3D Animator Role

We are looking for help in bringing our characters to life. 

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 are looking for a talented 3D Animator to join our crew to work on our debut title, 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 our ideal candidate, 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!