Animator

  • TruPlay Games
  • Remote
  • Oct 11, 2021
Full-time Design Engineering Information Technology

Job Description

Animator

TruPlay - Austin, TX, United States

Our culture is falling apart. We are reaping decades of taking God’s message out of our culture. Very few voices speak into the lives of children with a Godly message. Children spend countless hours on screens. There is hardly any faith-based content in the app stores. What messages are our children taking in?

Who will rise up to steward the next generation?

We believe that what people play matters. TruPlay produces mobile games that resonate with our 4 Foundations of Fun, Beauty, Excellence, and God’s Truth. With God’s Blessing, we will continue to reach Millions around the world and produce a tremendous amount of economic value for everyone involved.

We’re building an interactive Content Platform for children, and we’re looking for an eager and talented Animator to join our game team to create beautiful and immersive content for our Faith-based children’s titles. This position will be critical to ensuring our games are fun, engaging and match or exceed the quality seen in the top interactive choices available on the app store today. While creating fun and playful animations for our games, the Animator will work closely and collaboratively with Game Design, Engineering, Art and Production to ensure the animation strikes the perfect balance for player engagement and enjoyment and adheres to our 4 Foundations...all while remaining on schedule and budget.

Requirements:

Must Have:

  • Proven experience in creating player-controlled gameplay animation with clear communication interactions with Game Designers and Software Engineers
  • Capability in capturing and transmitting the acting personality to the characters in an interactive environment
  • Outstanding understanding of shape, composition, physical motion, weight and balance
  • Success building digital entertainment products used by children
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Production to scope, schedule and deliver animation in a timely manner
  • Familiarity with the Bible

Preferred:

  • Both 2D and 3D animation experience
  • Minimum 2 years experience animating in Unity, Blender or Maya.
  • Some experience creating FX

 Responsibilities:

  • Work directly with the Production, Game Design, Engineering and Art Directors to ensure all aspects of required animations are delivered to the expectations of the Game Director(s)
  • Work with Art Director to help establishing the animation style(s) for our products and ensuring consistency throughout the game experience
  • Delivering the required Production quota of animations for all titles
  • Maintain or exceed consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines and producing high-quality work
  • Keep up on current interactive gaming offerings to ensure the team meets or exceeds the expectations of current consumers
  • Stay abreast of current technology trends or tools that could be used in the development of a stronger creative technical environment
  • Gain a solid understanding of Unity workflows, rigging, blends and use of general animation tools

Expected Results:

 Multiple cutting edge casual mobile Games released at Launch Date that:

  •  Convey God’s Truth through exceptional, creative story-telling
  •  Are engaging, responsive and fun to play
  •  All meet a consistent and exacting quality bar
  •  Helped establish an animation process and pipeline to produce high-quality content coherent with our brand in a timely, consistent manner
  •  Create high quality gameplay animations, cutscenes and cinematics

Professional Experience/Skills:

  • Minimum of 2 + years of experience, with a strong portfolio demonstrating an understanding in animation production for games, television, films or visual effects
  •  Demonstrated experience in animation, rigging, sketching and/or drawing skills
  •  Strong working knowledge of several computer animation software suites (e.g. Maya, Spine, Blender) as well as other creative software tools (e.g. Illustrator, Photoshop,)
  •  Demonstrate excellent communication skills, passion for animation, and delivering high quality work on time
  •  Set an optimistic tone and promote communication and teamwork
  •  Be a self starter and collaborative

Character:

For our Culture

  • High Commitment to TruPlay’s Purpose
  • Lives a life of integrity
  • Treats others as they would want to be treated
  • Coachable

For This Role

  • Strong Inspirational Leadership & Vision
  • Passion for creating unparalleled content for children

About Us:

 Our Core team and content have been used by God to:

  •  Reach Millions of people with our games across the world
  •  See over 25,000 people coming to Christ with His Hand
  •  Create new TruPlay game designs that have tested incredibly well
  •  Move to our team from XBox, Nintendo, PlayStation, Sony, Disney, Apple
  •  Contains contribution from 2 Apple Award winners and music from Enya and Hillsong

 Our products stand on 4 Foundations:

  •  Truth – Our games are woven with God’s Story
  •  Fun – Our players should be delighted and excited
  •  Excellence – Our games resonate with high-quality features, tech, and storytelling
  •  Beauty – Our artwork and audio are spectacular