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May 3, 2021
Located in Seattle, Hopoo Games has been working on passion projects since 2012 including Risk of Rain, DEADBOLT, and most recently Risk of Rain 2. We are looking for a Senior 3D Animator to work on upcoming Risk of Rain 2 content!
Note: While this job is currently remote because of COVID-19, the goal is to eventually resume all positions in an office in Seattle. We prefer candidates who are in the area, or are willing to eventually relocate.
Duties will include:
Creating armatures, rigging, and animating characters with a wide-range of armature styles. We have bipeds, quadrupeds, flyers, worms, and more!
Animating within a stylized action game. Impact, timing, and spacing are important.
Implementing animation assets into the game through Unity's Mecanim
Able to troubleshoot and rectify asset implementation issues in Unity
Skillset and work habits:
Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
Comfortable working on a small team and making your own decisions without oversight
Ability to organize and be responsible for your space on the team
Strong portfolio of animation work alongside a demo reel
Be comfortable creating art assets in an existing franchise and art style, while still bringing your own designs and expertise
Be comfortable using existing or legacy rigs to create new animations
At least five (5) years industry experience, with at least one (1) shipped game in an animation role
Experience with using Unity
Experience with using Blender for rigging and animating —both 2.7X and 2.9X experience is preferred!
Experience with using Git source-control
Skillset and work habits:
Near the Seattle area, or are willing to relocate
Familiarity with Risk of Rain 2 and Hopoo Games!
Helped ship multiple 3D games in an animation art role
Experience with multiple art skill sets, i.e. 30 modeling, texturing, or 2D concepting
Experience with multiple game development mediums, i.e coding or design
Experience with working on a small or remote team
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org the subject line “Senior 3D Animator.” Include a link to your portfolio as the first line.
Note that we may request an art test as part of the evaluation process for the position.
Hopoo Games is located in Seattle, WA, but for the moment all work is done remote because of COVID-19
Hopoo Games has an atypical 4-day 32-hour workweek. We never crunch.
Hopoo Games is an inclusive and supportive company and we expect all our employees to treat each other kindly.
About Risk of Rain 2
Escape a chaotic alien planet by fighting through hordes of frenzied monsters – with your friends, or on your own. Combine loot in surprising ways and master each character until you become the havoc you feared upon your first crash landing.