Senior Gameplay Animator - Total War

Creative Assembly
Horsham, United Kingdom
Job type: Permanent

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Job Description

The award-winning Total War team are looking for a talented Gameplay Animator to join our Total War: Warhammer team. The ideal candidate will create and implement believable creature animations from the Warhammer universe and demonstrate outstanding all-round creativity, artistic ability and imagination.

Key Responsibilities 

Reporting to the Lead Animator, you’ll be responsible for creating and implementing high quality animations, whether they are hand keyed and/or working with Mocap. 

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

Skills & Requirements

Knowledge, Skill and Experience


  • Experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Understanding of game 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 team
  • Ability to receive and apply critique on your work and complete tasks by the assigned due dates
  • A thorough understanding of gameplay mechanics
  • Support junior animators on the team
  • Experience of development of a title from start to finish with an understanding of the process of delivering the game


  • Proficiency in Maya
  • Experience with motion capture 

Please supply a showreel with your application 

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.