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As the only Canadian developer entrusted with Nintendo IP, Next Level Games is best known for its work on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Punch-Out!!, Super Mario Strikers, Mario Strikers Charged and most recently, Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

Since the company’s inception in 2002, Next Level Games has been a leading small employer and pioneer in setting best practices for desirable workplaces in the gaming industry. Our company has been recognized over the years for our studio culture by organizations including BC Business Magazine, WorkLife BC, Canada's Top 100 Employers, and BC’s Top Employers.

We are currently seeking a Gameplay Animator who is eager to join our team to bring to life gameplay animations from concept to completion.


  • Working closely with the Gameplay Programmers and Animation Team to create and implement animations that are unique as well as consistent with project themes

  • Minimum 3 years professional experience in video games with at least one shipped game in the role of Gameplay Animator
  • Experience with 3ds Max
  • Experience with console hardware a plus
  • Post-secondary diploma in Animation or equivalent experience preferable

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Highly organized and self-motivated
  • Ability to perform under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Ability to embrace and provide constructive feedback
  • Excel as a team player and strive to maximize team/department performance

We wish to thank all applicants in advance; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

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