused on creating unique game experiences, merchandise and content while also using their platform to encourage innovation across all aspects of the game industry.

At Decoy Games we strive to be a symbol of inclusion, diversity and inspiration to all who aspire to be a part of the game industry. We make it our mission to ensure that this is reflected in our team and the products we create. We have taken great pride in creating several platforms for people around the world in all communities to learn about and engage in the world of gaming.

About Swimsanity!

Swimsanity! is a multiplayer underwater shooter with action-packed Co-Op and Versus game modes, all supported by online and local play. You play as our hero Mooba, who uses a variety of unique power ups and weapons to survive in this aquatic world.

Whether you're teaming up with friends to swim into Adventure mode, or clashing in competitive matches such as Last Mooba Standing, there's more than 150+ challenges to complete across 8 action-packed Game Modes in Swimsanity! All modes can be played online or locally.

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