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March 13, 2021
Full Time
Santa Monica, CA

thatgamecompany is best recognized for creating award-winning, enriching, and meaningful game titles such as Journey, Flower, and flOw. Our most recent game, Sky, is our most complex undertaking to date. It is a social network built around the values inherited from a powerful humanistic story. It is a live experience continuously evolving inside a global online theme park.

Characters from Sky: The Children of Light meeting on top of a flower covered hill.

Seeking a 3D animator and layout artist to join the art team. Along with keyframe character animation for gameplay and cinematics, this role will also focus on working with our proprietary game engine to construct and implement various elements included in cinematic sequences. The artist will work closely with both the art and design teams on tasks ranging from pre-production to final polish.

Must Haves:

  • Extensive professional experience animating in Maya.
  • Solid understanding of cinematography, staging, editing, pacing, timing, and narrative development.
  • Strong demonstration of keyframe character animation workflow.
  • Willingness to learn our proprietary engine.
  • Strong working knowledge of 3D layout and camera animation.
  • Excellent time management skills (for assigned tasks) and the ability to handle large workloads efficiently.
  • 2-3 years of direct experience in studio game development as an animator.
  • Flexibility and willingness to incorporate feedback into multiple iterations and revisions.
  • Desire and ability to put in the time and effort necessary to make a game great.

Nice to Haves:

  • An avid Sky : Children of the Light Player
  • Character rigging and skinning experience.
  • Knowledge of coding and/or scripting languages.
  • Experience working in a game engine.
  • Storyboarding ability.

Life at thatgamecompany

thatgamecompany takes pride in cultivating a close-knit team culture and company vision.

We believe that games should be played, shared and enjoyed by everyone. By shifting our mission and approach on what it means to create a game, we aim to nurture a welcoming environment where team members can experiment, collaborate and support each other to create truly innovative games. We value our team’s integrity, personal growth and contribution at every step.

All full-time positions offer an industry competitive package of salary and benefits and are on-site at our office located in beautiful Santa Monica, California, among other great games, tech and entertainment companies. All hires are expected to contribute to making our studio a more inclusive, positive environment for great people and great work to grow and flourish. If you feel an affinity for our work and wish to make a meaningful contribution to our mission, we would love to hear from you.

About Sky: Children of the Light

Hold hands and take flight in an unforgettable social adventure together with loved ones. Explore the seven realms of this beautifully-animated kingdom with other players where compassion, community and wonder greet you at each turn. Create enriching memories as you solve mysteries, make friends, and help others along the way.

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