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Deck Nine Games

Westminster, Colorado - United States
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Animator - Contract


CINEMATIC ANIMATOR - four month contract

Deck Nine Games is currently hiring several contract animators for our current game. 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.


  • In Maya, work with facial motion capture data 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


  • Fluency in Maya
  • A demo reel that demonstrates character, emotion and performance with an emphasis on facial animation
  • Experience in game cinematics or film CGI is a bonus
  • Position is a remote contract with an expected timeframe of four months
  • You'll need to provide your own workstation and software

So, if you’re a talented animator, looking to work on a game that focuses on characters, please apply today!  Position is a remote contract - applicants may apply from any region.


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!