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 work on our highly successful, multi award-winning Total War series.

The team is looking for a talented, creative animator, able to craft and implement believable Human and Creature animations, whether they’re for epic historical battles or fantasy beasts.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to push your imagination and skills on a series that has won multiple BAFTAs and sold tens of millions.

Key Responsibilities

As part of the animation team you will have ownership of your tasks, from Maya to their implementation in game. You will make sure that the standard of your work is of the highest quality, judging it by its function and appearance in game, not in a playblast. You will be able to creatively interpret and apply reference when no direct reference is available.

Communication, approachability and proactivity is vital in this role, as you will be expected to engage with other disciplines to achieve your vision. An 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
  • Experience dealing with gameplay animations and knowledge of implementing animations in-game
  • Understand animation pipelines 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


  • Experience of development of a title from start to finish
  • Interest in Total War\Strategy Games
  • A deep understanding of game pipelines and mechanics
  • Motion Capture experience
  • Motion Builder experience

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.