Robot Entertainment
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May 17, 2022
Full Time
United States

Robot Entertainment is an independent game studio founded in 2009, best known for creating the Orcs Must Die! franchise. We’re looking for an experienced Animator to work on an unannounced project set in a vibrant, stylized world and inspired by classic action JRPGs. Your reel should showcase a diverse selection of gameplay animation and a strong foundation in the principles of animation.  

As an animator you’ll work collaboratively with designers, programmers, and artists to create and implement a variety of in-game animations. We strive to create a supportive environment where everyone can make an impact on our projects.


  • Create hand keyed animations for a variety of creatures and characters that set the quality bar for both visual style and gameplay feel.
  • Collaborate closely with designers and programmers to iterate on and implement animations.
  • Review animations with the team, provide artistic and technical feedback to fellow team members.

Our Ideal Candidate…

  • Has 2+ years of experience creating game animations (combat and locomotion.)
  • Has professional experience working in Maya, and Unreal (or other modern game engines.)
  • Takes a proactive approach to their work and has strong communication skills.
  • Plays and enjoys a variety of games.

Bonus Points For…

  • An understanding of animation state machines.
  • Contributing to shipping multiple game titles.
  • Some experience with outsourcing.

Additional Details

  • Location: Full-time Remote or On-Site (Plano, Texas) position
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience & Skills

More about the studio

We’re headquartered in Plano, TX just north of Dallas. The team transitioned to working from home in 2020 and this role is open to anyone interested in working remotely in the continental United States or those interested in relocating to the DFW area.  

We offer competitive salaries and great benefits including medical, dental, life insurance for you and your spouse/domestic partner and paid parental leave. Other perks include both annual game and home office stipends. We strive to create an inclusive and welcoming environment and encourage anyone interested to apply.

How to Apply

Qualified responses should be directed to with a resume and cover letter, and portfolio/reel. Please indicate you are applying for the Animator position.

The above are generally full-time, professional exempt, remote or on-site positions, with benefits as outlined in each listing. Open to United States citizens or those individuals who are legally residing and working in the USA. Robot will not facilitate or sponsor candidates for US work visas or US residency “Green Cards” for this position.

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Robot Entertainment, Inc. is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment. The company shall ensure that decisions affecting employees are made without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category. This policy is administered in accordance with federal laws (including but not limited to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, Age Discrimination in the Employment Act of 1967, as amended, Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended, Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended) and all other applicable state or local law prohibiting discriminatory acts.

Robot Entertainment, Inc. is a privately owned developer of entertainment technology and intellectual property, based in Plano, Texas, USA. More information about Robot can be found at

About Our Games

Orcs Must Die! 3 ushers orc-slaying mayhem to a previously unimaginable scale. All new War Scenarios pit players and their friends against the largest orc armies ever assembled. Mountable War Machines give players the essential firepower to heave, stab, carbonize, and disarticulate the abominable intruders. Orcs Must Die! 3 is the long-awaited successor in the award-winning Orcs Must Die! series.

ReadySet Heroes is a fast-paced multiplayer dungeon crawler that packs a big twist! Choose your character, then launch into a randomly generated dungeon to slay monsters, dodge traps and collect tons of loot. Now here's the twist: You're actually competing against an opposing team racing through the same dungeon! Reaching the end of the dungeon triggers a winner-take-all arena brawl! The faster you progress through the dungeon, the more powerful you'll be when it's time to throw down.

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