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2D Animator (Spine) & Game Artist

Lucksome Full-Time  San Gwann, Malta 21 Jun 2022

Job Description

Job: 2D Animator (Spine) & Game Artist

Lucksome is a new, small Online Casino Games Studio, Lucksome, that launched in September 2020, based in Malta. We are industry veterans of the Casino business with a collective knowledge of over 35 years. We operate internationally including UK, Scandinavia and Italy and have aggressive international expansion plans. We supply the biggest operators in the world including Sky Vegas, Bet365 and Flutter. We are a new brand aiming to provide different, diverse and innovative games to the market.

We are looking for a Game Animator and Artist who can handle Photoshop, and has a powerful command of Esoteric Spine after effects to be able to create beautiful game effects and produce high quality animations for our online slot machines. The role will assist the design team in creating innovative and beautifully designed casino games in line with the technical restraints and artistic direction.

This is a unique role and therefore requirements a unique individual to fill it. We are looking for someone who has had a lot of experience making slot games for online casino, someone who prides themselves in being fast and efficient and the quality they deliver.

Why is it unique?

Because it requires an individual to have a solid knowledge of both technical implementation of art for HTML based games development, and the artistic capabilities to compose and animate characters and environments within the games we build. Because of this, the role will involve you from start to finish for every production we make. What’s great about this? If you’re a person that likes to see things through and has a strong desire to do things right and be able to have broader influence on a production, it’s a perfect fit.

We won’t be making a lot of games per year, but what will be doing is focusing on quality and the targeted brief for each game. So, you will be involved in exciting and varied projects and will need to be a versatile artist and confident in working across multiple software suites and varied art styles.

Role and Responsibilities


  • Work between our Games Designers and Senior Artist and our outsourcers to ensure the artwork required for each production is processed properly, following our quality standards and technical programming requirements
  • Design and animate content including in-game characters and environmental effects
  • Design and animate content for motion video promotional content and in-game video content where necessary.
  • Collaborate with the game development team, being the main point of contact for art assets for each production
  • Communicate with the game designer and development team in an iterative development process
  • Maintain well-organized working files to facilitate file sharing and collaborative work

Skills and Qualification

Essential Skills

  • Must have Esoteric Spine experience including rigging and animating a broad range of objects including characters.
  • Must have Adobe Creative Suite experience including Photoshop and After Effects
  • Able to produce high quality game assets under technical constraints while meeting the artistic requirements
  • Strong portfolio showing strong 2D Art Foundations and Animation skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Strong understanding of design principles, layout and colour theory
  • Ability to work with a variety of different illustration styles
  • Ability to receive art direction and provide multiple design solutions
  • Able to demonstrate

Desirable Skills

  • Strong knowledge Autodesk 3ds Max or other 3D Packages
  • Strong typography and layout skills
  • Good knowledge of UI and UX and typography


Minimum 2+ years of professional experience in Animation in a Gaming industry.


Company offers a competitive salary, comprehensive health and travel insurance. Relaxed and happy working environment, in a Maltese Villa with Pool. Relocation support to Malta can be available subject to circumstances of the successful candidate.

Think you have what it takes to join our fast paced and exciting industry? Then we welcome your application. Please note that applicants that pass initial screening may be required to participate in a test to demonstrate their capabilities. Please note this is a full-time office-based role – Must be based in Malta with our small team and family. We make better games together, not apart!

Please contact us by going to the link below and applying via the email link.  Please supply a CV and a portfolio showing your portfolio and reel including animations demonstrating your ability to use Spine.

Thank You!

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