Character Animator

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August 16, 2021

Moving Pieces is a small independent game studio based in Brooklyn, NY. Founded in 2019, our first title, Dodo Peak, was a launch title for Apple Arcade and is also out on Nintendo Switch. 

Our next project, Shoulders of Giants, is an action roguelike where you simultaneously control two characters at once and collect an arsenal of abilities and weapons and use them to bring back light to a dark universe.

We are a small team who has a lot of fun with our work, and maintain a healthy work/life balance.

We are currently looking for an animator/rigger to help us bring the characters of Shoulders of Giants to life. The ideal candidate will be excellent in both rigging and animating but exceptional animators who do not rig may also apply. 

This is a contract position with compensation commensurate with your experience. This is a remote position.


  • Create game-friendly rigs in either Maya or Blender (Maya is preferred).
  • Create excellent animations on a variety of characters that fit our stylized aesthetic.

Bonus Skills

  • Experience with UE4 (or a desire to learn)
  • Experience with creating secondary animation using procedural systems such as control rig.
  • Experience setting up animation blueprints.

How to Apply

Please send an email with your portfolio/demo reel to

Video games are a team effort. People from underrepresented and marginalized backgrounds in the games industry are encouraged to apply.

About Our Games

Shoulders of Giants is an approachable action roguelike where you simultaneously control a mysterious sword-wielding robot and the sharp-shooting space frog riding on its back. Every pick-up matters as you battle through wondrous alien landscapes and bring light back to a universe teetering toward the End of Everything.

DodoPeak is a classic arcade platformer that creates a nostalgic experience reminiscent of classic arcade games.  Though simple at its core, it adds layers of strategy and exploration to challenge the mind.  With our love for mixing modern design with classic game play, the team is passionately crafting a timeless experience for all ages.

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