Playground Games is looking for an Animation Director to lead a world-class Animation team on an entirely new AAA open world action / RPG project. You will work closely with the Art Director and Cinematics Director to develop and drive the artistic vision for this AAA project and take responsibility for an exceptional team, as well as being a key member of the project leadership group.

Your experience within the games industry will have seen you work on multiple high-profile console titles through the course of your career. As Animation Director you'll take responsibility for all aspects of animation production and setting quality standards.

You’ll be flexible, highly motivated and approachable, with excellent communication skills honed by your experience of leading teams.

Skill Summary:

  • Minimum of 3 published games with at least one AAA title in a Animation Director or equivalent position.
  • Have experience overseeing and supervising all animation content across a single project.
  • Deep understanding of the full game development process.
  • A thorough understanding of animation theory and technique.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to visualize creative ideas and collaborate in a multidisciplinary team environment giving & taking direction, critiques, and constructive feedback.
  • A genuine passion for video games, and a desire to elevate storytelling in games to the next level.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the world’s most exciting games studios, using cutting edge technology to create world class games with an established, highly talented and collaborative team.

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“I feel very lucky to work at PG! I get to work with a world-class team of developers on AAA projects. I am constantly learning new skills and I get to express my creativity every day. I love that at PG, everybody really wants to make the best game that they can!”