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  • $40 hourly
    Hello there! I'm Stratos, Since diving into the game development world in 2017, my journey has been nothing short of exhilarating. Picture me as your go-to game development Swiss Army knife, skillfully navigating through various aspects of game creation across multiple platforms and engines. Whether it's turning a concept into a playable prototype or meticulously crafting documents and charts, I approach every project with the dedication and care as if it were my own, always staying true to my clients' vision. My adventure in game development spans across WebGL, mobile (Android/iOS), and desktop (Windows/Mac) platforms, wielding Unity and Unreal Engine. My philosophy? Games should not only be a blast to play but also universally accessible. This isn't just a job for me; it's the dream, fueling my drive to pour over 110% into every project, pushing boundaries even when they fall outside my comfort zone. Let's make something extraordinary together! Here’s what I love to work on: ✅ Exploring Unity and Unreal Engine. ✅ Designing and manipulating artwork. ✅ Crafting sound designs and integrating FMOD. ✅ Implementing Admob and Firebase for a complete user experience. ✅ Conducting diligent QA testing to ensure smooth gameplay. ✅ Creating prototypes to quickly bring ideas to reality. ✅ Drafting GDDs to lay down a clear game plan. ✅ Animating and rigging for more realistic characters. ✅ Implementing multiplayer features for better player engagement. 📝 Plus, I offer a detailed GDD template to help flesh out your vision, ensuring we're aligned every step of the way. Ready to start your game development journey? Drop me a message, and let's bring your dream game to life!
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    Git
    GitHub
    PC Game
    Game UI/UX Design
    Game Design
    Game Prototype
    Video Game
    Casual Game
    Game Consultation
    Game Design Document
    Unity
    In-App Purchases
    Arcade Game
    Mobile Game
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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#
  • $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++
  • $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#
  • $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
  • $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
  • $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#
  • $50 hourly
    I've been working in Unity since before I graduated and enjoy working and designing systems and games within Unity and C#. I've been known to go beyond the requirements and to be very thorough when working. If you've got an idea or just rounding out a few components, I can help you! -I have been working with Unity & C# since 2017. I'm always keeping myself up-to-date with the latest version and techniques in the engine and C#. - I have professional experience developing products from just a few sentences. I also don't get attached to my work. If it doesn't work or is wrong, I'll go back and fix it the way you like it. - You can either regularly communicate with me or you may leave me to my work, I don't mind either way as I can accommodate your schedule. While I will attempt to fix any issues I encounter, I will always keep you informed of the issue and possible resolutions. - P.S. I'm also experienced in other programming languages, web development, and a few other game engines. your project may not be a game, but maybe I can still help.
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    Product Development
    Game Design
    Construction Document Preparation
    Game Theory
    Game Engine
    Computer Science
    Game
    Video Game
    Unity
    JavaScript
    C#
  • $27 hourly
    Game developer with experience and knowledge to build full games on PC or mobile using Unity or Unreal Engine
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    Mobile Game
    Android
    Unreal Engine
    Game
    Unity
    Game Design
    C#
    Microsoft Windows
  • $28 hourly
    I am a self taught game developer in Unreal Engine and Godot and I am very passionate about developing games , I have developed and published 2 mobile games on Google Play Store, Worked for a Game company as a developer for nearly 2 years and created many other game projects.
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    Unity
    3D Rigging
    Game Design
    Godot
    3D Design
    Blender
    3D Rendering
    3D Animation
    3D Modeling
  • $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#
  • $45 hourly
    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 using Unity 3D and I'm always tuned in the latest aspects of the engine. I already developed many games on Android and PC using the most popular assets on the market: - NGUI - A* - Playmaker - Photon Network - SDK integration (Leadbolt, Tapfortap, others..) - Steamworks - Gamesparks - Facebook Gameroom - Many others (consult me) Please, check my portfolio to see my work.
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    Game Design
    Object-Oriented Programming
    PostgreSQL
    jQuery
    SQL
    Jakarta Server Pages
    Unity
    C#
    Java
  • $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
  • $40 hourly
    As a computer engineering graduate with experience in both corporate and startup environments, I bring a unique blend of technical expertise and entrepreneurial spirit to the table. While my passion lies in the RPG and Roguelike genres, I have also worked on hypercasual and casual mobile games in the past. Throughout my career, I have been dedicated to writing clean, maintainable code and adhering to software engineering best practices. I have had the privilege of working on several successful titles that I took crucial place in development and publishing process. My experience working in indie studios has allowed me to hone my skills in every aspect of game development, from concept and design to programming and QA. In addition to my technical expertise, I am also known for my strong social skills, which enable me to work effectively with both team members and clients alike. Whether leading a team of developers or collaborating with stakeholders, I am able to build positive relationships and facilitate clear, open communication throughout the project lifecycle. If you're looking for a skilled, experienced game developer with a passion for creating immersive, engaging gaming experiences and a commitment to writing clean, maintainable code, I would be honored to bring my expertise, enthusiasm, and social skills to your next project.
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    Mobile Game Development
    Game Design
    Software Design Pattern
    Unity
    Mobile Marketing
    C#
  • $35 hourly
    I love video games and I love learning, those are probably my two most important qualities as a professional. - Strong knowledge of Game Design and Game Development principles. - Advanced Unity3D Developer and proficient level in C#. - High knowledge of shader development for real-time VFX. - Proficient in the development of AR & VR applications. - Keen eye for design.
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    Oculus Rift
    Game Design
    Mixed Reality
    Vuforia
    Game
    C#
    Unity
    iOS
    Virtual Reality
    Augmented Reality
  • $40 hourly
    I've had 6 years of career in game development. I'm passionate about bringing a game idea to life. I developed and integrated different systems and features in multiplayer and solo games on mobile, PC, VR, and Nintendo Switch. My core competencies are: - C# - Unity3D - Photon Networking - Playfab + cloudscript(javascript) - Adobe Photoshop I am looking forward to working with you.
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    Photon Unity Networking
    Game Design
    Adobe Photoshop
    Game
    Mobile Game
    Unity
    C#
    Performance Optimization
  • $30 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
  • $12 hourly
    I'm a game developer that is experienced with Unity3d and Godot engines. I have already published 3 games which are my personal projects and successfully finished more than 10 games for different clients. I'm also an experienced mobile app developer utilizing Android Studio(Java) and Flutter(Dart).
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    App Development
    Web Development
    Mobile App Development
    Game Design
    Flutter
    Website Prototyping
    Android App Development
    Video Game
    Android
    Godot
    Java
    Unity
    C#
    C
  • $45 hourly
    I am a game developer and technical artist with over 9 years experience using Unity, Unreal, and Gamemaker. I have over 5 years experience teaching classes and making interactive courseware on programming and game design, and currently work part time as a guitar teacher at School of Rock.
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    App Development
    GIMP
    Technical Support
    Unity
    Unreal Engine
    Java
  • $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
  • $35 hourly
    🔥 7+ years Unity Mobile Games Developer 🔥 MAINX agency CEO 🔥 Over 50+ games published (Android/iOS)🔥Our Games often reaching Top #1 (Google Play/App Store)🔥 Top #1 Unity Expert 🔥 100% Results!🔥 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Games Achievements & Metrics: - Our Games DAU around 100k. - Financial Success: Games we are working on are earning 200k$+ monthly. - 3d-Party SDKs: Have more than 1000+ hours of experience with Ads, Firebase, Facebook, Appsflyer, Playfab, etc. - Publishing Prowess: Over 50+ games published on Android and iOS. - Top rankings: Our games consistently hit the top 15 on Google Play & App Store, often reaching 1st positions. - ANR & Crashes: Mastery in decreasing ANRs and Crashes. Among the many success stories it`s one of cases: Reduced game crashes from 6% to 0.15% and ANRs from 4.5% to 0.35%. Unity Experience & Recognition: - My Individual Level: 7+ years in Unity game development, 7000+ hours on Upwork, own MAINX agency. - MAINX Agency Roaster: Contains Only experts with at least 6+ years of experience, 13500+ hours on Upwork. - Upwork Ratings: Top Rated Plus, 100% Job Success, 5.0 average rating. - Upwork Earnings: Personal: 100K$+, Agency: 300k$+. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 7+ years of experience in the game industry. I hold a Master Degree in Software Engineering, with Computer Science. I've worked for different clients from a variety of areas such as sports, music and entertainment, games. I'm an experienced in games and entertainment software developing for wide range of platforms(iOS, Android, PC, WebGL). I can develop all types of games, from hyper-casual to complex multiplayer games, AR/VR or Interactive games with 3D cameras(Kinect,Orbbec,RealSense). I've gained a lot of experience in the whole process from implementing the first idea as a conceptual prototype till publishing the fully implemented app in the store. I enjoy developing solutions that solve client's problems while being efficient, reliable, and not overly complicated. I always respect your deadlines, expectations, requirements and details, have amazing communication and planning skills you would value. Contact me at any time and I'll provide fast consultation about your product. KEY SKILLS: • 7+ years’ Games Development using Unity; • Strong C#/.NET & C++, Multithreading, Data Oriented Design, STL; • Proficient in Image Processing, Image Recognition, Computer Vision, OCR; • Other: Unit Testing, Project Documentation, Agile Development (Scrum/Kanban), Version Control (Git), Trello, Jira. CAN OFFER FOLLOWING SERVICES: • Сross-Platform 2D/3D Game Development (iOS, Android, PC, WebGL); • VR development • AR development • Multiplayer/networking features to the game(Photon Real-time, Gamesparks/Rest API,Server development); • Game AI programming; • Setup Game Services : Analytics(Unity Analytics,Firebase Analytics), Advertising(Unity Ads, AdColony, Ad Mob, Chartboost,MoPub), In-App Purchases(App Store, Google Play, Amazon Apps), Social platforms(Facebook, Instagram, Twitter); • Reviewing and Designing functional aspects of UI and UX; • Adding Support for new Platforms; • Diagnosing and Fixing Bugs; • Performance, Load Time and Memory Optimization. • Developing Interactive Games(Kinect,Orbbec,RealSense); • Developing Music Dependent Games; UNITY SKILLS: • Coding Behaviors, Support Classes, Editor Extensions, etc.; • Creating Reusable Behaviors; • Creating Game Design; • 2D and 3D Gameplay and Physics; • Animations; • VFX; • DOTS Stack; • Writing Custom Shaders(HLSL/Shader Graph); • Zenject/Extenject(also have solid IoC past experience); • UniRX, UniTask(async/await); • Nody Frameworks(Playmaker, Doozy); • Extending mobile game with Native views; • Implementing support for Third-party API's; • Developing Unity Plugins(C++ native, Java libs); • Developing Tools(Editor, Window, Assets, Inspector); • Importing and Configuring most types of Assets(textures, models, audio, etc). "I have an extraordinary “need” for daily learning of new technologies. Nothing in the world can suffocate that hunger".
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    .NET Core
    Unity
    .NET Framework
    Game Customization
    Game Design
    Virtual Reality
    C++
    iOS
    Android
    C#
  • $35 hourly
    Experienced Unity 3D Developer | C# | 10+ Years of Expertise" Greetings! I am a seasoned Unity 3D developer with over 10 years of hands-on experience in creating captivating games and interactive experiences. My proficiency lies in utilizing Unity 3D and C# to deliver exceptional 3D, 2D, and 2.5D games across various platforms. My expertise includes: 3D, 2D, and 2.5D Games: I specialize in developing engaging and immersive games, both single-player and multiplayer, that captivate players and provide an unforgettable gaming experience. PC Games: I have extensive experience in creating PC games that showcase stunning graphics, seamless gameplay, and exciting storylines. My focus is on delivering high-quality games that engage players for hours on end. Mobile Games (Android, iOS): I possess a deep understanding of mobile game development, allowing me to design and build captivating games for both Android and iOS platforms. I ensure optimal performance and compatibility across a wide range of mobile devices. Augmented Reality Games: I have successfully developed augmented reality games that blend the real and virtual worlds, creating unique and immersive gaming experiences. I harness cutting-edge AR technologies to bring ideas to life. Virtual Reality Games (Quest, Pico, Rift, GO, Cardboard): With my expertise in VR game development, I can transport users into virtual worlds filled with excitement and adventure. I am proficient in working with popular VR platforms such as Quest, Pico, Rift, GO, and Cardboard. WebGL: I am well-versed in utilizing WebGL to create browser-based games that reach a wider audience. I can seamlessly integrate high-quality graphics and smooth gameplay into web-based gaming experiences. Throughout my career, I have honed my skills in Unity 3D and C#, consistently delivering exceptional results and meeting clients' expectations. I am passionate about creating innovative games that push boundaries and provide immersive entertainment. If you are seeking a highly skilled and reliable Unity 3D developer with a proven track record, I am here to bring your game ideas to life. Let's collaborate and create something extraordinary together! Feel free to reach out to discuss your project requirements. Thank you for considering my profile. I look forward to working with you!"
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    Mobile App
    Firebase Realtime Database
    Animation
    iOS Development
    AR & VR
    VR Application
    Android App Development
    Firebase
    Metaverse
    Game Design
    Mobile UI Design
    Unity
    Virtual Reality
    C#
  • $40 hourly
    My main skill is C# programming and game development using Unity. I also have some experience with TypeScript and vanilla JS, so I'd be happy to help you with those technologies as well.
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    Game Mechanics
    UI Animation
    React
    Game Design
    Mobile Game
    JavaScript
    C#
    Unity
    TypeScript
    Cocos2d
  • $40 hourly
    Struggling to Find a Unity Developer Who Understands Your Vision? I'm Ivaylo, a seasoned Unity developer with a passion for bringing your game ideas to life. I specialize in Unity game development, boasting over 10 years of professional experience. My expertise spans a wide range of areas within Unity development, including: ✅ Programming: I'm proficient in C# following best practices, SOLID principles, different design patterns and writing well document easy to read code. ✅ Porting: I have experience porting games to various platforms, including iOS/Android, PC, WebGL and Consoles. ✅ Optimization: I can optimize your Unity projects using Addressables, Sprite Atlases, Object Pooling, UI Splitting, Layout Groups Optimization and many more techniques to ensure smooth performance on different platforms and devices. ✅ Integration: I'm skilled in integrating essential features such as Firebase, in-app purchases (IAP), Ad integration, Analytics, Authentication, Push Notifications and many other 3rd party ✅ Animation: I can handle both 2D and bone animations, utilizing tools like Anima2D. I also excel in UI animations and navigation to create an immersive gaming experience. ✅ Project Organization: My expertise extends to structuring and organizing projects for optimal development efficiency. ✅ User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI): I implement intuitive user interfaces that enhance the overall user experience of your game making sure the UI is optimized and responsive. ✅ AI: I'm well-versed in using Behavior Designer for AI development, ensuring that your in-game characters behave intelligently. ✅ Cinemachine2D: I can create dynamic and cinematic 2D camera systems that add depth and immersion to your games. ✅ Audio and Sound: I have experience with FMOD and can enhance your games with immersive audio and sound effects. ✅ Visual Effects (VFX): I'm proficient in Unity Particle Systems, allowing me to create stunning visual effects that captivate players that are also optimized to the fullest. 👀 Why Choose Me? 👀 10+ years of Unity development experience. Diverse portfolio spanning mobile, PC, and console games. Comprehensive Unity skill set. Ready to turn your game concept into reality? Let's discuss it today! Send me a message with your game project details. I'll promptly respond with what's possible when we work together! Thank you for considering me. Let's bring your game ideas to life! Ivaylo
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    Firebase Realtime Database
    Google Play
    Firebase
    API Integration
    UI/UX Prototyping
    Git
    Third-Party Integration
    Android
    iOS
    C#
    2D Animation
    Adobe Photoshop
    Unity
  • $36 hourly
    In my professional career I have concentrated on Unity Development while also having a strong foundation and experience in other engines (Unreal Engine, Godot, and more). establishing myself as a Generalist with a comprehensive understanding of these game engine's various aspects. My extensive familiarity with game development has been instrumental in my work on a diverse array of gaming projects, which I thoroughly enjoy developing. As an graduate of a Video Game Design & Development program, I possess the versatile coding expertise necessary to accommodate any programming mandate. Game Programming, while intricate, offers exceptional adaptability. My analytical mindset and effective utilization of my skill set enable me to tackle diverse coding projects with unwavering confidence.
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    Project Plans
    Game Design
    3D Modeling
    Game
    Unity
    Unreal Engine
    Game Consultation
    C#
    C++
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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.

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  • 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.
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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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