Playground Games is looking for a Technical Gameplay Animator to join our talented Fable team here in Leamington Spa on a Permanent Basis.

About us:

As a first-party Xbox Game Studio, we are passionate about making genre-defining games that are accessible, beautiful, and, most of all, fun. We are excited to be rebooting the much-loved Fable franchise and are expanding our diverse team to create a new classic in the action RPG genre.

About the role:

As a Technical Gameplay Animator at Playground, you will provide an essential link between Animation, Tech Anim, Engineering and Tech Design. Your experience in runtime and procedural systems development will allow you to develop and support animation implementations that empower the team to reach their animation quality goals while evangelising efficient workflows and scalable solutions.

Our ideal candidate is a technically-minded animator who is passionate about their craft, skilled in the creation and maintenance of animation systems, and has the track record to prove it.

This is a permanent role based at our state-of-the-art facilities in Royal Leamington Spa.

What you’ll do:

  • Create and maintain animation networks, Animation Graphs, Blend Trees and State Machines in-engine
  • Work closely with animators and programmers to build efficient, high-fidelity animation systems.
  • Ability to use the engine debug tools to solve gameplay problems and work with designers and programmers to find a solution.
  • Inform tools development and evangelise best practise for workflows and content management.

What you’ll bring:

  • At least one shipped AAA title.
  • 5+ Years of Games Industry experience
  • Exceptional keyframe animation skills, demonstrable in a reel that showcases your work with gameplay animation systems.
  • Passion for game dev, with an awareness of current titles and industry trends.

This is a fantastic opportunity to make “world-class games” with an established, talented, and collaborative team at one of the industry’s most exciting first-party game studios.

Playground Games is an equal opportunities studio and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

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