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Lead Animator

Published: 2023-06-18
Updated: 2023-06-18

Incite is an AI-native games studio building Embark, a role-playing sandbox where you adventure with friends and a cast of intelligent AI characters. We believe AI is going to change the gaming industry and are moving fast to ship a production-ready game that is built from the ground up for intelligent NPCs with their own voice and agency to act in the world. The team is currently focused on building a horizontal slice (i.e., alpha) of the game and looking to bring on a few key players to build out the core systems of Embark.

What you will do:

  • Design and create compelling character animations that bring Embark’s intelligent NPCs and other characters to life.
  • Implement animations within Unity, maintaining and optimizing animation state machines to ensure seamless gameplay.
  • Collaborate with designers, artists, and engineers to create visually stunning and technically efficient animation systems.
  • Lead and mentor a team of animators, fostering creativity, skill development, and technical expertise.
  • Continuously research and adapt new techniques and tools to stay at the forefront of animation technology.
  • Act as a liaison between creative and technical teams, ensuring alignment between artistic vision and technical implementation.

What you need to succeed:

  • Strong expertise in character animation with an exceptional understanding of anatomy, movement, and storytelling.
  • Proven experience with Unity, particularly in implementing animations and managing animation state machines.
  • Ability to function as a technical generalist, adapting to various responsibilities within animation and game development.
  • Outstanding collaboration and communication skills, with a track record of leading and inspiring teams.
  • A passion for gaming and a commitment to pushing the boundaries of animation technology.
  • Portfolio demonstrating both creative artistry and technical proficiency in animation.

If you are a talented Lead Animator with a unique blend of artistic creativity and technical know-how, we want to hear from you! Apply with your resume, portfolio, and a cover letter detailing your relevant experience and interest in this role.

Join us at Incite and be part of the team that’s shaping the future of gaming with innovative AI-driven experiences. Your animation skills can breathe life into Embark’s immersive worlds and characters!


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