Paid - Frost Giant Studios Animator

At Frost Giant Studios, we’re growing the team that aims to build the next great real-time strategy game (RTS). We are looking for a skilled, experienced, and driven animator to help us make our new game a reality.

As part of the Frost Giant Art Team, you will be pivotal in the creation and development of our upcoming RTS. We are a tight-knit group and many of us have a great passion for the genre, but we are eager to welcome someone with fresh perspectives to the team–even if you’ve never played an RTS before!

Because of our relatively small team size, your contributions will be incredibly meaningful. Everything you work on will have a major impact on the final game experience, including shaping how the game looks, our cinematics, and our marketing. We have a lot of amazing art to create and we hope you are the animator who will help bring it all to life!

Core responsibilities:

  • Work closely with riggers and technical artists to define and improve our animation toolset
  • Collaborate with designers and Art Director to establish an animation style that aligns with the vision of the game
  • Create and implement high-quality animations

Skills & Requirements

Technical:

  • A broad understanding of animation pipelines, character rigs, and animation tools
  • Experience with both hard surface and organic animations
  • An understanding of the animation styles most commonly used in game development

Soft:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Commitment to a collaborative and inclusive work environment
  • Be a problem solver, both technically and artistically
  • The ability to offer and receive constructive criticism across all disciplines

Desirable skills and attributes, but not requirements:

  • A passion for delighting players through animation in RTS games
  • Prior experience working with Blender
  • Unreal Engine development experience
  • A desire to mentor, coach, and develop other artists and/or contract artists
  • Previously shipped a AAA game
  • Comfortable working in a studio environment in a hybrid setting
  • Experience collaborating with external and remote colleagues, including outsourcing companies

Frost Giant Studios is committed to building an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment for its team members and its community. We strongly encourage applicants from backgrounds that are typically under-represented within the games industry.

Working at Frost Giant:

  • Work-life balance is a priority for us, as are the health and wellness of our people. Team members have access to an on-site gym and mental health support tools.
  • We offer competitive pay as well as a comprehensive benefits package including paid parental leave.
  • Whether you join those of us based out of our Irvine, California headquarters or work remotely full-time, we want you to be where you’re happiest and can do your best work.
  • Co-op is core to who we are. We’re a highly flexible and family-friendly team. Real life always comes first.
  • Relocation assistance is available.

How to Apply

Visit frostgiant.com to submit your resume and an online demo reel or portfolio demonstrating the required skillset. A cover letter is optional, yet highly encouraged. We’d love to get to know you!

About the Company

Frost Giant Studios was founded in 2020 by games industry veterans Tim Morten and Tim Campbell to embark on a singular mission: build the next great PC real-time strategy (RTS) game! Frost Giant has attracted a team of experienced developers who helped create some of the most acclaimed and commercially successful games in history. Together, they are carrying forward the legacy of epic storytelling, innovative co-op gameplay, and celebrated esports that make RTS both fun to play and engrossing to watch. Headquartered in Irvine, California, and including its remotely-based talent from around the world, Frost Giant Studios is committed to a work environment built on collaboration, inclusion, and mutual respect. For more information on Frost Giant Studios, visit www.frostgiant.com.

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