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  1. Eliakim D.

    Eliakim D.

    Senior software QA engineer

    Philippines - Last active: 4 months ago - 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.

    $11.11 /hr
    179 hours
    5.00
  2. Benjamin Rice

    Benjamin Rice

    Programmer, with GameDev experience

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - 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
    717 hours
    5.00
  3. Raniel Sales

    Raniel Sales

    Unity Developer, Graphics designer and media producer

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - 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. Mian Umair

    Mian Umair Agency Contractor

    .: Top Expert IOS Professional Developer:.

    United Arab Emirates - Last active: 7 days ago - 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
  5. Petr Novak

    Petr Novak

    Programmer, server administrator, translator

    Belgium - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 15 - Portfolio: 1

    I've studied Computer Networks and Communications together with Artificial Intelligence/Natural Language Processing at Masaryk University in the Czech Republic. I have experience in Server Administration for various linux distribution (mainly Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Arch Linux, and Debian), Plesk Panel, Linux/UNIX scripting, Raspberry PI. I enjoy programming in C, C++, Java, Prolog, Perl and Python. I have plenty of experience with creating web applications with PHP, MySQL, javascript, Angular JS, jQuery, HTML(5), XML. I like to typeset in LaTeX. And from time to time I perform English-Czech and Czech-English translation. Should you have any question concerning my ability to perform a certain task, please contact me.

    $30.00 /hr
    16 hours
    4.99
  6. Andrei Amzulescu

    Andrei Amzulescu

    Game Designer/Developer

    Israel - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 2

    MCPD certification student (Israel's Institute of Technology) Managing & Leading projects from design, development to testing. Ability to work independently and in a team. Great interpersonal communications. Dynamic and creative, excellent analytic thinking. Graduate Diploma in computer games Design & Development, BeitBerl | 2011-2012 | Primary disciplines: •Flash & ActionScript 3 course | Product & business model development (Monetization, Retention). •Metaphor & gameplay mechanics design and assimilation in GDD documents. •Finals Project: Designing & Developing a 2D game for a young audience in Flash. Computer applications and technologies: ActionScript 3 | C# AiPoint | CRM | Axure-RP | Amdocs - Billing. FlashDevelop | Flash CS5.5 | Windows/Linux. Excellent control in Microsoft office.

    $16.67 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Aleksei V.

    Aleksei V.

    Expert Game Developer

    Bulgaria - Last active: 5 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I have more than 12 years of game development experience. I can do all gamedev-related tasks except music, but I'm best at programming and graphics technologies. I can do web design and programming too. Programming languages: C++, C, C#, HLSL, Python, JavaScript, Squirrel, Lua, PHP, Java. Can quickly learn new languages, familiar with compiler design. Significant game engine design experience - I was technical director and co-founder of Gaijin Entertainment. I have some experience with Unity3D. Web design: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, web2py framework, JavaScript, minor experience with HTML5.

    $25.00 /hr
    27 hours
    0.00
  8. Petro Rington

    Petro Rington

    Senior Mobile/Web/Xamarin developer

    France - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 5

    Hi, friends. Over the last 5 years, I have developed a wide range of Mobile app. I have created many iPhone/iPad(iOS) and Android apps using web services such as PHP, MySQL, HTML5, CSS, etc at difference scales for mobile app. Whatever your needs and requirements, I will do my best to solve it perfectly. The following is my skills and experiences for iOS and Android. - Cocos2D | Cocos2dx, box2D, Corona, Unity3D, OpenGL - PHP/JAVA, MYSQL, JavaScript, Web Development - Game Center, In-app purchase, facebook, Twitter - GPS(iPhone/Android), Google Map, CoreLocation - Mobile Web services such as JSON, XML, SQLite, HTML5, CSS - Image Processing, Image Capture, Image Editing, Image filtering - Barcode, QRcode Looking for challenging projects to apply my skills to. If I work on a project, it means that I take responsibility to make it successful. Thank you.

    $38.89 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00