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This role is a part of the UK government's Kickstart Scheme and is only applicable to 16 to 24-year-olds in the UK who are not in education and are currently claiming Universal Credit. Click here to view more Kickstart placement opportunities.

July 26, 2021

**This position has been closed.**

Vertical Reach and Armor Games Studios are looking to contract an hourly animator for cutscenes for The Tartarus Key, a psychological thriller adventure built in Unity and coming to PC in 2022.

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Using provided storyboards, you will produce approximately 30+ scenes of varying length (character intros, deaths, endings, story beats, etc) in Unity using Blender or Maya. You will be asked to rig for each character provided (animator rigging if necessary is ok). Animating to the camera is fine, but its possible angles will be changed and so dramatic tricks like scaling bones, etc. would rather be avoided.

An example video of current cutscenes can be provided after signing a mutual NDA. Please view the for an example.

Important Details

  • Start Date: ASAP
  • End Date: Mid-November 2021
  • Location: Remote only
  • You will be in contact with developers via Discord, Slack, or phone; Weekly check-ins are required

How to Apply

Please provide your resume, a link to your portfolio, and your hourly rate in an email to We're excited to hear from you!

About The Tartarus Key

Escape a dark mansion filled with deadly traps, bizarre puzzles... and cameras following your every move.

As Alex Young, you awaken to find yourself trapped in a dark room - and your only guide: a cynical voice on the other end of a portable radio. As you move from room to room, solving puzzles and rescuing others like yourself, team up with everyone from a self-important conspiracy theorist to a detective with secrets of her own. It quickly becomes apparent that there is something truly rotten lurking at the heart of this place. But who - or what - lurks in the shadows of this mansion, monitoring your every move?

About Vertical Reach

Vertical Reach is an award winning independent game development studio consisting of Leonor Parra and Kevin Colegate based in sunny Portugal.

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About Armor Games Studios

Armor Games Studios is both a publisher of unique and creative indie games from all over the world, and one of the internet's longest running curated free Flash gaming portals. Play thousands of free games online at, or visit our publishing website at

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