Cat Daddy Games, a 2K studio based in Kirkland, Washington, was started 20+ years ago by industry veterans and is now a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive. While we love being part of such a big, impressive family, our studio is a small team of fun, hard-working, and exceptionally talented game developers. We have shipped games on almost every genre and platform, with a current focus on mobile games.
We are growing and seeking an experienced Animator to join us. The ideal candidate will have a strong creative and technical background and a collaborative spirit - ready to partner with our team to create games that wow and amaze our players!
- Work with the Animation Lead to design, build, and implement quality animation for the studio’s mobile game titles on schedule.
- Utilize limited and more sophisticated rigs to meet creative needs
- Collaborate with the Animation team to deliver content that fits each game’s vision while also being mindful of all technical requirements and constraints.
- Implement, test, and debug animations using Cat Daddy’s proprietary software and in-game debugging tools.
- Proactively seek feedback from your Lead to ensure accuracy and quality standards are met.
- Rapidly iterate and refine ideas based on feedback.
Skills & Experience:
- 3+ years' experience as an Animator with at least one shipped title. Mobile experience preferred!
- Strong experience using 3DS Max with character setup and animation using CatRig
- Experience using Maya and/or Photoshop a plus
- Comfort with using source control software, such as Perforce.
- Strong understanding of the 12 principles of animation as well as understanding the importance of crafting strong silhouettes based on camera placement.
- A good understanding of gameplay mechanics.
- Experience crafting hand key animation. Comfort working with motion capture for gameplay features is a plus
- Self-starter and problem-solving demeanor with strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work independently as well as with a team.
- A desire for learning new software, tools, and technologies.
- Strong technical skills, including the ability to build custom rigging using scripts in Max and/or in Maya, will put you ahead of the curve.
- A passion for games!
To be considered, applicants must provide an online portfolio showcasing previous work. Applicants without a portfolio, reel, or demo work will not be considered.
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