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  1. Yariv Livay

    Yariv Livay

    Information Security Engineer, Game Developer Hobbyist

    Israel

    I'm an enthusiastic programmer and a hobbyist game developer! I've got 4 years in the Information Security and Networking fields as a programmer, integrator and a project manager, and 10 years as an indie game developer using C#, Java, ActionScript2/3 and many diverse game engines. I've got experience working with C#, Java, Prolog, ActionScript2/3, development for the web using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript at the client-side and PHP and NodeJS in the server-side and have utilized many types of databases both SQL and NoSQL like MySQL, MSAccess, MongoDB, redis etc and am comfortable working with windows and Linux/Unix environments. I can happily work in a team using the most popular source/revision control tools such as Git, SVN, BitBucket and dependency management systems like Maven or Archiva. I also have an extensive knowledge of networking and applicative protocols and working in real-time multithreaded environments. I take pride in my ability to quickly learn new technologies and adapt to the task at hand and my perfectionism delivering quality work: Clean, well organized and documented code with emphasis on best coding practices and usage of proper design patterns to keep the code flexible, scalable and manageable. I also do Hebrew-English translations sometimes!

    $10.00 /hr
    19 hours
    5.00
  2. George Femic

    George Femic

    Game developer

    Macedonia - Tests: 4

    Greetings, I am a professional video game developer and I have more than 9 years of experience. I work under the name GGames and my previous work can be seen on my Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ggamesstudio I am both a programmer and designer and I am highly specialised in the following fields: -HTML5 development -Android/iOS development -Unity C# development -Flash Actionscript 3.0 development -GML development -Vector graphics For certain projects, I can also work with other team members from my area.

    $22.22 /hr
    0 hours
    3.75
  3. Giacomo M.

    Giacomo M.

    Expert Game Designer and Creative Director

    Italy - Tests: 8 - Portfolio: 8

    Share with me your vision and I will make it real: a vibrant and breathing reality. An experienced narrative and game designer raised in the world of indie video games and fantasy RPG. Expert in the field of fantasy and sci fi genres. 4+ years as narrative and game designer, developing MMORPG, RPG and city building games, acknowledged by players as rich and memorable experiences. 6+ years as a writer, creating entire world settings, casts of characters, factions and deep story arcs, delivered with visceral impact. My professional experience includes games like Planeshift, HOG, Heroes' Tears and Arakion. My computer science education and familiarity with Unity game engine are bonuses. I will use my creative eye to make your game shine. --------------------- Member of Mensa International, high IQ society, since 2006. Portfolio: http://www.fantasyeydor.com/portfolio

    $25.00 /hr
    1,045 hours
    5.00
  4. Erdogan Cem Evin

    Erdogan Cem Evin

    Software & Game Developer

    Turkey - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 3

    I'm a computer science graduate. During my education I have worked on all the way from assembly to c, c++, Java and enterprise applications. I also programmed a lot on Flash (Actionscript 3) and I am familiar with both algorithmic programming and GUI applications and games. I'm also interested in mobile programming.

    $20.00 /hr
    141 hours
    4.88
  5. Steve Butcher

    Steve Butcher

    Consumer product design from concept to shelf

    United States - Portfolio: 2

    ACG is a multi disciplined design agency that specializes in bringing ideas to life through a team of top talent in the areas of industrial design, graphic design, toy and game design and product engineering. We can deliver a comprehensive development program across multiple disciplines or a focused approach in any of our specialty areas. From product concepts to complete 3D CAD assemblies and part design to marketing, advertising and communications pieces for print and web. ACG can help bring your ideas and projects to life regardless of size or scope.

    $55.00 /hr
    45 hours
    4.90
  6. 01 technosys S.

    01 technosys S.

    WordPress | Android Apps | Blogs |SEO | PHP

    Pakistan - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 73

    Syed is EXCELLENT!! He worked very hard until I was happy. His English is perfect (such a luxury to easily communicate clearly) . A++++ contractor. Will be hiring again. — glws As always, right there ready to help out. Will continue to work with Syed (01 Technosys) indefinitely. Very good with projects, troubleshooting and problem solving. Thank you again --- EstreetNYC Out of all the Freelancers on Elance I have worked with ariestheram is by far the best! The quality is top notch and communication is 100%. Really impressed. Thank you! — wastdwarrior Thats what some of our clients say about us ..... We have been serving in this industry for years with a proven track record of 100% success. We provide full stack services package for business process evaluation, solution analysis, risk management, business requirements analysis and provide complete automated solutions to bring life to your business.

    $55.56 /hr
    94 hours
    4.97
  7. Ana Sârbescu

    Ana Sârbescu

    Games Development Assistant Producer

    Macedonia - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    My main experience is in quality assurance, but more user experience oriented. Have worked for more than 5 years in the games industry and tried to specialize on product management, reaching out to the clients' needs. Have work in this direction as clients relations and support, as well as designing and improving games and games website. From the technical point of view, i am experienced in implementing and improving Testing processes under agile methodologies, as well as performing manual and automated testing, both desktop and mobile, especially games and e-commerce applications, but not only. Looking forward to find projects that empower the creativeness of the team and the will of giving their best for good results, where self improvement is a must and the accent is put on teamwork.

    $22.22 /hr
    3,897 hours
    5.00
  8. Samantha Lienhard

    Samantha Lienhard

    Writer - horror, fantasy, comedy, and video games

    United States - Portfolio: 4

    I am a professional writer and longtime gamer, with expertise in both areas. As a published fiction writer and an affiliate member of the Horror Writers Association, I've devoted my life to writing, ever since I realized as a little kid that I wanted to be an author. I take every job very seriously and will give your work the same attention and care I give to my own. I have a B.A. in English with a minor in Creative Writing. Currently, I am pursuing an M.F.A. in Writing Popular Fiction. My education provided me with strong English skills, as well as editing skills honed through workshops and beta reading. I have frequently reviewed and proofread the writing of classmates, both creative writing and essay writing. As a video game freelance writer, I have written guides, articles, and news posts for Cheats.co, Xbox360Cheats.com, GTA5Cheats.com, and JBG News.

    $22.22 /hr
    626 hours
    5.00