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Toptal is a marketplace for top Video Game developers, engineers, programmers, coders, architects, and consultants. Top companies and startups can hire dedicated (full-time), hourly, or part-time Video Game freelancers for their mission-critical software projects.

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Charles Russell

Freelance Game Developer
United StatesToptal Member Since August 12, 2021

Charles is a full-stack developer with 10+ years of experience and degrees in design and development. He has expert C# and JavaScript knowledge, industry standards, and best practices. Charles won multiple service awards and promotions for outstanding expertise and discipline as a communications sergeant in the US Army, managing information technology for 100+ users. As the founder of his own company, Charles understands how to deliver successful projects from start to finish.

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João Azuaga

Freelance Game Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since January 5, 2022

João is a seasoned game developer who has been programming and making games for 4+ years. He is passionate about interactive media and graphical applications and is looking for projects that allow him to work with games, interactive apps, graphic visualizations, animations, and UI. João's ultimate professional goal is to create a sustainable environment where he can develop a multitude of skills in software development as well as other artistic and technical fields.

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Vanja Belic

Freelance Game Developer
SerbiaToptal Member Since January 26, 2022

Vanja is a passionate game developer specializing in Unity and Unreal Engine 4. She is proficient in C# and C++ and has successfully worked on multiple projects as a developer and manager. For the past seven years, Vanja has gained solid experience and extensive knowledge in game design and project management for gaming.

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Ricardo Costa

Freelance Game Developer
BrazilToptal Member Since September 12, 2018

A professional developer for over 13 years, Ricardo focuses on game development, computer graphics, including rendering, computer vision, and VR/AR, artificial intelligence, and client-server systems. He is also an Unreal Engine expert with eight years of experience. Ricardo is passionate about cutting-edge technology, optimizing complex systems, and creating real-time, high-performance software.

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Karla Brkić, Ph.D.

Freelance Game Developer
CroatiaToptal Member Since February 20, 2018

Karla is a bilingual professional with a PhD in Artificial Intelligence and 10+ years of experience in developing outstanding computer vision, machine learning, and AI technologies as a dedicated research scientist. As a motivational leader, she thrives in building research agendas and managing complex projects to provide world-class products, systems, and platforms. She also forges lasting relationships and uses out-of-the-box thinking to drive cutting-edge research efforts.

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Luis Boscan

Freelance Game Developer
PanamaToptal Member Since December 15, 2020

Luis is a senior software engineer with over ten years of experience developing SaaS web applications using several cloud technologies (AWS stack, microservices, and serverless). He is passionate about software design, architecture, and applying the industry's best practices, delivering quality products that exceed client expectations and are easy to grow and maintain. Luis also enjoys game development and has worked on several personal projects in his spare time.

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Nicholas Ingulfsen

Freelance Game Developer
SwitzerlandToptal Member Since December 14, 2020

Nicholas is a software developer with experience in data visualization, game development, educational and health software, and machine learning. His project history includes building a news visualization tool with augmented reality and various medical tools. He's skilled in a range of platforms (iOS, Visual Studio Code), programming languages (Swift, C#, Python), and frameworks (Unity). Nicholas is passionate about applying new technologies to innovative software to increase their accessibility.

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Gareth Falkingham

Freelance Game Developer
AustraliaToptal Member Since February 24, 2020

Gareth has been making games professionally for a decade, with a core focus on building robust systems and maintainable architectures for Unity3D C# game titles. He has a strong understanding of C++, which has helped when working with native platform code and building plugins for Unity projects. Some of Gareth's notable work experiences include working on Disney projects such as Club Penguin and Rival Stars: Horse Racing, a successful mobile title.

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Jonas Beduschi

Freelance Game Developer
GermanyToptal Member Since August 31, 2021

Jonas is a game developer by trade and education. He developed educational and serious games for universities and companies and many personal side projects. He has experience in every game production area, and his main focuses are design and programming. Experienced in Unity, Jonas has a strong interest in in-game AI, neural networks, and unit testing.

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Akselevich Aleksey

Freelance Game Developer
IsraelToptal Member Since August 17, 2021

Akselevich is an expert in software development and passionate about working with server back ends, React front ends, and mobile client sides. Akselevich is more than competent in many areas, but his real specialty lies in leading teams in the planning and execution of projects with an eye for scalability, often involving software and server architecture, database schema design, product design methodology, CD, load-balanced solutions, mobile/web app development.

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Jason RT Bond

Freelance Game Developer
CanadaToptal Member Since May 13, 2017

Jason has over a decade of experience in video games, virtual/augmented reality and 3D assets. He is an expert in the Unity Engine and can work with a wide variety of platforms (web, mobile, PC/Mac, game consoles). He prefers a multi-disciplinary approach—having a background in both game design and coding, as well as experience in audiovisual content creation pipelines.

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Clients Rate Toptal Game Developers4.4 / 5.0on average across 254 reviews as of May 16, 2024
Testimonials
Tripcents wouldn't exist without Toptal. Toptal Projects enabled us to rapidly develop our foundation with a product manager, lead developer, and senior designer. In just over 60 days we went from concept to Alpha. The speed, knowledge, expertise, and flexibility is second to none. The Toptal team were as part of tripcents as any in-house team member of tripcents. They contributed and took ownership of the development just like everyone else. We will continue to use Toptal. As a startup, they are our secret weapon.

Brantley Pace

CEO & Co-Founder

I am more than pleased with our experience with Toptal. The professional I got to work with was on the phone with me within a couple of hours. I knew after discussing my project with him that he was the candidate I wanted. I hired him immediately and he wasted no time in getting to my project, even going the extra mile by adding some great design elements that enhanced our overall look.

Paul Fenley

Director

The developers I was paired with were incredible -- smart, driven, and responsive. It used to be hard to find quality engineers and consultants. Now it isn't.

Ryan Rockefeller

CEO

Toptal understood our project needs immediately. We were matched with an exceptional freelancer from Argentina who, from Day 1, immersed himself in our industry, blended seamlessly with our team, understood our vision, and produced top-notch results. Toptal makes connecting with superior developers and programmers very easy.

Jason Kulik

Co-Founder

As a small company with limited resources we can't afford to make expensive mistakes. Toptal provided us with an experienced programmer who was able to hit the ground running and begin contributing immediately. It has been a great experience and one we'd repeat again in a heartbeat.

Stuart Pocknee

Principal

How to Hire Game Developers through Toptal

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Talk to One of Our Industry Experts

A Toptal director of engineering will work with you to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics.
2

Work With Hand-Selected Talent

Within days, we'll introduce you to the right video game developer for your project. Average time to match is under 24 hours.
3

The Right Fit, Guaranteed

Work with your new video game developer for a trial period (pay only if satisfied), ensuring they're the right fit before starting the engagement.

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FAQs

  • How are Toptal video game developers different?

    At Toptal, we thoroughly screen our video game developers to ensure we only match you with talent of the highest caliber. Of the more than 100,000 people who apply to join the Toptal network each year, fewer than 3% make the cut. You’ll work with engineering experts (never generalized recruiters or HR reps) to understand your goals, technical needs, and team dynamics. The end result: expert vetted talent from our network, custom matched to fit your business needs.

  • Can I hire game developers in less than 48 hours through Toptal?

    Depending on availability and how fast you can progress, you could start working with a game developer within 48 hours of signing up.

  • What is the no-risk trial period for Toptal game developers?

    We make sure that each engagement between you and your game developer begins with a trial period of up to two weeks. This means that you have time to confirm the engagement will be successful. If you’re completely satisfied with the results, we’ll bill you for the time and continue the engagement for as long as you’d like. If you’re not completely satisfied, you won’t be billed. From there, we can either part ways, or we can provide you with another expert who may be a better fit and with whom we will begin a second, no-risk trial.

  • What type of talent does Toptal have?

    Our platform hosts a very diverse range of skill sets, experiences, and backgrounds. Our freelancers range from software engineers, user experience designers, project management experts, and product managers to finance experts who have worked at leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, Amazon, and many more.

    Our software developers are game app developers, game designers and mobile game developers who are highly skilled in programming languages for mobile game development, virtual reality app development, mobile games and 3D games.

  • What other services does Toptal provide?

    Besides our talent matching services, we also provide web and application development services like a development company. Through our Toptal Projects team, we assemble cross-functional teams of senior project managers, web developers, app developers, user interface designers, and other technical skills. Our team members follow a well-defined development process to build a fully functional solution.

Tap Into World-Class Talent

  • Trusted Experts Only

    Trusted Experts Only

    All of our talent are seasoned experts who ramp up quickly, readily contribute as core team members, and work with you to minimize onboarding time.

  • The Right Fit

    The Right Fit

    We have a knack for matching you with the right fit. Start working with your new hire on a no-risk trial period, paying only if satisfied.

  • Scale as Needed

    Scale as Needed

    Hire talent within 48 hours and scale your team up or down as needed, no strings attached.

  • Seamless Hiring

    Seamless Hiring

    We handle all aspects of billing, payments, and NDA’s. Let us take care of the overhead while you focus on building great products.

  • Flexible Engagements

    Flexible Engagements

    Choose the engagement type that suits your needs — hourly, part-time, or full-time — with the ability to change anytime.

  • Expert Talent Matching

    Expert Talent Matching

    Focus on your project and enjoy support from your dedicated account executive and expert talent matcher.

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