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  1. Kyle W.

    Kyle W.

    Experienced Corona Mobile Game and App Programmer with Benefits

    United States - Last active: 2 days ago - Portfolio: 7

    Hello! I'm an experienced and published mobile app and game developer. I've primarily used the Corona SDK for my cross platform game development. I've worked extensively on: * Box2D physics * Many of the Corona plugins (analytics, Facebook, all Ad platforms, etc.) * Cloud services (AppWave and App42, etc.) * Real-time multiplayer * In-app Purchasing * Push notifications * Advertising monetization (video, banner, interstitial, incentive) * Data storage (SQLite, JSON, cloud) Aside from coding, I also do quite a bit of drawing for basic graphic assets. I've done 100% of the assets for each of my games. I wouldn't call my design abilities a core strength rather a supporting ability where I can draw UI controls, basic sprites, etc. without the need for an artist. I'm available full time or as needed starting any time. No preference for team size or project stage. I work well with small or large teams and don't mind jumping into an existing codebase or starting from scratch. As for the **benefits**, I also have an existing codebase for general services that I don't mind reusing (with no licensing attached). Services include: * Complete In-App purchasing store * Real-time multiplayer framework * Push notifications and deep linking * Cloud based promotional services * Progression features including player profiles, leveling, perks and rewards, etc. * Facebook Login integration * Analytics Prior to the recent time I've spent developing games, I worked as a lead engineer in the mobile telecom world for over 12 years as a server side enterprise Java developer and SDK/tools developer. **Portfolio** I have seven puzzle games published on the Google Play store, and three on the App Store (remaining four are currently in review). These games were all solo projects. I've done all design, development, and publishing. Google Play Developer Profile - https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=Mass+Deception+Games iTunes Developer Profile - https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/kyle-wilgus/id770274910

    $40.00 /hr
    46 hours
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  2. Ernie Laurence

    Ernie Laurence

    Novelist with professional editing experience.

    United States - Last active: 09/16/2013 - Tests: 3

    I am an English native speaker and writer who has written a large number of novels. For the past two years I have also written a number of short stories as a freelance writer for a gaming company in Florida. In the past seven years I have taught high school Physics (among other things) in both Texas and now Florida. Before that I designed video game with a focus on writing dialogue and storyline. Over the past ten years I have done a number of professional editing jobs that included everything from term papers, memos, and advertisements to full length novels. One thing that drives me as a writer is continual education to improve my writing skills. I have taken a number of writing classes through various media including classes on self-editing. I also maintain a blog that has an established viewership. My goal as a writer is to continue to publish novels, expanding that into a full company that includes multiple authors, video games, movies, and other forms of entertainment and informational media. In the short term, I would like to expand into the freelance market further to help financially facilitate the expansion of that company.

    $38.89 /hr
    0 hours
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  3. Fabrizzio S.

    Fabrizzio S. Agency Contractor

    Mobile Developer

    Uruguay - Last active: 10/20/2014 - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 30

    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: - 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
    42 hours
    0.00
  4. H Albano

    H Albano Agency Contractor

    PhoneGap Developer

    Uruguay - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 26

    Over the past 4 years, I have developed a wide range of apps (both PhoneGap and iOS) websites and games. My specialty is comprehensive work, developing everything from scratch, through Project Management. Some of my work includes: - PhoneGap development - 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
    195 hours
    0.00
  5. Craig Rutherford

    Craig Rutherford Agency Contractor

    Bright Brand Creative

    United Kingdom - Last active: 11/20/2008 - Tests: 3

    Bright Brand Creative offers the following complete services to ensure quality and complete satisfaction to you. ------------------------------------------------------------ Web Design We consult, conceive, design and implement complete web solutions with a professional look and feel. Brand consistent, intuitive and stylish design HTML and CSS development ASP.net 2.0/3.5, MS SQL Server 2005, AJAX, Web Services Javascript, XML, ActiveX, MS Access, RSS Interface design PHP/MySQL web programming Content management tools eCommerce and shopping carts Search engine optimization and integration Accessibility Shockwave/Flash Games ------------------------------------------------------------ From start to finish, we evaluate your business requirements in any project we undertake. Once we have finalized your strategies, we proceed to implement them into a custom designed website using state of the art technologies. ------------------------------------------------------------ Print Brand creation, identity development, logo design, illustration and brand guidelines. Bright Brand Creative design, layout and liaise with printers to ensure high quality printed media in various formats. Stationery Commercial ads for marketing campaigns Promotional copy writing Catalogues and magazines Posters Corporate print materials Packaging Exhibition stand graphics ------------------------------------------------------------ Offline multimedia We offer a full range of multimedia services Web or CD based multimedia brochures/presentations Director/Lingo production Audio/video editing Animated banners Acrobat PDF brochures Flash interactive presentations PowerPoint presentations ------------------------------------------------------------ Web hosting We offer professional, fast and reliable Windows and UNIX based web hosting. A small selection from the list of hosting options we offer Unique Static IP addresses SSL encryption CGI directories FTP accounts Email addresses and aliases Subdomains Real audio and Real video support Adobe Flash support Windows: MS SQL Server, MS Access or MySQL, IIS and ASP.NET Linux: MySQL - PHP Perl 5.0 ------------------------------------------------------------ Bespoke application development We don't just do web development, we offer full blown commissioned business solutions too. Here are just some of the skills we possess Bespoke programming - standalone applications Database design and development - data warehousing Consultation Ticketing and queue management systems Remote access application administration Application to application interfacing Application maintenance and redesign Games conceptualisation and development ------------------------------------------------------------ Operating systems Windows 95/98/ME/XP, Windows 2000 Server/Advanced Server/Small Business Server, Windows Server 2003, Exchange 2000/2003, Mac OS, FreeBSD ------------------------------------------------------------ Technologies Classic ASP, ASP.NET, .NET 1.1/2.0, AJAX, Web Services, Visual Basic .NET, Visual Basic 6, Visual Studio 2005, SQL Server 2005 (Database, Integration/Analysis/Reporting Services), SQL Server 2000, Access, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, ActiveX, IIS, DirectX, Director/Lingo/Shockwave ------------------------------------------------------------ Training We're proud to be able to share our skills with you and your employees via off or onsite training. For further details or to discuss, please email [training@brightbrandcreative.com][1] ------------------------------------------------------------ Consultation We offer a consultation service to assist/improve various parts of your business. Be it sales and marketing, in-house systems, workflow or IT, we can help. Business benefits: performance, diversification, efficiency, profitability, training Troubleshooting Proposal report Implementation: Where no current system exists; Current system needs replacement (Outdated); Current system needs upgrade/migration ------------------------------------------------------------ [1]: mailto:training@brightbrandcreative.com

    Associated with: Bright Brand Creative

    $155.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  6. Federico R.

    Federico R. Agency Contractor

    System Engineer / Java/Python/Game/iOS/Web Development

    Uruguay - Last active: 04/01/2014 - Tests: 6 - 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
    0 hours
    0.00
  7. Diana Pinguicha

    Diana Pinguicha

    Expert translator

    Portugal - Last active: 02/07/2014 - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 2

    I'm a native Portuguese speaker, but I've been fluent in English ever since I was 12. I'm an editor for the Portuguese Sci-fi/Fantasy e-zine Dagon (previously I was a translator), a copy editor for International Speculative Fiction and an editor for Nanozine. I have a lot of experience with writing and translation, both from English to Portuguese and from Portuguese to English. I'm also a Master's student at IST majoring in Multimedia Systems with the main focus being game design and writing.

    $15.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  8. Anubhav Guha

    Anubhav Guha

    Game Designer/Programmer

    United States - Last active: 07/16/2014 - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Hi my name is Anubhav I am an expert web developer who has been working in the e-commerce industry for 3-4 years. I have built various websites throughout my career including and especially mobile websites that are user-friendly easy to see and interact with. To see my latest work checkout my resume and website at http://anubhavwebportfolio.wordpress.com I am also a Game Designer/Developer and have experience with various tools such as Unity3D and Gamemaker. You can check out the games I am working on here http://anubhavportfolio.wordpress.com

    $55.56 /hr
    0 hours
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  9. William Anderson

    William Anderson

    Senior Game Designer/ Game Development Consultant

    United States - Last active: 08/04/2011

    My name is William Anderson, a.k.a. Bill and I have been a game developer, product manager and senior designer for well over two decades now, having worked in-house for many of the top developers and publishers in the world. A US and international business consultant, designer, writer and ghost writer, contributing game development articles to industry books and web sites. I first started designing and programming video games back in the 1980’s, but got my big break in in-house game development when employed by Virgin Games in Irvine, CA. My first published title out of Virgin was “Global Gladiators” for the Sega Genesis, which became Sega’s 3rd Party Game of the Year. From there I would go on to design the gameplay for “Cool Spot”, “Jungle Book” and the block-buster “Aladdin”, which to date holds the record for the shortest development time for a hit title, that being less than 4 months and the most sales on a single platform, over 4-million units worldwide. Later I would go on to lead the game play development on “Abes Oddysee” and then over to Capcom to lead the game play design for “Maximo Ghost to Glory”. Just to name a few of my past hit productions. If you have a project you need help with then please feel free to email at Will@AwakenGames.com . Put over three decades of game development experience to work for you today! Please stop by www.AwakenGames.com for my Portfolio of work over the years.

    $27.78 /hr
    0 hours
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