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duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 12:57 AM)
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http://www.obsidianent.com/jobs/anim...-20110527.html

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2D Character Animator
Friday, 27 May 2011 10:20

Obsidian Entertainment is looking for a 2D character animator to work on a highly stylized, high profile role playing game.

This person should be comfortable creating characters in 2D, and have a strong understanding of traditional animation principles. Knowledge of Flash is strongly preferred. Depending on the applicant's skill set this may be offered as a contract position.

Requirements
2 Years minimum industry experience
Must be able to animate characters in 2D and manage scenes and assets efficiently
Exceptional motivation and attitude and a passion for video games
Able to adhere to tight schedules with minimal supervision
Able to iterate quickly and often on designs. The means moving from a basic concept or story board to a rough animatic, to a final animation
Able to work in a very specific animation style
A strong understanding of the development process

Pluses
Has previously shipped titles on the PS3 or Xbox 360
Previous experience on mobile or browser based Flash applications or games

Past experience animating effects
Proficient with Adobe Photoshop or Adobe Illustrator
Basic or intermediate knowledge of Actionscript or comparable programming languages
Familiarity with any of the following programs: After Effects, Maya, 3ds Max, FaceFX, Scaleform
Freehand illustration skills

Responsibilities
Assist lead animator in creating and finishing character animations
Create and edit conversations, lip sync, and expressions
Help train programmers and artists from other disciplines on how to use the toolset

Portfolio Requirements:
Character animation examples

Portfolio Plusses:
2D character animation examples
3D character animation examples
Pieces that demonstrate attention to emoting and storytelling
A reel in QuickTime format
Character illustrations
Special Effects animations
Life drawing samples
Examples of work in console or mobile games

Submission
All resumes must be accompanied with website portfolio or samples of work
For console or studio animations include a document explaining specifically what you did
Simply apply via e-mail: jobs@obsidian.net
Please put the job you are applying to in the subject line please
Please no phone calls or drop ins. We only accept emailed applications

What could this be?!
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Forkball
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(05-28-2011, 12:58 AM)
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Obsidian developing a Muramasa RPG.
V_Ben
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Originally Posted by duckroll

http://www.obsidianent.com/jobs/anim...-20110527.html



What could this be?!

Their XBLA project? :P
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(05-28-2011, 12:59 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Their XBLA project? :P

First thing that came to mind.
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Their XBLA project? :P

That doesn't say anything though. WHAT is it?! :oooooooooooo
Alrus
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(05-28-2011, 01:00 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Their XBLA project? :P

And my hype is down since I'll never get to play it :(
Aeana
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(05-28-2011, 01:00 AM)
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Clearly, this is a sequel to Chrono Trigger.
V_Ben
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(05-28-2011, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Clearly, this is a sequel to Chrono Trigger.

STOP THAT.

Originally Posted by duckroll

That doesn't say anything though. WHAT is it?! :oooooooooooo

I know, I have no idea what it is either :(
The Technomancer
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(05-28-2011, 01:01 AM)
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Originally Posted by Alrus

And my hype is down since I'll never get to play it :(

Same :(
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:03 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aeana

Clearly, this is a sequel to Chrono Trigger.

This could be it!

http://www.gamerevolution.com/manife...-urquhart-4381

FU: There actually is another game that I can't talk about at all.

GR: Are you sure?

FU: No, I'll get killed, but it's a licensed product but it's a licensed product that when people hear about it they're going to be "well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."

I'm hoping that'll be announced around E3.

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/25/ob...eoples-worlds/

Before Obsidian begins on its own work, Urquhart says there are a few other projects in the pipeline, and one is an unannounced title we'll be hearing about soon. "There is a property that we are working on, that we can't talk about yet," he teases. "It's something we've been working on since the middle of last year, just with a small team, it's only been five or ten people. It's a license that you would go, well you gotta do it. It's not a license where it's, 'Ok, we'll take that and we can do something with it.' It's more like, well that's once in a lifetime."



Obsidian Entertainment working on Chrono Trigger 2 -confirmed-! Alert Kotaku!!!
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(05-28-2011, 01:05 AM)
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Finally, a sequel.

godhandiscen
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(05-28-2011, 01:05 AM)
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"well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."
Song of Ice an Fire or some other "fantasy" license. Fuck, I wish it was steampunk.
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(05-28-2011, 01:06 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

"well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."
Song of Ice an Fire or some other "fantasy" license. Fuck, I wish it was steampunk.

spaaaaaaaace :(
Alrus
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(05-28-2011, 01:07 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

"well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."
Song of Ice an Fire or some other "fantasy" license. Fuck, I wish it was steampunk.

Song of Ice and Fire is already being done by some French studios (Cyanide or something). So that can't be it.
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(05-28-2011, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

spaaaaaaaace :(

Contemporary. Obsidian developing a new Vampire the Masquerade is my dream game...next to Shenmue 3.
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(05-28-2011, 01:08 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

This could be it!

http://www.gamerevolution.com/manife...-urquhart-4381


http://www.joystiq.com/2011/02/25/ob...eoples-worlds/




Obsidian Entertainment working on Chrono Trigger 2 -confirmed-! Alert Kotaku!!!

Mystery solved. Go hype train go!
V_Ben
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(05-28-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Bugger, what if it actually is a new Chrono game. An Avellone directed JRPG? That'd be something.
godhandiscen
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(05-28-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

spaaaaaaaace :(

That would suck too. I don't know, but lately all fiction universes feel the same. Last time i was reading that somebody wrote 10 thousand years of history for Kingdoms of Amalur... can you imagine? 10 fucking thousand years of history and somehow the universe ended with orcs, trolls, elves, dragons and all that same old shit.
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(05-28-2011, 01:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Bugger, what if it actually is a new Chrono game. An Avellone directed JRPG? That'd be something.

Remember when BioWare made one of those?
That was pretty awesome.
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(05-28-2011, 01:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Bugger, what if it actually is a new Chrono game. An Avellone directed JRPG? That'd be something.

That would definitely be a thing. I guess.
Gravijah
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(05-28-2011, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

That would suck too. I don't know, but lately all fiction universes feel the same. Last time i was reading that somebody wrote 10 thousand years of history for Kingdoms of Amalur... can you imagine? 10 fucking thousand years of history and somehow the universe ended with orcs, trolls, elves, dragons and all that same old shit.

fine, how about some cyberpunk instead of steampunk?
HK-47
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(05-28-2011, 01:11 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

"well you had to do that. there's no option, if I was a developer and I was offered that I would just do it."
Song of Ice an Fire or some other "fantasy" license. Fuck, I wish it was steampunk.

Song doesnt play to Obsidians fantasy strengths. Something a bit more post modern and philosophical.

A Promethean: The Created RPG. I'd do terrible thing for that.
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(05-28-2011, 01:12 AM)
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duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Avellone has been directing the New Vegas DLCs, so whatever else Obsidian has been developing is likely not to have been led by Avellone.
godhandiscen
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(05-28-2011, 01:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by Gravijah

fine, how about some cyberpunk instead of steampunk?

That would be awesome. Imagine L.A. Noire in a Bladerunner setting. I would buy a new system for that game.
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:15 AM)
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Originally Posted by godhandiscen

That would be awesome. Imagine L.A. Noire in a Bladerunner setting. I would buy a new system for that game.

I don't think Obsidian is in the business of making button mashing sims which repeat the same thing over and over.
Nirolak
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(05-28-2011, 01:18 AM)
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Chrono Break for Facebook and XBLA.
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(05-28-2011, 01:19 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

I don't think Obsidian is in the business of making button mashing sims which repeat the same thing over and over.

But the faces! Think of the faces!
Wallach
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(05-28-2011, 01:19 AM)
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I wonder if this isn't some kind of Mass Effect deal like the iOS ME game.
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Originally Posted by duckroll

I don't think Obsidian is in the business of making button mashing sims which repeat the same thing over and over.

heyooooooo

but yeah, Obsidian making a 2D RPG is just at a whole other level. Some more info might just make this my most awaited thing everrrr
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duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Originally Posted by Saint10118

But the faces! Think of the faces!

2D motion captured faces? Interesting!
Instro
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(05-28-2011, 01:20 AM)
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Maybe its for that Wheel of Time game they are working on.
V_Ben
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Originally Posted by duckroll

2D motion captured faces? Interesting!

Rotoscoped faces!
Gravijah
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(05-28-2011, 01:20 AM)
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you let nirolak hijack your op duckroll ;(
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:21 AM)
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Originally Posted by Instro

Maybe its for that Wheel of Time game they are working on.

They're not working on that though. There's no game yet.
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(05-28-2011, 01:23 AM)
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Outside of Honest Hearts, is it known what Sawyer has been working on lately?
Instro
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Originally Posted by duckroll

They're not working on that though. There's no game yet.

I thought they were co-developing it or something with some other studio? Or do you mean theres been no actual work done on the game.
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Instro

I thought they were co-developing it or something with some other studio? Or do you mean theres been no actual work done on the game.

There's this company who landed the WoT game rights, and they signed an agreement with Obsidian such that they want to co-develop (??) the games with Obsidian when they do start funding the development of such games. They were working on getting more funding, and some sort of distribution deal with a publisher... EA I think? Basically there's no game being made last we heard, just a bunch of agreements and people trying to put together money to eventually make games off the license.
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(05-28-2011, 01:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

Rotoscoped faces!

It would be really cool to get a cel-shaded, rotoscoped, cyberpunk detective game.
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:27 AM)
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Originally Posted by ∀ Narayan

It would be really cool to get a cel-shaded, rotoscoped, cyberpunk detective game.

Rotoscoping implies 2D animation. Cel-shading implies 3D animation. Does not compute.
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Originally Posted by duckroll

There's this company who landed the WoT game rights, and they signed an agreement with Obsidian such that they want to co-develop (??) the games with Obsidian when they do start funding the development of such games. They were working on getting more funding, and some sort of distribution deal with a publisher... EA I think? Basically there's no game being made last we heard, just a bunch of agreements and people trying to put together money to eventually make games off the license.

Ah ok then that makes sense, thanks for the info. Well then clearly Chrono is the only answer.
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(05-28-2011, 01:29 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

Rotoscoping implies 2D animation. Cel-shading implies 3D animation. Does not compute.

2D Faces, 3D Bodies. Figure THAT one out :P
duckroll
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(05-28-2011, 01:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

2D Faces, 3D Bodies. Figure THAT one out :P

So basically every bad photoshop of that dumb troll face on a real person's photo? :P
Utako
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(05-28-2011, 01:30 AM)
Fuck that, they should be using HTML5 and then selling it on Chrome Web Store.

They're fighting the future.
HK-47
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(05-28-2011, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Instro

Ah ok then that makes sense, thanks for the info. Well then clearly Chrono is the only answer.

Live A Live sequel.

It could happen...
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(05-28-2011, 01:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by duckroll

So basically every bad photoshop of that dumb troll face on a real person's photo? :P

Yup! It's the future!
Wallach
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(05-28-2011, 01:31 AM)
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You guys are silly.

It's clearly Dragon Force.
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(05-28-2011, 01:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by V_Ben

2D Faces, 3D Bodies. Figure THAT one out :P

I believe that the PS2 Forbidden Sirens already did.
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(05-28-2011, 01:41 AM)
BG3.
Danne-Danger
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Could it be anything other than Wizardry 9?

I'm not asking.

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