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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Cinematic Animator



Deck Nine Games is currently hiring a talented animator for one of our current games. You will work with facial motion capture data, adding nuance, intent and emotion.  Your goal is to deliver meaningful performances in our narrative adventure games that makes fans fall in love with the characters. The person we are looking for has demonstrable talent bringing character’s faces to life. We’re looking for a range of experience, so entry-level animators are welcome to apply. You will be integral to setting the quality bar for the game.


  • Work with the Faceware and Vicon motion capture team and actors to deliver the highest quality captures
  • In Maya, work with the resulting keyframes to help bring out the actor’s performance – enhancing it and making it as appealing as possible
  • Work with body motion capture data to craft the best performances possible


  • A demo reel that demonstrates the talented solo work you’ve done with facial performances
  • Experience with facial motion capture is a bonus
  • Experience in game cinematics or film CGI is a bonus
  • Position is full time and requires you to be onsite

Top Reasons to Work with Us

  • You want to create believable, emotional performances in a game that focuses on story
  • You want to join a veteran company as it flourishes in the storytelling genres
  • You want a great working environment with everyone focused on success
  • You want a fabulous office location at the base of the Rocky Mountains with an amazing mix of outdoor and urban excitement
  • You might actually want a family-friendly place to buy a house and raise a family, gasp!

What You Need for this Position

  • Fluency in Maya
  • A demo reel that demonstrates character, emotion and performance
  • Passion for acting, storytelling and games

What’s In It for You?

  • Competitive starting salary
  • Generous PTO and holiday plan
  • Great working environment with a dynamic team
  • Growth opportunities for your career
  • A chance to stop animating game loops and start animating performances

So, if you’re a talented animator, looking to work on a game that focuses on characters, please apply today!  Position is full time, on-site and applicants must already be authorized to work in the U.S.

Top applicants may be required to take an animation test


Our passion is storytelling games. We love the life-like characters of a game like Life is Strange and the amazing action storytelling from games like Last of Us. 

Our first game, Life is Strange: Before the Storm has won multiple awards, including Game of the Year and we were nominated for both BAFTA and VGA awards. 

We are an independent game developer and are currently developing character-focused adventure games. We’re growing and have a major title in development with a top publisher. Our company offers a relaxed and fun work environment, health benefits and a dental plan. We’re looking for talented and self-motivated people to join us as we aim to rise to the top of the storytelling game studios. We are part of the thriving Colorado game dev scene and our location offers a lower cost of living and a proximity to countless family-friendly activities and amazing outdoor opportunities. If this sounds appealing to you, please apply!

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