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Aram E.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Android
  • C#
  • Unity
  • Game Programming
  • iOS
  • Game
  • Mobile Game
  • Card Game
  • Scripting
  • PC Game
  • In-Game Advertising
  • Video Game

Hello! I'm certified Unity developer with more than 7 years experience in Game development. Well self-organized, passionate about my work, game developer. I have good knowledge and experience in using Unity3D engine, in cross-platform application development and also I have good understanding of OOP/COP paradigm. Ready to work a lot and hard! ☑ Platforms: iOS, Android, OS X ☑ Tools: Unity, xCode, Android Studio, Rider ☑ Languages: C#, Swift

Denis D.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Design
  • C#
  • Unity
  • iOS Development
  • Android

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.

Wapiti D.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Programming
  • 3D Modeling
  • VR
  • Godot
  • Game Design
  • Education
  • Video Editing
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Mobile Game
  • Mobile UI Design
  • GUI Design
  • Blockchain
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Virtual Reality

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

Rajesh D.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Mobile Game
  • C++
  • JavaScript
  • WebGL
  • ActionScript 3
  • MongoDB
  • Node.js
  • Adobe Flash
  • OpenGL
  • Personal Computer
  • Git
  • Photon Unity Networking

I am an experienced Unity Mobile (Android and iOS), VR and AR Developer with MRTK (Hololens MR developement for the medical industry, Oculus Quest 2 development with Unity) I have experience with Unity Burst, Custom plugins for Unity and Desktop 3D/2D as well I have a diverse technology experience as well and have worked on various projects such as: - An OpenGL C++ Cross-platform game engine - Mixed reality solution for Computer Aided Surgery (Hololens 2) - Flash Based Actionscript 3 interactive games and educational applications - Realtime 3D simulations for web and mobile - Novel Algorithms for tracking people using CCTVs -...

Jakub B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • C++
  • Unreal Engine
  • 3D Modeling
  • Game Design
  • Unreal Engine
  • Virtual Reality

Hi, I'm on of the Expert-vetted game programmers here on Upwork. I have experience working with Unreal Engine since 2014. Coding both in C++ and Blueprints. I work with game code and backend solutions for multiplayer.

Denzie G.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Programming
  • Mobile App Development
  • Gameplay Design
  • Photon Unity Networking
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Application Programming
  • TypeScript
  • Payment Functionality
  • Authoritative Tone
  • User Authentication
  • Website Development
  • WebGL

I have over 8 years of experience in Unity. I have developed 12 games so far ranging from turn based to online strategy with match making. I am experienced with Unity's event flow and have a firm grasp of the Structures and Idioms needed in Game Development. My expertise lies in multiplayer games with simple rules that yield complex interactions between users. It doesn't take me long to have a working prototype and my projects are mostly designed to work with mobile and various account systems like Steam, IOS and Google-Play. My recent project is a game called Chess Cubed which will be out on Steam and Android and IOS soon. The game was...

Glenn B.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • LightWave 3D
  • 2D Animation
  • Illustration
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Moho
  • Cryptocurrency
  • Trailer
  • Motion Graphics
  • Animated Explainer
  • 3D Animation
  • Vector Art
  • iOS
  • Animated Cartoon
  • Game Trailer

I have over 2 decades of experience in the complimenting fields of animation and game development. I have built hit games for top companies and individual indie publishers alike. I have created children's cartoons, explainer videos, intricate technical and interactive animations. I can mix both of these disciplines: produce animations for games or make animation interactive. I have so much experience that I can quickly give solutions to my clients questions - just ask! For game development I have created first person shooters, racers (Miniclip) and casual games (Adobe systems). I also have a large catalogue of educational titles and I have...

Christopher G.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • JavaScript
  • Unreal Engine
  • C++
  • Unity
  • Sound Design
  • Sound Effects
  • C#
  • VR
  • Photon Unity Networking
  • HTML
  • HTML5 Canvas

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

Alaa  E.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Unreal Engine
  • Unreal Engine
  • C#
  • Smartphone
  • VR
  • Virtual Reality
  • AR
  • Augmented Reality
  • Game Programming
  • Oculus Rift
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Simulation Game
  • C++

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,...

Mykyta S.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Prototypes
  • Game Programming
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Casual Tone
  • Mobile Game
  • iOS
  • Game
  • In-App Purchases
  • C#

14 years in the gaming industry. 12 years developing games in Unity. I was Chief technology officer of an international gaming company WhaleApp. During this time, I finished more than 20 games in different genres: 3d mmo, strategy, idle games, casual games, match3, hidden objects, card games. Good understanding of the rendering on mobile devices, there is a high experience of working with 3D and its optimization for mobile devices. I also have experience in writing shaders.

Ege A.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Design
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Mobile Marketing

I am a computer engineer who's designing and developing games in Unity with 5+ years experience, also experienced with the marketing side of this course.

Branislav A.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Project Management
  • Scrum
  • Game Design
  • VR
  • AR
  • Mixed Reality

I am Unity Developer with 8+ years of experience and masters degree in computer science. I started my career building desktop and web apps but I latter focused on building games. Basic knowledge in graphics - 3D modeling and animation - has been even more helpful in my pursuit of making games. Project types I worked on using Unity: -Mobile Apps -2D/3D Games -VR/AR Apps/Games -Multiplayer Games -Gambling Games -Casual Games -Educational Games -Unity Editor Tools Clients find me easy to work with and cooperate, and they usually like to work with me on a long term basis. That suits me too, since I don't like to jump from project to project...

Guilherme B.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Game Design
  • Java
  • Jakarta Server Pages
  • jQuery
  • PostgreSQL
  • SQL
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • C#

The main objective is to provide high-quality gaming solutions by helping customers reach their goals in a timely fashion and within budget. I'm always available on Skype for chat and I have no problems speaking english. I'm a passionate gamer since I was a kid and I never stopped playing. If your game is not fun enough, I'll make sure to tell you that and give you some hints on how to make it better based on my experience on playing games. I'm also very fast paced on programming and development. My academic experience follows with degree on Computer Engineering and post graduate on Games Development. I have over five years of experience...

Kamil G.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • Unreal Engine
  • Game Design
  • C++
  • Level Design

I am experienced with C++ and Unreal Engine 4 coding, an enthusiast in game development and playing/testing games. I've been working on many UE4 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 advice, 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...

Gage L.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • C#
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Agile Software Development
  • Photon Unity Networking
  • Front-End Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • Augmented Reality
  • Unity

Object-oriented C# programmer with over 7 years of extensive experience working directly with .NET and C# supported Game Engines. In a professional capacity, I have been contracted by companies such as Electronic Arts, Intel and Dolby. These projects range from game engine applications to Windows, Mac, and Linux OS applications. A majority of my experience in this industry has been involved creating custom front-end and back-end solutions, in-depth gameplay mechanics, UI/UX development, comprehensive multiplayer solutions and relational/non-relational database systems. Additionally, I also have just over 4 years of experience working...

Kyriakos F.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • HTML5
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Game Design
  • Game Customization
  • Computer Graphics
  • Construct 3
  • Unity
  • Motion Graphics & Visual Effects
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Maxon Cinema 4D

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by. I’m Kyriakos Farris, a solo indie developer with more than 10 years experience related roles such as game and app development, graphics design, motion graphics, animation and more. My motto? If you can imagine it, I can make it.

Illia K.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • C#
  • .NET Core
  • .NET Framework
  • Game Design
  • VR
  • C++
  • iOS
  • Android
  • API Integration
  • Game Customization

🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 Do you want to INVEST in GAMES and EARN?! 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅ Get in touch - I will help you! ✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅✅                                                                                                                                                             💲 Do You have a Game-Changing StartUp? 💲 Do You Want to Make a Game for an Existing Business? Let me take care of creating your amazing game, while you focus on the really important aspects, making sure it's well marketed and gets delivered to your target audience. I'm a highly motivated agile Unity Game Developer from Ukraine with 6+...

Oliver G.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Mobile App Development
  • JavaScript
  • Photon Unity Networking
  • Augmented Reality
  • Node.js

"I've hired more than a few Unity developers this year and Oliver is so far the best. His knowledge and understanding of the engine is top notch and he was able to hone in to the exact specifications that I needed in my project. He delivered early and the work was solid. I am very happy with his performance on this project and will definitely hire him again." These are the results that I achieve for my clients, and the reason why I do this is that game development has always been my passion. If you're looking to build a game, I can help you out. I'm a Top-Rated Unity3D Developer with 5+ years of experience; I'm a multiplayer and WebGL...

Ilya E.
$120/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Unreal Engine
  • C++
  • Software Development
  • Game Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • Simulation Game
  • Game Design Document
  • Game Programming
  • Game
  • In-App Purchases
  • Online Multiplayer

5000~ Upwork hours Evangelist and early adopter of P2E/NFT/Multiverse Games. Over the last 7 years, I have participated in developing a wide range of games using Unity, Unreal Engine, CoronaSDK, HTML5, Flash, and a self-made c++ engine. I have participated in numerous projects in different roles during my career, including developer, producer, CTO, and sales. Currently, I am a co-founder and CEO of Cycling Bear Studio. So now I am offering consultancy services to those interested in any of these topics: managing remote teams; working with overseas clients; evaluating developers’ expertise; evaluating projects’ complexity; technical...

Jasmin S.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Python
  • Django
  • React
  • JavaScript
  • Godot
  • Unreal Engine
  • HTML5
  • Game Programming

Since a young age I have been fascinated with programming, started my career at 16 years old when I developed and released a PC Game to Steam. Since then I have been working on many different projects with awesome people. I have also spent a year of my life teaching programming online, helping over 160,000 of my students to get started in their career. I focus now mainly on Python and Web development, my preferred weapon of choice being Django for backends. For frontends I am comfortable with the most popular frameworks such as React or Vue, but also proficient with good old Vanilla HTML JS and CSS. I also like to take game...

Muhammad Asad A.
$45/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Unity
  • Flutter
  • Java
  • Mobile Game Development
  • Dart
  • Swift
  • React Native
  • Game Customization
  • Kotlin
  • C#
  • Mobile Game
  • Hybrid App Development
  • Online Multiplayer

As a Unity Game Developer and Mobile Application Developer, I'm your next Professional Mobile Game and Application Developer. I specialize in building Unity 3d/2d Mobile Games in Every Category, E-Commerce Mobile Apps, Kids Learning Mobile, and Gaming Apps. Cross-Platform Application Development In Following Technology ✅ Unity3D/2D ✅ Flutter 🎮 Unity Game Development: Unity Game Developer, with more than 5 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 ✅ Load fast,...

Stanislav S.
$50/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Game Programming
  • Mobile App Development
  • Mobile Programming
  • Android App Development
  • iOS Development

Senior Software Engineer with more than 8 years in IT and solid experience in game development and team management. Worked with many kind of game mechanic (Match3, City Builder, Tower Deffence, Simulators etc.). Strongly experienced in game design, logic and idea generation. I have own studio where managing all production sectors of development (design, testing, content management, programming) Have a clear understanding and experience in the evaluation of the budget and the deadline of the project for many months. Demonstrated ability in developing innovative and defining solutions. Current with industry best practices and technologies....

Muhammad Ali K.
$35/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • Graphics Programming
  • Game
  • Unity
  • Cocos2d
  • C++
  • C
  • Unity
  • 3D Game Art

I am a highly experienced game developer with more than a dozen internationally released game titles. I have worked with industry giants like Big Fish Games USA and G5 Entertainment Sweden. Games developed under my supervision have grossed more than 2 million USD and have more than 10 million downloads on PC and mobile platforms in addition to boxed retail sales across US, Europe and Australia. I have extensive experience in Unity and GPU programming. Some of the highlights of my career, 1. Worked as full-time developer on Fork Particle Studio used by Ubisoft, Microsoft, Sony etc in their games like Elder Scrolls Online, Sid Meier's...

Sagnic B.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Consultation
  • Unity
  • 3D Animation
  • Character Animation
  • Music Production
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Pixel Art

Hi! I am an Expert Game Developer. My vast range of experience over 5+ years in Game Development makes me your one stop solution to turning your idea to a real game uploaded to a marketplace. Drop a message lets get in touch! My Key Skills 1.Unity3D 2.Photoshop/Aseprite 3.Database Management and Rest API construction 4.SignalR 5.Blender 6.Abelton Live Why Choose Me? -I am extremely organised and professional with my work ethic, due to which my work never faces any "deadlock" or delays. -I guarantee you that I would be able to grasp your exact vision and convert it into a success that you have only dreamt off till now.. -Due to my...

Leo C.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Testing
  • Game Programming
  • Application Programming
  • Mobile Programming
  • Photon Unity Networking
  • iOS
  • In-App Advertising
  • Game
  • In-App Purchases
  • C#
  • Unity
  • Mobile Game

Full-Stack software engineer specialized in game development Equipped with more than five years of programming experience using Unity for various game projects and more than ten years using various game engines & SDKs, I am skilled in the following areas: - Unity, Cocos2d Creator, Phaser, PlayCanvas - Photon PUN/PUN2/Quantum, SmartFox X2 - GameSparks/PlayFab/Firebase - Objective-C/C#/Javascript/Java/Python - Django - Git - Node.js - MySQL Highlights: - Fast prototyping ideas with scrum style - Published several games on iOS & Android - Published several assets on Unity Asset Store - Strong experience with multiplayer SDKs like Photon...

Asim B.
$25/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Augmented Reality
  • NFT
  • Virtual Reality Game
  • GameMaker
  • GameKit
  • Game Development Bug Fix
  • Game Prototype
  • Game Engine
  • Game Customization
  • Game Trailer
  • Mobile Game
  • 3D Game Art
  • Game Testing

Hi, welcome to my profile! I'm Asim, a Unity Game Developer expert with 13+ years of experience in Unity. I'll make your ideas a vibrant, breathing reality when you share them with me. In my vast experience, I have worked with teams making big AAA games, Hypercasual games, PC, and Cross-platform games. I can wear all caps and be a team player to get things done quickly and efficiently. I believe in long-term strong relationships with clients and with my skills, experience, and focused efforts I can make any project successful. I am best at: -Unity Engine -Unity C# -Game Programming -Game Networking (Multiplayer) -Optimizing the Games...

Garegin T.
$80/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • AR & VR
  • Mobile App Development
  • Swift
  • Java
  • iOS Development
  • Android
  • C#
  • Unity
  • .NET Framework
  • Ableton Live
  • VR Application
  • ASP.NET

My professional career spans over separate but interconnected paths, I am a C# developer who used C# for developing desktop/web/mobile applications and also games for mobile and desktop. Specialties: - Making applications that work as expected and are offering excellent User Interface and User Experience - Making websites and services for various needs, including API-s for services and games - Making 2D/3D games with great visuals that keep players engaged - Writing reliable code, making it easier to maintain in years to come - More than 7+ years experience in C#, SQL, Entity Framework, WPF and Windows Forms, ASP.NET MVC, and Core - More...

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FAQs on Hiring Game Developers

What is game development?

Game development is the process of creating video games. Game developers must not only know how to program but also 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, your project description is 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

Which one is right for you will depend on the specifics of your project. 

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 that your ideal candidate is likely to 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: 

  • Scope of work: From mobile card games to PC strategy games, list all the deliverables you’ll need. 
  • Project length: Your job post should indicate whether this is a smaller or larger project. 
  • Background: If you prefer experience with certain game genres or tools, 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 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:

  • 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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