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Patrick F.

Patrick F.

Experienced Senior Game Developer

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I've been a professional game developer for over 10 years now. I've worked on AAA games at large companies including Sony and Rockstar and smaller scale games with indie teams. I've done a wide range of projects from hardcore games to children's educational apps. I'm a regular jack of all trades with experience in senior and lead roles, comfortable working on any aspect of your game. I have a track record of successfully shipping products. I enjoy working on challenging problems and helping bring projects to life. LinkedIn:

$85.00 /hr
7 hours

Chetan Bhootra

Chetan Bhootra

Full Stack Mobile Applications and Quality Assurance Developer

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

$15.00 /hr
0 hours

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

71% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
88 hours

Jeremy Davis

Jeremy Davis

Software Developer

United States - Tests: 7 - Portfolio: 1

Having started programming at the age of eight, I have built quite a bit of experience in making desktop applications. I began with game development, but I soon branched out to other types of programs. I also grew up overseas, where I learned Dutch and French, and my history of computer use has taught me the skills necessary for data entry and transcription, although I prefer to program. I am also fairly proficient in German. I am currently attending Indiana Wesleyan University to earn a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics, and I may continue my education in graduate school. Over the summer of 2014, I worked as a Javascript developer for Nexcommunications, Inc. to earn money for the next school year's tuition. My employers were so impressed that they offered me a 50-percent raise if I would stay for the next semester. You will not be disappointed by my work.

$16.00 /hr
5 hours

Brandon Simonds

Brandon Simonds

Veteran Game Designer

United States - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 7

Veteran game designer with over 16 years’ experience designing highly successful video games across multiple platforms and genres. Expert user experience creator with an eye for clean, engaging, and intuitive interface designs. Creative and technical expertise seamlessly blends for rapid design, iteration, and prototyping new concepts. Continual involvement in social media, industry trends, and emerging technology. Adept at gamification, monetization, and free-to-play design methodologies.

79% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
25 hours

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.

100% Job Success
$15.00 /hr
53 hours

Eliakim D.

Eliakim D. Agency Contractor

Senior software QA engineer

Philippines - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 3

QA engineer with experience on mobile application testing and web testing using automation and manual testing. - Expertise in Manual/Functional Testing. - Experienced in defining Testing Methodologies, designing Test Cases, Test Plan and User Manual documents based on standards for QA implementation in all phases of Software Development Life Cycle. - Experienced in generation of bug report.

Associated with: Big Idea

$11.11 /hr
179 hours

Umer M.

Umer M. Agency Contractor

Mobile Game/Apps Developer (Unity, iOS) Experienced Project Manager

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 9

I have been professionally working for 6 years now. I have worked on different diversified projects during my job, involving different technologies. For the past 3 years, I have been running my own Agency under the name of Binex Solutions, and we specialize in Game Development (2D and 3D) for both Desktop and Mobile platforms. We work in Unity 3D to develop games for Mobile (iOS, Android), Web and Desktop platforms. My strengths are Game Development, Software Project Management and Software Design.

Associated with: Binex Solutions

$30.00 /hr
1,435 hours