Associate Gameplay Animator

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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

June 8, 2021
Full Time

Hidden Leaf Games is an indie game development studio founded with the mission of delivering a world-class experience that focuses on competition, progression and social play. We believe games are meant to be played together, regardless of skill level or platform. At our core, we’re players who deeply value the social and community interactions that competitive moments  have to offer. We believe that competitive games create lasting moments and are committed to recreating that experience for others to enjoy.

We’re looking for an Associate Gameplay Animator to join our Technical Art team, helping deliver on awesome motions and animations that really showcase the power and wonder that our heroes create. The Associate Gameplay Animator will partner closely with Design and Art to bring the characters to life.


  • Design and consult on animation concepts and briefs
  • Balance the artistic direction of the animation concept with the gameplay clarity needs
  • Use your artistic skills to create awesome rigs and animations that communicate essential gameplay information and capture the essence of characters
  • Find creative ways to deliver within the vision while staying within the performance limits

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of professional experience as a visual effects artist in games
  • Experience working in Maya or other related rigging/animation tools.
  • Experience working in Unreal, or other game engine tools

Desired Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge animation blueprints and blend spaces in UE4
  • Experience in UE4 and git

About Us

We're a venture-funded game studio based across the world looking to create games meant to be played with anyone, anywhere. Our mission is to create core PvP games that focus on competitive mastery, core progression and social play. If you're looking to join a team that allows tons of creative freedom, ownership and moves fast, please apply!

We're hiring engineers, VFX, tech, and character artists, animators, and a community manager. Click here to view (and share) all of our open roles.

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