FX Animator

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April 30, 2021

Talofa is seeking an FX Animator to join the team for our new social running game in development. This individual will work with the art and tech team in developing assets and effects for an upcoming mobile game. We are looking for someone who is excited to build a world-scale running game on a new platform with us!


  • Produce a range of dynamic effects and environment animations for a mobile game.
  • Work closely with Art Director, Game Design Lead and UI/ UX Lead to design an animation style that is cohesive to the overall look and feel of the game. 
  • Collaborate with Tech to ensure that all animation assets are optimized for gameplay. 
  • Ensure a smooth production of assets that meets our deadlines. 


  • 2+ years professional experience animating effects and environments in Maya, Unity (or equivalent 3D Programs) specifically for games. 
  • A portfolio/ reel of past animation works. 
  • Good knowledge of Unity pipelines and optimizing assets for games. 
  • A passion for mobile games and a willingness to collaborate. 
  • Available to work remotely. 
  • Some 3D Modeling and Texture knowledge a plus


  • 📅 Start date: As soon as possible! We’re ready to work with you whenever you are! 
  • 💻 Remote is okay! We are located in the Bay Area in California in PST. 
  • 👉 If interested, email careers@talofagames.com with your resume and 2-3 sentences on why you’re interested in the position! 
  • 💗 We’re looking for determined and responsible contributors who love what they do to join the Talofa family. We’re all family at Talofa Games!

Talofa Games

What we're looking for: 

We're huge gamers and fitness geeks! That said, we'd love to work with someone who has worked on a mobile game (a plus) and loves working on innovative and experimental gameplay. Being passionate about the intersection of fitness and games is also a plus! 

Our Team: 

Many of the people on our team are fitness and gaming enthusiasts! Together, we’ve created independent games for the last 10 years with over 9.1 million downloads on the Apple App and Google Play Stores. We’re now working in the augmented reality and fitness intersection and are award winning developers who won the grand prize in the Niantic Beyond Reality Contest. This is a first of its kind social running game and we’re excited to be working together on it!

We are currently hiring artists, animators and engineers. View (and share) all of our openings here.

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