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Sid Jain

Tampa, FL, USA

Game Engineer making rapid prototypes!

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Abdul Haseeb

United States

Experienced Fullstack Developer and Game Dev

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Lionel Miele-Herndon

New York, NY, USA

3YR Game Dev, Designer, Video Editor

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Victor Ugo Agbanyim

Nigeria

I design digital products and brands for companies

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Ethan Mak

Malaysia

Rockstar Desktop Application Developer

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Ahmad Hussain

Pakistan

Unity Developer|Multiplayer Game Developer

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Doug Thompson

Bath, UK

Game developer & designer with Godot Engine

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Liam McFadyen

United Kingdom

UI UX Designer & Game Developer

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Chrissy Petit

France

Creative & Motivated Web Dev, Writer, Game Dev

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Shaygan Ejaz

Pakistan

Expert Web Developer Transforming ideas to reality

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Lance Snider

Port Angeles, WA, USA

Web, Mobile, and Extension Developer

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Sulaiman Agara

Philadelphia, PA, USA

Next.js & Framer Expert for Modern Web Dev 🚀

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Klaus Seer

Lima, Peru

Expert in Unity, Unreal Engine, and AR Development

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Andrej Szontagh

Bratislava, Slovakia

Developer & Designer - Unity | Unreal | VR

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Haidar Abhirama

Indonesia

Create games from ideas with precision and creativity

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Sobhan Bahrami

Budapest, Hungary

Crafting Software | Metaverse | Game | App | Web

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Rafael Silva

Portugal

Interactive Studio | AR | VR | Games | 3D & Motion

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Jeff Jang

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director

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Stephen Mashalidis

Toronto, ON, Canada

Full Stack iOS & Game Dev

Common projects for Game Developers

Developing a mobile game for iOS or Android platforms.

Creating a multiplayer online game with complex game mechanics.

Developing an educational game for children.

Creating an immersive VR game experience.

Developing a game with blockchain integration for in-game purchases.

Creating a simulation game with realistic physics.

Tips for working with and hiring Game Developers

Define your game concept

Before hiring a game developer, have a clear concept of your game including the genre, art style, gameplay mechanics, and story. This will help the developer understand your vision and deliver accordingly.

Check their portfolio

Review the developer's past projects to understand their style and proficiency. Pay attention to the complexity of the games they've developed and how well they've executed the game mechanics.

Understand their technical skills

Game development requires knowledge of specific programming languages like C# for Unity or C++ for Unreal Engine. Ensure your developer is proficient in the required tools and platforms.

Communicate regularly

Regular communication is key to the success of your game development project. Use Contra's platform to provide feedback, discuss changes, and keep track of the project's progress.

How to hire Game Developers

Define your project

Start by outlining the specifics of your game including its genre, mechanics, art style, and story. This will help potential game developers understand what you're looking for.

Post a detailed job

Provide detailed information about your project when posting a job on Contra. Include the game's requirements, your preferred development tools, and any special considerations such as multiplayer functionality or VR integration.

Review applications

Once you receive applications, review each game developer's portfolio and past work. Look for developers with experience in games similar to yours.

Conduct interviews

Interview the developers you're interested in. Ask about their development process, how they handle challenges, and their experience with your required tools and platforms.

Make an offer

When you've found the right game developer, make an offer through Contra. Include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Game Developers

1. Can you share some examples of games you've developed in the past?

2. What game development tools and platforms are you most comfortable with?

3. How do you approach problem-solving when faced with game development challenges?

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Frequently asked
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A game developer is a software developer who specializes in creating games. This can involve programming, visual design, sound design, and even story writing. They can create games for various platforms such as computers, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and virtual reality.

A game developer is a software developer who specializes in creating games. This can involve programming, visual design, sound design, and even story writing. They can create games for various platforms such as computers, gaming consoles, mobile devices, and virtual reality.

A freelance game developer works independently to create games based on their client's requirements. They handle all aspects of game development including programming, graphics, sound, and gameplay mechanics.

Hiring a game developer on Contra gives you access to top freelance talent with a diverse range of skills and experiences. The platform makes it easy to review their portfolio, communicate directly, and handle contracts and payments securely.

You can post a job with your project details on Contra. Game developers who match your requirements can apply for the job. You can also browse through game developer profiles and invite those you're interested in to apply.

Projects that require game development skills can range from creating mobile games, PC games, console games to developing virtual or augmented reality experiences. Game developers can also work on educational software, simulations, and interactive digital experiences.

The cost of hiring a game developer on Contra generally ranges from $15 to $35 per hour. However, the final cost may vary based on the complexity of the game, the developer's experience and skills, and the project duration.

Game developers use various tools depending on the platform and requirements of the game. Some common tools include game engines like Unity or Unreal Engine, programming languages like C# or C++, and graphic design tools like Blender or Adobe Photoshop.

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