Pixel Animator

Team Beauty CultApply for this Job
Posted
December 18, 2020
Contract
Anywhere
Remote
$50k year + Revshare

We are looking for a character animator to help grow our team!

Team Beauty Cult is a small distributed games studio that's an evolution of SUPERSCARYSNAKES. As SUPERSCARYSNAKES, the team released Black Future '88 to critical acclaim in 2019 on Steam and Nintendo Switch. We are working on an ambitious and genre-bending new project, and realized it's time to grow up the business into an employee owned co-op.

We welcome applicants from a variety of backgrounds and levels of experience, and are ready to dedicate the necessary amount of time to onboarding as needed. We recognize that members of marginalized communities often face challenges when it comes to gaining experience in the gaming industry, and we want to make our hiring process as equitable as possible.

This position will be full-time remote, but will include occasional event travel as soon as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Responsibilities:

  • Player Character animations
  • Creature and Boss animations
  • NPC Animations
  • Working close with other artists to provide and implement feedback to ensure the best looking game possible

Requirements:

  • Aseprite experience
  • Basic Unity Engine experience
  • Excellent knowledge of animation principles and anatomy
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and critique skills
  • Strong Organizational and note taking skills

Nice To Haves:

  • Expressive and weighty animation
  • General flexibility between all aspects of game art and animation
  • Any significant experience in a core game development skill that isn’t art related (Game Design/SFX/Narrative/Level design)

Benefits:

We believe that to make cutting-edge and museum-grade art, we need to invest in our workers: therefore we offer revshare to all employees and we have a strict no crunch policy. As a worker-owned co-op, all employees recieve the same pay and benefits. We are currently 2 people and would like to grow the team to 4 full time members. Base salary: 50k USD / Year Ownership: Equity shares granted after 6 month contract period.

Apply:

If you're interested, please send your CV to hello@teambeautycult.com and include the job title that you're applying for in the subject line. Also include:

  • Why you'd be a good fit for Team Beauty Cult
  • Work Examples
  • Your earliest start date

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Team Beauty Cult does not discriminate against any employee or job applicant because of race, colour, religion, national origin, cultural group, sex, gender, physical or mental disability.

About Black Future '88:

Black Future ’88 is a Synth-Punk roguelike 2D action shooter published by Good Shepherd Entertainment. Vertically climb an always evolving procedural tower to reach the top and kill its insane owner…before your heart explodes. Shoot, slash, dash and upgrade yourself to survive the endless waves of Homicidal AI, Traps & Colossal Wardens.

  • Awards: MIX E3 Judge's Pick Sidequesting.com: Team Choice Award Techraptor: Best of E3 Bit Awards: Game of the Year Nominee, Best Style Nominee GamesRadar: Best of Pax Nominee
  • Shown at: Indie Megabooth, Dreamhack, PAX East/West, Day of the Devs, E3
  • Covered by: Kotaku, Rock Paper Shotgun, Variety, PC Gamer, 80 Level, IGN, Destructoid, Gamespot, Games Radar, Tech Raptor, Polygon, Engadget

Our Manifesto:

Video games are a unique medium with a distinct cultural voice, but for too long the leading stories have alternated between labor abuse of dev teams, obscene executive pay, and culturally homogenous studios.

If we believe that video games can be art, team diversity has value, and investment in labor pays future dividends: then we need to manifest that change at the studio level.

The Beauty Cult pledges to be a worker-centric studio, to invest in equity initiatives as a local, studio and industry level, and to always make interesting games that push the boundaries of art in video games.

We strive to explore the bleeding edge of what video games can be.

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