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As our new Gameplay Animator, you will work within the animation team to create believable high-quality character animations. You will be working closely under the guidance of the Lead Animator to achieve a consistent level of quality and ensure that each animation has the right energy and mood to it.

You will be joining a highly experienced team at a crucial time for the studio as we grow and develop our animation pipeline. You will have the chance to make a real impact on our hugely ambitious high quality game.


  • Create high quality character, creature and environmental animations.

  • Work with the Lead Animator and collaborate with other disciplines to ensure the animations works as intended in the game.

  • Ability to adapt to new technologies.

  • Work with both keyframe and motion capture data.

  • Ensure that your animation works as intended in the game.


  • Strong key frame animation skills.

  • Strong character, creature and mechanical animation skills.

  • Experience working with motion capture data.

  • Previous experience in games development, preferably with a shipped title under your belt.

  • Capable of meeting schedules and commit to delivery dates.

  • Familiar with Maya and Motion Builder.

  • Animation degree or equivalent experience.

  • Provide a demo showcasing your best animation work.

  • Creative and ambitious.

  • Be a team player, open to take and offer feedback.

  • Have the desire to make awesome games.

Our Global Benefits & Perks

  • Unlimited coaching & therapy — with Oliva, to support your mental health

  • £500 annual Learning Budget — to spend on Learnerbly

  • Stock Options — everyone owns a piece of our success

  • Compassionate Leave — regardless of who it is, whether you’ve miscarried, or a lost a pet, you don’t need to tell us why

  • Birthday Present — £150 voucher or a charity donation

  • Birthday Day off — to celebrate your birthday away from work each year

  • Caregiver Leave — up to 5 days each year to support your loved ones

  • New baby gift — £250 toward a meal delivery or cleaning service

  • Remote Working Budget – for remote workers to get out of the house

  • Pension scheme — to finance those golden years

  • Socials office & remote events, play sessions and company-wide parties

  • And even more benefits based on your location!

If you’re based in the UK

  • 29 Annual Leave + 3 bank holidays - we’re flexible with most bank holidays so you can use the time to celebrate what’s important to you

  • Long Service Days - 2 extra days added on your 2nd & 4th anniversaries with us.

  • Private Medical Insurance - full cover with AXA

  • Healthcare Cash Plan - Level 3 cover with Medicash

  • Enhanced Family Leave - Primary caregivers; 13 weeks full pay, 13 weeks half pay, Secondary caregivers; 2 weeks full pay

  • Cycle2Work Scheme - lease a bike through us and save on tax too!

  • Electric Car Charging - electric car charging at our Port office in Edinburgh, Scotland.

About us

Build A Rocket Boy is developing EVERYWHERE; an experience with a breadth of unimaginable gameplay adventure.

We are a mix of industry leading veterans whose credits include some of the best selling and most loved games of all time. We’re a creative digital entertainment studio with an open and progressive methodology, dedicated to delivering games of the highest calibre possible.

If you want to feel comfortable, inspired, and appreciated in your work pursuits then come join us. We have offices in Edinburgh, Budapest and consider WFH candidates.