16 Jun 2021
We caught up with Chris and Megan from Frontier to find out what life is like at one of UK’s premier studios!
Chris Marsh, Principal Animator, Jurassic World Evolution
“Frontier is great at fostering and growing talent. I started working as a Graduate Animator here in 2011 and in that time I’ve been given all of the opportunities that I needed to work my way up to Principal Animator. As animators, we are spoiled by the variety of projects that Frontier develops.
In my time here I’ve been lucky enough to be able to stretch myself as an animator across a huge range of wildly different projects; from epic, cinematic space battles in Elite: Dangerous, to the zany mascots in Planet Coaster, to the naturalistic creature work for the animal kingdom in Planet Zoo and the dinosaurs of Jurassic World Evolution. We have some really exciting projects in the pipeline and we’re always looking for talented people at a range of experience levels to join us, so be sure to check out our current opportunities. Frontier is a wonderful environment for animators and game developers of all disciplines to come and grow their skills.”
Meet Megan, Gameplay Programmer, Planet Zoo
"I joined Frontier on an internship, and have now been working here for over 3 years. In that time I’ve learnt a huge amount while working with some incredible people. Before I started here I couldn’t really code at all, but thankfully Frontier must have seen some potential and took a chance on me!
When I arrived I was pretty nervous, but everyone was so friendly and supportive that I settled in fast. That really helped me make it through the initial steep learning curve and come out the other side as a programmer working alongside the amazingly talented team on Planet Zoo. They helped train me and were always there for me, whether it was for a rant about a bug, a step-by-step code review, or even just a cup of coffee and a chat. Now I’m a full-fledged programmer with a love for what I do. No day is ever the same, and you’re never quite sure what challenges you’ll come up against – which is just how I like it!"
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