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David Becker

David Becker

Experienced Web Master

United States - Tests: 4

Over the course of ten years, I have developed and maintained a wide variety of websites and online content. Some of which basic, static sites that are there only to inform, to the truly dynamic and changing sites that fully use the power of PHP, Flash, and MySQL. I have also written over 400 articles for as well as edited and managed over 1500 articles from my team of writers over the last year. All of which driving massive amounts of traffic to the website in forms of new readers and socializing members.

$27.78 /hr
235 hours

Heber Ng

Heber Ng

Game Programmer/Web Developer

Singapore - Tests: 2

I am a professional web game developer with 2 years of game development. I have build both web applications and desktop games. My interest is in developing effective web products and solutions that helps the clients to achieve their goals in the digital space. I am proficient in C/C++, Java, HTML5, Javascript, PHP5 and have experience in working with teams of varying sizes. Due to the nature of my work, I communicate with professionals from various disciplines on a daily basis. I will be happy to work with any existing freelancers that you may have on your team. I am primarily interested in working on short term projects, Let me help you turning your projects from plans to reality.

$25.00 /hr
14 hours

Axiom Studios

Axiom Studios Agency Contractor

Independent Game Development Studio

India - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 52

Axiom Studios is an independent game development studio in India. We are experienced in designing all types of games ranging from casual, social, e-learning, and many more genres. Our specialization is in developing games using Unity 3D. We extensively use other engines such as Unreal Engine, Corona, Marmalade SDK etc. We have the capability to develop on platforms such as Android, iOS, Windows etc. We have a highly skilled and dedicated team of 15 people. We have delivered more than 150 game projects both 2D and 3D on time and within budget. We have extensively worked on projects requiring. Our primary areas of expertise are game concept, development & deployment. We excel in developing highly tailor made plug-ins & templates for any type of games & applications. We also design custom made plugin for all primary game engines such as Unity 3D, Corona, Unreal Engine etc.

Associated with: Axiom Studios

86% Job Success
$13.00 /hr
0 hours

Leandro Wainberg

Game Developer


I'm a Game Programmer with 6 years of experience in the industry. I have a degree in Computer Science and several published games for iOS/Android and PC/Mac. My strongest languages are C++ and C# (with Unity3D), but I also have professional experience with ActionScript 3, Torque Game Builder and others. My main interests are Gameplay programming, Multiplayer programming and AI.

$30.00 /hr
70 hours

Pavel T.

Pavel T.

Unity3D Developer

Russia - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 2

Two years of experience in game programming. Durning these years I've developed several games for mobile platforms and web. Most noticeable projects are Dead Defence(tower defence game for iOS/Android, the only programmer in team) and Viking Stomp(physics/turn-based game for iOS/Android/Web, participate in team development). I have experience in both: starting from scratch and completing unfinished projects. -- Plugins intergration: Facebook SDK, Twitter, In-App, iCloud, Push Notifications, GameCenter (achievements, leaderboards), RateMyApp -- Mobile App Tracking, Flurry, Tapjoy. -- UI programming (NGUI, Untiy GUI) -- Asset bundles -- Platform independent -- Tools for Editor -- Build and upload automatization -- Client-Server interaction (Protobuf) -- Sprites/bone animation -- Performance enhancing -- Creating and publishing apps -- Physics games -- Tower Defense

$20.00 /hr
914 hours

Nol Limprasert

Nol Limprasert

Website/Android/Backend Developer

Thailand - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 3

I graduated bachelor degree in Computer Engineering and have 7 years frontend/backend in website. For mobile, I have been Android developer for 3 years. Many projects finished by PHP,Javascript,JQuery,HTML,CSS,Android Game,Android native UI,NodeJS. I am a quick computer technology learner ,so project can finish quickly. Looking for Website/Android (frontend or backend) developer jobs.

$9.80 /hr
32 hours

Ruslan Latypov

Ruslan Latypov

Software Engineer


I'm a versatile and analytical Software Engineer with a solid mathematical background and with a practical hands-on approach. I always persevere to achieve the best results. I'm able and like to collect and analyze information, digest facts and quickly and elaborate solve/fix complex issues. Specialties: Languages: - Expert: C/C++, PL/pgSQL - Intermediate: PHP, Scala - Beginner: Go

$17.00 /hr
0 hours

Luuk Waarbroek

Luuk Waarbroek

Experienced game developer

Netherlands - Portfolio: 1

I am a game developer who has worked with Unity for about 4 years. I can create projects from the bare idea till the game is published in the app store. I earned my stripes at several game companies and released games for xbox360, ps3, steam, tablet working under publishing companies like EA games & Microsoft. I am looking for the following projects: * Unity * VR * Game programming * Game development * Prototyping * Networking

$44.44 /hr
0 hours

Duc Truong

Duc Truong

iOS, Mobile Game, C++, Image Processing, Algorithm Developer

Vietnam - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

2 years of experience in iOS/MacOS Development 2 years of experience in Game Development with Cocos2dx & Unity3D Cross-Platforms Experienced in OpenSource, Networking, and Framework Programming Experienced in Scripting & Automation Testing with Code Editors Experienced in Debugging & Analyzing tools, Graphic Editors 13 research/enterprise projects, durations from 2 - 14 months, team size 1 - 6 people 6 useful Apps on Apple Appstore, Appstore Submission

$20.00 /hr
0 hours