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  1. Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

    Programmer, with GameDev experience

    United States - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    I have been obsessively in front of a computer keyboard since the age of 11. That was 34 years ago. I don't have any oDesk feedback yet, because so far, all my clients have kept me for possible future work. But you can see that I have worked many hours on oDesk over the past couple years. I am a native English speaker, and a thorough communicator. C#, Unity3D, UI & Networking are things I am particularly interested in and have experience with. But I also have experience in nearly every aspect of game design and development, because nearly all my projects were developed solely by myself. I also have experience with C/C++, Ruby, Regular Expressions, AutoIT automation & scripting, LSL scripting Papyrus scripting (Skyrim modding), dBase scripting & some pretty large and elaborate batch file scripts. Also a little bit of PERL. I have employed BEPU Physics, Farseer Physics (although I successfully made my own collision and response systems with algorithms I invented prior to that), & LibOpenMetaverse libraries. I am willing to learn just about any other language/environment. I've been using Unity3D for over a year, and am willing to learn ALL aspects of it (that I may not be currently familiar with) on my own time. Because I want to know it inside and out. I've been programming with C# since 2007 (8 years). I useding XNA for about 4 years. I finished a music game with them about 5 years ago. Which you can download & play (see below). I've worked for an employer on a C# / OpenTK game, and for their C++/OpenGL (Gnomescroll) game for exactly 1 year. It is like a sci-fi version of Minecraft, and had fairly regular activity from its player base. I've personally been working on an ambitious first person shooter adaptation of the original Rogue recently. With procedural weapon spells. I have yet to record a video of my latest project (a 2D procedural platformer), but you can view some short clips of some of the other games/engines I've made or worked on at: http://www.youtube.com/corpusc I made quite elaborate automated avatars in the virtual world Second Life with C# and LibOpenMetaverse. I made utilities and tools to help admin a group of Quake 2 servers with Ruby. I made a tool that would gather auction data from EverQuest 2's StationExchange website (they unfortunately dismantled that service shortly afterwards) and alert me when great deals were about to close so I could buy to resell. I'm also an artist, although I haven't put much time into it since my younger days. All my pictures being entirely traditional media. But have a look at my logo designs below. Also some of the textures in Gnomescroll were made by me.

    $16.39 /hr
    765 hours
    5.00
  2. Nicholas Williams

    Nicholas Williams

    Designer. Developer. Innovator. Creator.

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 5

    I'm Nick and I love using technology to create beautiful things. I develop websites, mobile applications, and web applications - ranging from the most serious of business projects to simplest of casual games - all the while using the latest and best technologies around to produce amazing results. I go above and beyond my clients' expectations on every job and I take pride in delivering on my promises with unparalleled reliability and consistency. - BSc. in Management Information Systems (Computer Science Major) - ~ 7 years experience working in the Information and Communications Technology industry

    $40.00 /hr
    68 hours
    4.09
  3. Raniel Sales

    Raniel Sales

    Unity Developer, Graphics designer and media producer

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a game developer leading a team with multiple games released at the IOS, Android and Blackberry store. Aside from games I can work on maintenance, releasing and updating of mobile apps. Me and my team can cater all your mobile development needs from art, programming and back-end development. Me and my team has multiple experiences working with clients, we are very keen on making the deadline and the clients budget work, we always make sure that we put what the client wants and what they want to achieve will maintaining professional level quality.

    $15.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  4. Chetan Bhootra

    Chetan Bhootra

    IOS/Android Professional

    India - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 1

    Over the past 3 years, I have dedicated myself to developing apps on iOS and Android. Now I have with me a portfolio of more than 100 apps and Games that are now available on App Store and Google Play . I am very proficient in objective-c, java, android-sdk, web-services, iphone-development, android-development, sqlite, jquery-mobile, html5, ipad, amazon-web-services, cocoa, cocos2d, apple-xcode, eclipse, php… Also designing is one of my strengths, I will bring to you apps with modern, attractive, simple, and easy to use interface. I'm very friendly, straightforward, honest, cheerful, hard working and very easy to work with. I am looking for long-term relationship with clients. If you are looking for a developer to turn your idea into world class mobile application and find a long-term partner, I am here for you. Thank you

    $10.00 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  5. Mian Umair

    Mian Umair Agency Contractor

    .: Top Expert IOS Professional Developer:.

    United Arab Emirates - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an expert developer with 4 year experience of IOS games and apps.I have excellent command over cocos2d and cocoa touch along with open source libraries.My speciality lies in quality work and I believe in total customer satisfaction by doing job before time. My core competency lies in developing top notch apps, which gain maximum market shares.It is my passion to develop user friendly UI with eye catching graphics to get final product with maximum business shares in market. Besides that I am IT consultant and entrepreneur. I am seeking oppourtunities to get good business for you and your company. Thanks for your time

    Groups: BoonEx

    Associated with: skoolofapps

    $20.00 /hr
    88 hours
    4.94
  6. Jaspreet Singh

    Jaspreet Singh

    Game Developer, Application Developer and Reverse Engineer

    India - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 4

    I'm a game developer, game designer and an Android application developer. I've worked on a lot of Android gaming and application projects, Unity 2D & 3D projects and libGDX projects for my clients, myself and my University. I have a lot of experience in Java, C#, C++, C, MySQL, SQLite and PHP. I use libGDX to develop 2D games and Unity 3D for both 2D & 3D games with other useful stuff like Ad Integration, Social integration and other things. I also have relevant experience in Reverse engineering, C++, PAWN, graphics designing, video editing and production, anything related Youtube, web development using PHP and Wordpress.

    $15.00 /hr
    38 hours
    5.00