Weathered Sweater is a Black-owned interactive media and art studio located in Vermont. We are an award-winning studio that works on a variety of projects across different mediums. Many of our projects fall into the category of games or art for change, but we also work on products for the commercial retail market.
We are looking for a 2D Artist/Animator to help create and edit animations for Dot’s Home, a short Unity for Humanity-funded point and click adventure game.
This is primarily a character-animation position, but environment and icon animations may be necessary as well. Animations are frame-based and no skeletal animation is used. The original assets were created with ToonBoom Harmony, but new and updated animations do not have to use it.
Dot’s Home follows a young Black woman living in her grandmother’s Detroit home as she retraces moments in her family’s history where race, place, and home collide to present difficult choices, in the midst of redlining, urban renewal, and gentrification.
Dot’s Home pushes for policies and introduces organizations working to undo historic patterns of racism and exclusion that have contributed to segregated cities. The creators see Dot’s Home as a tool for advancing tenants rights, rent control policies, racial equity training in housing organizations and more. Dot’s Home is an inspiring example of how the power of games can be leveraged to transform the narratives that shape our culture and society for a more equitable future.
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*Though remote, we are mainly looking at candidates that can work in Eastern Time (ET).
We are a Black-owned studio and would like to push for more diversity in the games industry. If you come from a diverse background, please apply!
Hoping to hire before June 15, 2021, but we are looking for the right candidate.
Due to the volume of applications, we will respond to you within 2 weeks if we wish to move forward with your application.
About Our Games
Boatventure is a multimedia story about how families of all kinds shape the person you become.
Join Wynona and the Sea Monster Slayers as they embark on a journey of self-discovery, friendship, trauma, and most importantly: boats.
Skator Gator was just minding his own business when those greedy capitalist robots started ruining his swamp! I mean they’re draining the peat bog just to make mini golf courses!? Skate across their oil pipelines towards the city to advocate for change and cause some mayhem along the way.
Super Sky Mech is an action-arcade game that blends a vertical scrolling shooter with an infiltration-based platformer. It was made in the Champlain College game production program.