Lead Animator

Posted: 2 months
Art and Animation
Full-Time
Lead / Principal
$90,000 – $120,000

Work with Half Mermaid on Project D████


We are seeking a Lead Animator to join our studio and lead animation for an upcoming project in development, including creating and managing a small team.

We are developing a third person horror game with experimental narrative, a return to the genre that Sam previously explored with Silent Hill: Shattered Memories. Candidates with experience of shipping a third person Unreal title on console are preferred. We’re combining AAA experience with indie agility to deliver a big, ambitious game and are assembling a small team to make it happen as we move from pre-production into full development.

RESPONSIBILITIES & SKILLS
  • Define animation style for both grounded, real world human characters and inhuman characters alike
  • Take animations from design spec through key pose to finished animation, creating responsive but authentic motion
  • Manage and mentor a small animation team
  • Shipped a character based game on console
  • Experienced with motion capture pipelines and interest in cutting edge technologies to reduce cost and effort for performance capture 
  • Experience with Unreal Engine 5
  • Comfort working with a hybrid in-person and remote team
  • An appreciation for narrative and psychological horror
  • Alignment with our studio’s stated mission and values
This is a full-time position scheduled to begin in Summer 2024. We are open to discussing remote or hybrid working formats with the right candidate. The salary listed reflects the estimated base range for the role. Your offer will be based on multiple factors, such as experience and work location.

Applicants from traditionally marginalized identities within the game industry are highly encouraged to apply. Half Mermaid Productions does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender expression, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status.

To apply, please use our Job Application form. Do not email your application, it will not be reviewed if it is not submitted using the Job Application form.

If you have any questions or encounter any issues using our job application form, please email jobs@halfmermaid.co
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About Half Mermaid Productions

Half Mermaid Productions is an independent video game studio founded by Sam Barlow. Our mission is to create authored, player-centric stories across the spectrum of narrative genres. Our game IMMORTALITY was the first ever indie game to get a perfect 10/10 in Edge Magazine and won BAFTA, GDC, and IGF awards, holding its own against AAA titans.


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