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Alexander Gladysh

Alexander Gladysh Agency Contractor

Getting things done, smart!


Your project, large or small, in our caring experienced hands. We specialize in high-load web-services, big-data analytics and games — but we're experienced in solving many other IT problems as well. If it can be done, we can do it. For you. Each our engineer is a T-shaped person — with a deep expert understanding of his speciality topic and comprehensive outlook for wide range of related IT fields. Our management are veterans with decades of combined experience in IT and dozens of completed — and failed — projects. We know where the pitfalls are and how to avoid them.

Associated with: LogicEditor

81% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
19 hours

Muhammad Farhan

Muhammad Farhan Agency Contractor

Unity Game developer

Pakistan - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 8

Always excited about learning more and more about game development. * With more than 8 months of experience in Unity game development with strong knowledge of C# and Object oriented concepts i want to enhance my skills in game development. As far as my games are concerned so each of them is from different category On Play store and Itunes. 1: Name: "Panabowling" category: " Bowling" Link: 2: Name: "The Last Man" Category: "Action" Link: 3: Name: "Air hockey" Category: "Action" Link: 4: Name: "Spooky Run" Category : "Infinite runner" version 1.0 Link: * Some of languages that i have already worked on before Unity3d. -- C#( Windows store application development ) -- Javascript( Web application development ) -- Sql - Pl/Sql -- -- Xaml ( Windows store application development ) -- Ruby -- Database programming ) Worked on several API's like Facebook, Re-play, ChartBoost and others too. Currently learning more about virtual reality using Oculus.

Associated with: QuadMind Solutions

$7.90 /hr
77 hours

Maya Milusheva

Maya Milusheva

Top 10 Mobile Game Developer

Bulgaria - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 13

I aim to create addictive and high quality games. Several of the games that I developed for clients got featured by Apple and I am in top 10 in the "Game Programming Concepts Test". I have deep knowledge in the whole process of developing and releasing a game and I always strive to educate my clients in all steps of the game development process so that we make a great product. I have experience with game logic, engine development, graphics programming and tools. My primary languages are C/C++ and Objective-C and I'm proficient in various iOS game engines, DirectX and GPU programming. oDesk has recognized me as one of their top Mobile Developers. See the badge on the right of my profile for more information.

100% Job Success
$38.89 /hr
73 hours

Holban Theodor-Mihail

Holban Theodor-Mihail

Experienced iOS, Android and Windows Phone Developer

Romania - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

Hi, I'm working on development industry for over 6 years. Over the past years I worked for many clients and companies, and I have successfully finished a lot of projects. With Unity I have more than 4 years experience, with different platforms like iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Windows Phone. My experience contains many programming languages like: C#, JS, .Net, PHP, MySql. HTML. I am devoted, serious and I'm seeking for long term relations.

100% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
1,175 hours

Qaiser Butt

Qaiser Butt

2D Game Developer + Designer + Game Reskinning Expert

Pakistan - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 30

Looking to reskin 2D Games/Apps ? You're at the right spot :) I'm a specialist 2D mobile game developer for Apple, Google Play, Amazon Appstores having 4+ years of experience. I'm an expert in reskinning Cocos2d/Cocos2dx games plus native apps as well with the knowledge of game developments. You may catch me on Elance Site as well here ( Here are some of my previous projects to look at (

100% Job Success
$12.22 /hr
993 hours

Walid Alouani

Walid Alouani

Game Developer

Tunisia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 17

TOP RATED GAME DEVELOPER ON UPWORK. I am a software engineer working as a Game Developer. I have expert skill and over 4 years of experience in both 2D and 3D software engines such as Unity and Shiva. I'm very familiar with the following programming languages: Java, C, C++, C#, LUA, PHP And have knowledgeable experience in the following areas: XML, SQL, Ajax I have a diversified portfolio of games including: First Person Shooters, Racing, Endless Runners, Puzzle and many others (You can find these games on the following platforms: iOS, Android, Windows Phone, Xbox and Web Based) I perform Quick and Efficient work in relation to plug-in integration such as: NGUI, Photon, Chartboost, AdMob, AppLovin, Heyzap, AdColony, Revmob, PlayHaven, Facebook, Twitter, Google Play Services, GameCenter, In App Purchases and many others. I also work on many projects in the following areas: Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and Networking. Skype id : snake_mgs2

Groups: Application Developers Alliance

91% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
246 hours

Amro Hasan

Amro Hasan

Augmented Reality Game Developer

Egypt - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 12

Professional game designer/developer worked as a technical director in a Game/Augmented reality development domain. I use Unity 3D engine to rapidly create your project with excellent quality and fast time to market projects. I am specialized in utilizing Augmented Reality using Vuforia to create a strong gaming experience for your clients.

100% Job Success
$20.00 /hr
0 hours

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

Warner M.

Warner M.

iOS Game Developer

Uzbekistan - Tests: 1

I am a mobile app\game developer focussing on iOS platform, I have 2+ years of iOS game development experience using Cocoa Touch, Cocos2d, Box2d game engines. I also keep interest in developing iOS Client Server apps My Skills: iOS SDK, Objective-C, C, Swift, Cocos2d-Swift, Box2d, OpenGL. Frameworks: Foundation, UIKIt, CoreFoundation, CoreGraphics, AVFoundation, CoreAudio, GameKit, StoreKit. Database: CoreData, XML. Multithread, iAd, inApPurchase, Chartboost, AppLoving, RevMob, MoPub, AdColony, Vungle I am seeking a new opportunity that will allow me to further expand my programming skills. Responsible and honesty.

$12.00 /hr
0 hours

Burak Y.

Burak Y.

Expert Software Developer

Turkey - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 6

Languages: C++, C#, Objective-C, Java, x86 Assembly (Reverse Engineering), LUA, PHP, SQL, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Squirrel, Pawn Script. Libraries: DirectX, OpenGL, jQuery, React, Play Framework, WordPress, iOS, libgdx, cocos2d-x, node.js,, ASP.NET MVC, Entity Framework. # About me My programming journey began from my childhood. I began programming with BASIC when I was a kid with an Amstrad CPC 6128. Then switched to PC and began developing with Visual Basic 4.0. In year 2001 I switched to C++ and I can say it is my eternal love for now. So I am enjoying with programming and I am looking for quick enjoyable, compelling projects. I like finding solutions for given problems.

100% Job Success
$30.00 /hr
0 hours