Gameplay Animator - Total War

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

Creative Assembly is looking for an Experienced Gameplay Animator to join our Total War Animation team.

We’re looking for an animator who is ready for a new challenge and has a proven track record working on AAA titles. The key person will be an accomplished animator with a good technical ability able to craft and implement believable Human and Creature animations for use in-game.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the animation team you will report to the Lead Animator. You will be driving the team to make sure the standard is always of the highest quality and responsible for creating and implementing in-game animations.

Communication, approachability and proactivity is vital in this role, as you will be expected to engage with other departments to push content and new concepts through. A deep understanding of game pipelines and gameplay mechanics is important in this position.

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Have an understanding of animation pipeline from conceptual phase to deployment
  • Excellent problem-solving skills with emphasis on proactivity
  • Good hand-key animation skills for both human and creatures
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work well within a small team
  • Ability to receive and apply critique on your work and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
  • A deep understanding of game pipelines and mechanics
  • Support and mentoring of junior animators on a team
  • Experience of development of a title from start to finish with an understanding of the process of delivering the game


  • Proficiency in Maya and/or Motionbuilder
  • Experience with motion capture
  • Interest in Total War Games

Please submit a Portfolio/ Showreel link with your application to be considered for this role

Additional Information

  • Relocation assistance is offered

How to Apply

About the Company

Creative Assembly is one of the UK's leading games development studios, founded in 1987 and located in West Sussex, UK and in Sofia, Bulgaria. With a heritage of award-winning AAA titles, including the multi-million selling Total War™ series, Creative Assembly continues to build an impressive portfolio of games and world-renowned partnerships; working with Games Workshop on Total War™: WARHAMMER®, Wargaming Alliance on Total War™: ARENA, Twentieth Century Fox on Alien: Isolation, plus 343 Industries and Microsoft on Halo Wars 2. Creative Assembly has, with their exceptionally talented team of over 500, amassed a wealth of awards, including recent accolades from BAFTA, Music+Sound and Develop’s Industry Excellence awards.