3D Animator

International applicants welcome

Space Rock Games is a fully-remote game development studio based in New Zealand. We are committed to ethical development practices with zero tolerance toward harassment and abuse while also having a no-crunch policy.

Our first game, Criminals Within, is a 3rd person cooperative-only action game set in a medieval fantasy kingdom and is currently in development.

We’re looking for a talented 3D Animator to join our crew and help us build our debut game, Criminals Within! If you have a passion for creating animations in a stylized world with a great eye for character personality, we would love to hear from you!

​Job Type

Full-time contract role with flexible hours, remote only.

What you would be doing

  • Creating high-quality gameplay animations for our humanoid characters, with a great eye for character personality
  • Optimizing and implementing animations into the project, fitting technical requirements
  • Collaborating with other animators and working alongside the art team to define the look and feel of animations

What you must have

  • Demonstrable understanding of the 12 animation principles
  • Strong keyframe animation skills on humanoid characters
  • Keep up to date with the latest tools/methods
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Be able to troubleshoot and solve problems as they arise
  • Excellent communication skills, a friendly and approachable attitude
  • A personal drive and ambition with your animation career within the games industry
  • Fluent English, verbal and written

What is advantageous to have

  • Previous work experience as an animator, with released game titles
  • Experience with facial animation
  • Experience with creature animation
  • Experience leading and/or mentoring
  • Knowledge of rigging fundamentals and creating rigs
  • Familiarity with Blender and Unreal Engine animation workflow


  • Opportunity to work on a medieval fantasy game at a growing game studio
  • Work-life balance – we have a no-crunch policy
  • Flexible working hours
  • Work from anywhere you want
  • Profit-sharing after 6 months of work

If you think you are the ideal person for the role, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Send us an email at careers@spacerockgames.com with your portfolio and CV and we will be in touch!

Applications close

July 15, 2022

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