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Usman Khan Abasi

Usman Khan Abasi Agency Contractor

Game development , Unity2d/3d/Ngui, Quality Assurance , Adnetworks

Pakistan - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

My main interest is in mobile game development and mobile games Quality Assurance. I have more than 1-year experience in Unity and cocos2d-x game development and I have done many projects in both of the technologies. My skilIs include: 1.Unity 2d / Ngui 2. Unity3d 2. Cocos2d / Cocos2d-x 3. Box2d 6. Adnetworks integration in Android like admob, chartboost, adcolony,etc. If you want someone to get your job done then you are in right place.

Associated with: Gioco Studio

90% Job Success
$8.00 /hr
10 hours

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

Anton Kramar

Anton Kramar

Flash/Game Developer

Russia - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 8

I am flash/software developer with 5 years professional experience in PC, web and mobile applications development. My core-competency lies in gameplay and AI programming and I am seeking opportunities to develop modern, polished games with fresh ideas. I'm quick and agile, write robust, commented and maintanable code, and I learn and adapt fast to new subjects. My experiences ranges from mobile and social games to productivity applications and edutainment software. You can check examples of my work in portfolio section. I mostly use Adobe AIR framework that allows for swift development of cross-platform applications (iOS, Android, and web) at a reduced cost than developing native applications independently. Last published game is in AppStore and called Hardest Puzzle. It was a 2-man project where I've implemented all the required code and a partner of mine did art, music and level design. We can work as a team, if the project at hand goes beyond programming and needs an artistic touch. PROVIDED SERVICES: -Rapid cross-platform development for iOS, Android, Web and PC -Design of interface and graphics (2D) -Development of clean, efficient code, customized for your auditory -Game and level design -Sound FX and sountrack -Consultations on goals and strategy, creative input on presented problems -Responsive UI code that fits for any device -Communication on work progress and milestone completion, providing WIP builds on request

$16.67 /hr
22 hours

Patrick F.

Patrick F.

Experienced Senior Game Developer

United States - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

I've been a professional game developer for over 10 years now. I've worked on AAA games at large companies including Sony and Rockstar and smaller scale games with indie teams. I've done a wide range of projects from hardcore games to children's educational apps. I'm a regular jack of all trades with experience in senior and lead roles, comfortable working on any aspect of your game. I have a track record of successfully shipping products. I enjoy working on challenging problems and helping bring projects to life. LinkedIn:

$85.00 /hr
7 hours

Son Luong

Son Luong Agency Contractor

Expert iOS and Game Developer

Vietnam - Tests: 6 - Portfolio: 2

With 4 years of experience in developing iOS Apps, my goal is to create great apps that can satisfy the most difficult users. I take pride in my work and will do my best to deliver you the best products possible. I have a wide range of experience making apps including: - Social networking - 2d games ( platforming, isometric, card games... ) - Photo editing - Chatting/Messaging - News reader - All kinds of apps with web service interaction. If you have an idea, tell me and we'll make it into reality together. Best regards, and best luck on your projects.

Associated with: jShort

93% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
210 hours

Oleg Knaus

Oleg Knaus Agency Contractor

Adobe AIR (AS3, Flex, Starling) Developer

Russia - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 4

Over the last 6 years I have developed a wide range of Flash applications using AS3, in connection with PHP, and MySQL, including games for social networks, small interactive web-applications and Android games. My core competency lies in expirence in Adobe Flash technology, and I am seeking opportunities to build Flash ActionScript, mxml, or HaXe applications, or Android games/programms . I also have an experience in the following areas: MySQL, PHP, C++, Java, JavaScript, OOP. I've worked on different IDE's like Flash Professional, Flash Builder, Flash Develop and IDEA I also have an experience in using Starling and FeathersUI frameworks, Parsley and StarlingMVC structural frameworks

Associated with: itWorks mobile

100% Job Success
$27.78 /hr
457 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

Kolumban Lehel

Kolumban Lehel

Mobile and web game developer

Romania - Tests: 1 - Portfolio: 4

I have 8 years experience with Flash ActionScript 3, creating social, mobile, browser games and apps, websites, highly configurable flash components and other various projects. Strong experiences in creating games: car game with physics, casino games (slot games, video poker, blackjack, roulette), facebook games, numerous card and puzzle games, mobile (iOS, Android) and browser games, multiplayer games. Strong experience in the development of Flash Applications with heavy server communication (Remoting, Sockets, JSON) and JavaScript / Flash bridging In-depth knowledge of ActionScript 3, XML, FlashDevelop Tool, Air, OOP, PureMVC and design patterns. Basic JavaScript, PHP (AMFPHP) and MySQL knowledge. Specialities: Flash ActionScript 3, games, Air, Android, iOS, Nape physics engine, Starling

98% Job Success
$22.22 /hr
24 hours

Alexander Kozlov

Alexander Kozlov

Top level professional Architect and SW engineer

Russia - Tests: 21 - Portfolio: 5

Make things done! I'm a professional C/C++ developer with more than 12 years of experience. I have been working both for a companies from Fortune 500 list, and a small local companies. My core competency lies in the world of mobile applications, SaaS and PaaS, desktop software and games development. I love to do my work right and really enjoy being respected for the things i do.

96% Job Success
$55.56 /hr
1,772 hours

Andrey K.

Andrey K.

Programmer / Developer

Kazakhstan - Portfolio: 13

Skills and competences Objective-C, iOS development: 4 years of experience Programmer Building Java applications with Java 6/7 and MySQL, Oracle: 9+ years Experience with REST, JSON-RPC, XML, JSP, Core Data, SSL. Experience in a number of other languages: C++, HTML, SQL, C#, ... Experience with graphic designs' programs: Photoshop, Corel Draw, Maya. Database expertise: primarily in MySQL / Oracle - Design, Index design, Performance optimization. Project management experience in managing in-house and remote teams: 2+ years. Professional experience iOS developer & publisher From September 2010 to the present Building and publishing iOS applications, iOS consultancy. Developed and published 20+ own titles on the App Store: “Reach the Moon”, “Jigtris Puzzle”, “Terrtris”, “Antonyms”, “Don't touch my FISH”, “JustWords.”, “Math Brainiac” etc. Developed and published 10+ titles for other companies on the App Store “”, “Tengrinews for iPhone”, “WorldClass Almaty”, “NinjaMyApp SDK”, “Heaven & Hell”, “Hippie Trip”, “Just Timer”, “Word Monster” etc. From October 2007 to November 2011 Senior Software Engineer / (Java, Oracle, JSON, Protobuf, SSL, Digital signature-GOST, Objective-C) Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Responsibilities: • New software design & development from the beginning and throughout the development life-cycle • Existing System maintenance, troubleshooting, optimization, and 3rd line support • Interfacing with Internal clients, Stock Exchanges, Data consumers and other project stakeholders Developed and published FIX Getaway for MarketData distribution, FIX Getaway for trading, trading terminal STrade, mobile trading terminal MTrade. From August 2004 to October 2007 Software Engineer / (Assembler, C, DDK, SoftICE, WinDBG, Java) BIPS /Escape Driver development for Windows / Linux platforms IPW PCMCIA, USB modems. Education and training Kainar University 2000 – 2004 Specialties: Information System. Qualification: Specialist of information technology computing and networks Courses Oracle certified courses 1Z0-001-002 SQL and PL/SQL

$22.22 /hr
96 hours