Heavenly Sword Creator Embraces Animation Students


Ninja Theory is famous for their brilliant work on Heavenly Sword, one of the earliest titles made available on PlayStation 3. The team’s collaboration with Lord of the Rings actor Andy Serkis showed the world just how powerful and captivating a videogame character’s performance could be. And as it so happens, Ninja Theory is launching an animation internship program.

Ninja Theory’s animators are amongst the best in the industry, and this offer gives talented, up-and-coming animators to learn from the masters on their current multiplatform title. The program will take place from September to November 2009, giving interns the opportunity to work with key frame and motion capture data within Maya (a popular 3D application). Chief Development Ninja, Nina Kristensen, expressed her delight at making this program possible.

“I’m super excited about launching this program, we’ve got a huge amount to offer budding animators and if successful we intend to run it every year.”

Applicants are being asked to send their materials to [email protected] They will be provided with accomodation in Cambridge, as well as given a basic salary. And best of all, there are even a few permanent job opportunities since the company is on the lookout for new hires.

“Please ensure you supply an up-to-date CV and any relevant supporting work you think we should see – we expect a strong response so make sure we know why we should choose you! Queries about either the application or the internship can be directed to the same email address.”

You can check out the Careers section of Ninja Theory’s website right here for more information.