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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

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.

Rajesh D.
$50/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.

Cody-Wayne C.
$34/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Game Design
  • Game Programming
  • 3D Modeling
  • Project Planning
  • Programming Languages
  • C++
  • C#
  • Game Consultation
  • Game
  • Unreal Engine

As a developer, who has learned several different coding languages, (C++, C#, Python, Lua, Java, Swift, HTML5/CSS) I find it very easy to pick up a new one and quickly learn the ins and outs of it. I'm a self driven learner and I swiftly pick up new skills and can adjust on the fly to changes. I'm open to criticism and methods to improve my abilities. I am driven to understand the big picture when I'm practicing my skills, making all attempts to develop solid code base that's both efficient and effective. I have a strong focus with Unity Development, having utilized it primarily since 2019. I am a Generalist touching bases in all different...

Shane W.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Mobile Game
  • VR
  • Android
  • Simulation Game
  • VR Application
  • C#

I am half of the team at BitBison. We are the creators of the highly rated Verby Noun Toolkit on the unity asset store. We have worked on games for companies like Orange Games, Spil Games, Funtomic. We have 10+ years of experience in unity creating high quality mobile games. More recently (for the past 5 years) we have been working on VR games within unity. We are working on a rather large multiplayer FPS which is set to come out in early 2023, but have released smaller VR games to test the market. Check out our game Beat bandit on sidequestvr.com, or at shanewinfred.com/BeatBandit to find out the quality and performance we bring to the...

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,...

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...

Joseph M.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Swift
  • iOS Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Apple Xcode
  • iPhone App Development
  • iPad App Development
  • Mobile Programming
  • Project Management
  • Customer Service
  • Project Delivery
  • SpriteKit
  • GameKit
  • UIKit
  • In-App Purchases

I am an independent iOS developer 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

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...

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+...

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...

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.

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

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...

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...

Zohair H.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • iPhone App Development
  • Mobile UI Design
  • Android App Development
  • Unity
  • Game Art
  • Blender
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Virtual Reality
  • Game
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Virtual Assistant
  • Amazon FBA
  • Amazon PPC
  • Product Research

Hello there, I am a Software Engineer with a BS in Computer Science and four years of professional experience in building games, web, and mobile applications. I am skilled in all aspects of the full software development cycle, from requirements gathering and planning through development, release, and maintenance. In other words, I can do everything you need to build your app from the ground up and get it on the market. Whether you are starting with a rough concept or already have extensive specifications and wireframes, I will work with you to turn your idea into a reality. Looking for someone to do maintenance or upgrades on your...

Mario A.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • WordPress
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • Web Design
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Game Programming
  • C++
  • Casual Game
  • GameKit

Hello there! My name is Mario (if you want to find more info about me go visit site mario-gamedev.com Game Developer/building Android games in C# / C++ / Those are my skill I possess : •Unity 2D / .Net / C# / •Prototyping (Core Gameplay for Rapid Iteration) •Level Design Programming •NPC Design Programming •User Interface Implementation •Performance Optimization and Target Platforms •Unity Services Implementation •Javascript •Html •CSS •Git •C++ •Unit testing •jQuery •CSS Frameworks •Wordpress I'm fast and reliable with excellent communication and always ready to help to try to offer you the best support hard-worker not gonna give up...

Aleksei B.
$55/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Augmented Reality
  • Virtual Reality
  • ARKit
  • ARCore

My name is Alex, I am a Unity certified developer and game engine specialist. As a full-stack specialist I have extensive experience in mobile app architecture, development and deployment. I specialise in AR/VR to bring cutting edge technologies to your audience. As a life-long software engineer with 15 years of background in system analysis and software development, I push myself to be an industry expert and a thought leader in areas like augmented reality and blockchain. I use Unity game engine, Vuforia, ARKit, and ARCore SDK's to bring augmented reality technology to my projects.

Ammar A.
$30/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Programming
  • PC Game
  • Game
  • Game Design
  • Mobile Game
  • Mobile Game
  • Unity
  • Unity
  • Combat Game
  • Virtual Reality

Senior Unity Game Developer. I have worked on games that have raised over $5 million. ✅Software Architecture for Large/Medium Games ✅Core Game Development ✅Backend - Frontend interaction. ✅5+ years of game development experience. Some of the games I made: 🕹️ Lead Developer at Boddle -$500K (2018 LaunchKC winners) -$100K (Google for Startups) -$100K (Winner Founders of Color Showcase) -$50K (Pharrell Williams seed funding) -$200K (AT&T Aspire investment) 🕹️ Senior Developer at Protosphere -$4.5 Million (Series B funding Kaplan Ventures)

Andy G.
$100/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Android
  • iOS
  • Desktop Application
  • Mobile Game
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Blender

Hey there! My name is Andy and I am a Unity & C# developer with several years of experience. My journey started as a teenager, working on games with my friends after school. It is truly magical, that I was able to turn it into a career, to develop games and other applications full-time. I have a wide area of experiences, because I was also working on several bigger projects by myself, where I had to lead the development and take responsibility on the projects that I was working on. My main interests and specialities: - 3D and 2D Applications for desktop (Windows, MacOS & Linux), Mobile, VR & AR - QA related applications (e.g. Bots or...

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...

Rafael S.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Unity
  • Game Programming
  • Game Design
  • C#
  • C++
  • 3D Modeling
  • Android
  • iOS Development
  • Mobile App Development
  • Business with 10-99 Employees
  • Virtual Reality
  • Unity
  • Blockchain
  • Online Multiplayer

Hello, my name is Rafael and I am a game developer & producer with experience developing games for iOS, Android and PC with Unity Engine using C# and Unreal Engine with C++. I have around 7+ years of experience with Unity. I also have knowledge in 3D Modeling, Animation, OpenGL, Java, C++, GIT and Trello.

Nayeemur R.
$40/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Virtual Reality
  • Mobile Game
  • PC Game
  • Adventure
  • RPG Development
  • Unreal Engine
  • Game
  • Game Programming
  • Java
  • Android
  • Native App Development
  • Android Studio
  • Swift
  • iOS Development

Hi there ~ Are you looking for an excellent unreal engine 4 (UE4/UE5) developer for your game or simulation? I can understand how frustrating it can be to find the right person who understands your vision and creative direction. Also, for long-term work, trust is essential. But you want someone to trust by their work quality. So why not we start something small at first, to build a relation? Maybe a demo or a specific mechanism for your game or simulation. So that you can verify the work quality by yourself, and once you are satisfied enough, we can proceed with the entire project. About me? Nothing about me will help unless I can...

Sherif S.
$60/hr
  • Trophy Icon Game Development
  • Game Programming
  • Algorithms
  • Game Design
  • Unity
  • C#
  • Gameplay Design
  • Game Audio
  • PC Game
  • Mobile Game

Top Rated Unity game developer specializing in game system creation, gameplay design, algorithm optimization, and Game AI. Let me take you briefly through the services I can provide that can bring your game to life! Game System Creation | Features and Mechanics Development Being the lead senior developer of many projects, you can count on me to create systems that implement all your game features and mechanics from start to finish that have a lot of flexibility with changing and tweaking mechanics throughout all stages of a game development cycle. In cases where I am not the only developer on the project, you can expect from me to provide...

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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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