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  • US$100 hourly
    I am an independent iOS developer operating through L&L Programming LLC with a proven track record of starting new projects and taking them through development all the way to the app store. I enjoy taking on new challenges and solving complex programming tasks. - Top rated developer - Proficient in the Swift programming language - Bachelors in Engineering - Dedicated and self motivated to get projects done right and on time - Friendly, with good customer service skills
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    In-App Purchases
    SpriteKit
    GameKit
    UIKit
    Apple Xcode
    Project Management
    iPad App Development
    Project Delivery
    Mobile App Development
    Customer Service
    Swift
    iOS Development
  • US$16 hourly
    Being an experienced developer in C# and Lua, with working knowledge in C++, C, JS, Java as well as arduino development, mainly in Unity and Roblox, I can ensure to bring the best results to any new or ongoing projects that my clients may request of me. I Also have working experience in 3D modeling and animation, using Maya, Blender and Fusion360, which I consider are valuable skills to have, if not for development, then for team cohesion and workflow. At the moment, I am seeking an organization or company that places high value on innovation and creativity, that would provide me with opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. I am eager to apply my expertise in game development, programming, 3D modeling, and animation to contribute to our mutual success. My aim is to enhance my problem-solving skills and collaborative abilities while also enjoying my work.
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    Mobile Game Development
    3D Modeling
    Autodesk Maya
    3D Animation
    3D Design
    Game
    Video Game
    Roblox Studio
    C#
    Lua
    Unreal Engine
    Unity
    Java
  • US$80 hourly
    Hello! Unity Specialist and C# Expert for 10+ years in the game and software industry. My goal is to create outstanding product for you the way you've imagined! Contact me if you are looking for: -Reliable and loyal developer -Clean, stable and usable product -Experienced Development Lead or Developer -Producer, Project Manager or Consultant I'm best at: -Project management from ground up -C# and Unity development and workflow -Game play Development -Graphics URP/HDRP/Deferred/Forward (lightning, shaders, post process effects) -Optimization (code and assets too) -Bug fixing and Debugging even in live products as firefighter -Time and resource management (leading teams and providing reliable schedule) -Networking solutions -Documentation My experiences are coming from working with multiple high profile companies, with project types ranging from PC Steam Games, AR and VR Games, Business to Business Applications. Have a nice day and Looking forward working with you!
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    Game Design
    Unity
    Game Consultation
    Augmented Reality
    Graphics Programming
    C#
    Prototyping
  • US$45 hourly
    ✅ Great performance ✅ Fast Delivery ✅ Reliable I'm a HTML5 Game Developer , with more then 10 years of experience in this tech field. I always put extra effort to make sure that the games will perform great. Here are some key features that I put my attention into: ✅ Games that run smoothly , even on older devices ( 60 FPS ) ✅ Load fast , no one wants to wait today ! ✅ Responsive animations. I have worked on many different projects , with various goals. Here are some examples: ✅ Educational Games ✅ Quizzes ✅ Arcade games ✅ Web Editors
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    Game Design
    iOS Development
    Adobe Photoshop
    WebGL
    HTML5 Canvas
    2D Animation
    PixiJS
    Game
    Ages 7+
    Mobile Game
    JavaScript
    PHP
  • US$60 hourly
    Game developer specialized in Unity and C#. Years of experience working on numerous mobile and web based games. Also experienced on game design, audio production, and low poly 3D modelling.
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    Virtual Reality
    JavaScript
    Unity
    PlayCanvas
    Android App Development
    WebGL
    C#
  • US$39 hourly
    Passionate gamer turned skilled gaming solutions provider, I'm dedicated to delivering top-notch experiences that exceed expectations. With a background in Computer Engineering and specialized training in Games Development, I bring over ten years of hands-on expertise in Unity 3D. My commitment is to help clients achieve their gaming goals efficiently and within budget constraints. Fluent in English and always available, I offer seamless communication throughout projects. My gaming intuition, honed since childhood, enables me to provide invaluable insights into enhancing gameplay experiences. Whether it's refining mechanics or optimizing fun-factor, I provide actionable suggestions based on extensive gaming experience. Proficient in fast-paced programming and development, I leverage popular Unity assets like A* Pathfinding, Playmaker and more to craft engaging games for Android, IOS, PC platforms and more. My repertoire includes seamless integration of Ads SDKs, as well as expertise at a variety of publishing platforms such as Steamworks, Google Play and App Store. Explore my portfolio to witness firsthand the caliber of work I deliver.
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    Game Design
    Object-Oriented Programming
    PostgreSQL
    jQuery
    SQL
    Jakarta Server Pages
    Unity
    C#
    Java
  • US$25 hourly
    I am a game developer based in Seattle, WA, in the United States. I taught myself JavaScript/HTML in order to make games. I have since branched out and learned C++ while working on a VR game in Unreal Engine and C# while working in Unity on various projects. You can check some games I've made, as well as some other projects I've worked on on my website: gallegosaudio.com The website itself is built entirely from the ground up by me. Languages I know: - HTML/CSS - Javascript/TypeScript - C++ - C# Related Skills: - Unreal Engine 4 - Unity - Photon Networking - FMOD - Wwise
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    HTML5 Canvas
    Unity
    Photon Unity Networking
    Unreal Engine
    JavaScript
    HTML
    C#
    C++
  • US$50 hourly
    "Excellent in every way" "One of the best freelancers on Upwork" "Giorgos is absolutely the best freelancer I have had the pleasure of working with" I'm a Game Developer expert with 6+ years of experience in Unity and Unreal Engine. I hold a BSc in Computer Engineering and I have worked at the IT Support Center of the Hellenic Army as a Software Engineer.
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    Game Design
    Photon Unity Networking
    Unity
    Unreal Engine
    Mobile Game
    Virtual Reality
    C++
    C#
  • US$40 hourly
    Proficient in Unity 2D, 3D, C#. Skilled in establishing and managing development pipelines as well as building and leading teams. Experience working in a variety of genres and tech stacks, Multiplayer / Networking, External APIs, PC, IOS and Android development. C#, C++, Java, Unity, Various Game Libraries & Game Creation Engines, Procedural Generation.
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    Game Design
    Object-Oriented Programming
    User Experience
    Unity
    Java
    C#
    C++
    Android
    Smartphone
    iOS
    Python
    Role-Playing Game
  • US$25 hourly
    Video games is my passion! I creating games in Unity for more than 7 years. Working remotely for the last 3 years and finished various games of different genres and different platforms: iOS / Android, VR / AR, Web, PC / Mac. Also I have a lot of prototypes and playable demos. Coder is an insult for me, I am a game developer:) It means I love to be a part of every aspect of development: game design, art, programming, storytelling.
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    Game Design
    iOS Development
    Unity
    Android
    C#
  • US$40 hourly
    Enthusiastic programmer with over ten years of experience in creating interactive 3D experiences for the web. Efficiency-driven, with a deep understanding of the different aspects of web development. Avid gamer and tech enthusiast with a flair for problem solving. I specialize in web game development and programming.
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    Babylon.js
    Three.js
    WebGL
    SQL
    ExpressJS
    PlayCanvas
    MongoDB
    Game Design
    Web Browser
    Node.js
    Blender
    JavaScript
    Mobile Game
    HTML5
  • US$30 hourly
    As a skilled Unity game developer, I excel in animation, 3D modeling, C# programming, design, and publishing. Proficient in VR/AR and mobile optimization, I adhere to quality assurance best practices, ensuring projects' seamless progression from concept to completion. Emphasizing punctuality and adherence to design specifications, I approach projects with a professional, efficient, and production-oriented workflow. Committed to client satisfaction, I provide regular progress updates and roughs, keeping you informed throughout the development process. My passion for game development, coupled with technical expertise and a commitment to excellence, positions me as the ideal candidate for your project. Let's collaborate to bring your vision to life.
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    Unity
    Industrial Design
    Drawing
    3D Modeling
    Digital Painting
    Blender
    Concept Design
    2D Design
    Storyboarding
    Character Design
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$25 hourly
    I am a game developer specializing in Unity and C#. I have experience in other development environments and languages while having past studies in game design. I have published on desktop and Android on itch.io and am confident in my ability to tackle projects, break down tasks, and implement solutions in a timely manner.
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    Unity
    GitHub
    Microsoft Visual Studio
    Android
    Desktop Publishing
    Mobile App Development
    iOS
    Version Control
    Game Design
    C#
    C++
  • US$35 hourly
    Welcome! I'm Felipe, a game programmer from Brazil, currently living in Brasília. I have more than 9 years of game programming experience, developing mobile, desktop and web games for various platforms. I usually use Unity for mobile and desktop game development and Phaser for HTM5 games, but I'm totally open to use other engines/frameworks that you may think it's more suitable for your project. I have a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Brasília, UnB which helped me to develop strong math and physics skills that I can use on games to make them look even cooler and solve complex challenges. I'm still always studying and learning new stuff to improve my games' quality and to continue to deliver amazing projects. All these years working as a game programmer, I have worked both full and part time developing games of several genres and platforms for many clients from different countries. To see some of my work, please visit my personal website. I'm interested in working on both big and small projects. Let's build great games together!
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    C#
    Firebase
    HTML5
    Game Design
    Jira
    .NET Core
    JavaScript
    .NET Framework
    Game Testing
    MySQL
    Mobile Game
    WordPress
    Mobile App Development
    Unity
    Mobile Advertising
    NoSQL Database
    FTP
    MongoDB
    Phaser
    In-Game Advertising
  • US$16 hourly
    ★ More than 6000 + hours done. ★ Game developer ★ Top Rated Developer With a robust track record spanning over 6,000+ hours, I excel in Unity game development and boast extensive experience of over 8 years in crafting iOS and Android applications. Specializing in creating captivating 3D game experiences, I consistently infuse innovation into every project I undertake. Here's a closer look at my technical proficiencies: - iOS skills:iOS 8, iOS 7, iOS 6, iPhone 5, Objective C, Xcode, swift,C, C++, Core Java, Linux, Cocoa. - NSFoundation, UIKit, CoreGraphics, CoreData, MKMApKit, QuartzCore, MessageUI, WebKit, ALAssets, AVAssets. - Android skills: Database – Sqlite, Mysql, JDBCThird party, API – Twitter API, Linkedin API, - Foresquare API, OathSocial, DropBox, GrayStripe. - Google Services - Google Maps, Google Cloud Messaging, Google Play In-App Billing. -Google Admob Ads Parsing – Json, XML, SOAP, GSON, HTML parser Operating Systems Windows,Linux,Android. I am committed to delivering unparalleled experience and quality to my clients, prioritizing their satisfaction above all else. Let's join forces to elevate your project to new heights!
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    AR & VR
    Game Background & Environment
    Game Design
    Object-Oriented Programming
    3D Rigging
    Game UI/UX Design
    3D Animation
    PC Game
    3D Design
    2D Game Art
    Unity
    Unreal Engine
    Node.js
    Augmented Reality
  • US$40 hourly
    Most of my skills are in game development and web development, with knowledge of adjacent areas such as graphic and sound design. Programming: C#, Unity Engine, ASP.Net, PHP, Javascript, HTML, CSS, SQL, Git, Wordpress Tools: WWise, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Audacity, Aseprite As a game developer, I’ve worked with both 2D and 3D technologies, mostly in Unity Engine, creating PC and mobile games and game development tools. As a web developer, I have experience in Wordpress and ASP.Net building Content Management Systems, APIs and websites. Projects: Gameplay, interface and AI programming and project architecture on a PC video game Hatchet. Gameplay programming, game design and project architecture for Android video game Pixel 3D Panda Runner - Factory Escape. Game design and gameplay programming in C#/Unity Engine for PC video game Nebuloid for Global Game Jam 2020. Developed a tool for Unity Engine as a part of Bachelor thesis for creating Utility System for AI agents.
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    WordPress
    ASP.NET
    Unity
    PHP
    JavaScript
    C#
  • US$35 hourly
    Hi. I'm an Expert Unreal Engine Game Developer. I use Unreal Engine since Sep 2018. ✔️ 3 Years of Working Experience ✔️ 5-star ratings ✔️ Unreal Engine 4 ✔️ Unreal Engine 5 ✔️ Programming in C++ / Blueprint Scripts ✔️ Single-Player, Multiplayer, Dedicated Servers Hosting. ✔️ Windows, Linux, Andriod, and IOS ✔️ Pixel Streaming ✔️ PlayFab SDK ✔️ Epic Online Services SDK ✔️ VR for Meta/Oculus Quest 2 ✔️ Blueprint Widgets UI/UX ✔️ API Integration ✔️ REST API calls ✔️ JSON parsing ✔️ Payment gateway integration ✔️ Debugging and Problem-solving ✔️ In-App Purchases ✔️Github, PlasticSCM, Perforce ✔️Trello
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    Git
    Game Development Bug Fix
    First-Person Shooter
    Action
    Android
    Unity
    C++
    Combat Game
    C
    C#
    Mobile Game
    Game Customization
    Online Multiplayer
    Unreal Engine
  • US$70 hourly
    Experienced game developer with a broad experience in project management (10+ years), software development (10+ years) and game development (initially with Flash for 3 years and now with Unity for 7+ years). Have worked on mobile (for both iOS and Android platforms), AR/VR, WebGL, as well as PC/Mac game projects, doing a range of different work from ideation to development and eventually release. For last few years have been mainly involved in a number of multiplayer projects, mostly using Photon Quantum (v2) and Photon Fusion (v1 and v2), but also with a range of custom built networking solutions (websockets, Dark Rift 2, Firebase, PlayFab, Unity Relay, etc.). I have extensive experience both developing projects from scratch, as well supporting existing projects.
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    Photon Unity Networking
    Google Cloud Platform
    AWS Development
    Game Design
    AR & VR
    Startup Company
    Business with 10-99 Employees
    Unreal Engine
    Game Consultation
    Virtual Reality
    Online Multiplayer
    Firebase
    Unity
    Payment Functionality
  • US$55 hourly
    As an Indie Game Developer who knows the ins and outs of game development, I can help you learn game development, build you a game from the ground up or help you polish your Godot project for release I have work on many different games, from basic platformer to Colony sim, and I am currently working on my own I have experience working with AI, procedural generation, physics-based character, multiplayer, and VR and I am also used to teaching Now I am working on my own Indie game in Godot when I am not working on contracts I also spent the two months directing a small studio building a social game in the style of club penguin with NFT
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    Cryptocurrency
    Blockchain
    Mobile UI Design
    GUI Design
    Video Editing
    3D Modeling
    Game Design
    Virtual Reality
    Online Multiplayer
    Godot
  • US$25 hourly
    Welcome to my profile! If you are here, you are most likely looking for a Unity or python developer, and you are in the right place. I hold certificates from Michigan State University in Game Design and Development with Unity, and Python Developer from University of Michigan. I've been a game dev since 2019, and have extensive experience with Unity. I have released a few Unity games, you can enjoy them here: romaeee.itch.io My hyper casual mobile games for Android: play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Kart+Oshka I would love to work on your GAME PROJECT, and my expertise is in: - game development; - fixing bugs; - animation of models; - low poly models creation (Blender); - game design (levels, puzzles, GDD, etc); - endless runner (Subway Surfers / Temple Run); - frogger style (Crossy road); - FPS; - platformer 2D / 3D. I am a PYTHON DEVELOPER (junior): - python (selenium, pandas); - data scraping; - telegram bots; - NFT content creation; - automatisation for financial sector; - various tasks. As a TASK MANAGER I have experience in a Silicon Valley startup: - task progress tracking; - organisation and task allocation on GitHub; - making GitHub look great for investors; - scouting and hiring freelancers for specific tasks. I am reliable and hardworking, it is easy for me to be 100% dedicated to your project. I love challenging tasks and enjoy finding solutions to problems. I am adaptable, and have experience working on small and large projects, including remote work with specific hours per week allocated to it. I am a full-time freelancer looking for projects/companies to join. - Roman
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    Game Design
    PC Game
    Selenium
    Blender
    Game Testing
    Python
    C#
    GameMaker
    Unity
    Android
    Mobile Game
    Game Design Document
  • US$35 hourly
    Hi, nice to e-meet you =) My name is Alex and I'm Senior Unity developer. I'd love to help you with your projects and tasks! Here some info about me: - 10 years experience with Unity 3D; - Fundamental understanding of programming, excellent knowledge of C#; - working with mobile cross-platform games (casual / midcore); - Developing and porting games for consoles (Switch, Xbox, PlayStation); - Working with PC games; - Huge experience with game optimization (improving build size, RAM usage, FPS, etc); - Developing and adapting shaders for various platforms; - I solve problems of any complexity and specificity within Unity projects. I am a calm and positive person who can be relied upon. I treat any tasks and projects with respect and maximum concentration, your project will be as important to me as my own. Available 24/7, I give direct contacts, always ready to help and answer any questions. Also have extensive experience in organizing team work and team leadership, establishing processes and coordinating departments.
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    Android App Development
    AR & VR
    Back-End Development
    Front-End Development
    Photon Unity Networking
    PC Game
    Mobile Game Development
    Game Prototype
    Online Multiplayer
    Android
    C#
    Unity
    iOS
    Gaming Console
  • US$80 hourly
    I have over 5 years experience with C++ and Unreal Engine 4/5 coding. I'm an enthusiast in game development and playing/testing games. I've been working on many UE4/5 projects and I'm always happy to hear about new interesting ones. If you need a full-time/part-time developer, someone to create just a single functionality or even just project consultations, feel free to contact me. My main Unreal Engine abilities: -strong blueprints programming knowledge -C++ programming -code game logic and mechanics -create complex AI behaviour -implement animations (create complete animation blueprints for characters) -VFX - deep knowledge of cascade and Niagara particle system creators -create VR projects -create sequences and cutscenes -sound implementation -create complex widgets/UI -multiplayer/replication -JSON operations and HTML requests -GAS -Implementing third party services like Steamworks, Epic Games Store, Nakama, Chat GPT, Inworld AI I have strong mathematics and music knowledge background. I'm also able to use Godot Engine if it's needed.
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    Level Design
    Game Design
    Godot
    Virtual Reality
    C++
    Unreal Engine
  • US$36 hourly
    I'm a Game, Apps, & VR Developer from Indonesia, I work using Unity and Unreal Engine depending on my client's needs. I'm also proficient in 3D modeling using Blender. Why you may want to work with me: 💠 A highly experienced developer in the game and simulator scene with more than 7 years of experience. 💠 Skilled in all game development-related fields. I can complete a game or simulation from scratch to finish on my own, including making all of the required 3D assets. 💠 Experienced with leading a team of different professions to complete a project while applying the principle of Scrum. 💠 Highly experienced in making simulators for a wide range of devices, both PC-based or standalone mobile. I'm also experienced in using uncommon devices such as AR Camera, Vive Tracker, Arduino for a custom controller, etc. 💠 Worked on high-profile VR projects such as developing a Tank Driver Training Simulator for the Indonesian Military and Excavator Driver & Maintenance Simulator for UT School. One of the simulations I made caught the attention of the Ministry of Industry. I welcome complex tasks and challenges. It's how I grew throughout my career. Please feel free to contact me if you want to make something innovative that needs a lot of research.
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    VR Application
    Game Design
    C++
    Virtual Reality
    Unreal Engine
    Blender
    3D Modeling
    Adobe Photoshop
  • US$35 hourly
    I'm a professional game developer using Unity3d and unreal engine, I have more than 9 years experience of making games for all different platforms such as mobile "Ios and Android", Oculus, Facebook, and desktop. I have good knowledge of how to implement different features like online multiplayer, game mechanics, physics, and AI. I worked on different game genres like action, adventure, puzzle, social games and causal games. Hence I know how to integrate social media, Firebase, in app purchase, ads and more sdks. Finally I have good experience with virtual reality projects, games, virtual tours, architecture visualization, and trainings, using Oculus rift, Oculus quest, htc vive and others.
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    Augmented Reality
    Oculus Rift
    Unity
    Unreal Engine
    C#
    Virtual Reality
    Online Multiplayer
    Simulation Game
    Smartphone
    C++
  • US$40 hourly
    Senior Unity Engineer with 5+ years of commercial experience, specializing in online games. My previous experiences: ★ Multiplayer and Network ★ Photon PUN/Fusion/Quantum ★ Fish-Networking ★ Mirror Networking ★ Playfab ★ Client Side Anti-Cheat ★ PC / Android / iOS / Webgl ★ Universal Render Pipeline ★ Admob mediation, Admob ads, Unity Ads, Applovin SDK, Facebook Audience ★ Firebase Analytics/Push Notifications ★ AppsFlyer ★ Sentry.io ★ IAP ★ Native Google Play Services Achievements and Leaderboards ★ CloudOnce ( Unified API: Google Play Game Services and Apple Game Center ) ★ CICD/Unity Cloud Build ★ Unity Analytics ★ Unity Remote Config ★ Android Instant Game ★ Jetbrains Rider
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    Adobe Photoshop
    Android App Development
    Video Production
    Adobe Premiere Pro
    Image Editing
    Video Editing
    Virtual Reality
  • US$25 hourly
    About me and my skills: - Have experience in both fields: teamwork and solo. - 12 years of experience. Have 7 years of work experience at a large game company in Japan. - Have produced 3 indie game titles. - Have a wide knowledge and experience in many types of games: Have created an open-world FPS RPG game, an AR virtual pet game, an AR pet catching on the map that is similar to the Pokemon-GO game, an AR virtual agent app, a VR 360 movie app, a strategy tower defense game, and 10+ minor casual games. - Familiar with Git, Trello, Slack. - Familiar with Vuforia. Have created 3 games/apps using Vuforia. - Strong at game logic and game UI building. Also good at animations and effects. Can use Tween, Animation clip, Timeline editor. - Familiar with Social platform SDK integration, Ad integration, In-app purchase, Leaderboards, and App publishing. - Have experience with Mapbox. - Can use Audacity to edit/create FX sounds. - Can use Photoshop to edit/create textures. - Can use Final Cut Pro to edit/create videos. - I'm good at creating trailers and in-game cutscenes. All Gun vs Gods movies and trailers are made by myself. If you hire me: - I always use Upwork Desktop App to record work hours. No manual time. - Start-up time (the time I use to set up the project and try to understand your requirement) will not be counted as work hours. - I have a Macbook pro so I can build your game to Mac OS and iOS. - I have both Android and iPhone devices to test if your game is a mobile game. - I can work on weekends. - I can work overtime. - I have a lot of ready code and tools made by myself that can use in your project. For example, the "Google sheet to JSON" tool that is #5 in Google Spreadsheet tools and #12 in JSON tools of Unity Asset Store is made by me.
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    Virtual Reality
    Google Play
    In-App Purchases
    AR Application
    VR Application
    C#
    Prototyping
  • US$40 hourly
    I'm an expert in game development and game design. I have been using Construct 3 (2) since 2014. I can develop any genre of single-player games, as well as multiplayer projects with Construct's WebRTC plugin, Photon, PlayFab, Firebase, GameAnalytics, or other technologies upon request. I possess extensive knowledge and understanding of game development for Android, iOS, Web/HTML5 platforms, and desktop. Additionally, I have experience in teaching game development and creating educational games. — HTML5, JavaScript, Construct 3, Game Design 🎮 Let's collaborate to create an excellent game together.
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    Level Design
    Game Design
    Database
    PC Game
    In-Game Advertising
    Education
    Game
    Mobile Game
    HTML5
    JavaScript
    Arcade Game
    Casual Game
    Construct 3
    Game Customization
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How to Hire Top Game Developers

What is a game developer?

Game development is the process of creating video games. Game developers must know how to program and understand the gameplay mechanics and creative vision needed to make games fun and engaging.

How do you hire a game developer?

You can source game development talent on Upwork by following these three steps:

  • Write a project description. You’ll want to determine your scope of work and the skills and requirements you are looking for in a game developer.
  • Post it on Upwork. Once you’ve written a project description, post it to Upwork. Simply follow the prompts to help you input the information you collected to scope out your project.
  • Shortlist and interview game developers. Once the proposals start coming in, create a shortlist of the professionals you want to interview. 

Of these three steps, writing your project description is the most important. It’s where you will determine your scope of work and the specific type of game developer you need to complete your project.

How much does it cost to hire a game developer?

Rates can vary due to many factors, including expertise and experience, location, and market conditions.

  • An experienced game developer may command higher fees but also work faster, have more specialized areas of expertise, and deliver higher-quality work.
  • A contractor who is still in the process of building a client base may price their game development services more competitively. 

Rates typically charged by game developers on Upwork are:

  • Beginners: $25 per hour
  • Intermediate: $39 per hour
  • Advanced: $120 per hour

Why hire a game developer? 

Game developers are responsible for creating games that work perfectly on various platforms. They participate in different development stages, from the concept and design to coding and testing. There are many advantages of adding an experienced game developer to your team: 

  • Hiring a dedicated game developer can be a great option if you have a tight deadline and need to present a game on the market soon, especially if your team is busy with other projects.
  • The game development process requires access to the latest technologies and tools that may need to be more profitable to buy for your company. The experts in the field have access to all necessary software.
  • Even if you have in-house developers, they may need more skills. It’s more efficient to hire a dedicated game developer.  

Game development industry news 

One of the biggest challenges in the game development industry is talent acquisition and retention. Labor shortages affected many sectors, and game development is no exception. COVID-19 also played an important role and led to career change among professionals. 

Game Developer Hiring FAQ

How do you write a game developer job post?

Your job post is your chance to describe your project scope, budget, and talent needs. Although you don’t need a full job description as you would when hiring an employee, aim to provide enough detail for a contractor to know if they’re the right fit for the project.

Job post title

Create a simple title that describes exactly what you’re looking for. The idea is to target the keywords your ideal candidate will likely type into a job search bar to find your project. Here are some sample game developer job post titles:

  • Game developer needed with Unity and VR experience
  • Building a mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android
  • Seeking a game developer to develop an action-adventure RPG for PC

Project description

An effective game developer job post should include the following: 

  • Scope of work: List all the deliverables you'll need, from mobile card games to PC strategy games. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain industries, software, or game genres, mention this here. 
  • Budget: Set a budget and note your preference for hourly rates vs. fixed-price contracts.

Game developer responsibilities

Here are some examples of game developer job responsibilities:

  • Develop game systems, models, and environments with the desired game engine
  • Translate game designs into video game elements and features
  • Write clear, maintainable, and testable code
  • Collaborate with artists, designers, and developers to create compelling video game content.

Game developer requirements and qualifications

Be sure to include any requirements and qualifications you’re looking for in-game developers. Here are some examples:

  • X Years of Experience in iOS game development 
  • Programming languages such as C++, C#, and Java
  • Platform-specific software development expertise (e.g., C# with Unity for PC game development) 
  • 2D/3D modeling, rendering, and animation

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