3D Animator

Posted: about 1 year
Art and Animation
Who are we looking for?
A skilled and driven animator! You will be responsible for key character and environmental animations for a short demo we’re currently working on. You will work with a multi faceted team  to build or enhance existing animations and project the desired look, feel and mood for Nightscape. A mix of cinematic and gameplay animations are envisaged to bring this demo to life. An ideal candidate would have experience working in a small project-oriented development team to build games for PC and consoles. 

A natural progression would result in consideration for a full time role after the demo’s completion. 

We encourage autonomy, professional agility and attention to detail. Your main tasks will include: 
  • Rigging 3D humanoid and animal characters
  • Collaborating with creative design and art direction to improve existing assets and create new ones
  • Producing a range of action and traversal animations, with particular focus on main character and a few NPC’s
  • Follow up on and validate the animations produced, ensuring that the artistic charter is being followed to assess coherence, fluidity, uniformity, timing, and weight perception
  • Support defining animation standards and best practices for Nightscape 
  • Take part in creative discussions as part of the Mezan Studios team
  • Play the game to detect inconsistencies and validate the regularity of character reactions in control and gameplay situations
  • 1-3 years of experience working in game development 
  • Experience with animation rigs
  • Experience with Unity Mecanim and similar systems is a huge plus
  • Experience with active ragdolls, physical and procedural animation techniques 
  • One or more shipped products (PC or console)
  • Good understanding of anatomy and animation principles
Desired Profile 
  • Comfortable prototyping and working with an iterative development process 
  • A pro-active hands-on approach, with a drive to get fun into the game 
  • Great communication skills
  • Passion for video games 
  • Be results oriented and have the ability to work under pressure 
  • Most importantly: comfortable working collaboratively with a strong team spirit in mind
  • Freelance hire with a view to start immediately, role is expected to be fully hands on up to April / May 2022
  • Fully remote with active collaboration between team members

  • Becoming a part of a newly established studio is your chance to materially influence how we do things, make an impact and take responsibility. 
  • This demo is a proof of concept, its success reflects on the whole team and materially opens up a path for you to join the team as a full time hire
  • Be part of a dynamic team that is open to initiatives and ideas 
  • Big opportunity to learn and potential exposure to other areas of game dev / business 
  • Ownership and agency of your field of expertise. 
  • We value a learning environment so plenty of room to learn and grow. 
  • You can have a real impact with a driven team striving to build a game development eco-system in the Middle East. 
  • You don’t have to know it all (but you can make up for it with your drive to find solutions)!
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About Mezan Studios

Who are Mezan Studios? 
We are a small, independent game development studio focused on producing stellar video games from the Middle East. We strive to provide a platform and a voice for aspiring game developers in the region.

We’re pouring our hearts into developing Nightscape - an atmospheric adventure game inspired by ancient Arabian astronomy. A core component of Mezan is unearthing inspiration sources from the region and translating them into fun and meaningful experiences for gamers.

Our goal is to build a diverse team of talented people, and inclusivity is very important to us. We offer support and training to new hires and aim to help our developers become the best that they can be. To find out more about us visit https://www.mezanstudios.com

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