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

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 Gameplay Animator at Playground, you are passionate, eager to learn and a keen problem solver. We are looking for a creative animator with a passion for games and a curiosity about how to best implement your ideas into the build.

Your experience in animation will have given you a solid foundation to build on and a developed eye for the breakdown and design of animation focused mechanics.

Our ideal candidate is a promising animator who is passionate about their craft, skilled in the creation of a wide range of animation 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 iterate on high-quality key-frame and mocap animation assets and implement them in-game.
  • Follow directions on content workflows.
  • Be accountable for your own milestone planning.
  • Collaborate in the running of mocap shoots staying mindful of technical limitations. 

What you’ll bring:

  • Exceptional keyframe animation skills, demonstrable in a reel that showcases your expert knowledge of fundamental animation principles and acting skills.
  • Demonstrate proficient command of weight, timing, and posing through manipulating motion capture data as well as key-frame animation.
  • 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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