Gameplay Animator

Turn Me Up Games
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March 3, 2023
Full Time
Burbank, CA

Turn Me Up is looking for a creative and dedicated Animator, specializing in Motion Capture and Character Animation. This animator will work with Turn Me Up’s Animation Team to create, clean, and implement in-game and cinematic animation. 

NOTE: This position is not remote. You must be able to work in our office in Burbank, California.


What You'll Do:

  • Clean up motion capture animations to shippable quality
  • Create gameplay animations
  • Assist in motion capture recording and process
  • Implement animations within Unreal
  • Work in a highly collaborative environment to fully realize our characters and environments through movement
  • Contribute to Development Pipelines and contribute to Department processes


What Would Make a Strong Candidate:

  • You have an animation reel showing key-framed character animations
  • A solid grasp of the principles of body movement, anticipation, overshoot, follow-through, squash and stretch and other facets of Animation
  • Strong technical and troubleshooting ability
  • Large visual database and a passion for video games
  • Experience with related animation skills such as modeling, skinning, rigging
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Independent worker
  • Ability to manage time and tasks with minimal direction
  • Ability to contribute innovative ideas and solutions
  • Understanding of gaming industry/video games
  • Passion for learning all disciplines of game development as they relate to Animation


Software Knowledge Requirements:

  • Maya
  • Unreal Engine (UE5 is a plus)
  • XSens experience is a plus


Application Requirements:

  • Portfolio demonstrating relevant skills and past work
  • Bachelor's degree in Animation (or related field) or 2+ years experience
  • Ability to work on-site in Burbank, CA


We welcome applications from those who don't necessarily meet every requirement, and we especially encourage those from underrepresented backgrounds!

Title and Salary adjustable based on experience.

Turn Me Up Games

Turn Me Up Games is an award-winning independent development studio based in Burbank, California, with additional offices in Genoa, Italy.

Since 2011, Turn Me Up has been responsible for 3 App Store Editors Choice Awards, 2 Emmy Nominated VR Experiences, and multiple AAA ports to Nintendo Switch such as It Takes Two, Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 1 + 2, and the Borderlands Legendary Collection, to name a few.

Turn Me Up is committed to creating impactful games that challenge the way audiences are entertained and deliver experiences that resonate with players long after the game is turned off, in ways that are both comfortably familiar and excitingly unprecedented.

Headquartered in the heart of downtown Burbank, walking distance from dozens of shops and restaurants, our studio is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art development hardware, motion and performance capture stage, sound and vocal recording booths, and network and telecommunications infrastructure to support our incredibly talented staff, both locally and around the world.

Recent Projects

Drop back in with the most iconic skateboarding games ever made, now available on Nintendo Switch! Play Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ & Tony Hawk’s™ Pro Skater™ 2 in one epic collection, rebuilt from the ground up in incredible HD. All the pro skaters, levels and tricks are back and fully-remastered, in  full  1080p,  at  30  FPS. Hitting  an 360 kickflip into a boardslide transition never felt so good!


Gearbox’s iconic, comedic Looter-Shooters are back and gorgeous as ever on Nintendo Switch! We worked tirelessly with 2K and Gearbox to bring these ravenously requested classics to Switch in full 1080p docked and 720p handheld, at 30 FPS and with no downgrading of art assets. On top of that, we included all the trimmings

of the GOTY releases — and newly developed motion controls specifically built for this incredible collection.

journey to the savage planet

Ever wanted to explore a strange new world? Discover diverse wildlife? Poke that wildlife it in the eye, or kick its explosive body into more dangerous animals than your adorable Ray Gun is equipped for? Ever host your own funeral(s) after embarrassing deaths and re-clonings? Did we mention you can DOUBLE self-funeral attendance with Local/Online Co-op, exclusively on Nintendo Switch?

Working closely with Typhoon Studios, we transformed their colorful, comedic debut project into a portable powerhouse on Nintendo Switch – yet they offered us ZERO help on these alliterations (which is fair).

life is strange

Developed in collaboration with Square Enix, Life is Strange mobile serves as benchmark title in terms of design adaptation and visual fidelity on mobile.

Met with incredible reception from both fans and critics alike, including an AppStore Editor's Choice Award, Life Is Strange has already been featured on the AppStore homepage more than 375 times.

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