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Tarsier Studios i Malmö AB

Gameplay Animator

Art – Malmö, Sweden (Sverige)
Department Art
Employment Type Permanent Employment (Tillsvidareanställd)
Minimum Experience Experienced

Tarsier is on the verge of great things. We'd love to say we're there already, but that would just be lying to sound cool in a job ad. So we're close, but we need more top people to help us get there, and that's what we're looking for right now! We're just about to head out on our next set of adventures, making world-class games with top publishers; all the while pushing the bar of what comes next with our in-house concept team. Tarsier is all about great ideas executed to perfection, and if you want to be part of it, why not see if you fit the bill.

The animators we want are all about the gameplay. Understanding how the controls work and finding the best way to visualize them from all angles, in all situations is key. We like details and subtlety, which means we rely heavily on and give plenty of freedom to the animators to come up with both creative and technical solutions, all the while keeping in mind the final game that the player will experience. The ideal candidate doesn’t just make beautiful animations, but understands when they need to be quick and snappy and when to allow for longer animation sequences. We want all our artists, and that includes the animators, to WOW! us.

In practice, the animators work closely with the designers and programmers, communicate regularly and collaborate directly to hookup the tech with the animations and achieve perfection in both aesthetics and performance. So the role is largely a creative one, but with a tech element to it. Familiarity with Unreal Engine 4 is a huge plus! 

Gameplay Animator responsibilities include:

  • Own, curate and implement animation blueprints in close collaboration with engineers
  • Create animations that portray character personalities consistent with the style and vision as laid out by the Creative Director and/or Art Director
  • Demonstrate a superior sense of posing, timing, and weight
  • Continuously push the quality of the animations
  • Help locate and solve animation processes and implementation issues
  • Qualifications
  • Mastery of Maya; we expect to see a strong portfolio with focus on gameplay animations
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 4 and setting up animation blueprints
  • Keen eye for creating gameplay animations for combat, core player abilities and interaction systems
  • Driven to solve technical challenges with designers and programmers
  • 3+ years experience in the games industry
  • Willingness to accept and provide direction and work well under pressure
  • Flexibility to cope with frequent iterations
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written
  • Able to relocate and work onsite at our office in Malmö, Sweden

 

Pluses

  • Skilled in animation scripting
  • Strong understanding of classic animation principles and fundamentals
  • Cinematic knowledge
  • Significant knowledge and experience of rigging

What we offer:

At Tarsier Studios, we believe in quality above all else; but quality is the residue of care, and most of all, care for people. So our great perks, like 6 weeks vacation, flexible working hours, company-paid supplemental pension and sick leave insurance, additional health allowance and a relocation package, are not there just to make people happy, but to ensure we reach the highest quality bar possible. Making great games means demanding a lot from people, but that doesn't mean we can’t take good care of them while we do so. That is the Tarsier way and what we offer to all our colleagues.

Other benefits:

  • Excellent colleagues
  • Newly renovated office situated just 5 min walk from Triangeln train station in the center of Malmö (30 min from Copenhagen C)
  • Company health care and health care benefits
  • 30 days paid vacation per year
  • Occupational pension
  • Flexible work hours
  • Delicious Friday breakfast
  • Game nights and other activities

Application 

Does this feel like your kind of place? Do you get excited by quality and attention to detail? Can’t stop yourself from wanting to learn new things? Thinking about games even when you’re taking a sh... ower? Want to work in an open environment with amazing co-workers who really care for each other and the games we do? Love job adverts that ask a few too many questions? If the answer is yes to all, we would love for you to join us!

We are extremely curious about what goes on in your head and what comes out of it. Therefore, please make sure you include a (link to your) Portfolio along with your CV/Resumé. That means; no portfolio, no proper application.

Apply NOW, we go through applications as soon as possible.

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  • Location
    Malmö, Sweden (Sverige)
  • Department
    Art
  • Employment Type
    Permanent Employment (Tillsvidareanställd)
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced
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