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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

Alexey Shestakov

Alexey Shestakov Agency Contractor

Senior Programmer/Developer


I'm passionate about games application. I have been successfully developing MMO FPS "stalker-online" for more than last year from the start of project. I'm working on all of basic mechanics and tools to create interesting game process and productive work of game designers. Also i have a more than 6 years experience in network administration, that allows me to create network stable code. More than wich, i have a small experience in game design to help designers create an interesting mechanics. I'm experienced in C#, Python and familiar with BigWorld Engine and Unity.

Associated with: PyPie

$20.00 /hr
1,503 hours

Cartrell H.

Flash Game Engine Programmer (AS3)

United States - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 51

As a Flash game engine programmer, I am adept with the low-level engines for browser-based, 2D, single-player Flash games writing ActionScript 3. My own Flash games have also been sponsored, and I have coded over 50 Flash game engines for clients. Services and terms: 1). Programming and development of the game engine for single-player, 2D, browser-based Flash, non-ad game(s). This is game engine programming exclusively, and does not include designing the game(s), content management, building the web page(s) on which the game(s) might be hosted, or implementing or configuring other server-side resources (high-scoring, login system, user accounts, web scripting, databases, etc.) 2). An ideal minimum duration for the project should be at least 3 months. The project must be for the development of a new game engine, thus, not modifying an existing one, unless I was the previous, sole developer of that engine, and the engine has not been modified by someone else after I have worked on it. Furthermore, the project must not include integration onto third party social sites, such as Facebook, nor must the target platform designate mobile devices. An exception here is if I produce a Flash SWF, then send it to you (as the engine would be complete at this point), then on your end, you convert/port it to your desired platform. 3). Game design details, gameplay mechanics, media (graphics and audio) must already be provided. This includes, but not limited to concepts, gameplay rules, scoring systems, and user interface layouts/functionality. Please contact me if you have any questions.

100% Job Success
$25.00 /hr
9,298 hours

Wilson P.

Wilson P. Agency Contractor

C/C++/OpenGL/Network Programmer

India - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

I am a C/C++ programmer with fair experience in Java and HTML/CSS/Javascript. I specialize in algorithm intensive game physics and ai, desktop applications using wxWidgets, machine learning and C++ based web development targetted for ASPs. Over past 2 years I have 1) Developed from scratch the physics and character maker for a 2D massively multiplayer game. 2) Developed Opensource web application framework in C++ which implements the fastcgi protocol and is designed to solve the c10k problem. 3) GUI for several desktop trading applications using wxWidgets.

Associated with: Kefas Softwares

$22.22 /hr
2,755 hours

Gustavo Adolfo Conde Rivera

Gustavo Adolfo Conde Rivera

.NET/PHP/Phpfox Developer

Bolivia - Tests: 16 - Portfolio: 4

PHP5 Certification = C++ Certification = Joomla Certification =

Groups: PHPFox

71% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
4,080 hours

Mandeep K.

Sr. Mobile Game/Application Developer

India - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 5

Over the last 4 years, I have been working as a Lead Mobile Developer. My expertise lies in iOS, Android and Unity3d development. I have wide range of experience in native applications, Cocos2d and Unity3d Games. I also have great skills in Cocos2d-x and Unity3d for cross platform release. Any sort of Ads integration or In-App Purchases (Charboost, PlayHaven, iAD, Vungle, AdMob, AirPush, MoPub, AppLovin etc.) for both iOS and Android is a piece of cake for me. I can assist in any kind of Mobile Development problem, from start of its development to the final upload. My core competency lies in the complete satisfaction of my clients. Here at oDesk, i am seeking opportunities to work with professional clients and to have long term business relationship.

93% Job Success
$16.67 /hr
1,692 hours

Vlas Voloshin

Vlas Voloshin Agency Contractor

Objective-c / Cocoa / iPhone / iPad Developer

Russia - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 1

Hello, my name is Vlas, I am an iPhone/iPad developer. I have a good knowledge of Objective C, xcode, cocoa, strong base in C and OOP, other C based languages such as C#, PHP, Java, C++, and Objective-C. Fluent written and verbal english skills. I'll be glad to help you with game-dev or business application. Best regards, Vlas.

Associated with: Lodoss team

100% Job Success
$35.00 /hr
4,422 hours

I Perrone

I Perrone Agency Contractor

JavaScript Developer

Uruguay - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 28

Over the past 5 years, I have developed a wide range of apps, websites and games. My specialty is comprehensive work, developing everything from scratch, through Project Management. Some of my work includes: - JavaScript Developer - 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
1,360 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