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  1. Kyle W.

    Kyle W.

    Experienced Corona Mobile Game and App Programmer with Benefits

    United States - 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 15 games published on the Google Play store, and 15 on the App Store as well. 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
    98 hours
    0.00
  2. 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
  3. 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
    627 hours
    5.00
  4. Nicholas Williams

    Nicholas Williams

    Designer. Developer. Innovator. Creator.

    Jamaica - Portfolio: 5

    I'm Nick and I love using technology to create beautiful things. I develop websites, mobile applications, and web applications - ranging from the most serious of business projects to simplest of casual games - all the while using the latest and best technologies around to produce amazing results. I go above and beyond my clients' expectations on every job and I take pride in delivering on my promises with unparalleled reliability and consistency. - BSc. in Management Information Systems (Computer Science Major) - ~ 7 years experience working in the Information and Communications Technology industry

    $40.00 /hr
    68 hours
    4.09
  5. Raniel Sales

    Raniel Sales

    Unity Developer, Graphics designer and media producer

    Philippines - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 5

    I am a game developer leading a team with multiple games released at the IOS, Android and Blackberry store. Aside from games I can work on maintenance, releasing and updating of mobile apps. Me and my team can cater all your mobile development needs from art, programming and back-end development. Me and my team has multiple experiences working with clients, we are very keen on making the deadline and the clients budget work, we always make sure that we put what the client wants and what they want to achieve will maintaining professional level quality.

    $15.00 /hr
    2 hours
    5.00
  6. Tim O.

    Tim O.

    Native dutch translator

    Australia

    I am a native Dutch translator and blog owner living in the Netherlands. I translate for Coursera to help make education accessible for everyone. I am studying International Business and Languages. My interests are SEO, Gamification and Marketing. I can help you reliably translate your website or blog from English/German to Dutch or viceversa. If requested I can provide feedback on the project that I am working on. I am reliable, I meet deadlines and I follow instructions. I always double check my work and make sure it is of the highest quality.

    $12.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  7. Mian Umair

    Mian Umair Agency Contractor

    .: Top Expert IOS Professional Developer:.

    United Arab Emirates - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 4

    I am an expert developer with 4 year experience of IOS games and apps.I have excellent command over cocos2d and cocoa touch along with open source libraries.My speciality lies in quality work and I believe in total customer satisfaction by doing job before time. My core competency lies in developing top notch apps, which gain maximum market shares.It is my passion to develop user friendly UI with eye catching graphics to get final product with maximum business shares in market. Besides that I am IT consultant and entrepreneur. I am seeking oppourtunities to get good business for you and your company. Thanks for your time

    Groups: BoonEx

    Associated with: skoolofapps

    $20.00 /hr
    88 hours
    4.94
  8. Colin Currie

    Colin Currie

    Unity3D Guru and Technical Writer

    United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    I have worked for three years as an independent Unity contractor, primarily in the realms of complex games and desktop & web applications. My Unity3D programming skills are nearly as good as my written and verbal English skills, which the SAT once told me were in the top .8% in the US. My gains from independent employment have paid for the >100 credits I've earned at my school. I am part-time finishing my last seventeen credits at College of Idaho (quote "Idaho's most prestigious undergrad college"), pursuing a polymath BA in Computer Science and International Political Economic Philosophy. I want to one day become an effective political activist for reform in America. My facebook handle is Political Reform Colin. [ Relelvant courses from the CofI: - C++ 1,2,3,4 - Special Programming Languages (Erlang) - C# Programming 1&2 - Mono Programming - Data Structures and Algorithms - Discrete Mathematics - Calculus 1,2,3 - Analytical Physics - Business Marketing - Small Business Management - Quantitative Analysis - Business Law. ] Though I'm new to ODesk, I'm willing to temporarily undervalue my time here in order to prove myself. Give me a call, talk to me about nerdy things, and you'll see that I know what I'm about.

    $17.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.95
  9. 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
  10. Aleksei V.

    Aleksei V.

    Expert Game Developer

    Bulgaria - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

    I have more than 12 years of game development experience. I can do all gamedev-related tasks except music, but I'm best at programming and graphics technologies. I can do web design and programming too. Programming languages: C++, C, C#, HLSL, Python, JavaScript, Squirrel, Lua, PHP, Java. Can quickly learn new languages, familiar with compiler design. Significant game engine design experience - I was technical director and co-founder of Gaijin Entertainment. I have some experience with Unity3D. Web design: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, web2py framework, JavaScript, minor experience with HTML5.

    $25.00 /hr
    27 hours
    0.00