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  1. Jaskaran S.

    Jaskaran S. Agency Contractor

    Expert Game Artist/Designer

    India - Last active: 3 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    As the head of a game studio I'm highly focused on creating games with deep focus on quality. So you can be assured of delivery of premium quality work. I'm a perfectionist at heart, and in a world that offers many cheap alternatives that produce inferior products (and a lot of headaches), I believe I deliver top quality work in a casual and frank manner. I love creating games that people love to play. Game Art/Design Expertise: • Game Design, Level Design, Level Progression, GUI; • Designing models, backgrounds, props, characters, objects and the animation environment; • Softwares - Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects, AutoDesk 3DS Max, Adobe Flash, Maya, Z-Brush, Mudbx, Topogun, 3D Coat, nDo2, dDo2, Crazy Bump, Marmoset, Deep Exploration, Corel draw, Adobe Premier Pro. Please check out the portfolio for more game art & designs. More details here -

    Associated with: AppRoarr

    $15.00 /hr
    0 hours
  2. Guilherme B.

    Guilherme B. Agency Contractor

    Game Developer

    Brazil - Last active: 11/09/2014 - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 6

    The main objective is to provide high-quality gaming solutions by helping customers reach their goals in a timely fashion and within budget. I'm always available on Skype for chat and I have no problems speaking english. I'm a passionate gamer since I was a kid and I never stopped playing. If your game is not fun enough, I'll make sure to tell you that and give you some hints on how to make it better basd on my experience on playing games. I'm also very fast paced on programming and development. My academic experience follows with degree on Computer Engineering and ongoing studies on Game Development. I have years of experience using Unity 3D and I'm always tuned with the main aspects of the engine. I already developed games for Android and PC using the most popular assets on the market: - NGUI - A* - Playmaker - Photon Network - SDK integration (Leadbolt, Tapfortap, others..) - Steamworks - Many others (consult me) Please, check my portfolio to see my work.

    Associated with: LG Web Solutions

    $20.00 /hr
    138 hours
  3. M Lopez

    M Lopez Agency Contractor

    Android Developer

    Uruguay - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 29

    Over the past 5 years, I have developed a wide range of apps, both in iOS and PhoneGap, websites and games. My specialty is comprehensive work, developing everything from scratch, through Project Management. Some of my work includes: - Java Developement for Custom Web App - iPhone Application with Google App Engine Backend - 3D Graphic Artist & Web Game Design I'm now seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop my professional skills by providing creative and high quality solutions to my clients. I enjoy new challenges on a daily basis, looking to overcome my own high standard goals.

    Associated with: CodigoDelSur Agency

    $61.11 /hr
    139 hours
  4. Damian Delgado

    Damian Delgado Agency Contractor

    iOS Developer

    Uruguay - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 26

    Over the past 5 years, I’ve developed a wide range of apps. My specialty is iOS development and I’m passionate about it! I have extensive experience with: - Xcode (I've been working with Xcode since version 3) - Creation of UI through interface builder and storyboards or programmatically - Management of the provisioning portal from an iOS developer account - Distribution of beta builds to beta testers through TestFlight - Creation of unit tests - Many iOS SDK frameworks like UIKit, CoreLocation, QuickLook, Store Kit, etc. - Integration of third party libraries like Flurry, Localytics, Tapjoy, etc. - Creation of App Store site on iTunes Connect and uploading app binary - Discovery of bugs and crashes in existing apps (and fixing these!) I participated in the WWDC in 2012 ( and I’m always up to speed with the latest iOS platform updates. I'm now seeking opportunities that will allow me to further develop my skills by providing creative and high quality solutions to my clients. I enjoy new challenges on a daily basis, looking to overcome my own high standard goals.

    Associated with: CodigoDelSur Agency

    $61.11 /hr
    2,449 hours
  5. Alex T.

    Alex T. Agency Contractor

    Mobile / Game Developer( iOS / Android / Windows Phone / Xamarin )

    Belarus - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

    My core strength is native mobile application development and games for both iOS and Android platforms. I work with team of professionals which is called ROOTin Ltd. I am located in Eastern Europe, Belarus, Minsk (GMT + 3). Our core strength lies in iOS, Android, and Windows Phone app development. We also provide services in web integration via the use of PHP: Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Magento, JavaScript and development of sites and other web solutions. ================== Our process: ================== -Consultation -Documentation -Prototyping -Contract -Design -Development -Testing -Publishing ================== I specialize in: ================== - iPhone/iPad app development ( Objective C/C/C++, Swift ) - Android app development ( Java, C/C++ ) - Windows Phone development - Game development (Native Platform, Cocos 2D (X), Unity3D) - Web development (Yii framework, CakePHP, Zend Framework, CodeIgniter, HTML (5) / CSS ) - UI/UX design (Photoshop) - Documentation / Prototyping -QA (Automated, Manual testing) ================== Have experience in: ================== - TelAPI SDK - Twillio SDK - - Phonegap - SDK - Google maps SDK - Corona SDK - Facebook SDK - Twitter SDK - LinkedIn SDK - Google+ SDK - QuickBox SDK - Vuforia SDK - Xamarin SDK - QT/QML SDK - Cordova SDK - Titanium SDK - NDK SDK - BLE - Bluetooth - Xamarin - WiFi

    Associated with: ROOTin LTD

    $30.00 /hr
    597 hours
  6. Juan Rafael Ramos Anguiano

    Juan Rafael Ramos Anguiano Agency Contractor


    Mexico - Last active: 12/03/2012 - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 3

    I would like to introduce myself. My name is Rafael Ramos and my goal in life is create, maybe our time in earth will end but people will remember us by our creations. Programming allows you to take nothing and make it something, that why is one of my passions.

    Associated with: Starke Gestion de Oportunidades S.C. - Agency

    $20.00 /hr
    49 hours
  7. Smrati Agnihotri

    Smrati Agnihotri Agency Contractor

    Expert Swift, iOS8 (iPhone/ iPad) and Android Developer

    India - Last active: 4 months ago - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 4

    Over the last 4 years, I have built various iPhone, Android and BlackBerry applications. My core competency lies in building smart phone applications and complete end-to-end website solutions. I also have experience in the following areas: Java/J2EE, Struts, Spring, Hibernate Amazon AWS, SQL, Ajax, OOP, and software architecture and design.


    $15.00 /hr
    709 hours
  8. Saurabh Sinha

    Saurabh Sinha Agency Contractor

    Games speak louder than words

    India - Last active: 04/05/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 33

    Having experience of 7+ years in the games development industry, I have worked on a number of game titles released for iPhone, iPad, Android, HTML5, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP. Creating a good game is an art that requires a lot of experience, an extremely detail oriented work style, lots and lots of testing, and most important - A ZEAL TO CREATE A GAME THAT IS ACTUALLY FUN TO PLAY. I am truly committed to the games I work on, often go beyond expectations, and am very easy to work with as I have quite a good experience of interacting with the non technical clients as well. My work style allows me to keep my clients updated on a regular basis and am very easily reachable anytime on my Skype, Email and ODesk. My services include - GAME ARCHITECTURE, GAME PLAY MECHANICS AND LEVEL DESIGN - PROGRAMMING - ART - SOUND & MUSIC - TESTING GAME ARCHITECTURE, GAME PLAY MECHANICS AND LEVEL DESIGN Be it designing a game concept from scratch, building up/tweaking game play mechanics or designing levels of a game, I love doing them all. I also give regular brainstorming sessions to all of my projects to come up with potential ideas that have proved to add serious value to the projects. I have got appreciated by most of my clients for suggesting features and design elements in their games that they didn't think of. PROGRAMMING Programming a game is one of the most challenging portions of game development. The design doc only specifies the functionality of an element but to implement it to make it look and feel awesome is the creativity and skill of the programmer. For experienced programmers the problem generally is not how to write a solution. There are always more than 101 solutions to a particular problem and to choose and implement the most correct and robust one is what tells a programmer's experience. I have a 5+ years of experience writing code for games and game creation tools. Till now I have created a number of games for various platforms including iPhone, iPad, Android, HTML5, Windows, Mac, Linux, Nintendo Wii and Sony PSP. My programming practices include a number of conventions including well documented code, self explaining variable and file names, clean and modular code structure and short code blocks. I am crazy about writing code blocks as short as possible. I use the latest cutting edge tools and editors (some of which I have written myself) which allow rapid prototyping and saves a lot of time. IF YOU HAVE A GAME CONCEPT TO BE DEVELOPED, PLEASE ASK ME TO CREATE A PROTOTYPE FOR YOU FREE OF COST, AS WITH MY TOOLS, IT MIGHT JUST BE A MATTER OF FEW MOUSE CLICKS AND DRAGS AND DROPS FOR ME. I am well versed with a number of SDKs including Chartboost, Revmob, Playhaven, Apploving, Nextpeer, Facebook, Twitter, I also have a wide range of experience of creating multiplayer games (including cross platform) and I am completely familiar with major and minor catches of multi player and network game programming. Be it through Nextpeer, Game Center or a custom server, I can code them all. ART I work with artists who have proved themselves in the gaming industry. My artists take time to completely go through the whole game design concept, visualise the scene elements and come up with the most creative graphics contents which are great looking and at the same time very easy to interact with. These artists have several years of experience with the most cutting edge tools of the industry and take immense pride in their work. SOUND & MUSIC Sound and Music creation for a game is a part of games development where a lot of games developers lack and make mistakes. The thing that makes games music creation different from other traditional music creations is that the music by no means should distract the player but still add an essence to the theme and mood of the game. Only a true game musician understands this. My sound engineer is a highly skilled musician, composer and arranger and has a vast experience of creating music and sound effects for games including Rangy Lill's and Route 66. He uses the latest music creation softwares like Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Celemony Melodyne, FL Studio, etc. and has a huge sound bank created by himself especially for games. TESTING A game, unlike other softwares, is considered only half done at its beta. The rigorous testing and the valuable feedbacks of the hardcore gamers is what makes a game truly outstanding. My testing team comprises of 3 game freaks who spend most of their time playing games - not just because they are into this profession but because of interest. Their bug catching abilities are amazing and they also attend the brainstorming sessions with me to give suggestions from the game players' point of view. A lot of times my testing team has surprised me by pointing out hidden bugs in the game which I thought did not exist.

    Associated with: Conceptic Labs

    $22.22 /hr
    19 hours
  9. Enrique Bermudez

    Enrique Bermudez Agency Contractor

    iOS mobile developer

    Uruguay - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 26

    Over the past 5 years, I have developed a wide range of apps, both in PhoneGap and iOS. My specialty is creating these apps from scratch, including design. I have developed games, trading and medical apps. I'm now seeking opportunities that will allow me to develop my professional skills by providing creative and high quality apps solutions to my clients. I enjoy new challenges on a daily basis, looking to overcome my own high standard objectives.

    Associated with: CodigoDelSur Agency

    $61.11 /hr
    1,351 hours