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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 with your portfolio and CV and we will be in touch!

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