Game Hive is building a new generation of casual mobile games. A people-and-fun-oriented studio, we are dedicated to creating games that tap into the interests of anyone and everyone! At Game Hive, we look towards innovation, invention and all-around epic-ness in not only our games, but also the people behind them. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing company, alongside a veteran team, working on some of the most popular titles in the mobile space.
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The Hero Profile
We are looking for a 2D Animator to join us! If you’re looking to bring life to characters and environments, and are passionate about building world-class mobile games, this is the role for you. The ideal candidate has a creative eye and isn’t afraid to try new things or take on challenges. Passionate about your craft and with the portfolio to boot, you own your work and are eager to show our millions of players what you’ve got.
What you’ll be doing
Create stunning in-game animations, responsive and consistent with the overall game concepts and physics
Prepare animations for export to game engine
Assist in the integration of animation with designers and programmers to build a cohesive vision for game experience
Work within the established art, technical, visual and physical parameters in accordance to game design, concept and under direction of the Senior Art Team
Assist with Lead Artist & Product team to establish the animation style and vision for the project
Demonstrates enthusiasm and eagerness to learn for performing various tasks and approaching new learning techniques
Provides creative solutions for technical art problems that may come up
Keep up-to-date with current technologies in the animation industry
Provide general support to debug animation systems
What we’re looking for Essential skills and qualifications include:
Post-secondary degree, diploma in Art/Animation
Minimum 6 months of experience in animating for video games
3-5 years of industry experience
Outstanding demo reel must be included in initial application!
Proven experience in animation and video software (ToonBoom, Adobe Flash preferred)
Exceptional ability to communicate ideas through verbal, written and visual means
Proven experience working with style guides and moodboards
Ability to work creatively in a demanding (but fun!) team-focused environment under tight deadlines
Plusses - good to have, but not required!
Proven video editing knowledge and skills: Premier, After Effects, Photoshop etc.
Experience with JIRA and Confluence
Basic knowledge of Unity Engine
Passion for casual games in the mobile space
Previous experience in a start-up environment
Knowledge of Game Hive titles
Perks What it means to be a part of the Hive
Valued ideas & input: you will be frequently asked to take charge in your projects and you will see your ideas come to life
Receive a competitive salary and bonus
Receive a comprehensive benefits package
Gain experience using top-quality marketing and design resources
Work in a fun, collaborative, feedback-focused, no-BS environment
Regular paid team lunches, events, and other fun socials!
Work in a central office location with all the (healthy, and not-so healthy) snacks & drinks you can consume to keep you fuelled
Join the Hive
Get with us! Apply & don’t forget to include:
Your resume in PDF format
A link to your portfolio that demonstrates your animation wizardry through a variety of styles
This is a full-time permanent position in our Toronto head office, located at 22 Adelaide Street West. Game Hive puts heavy value in diversity and inclusion and encourage all qualified people to apply. If we can make this easier through accommodation in the recruitment process, please make it clear within your cover letter. We will review applications as they are received and look forward to hearing from you.
Founded in 2009, Game Hive is a leading developer of mobile games for iOS and Android, with more than 120 million total downloads to date. We are passionate about making fun and rewarding games for everyone to enjoy. Our most popular games include the Tap Titans, Beat the Boss and Antrim Escape series (and many, more!).
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