Goran Lalić, Unity Developer in Belgrade, Serbia
Goran Lalić

Unity Developer in Belgrade, Serbia

Member since February 17, 2016
Goran was a hobbyist indie game developer on the side for a decade and liked it so much that he pursued a career in it. From junior member of a startup to chief architect in a large company, Goran has a variety of experience in game and web development. He is comfortable at all stages of development (design, implementation, optimization, and integration of cutting edge advanced graphics) and a variety of platforms (2D/3D, desktop, web, mobile).
Goran is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Imperial College London
    Unity3D, Virtual Reality (VR), Multiplayer, Networking, Agora, Voice Chat...
  • Tilden
    Virtual Reality (VR), Unity3D, C#, Shaders, Computer Graphics
  • Strypes
    Babylon.js, WebGL, Unity3D

Experience

Location

Belgrade, Serbia

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, Visual Studio, Windows

The most amazing...

...thing I've coded was my own 3D engine in C++ and DirectX.

Employment

  • Contractor

    2020 - 2021
    Imperial College London
    • Refactored a large existing codebase of a remote learning platform to conform to modern software architecture practices. This included setting up the new architecture of the application and ensuring that it conforms to an existing back end.
    • Integrated Agora middleware for voice and video communication and adapted it to a preexisting "classroom and workgroup" system.
    • Implemented a system for saving and loading curriculum "activity packages," which entailed designing a solution for runtime loading of code assemblies and assets from a third-party custom format.
    • Implemented a feature of a real-time remote shared whiteboard, which allowed staff and students to draw lines, write text, and paste images onto a virtual whiteboard during lectures, with minimal bandwidth.
    • Completely redesigned and re-coded the Canvas-based UI of the application, including adding visual design, coding, adaptation to various resolutions (responsive design), and layout. This includes advanced techniques such as custom data binding code.
    • Helped implement and test back-end features to work with the front end and to share messages during live sessions.
    • Made the application work with virtual reality, including custom VR-only interactions and tools.
    Technologies: Unity3D, Virtual Reality (VR), Multiplayer, Networking, Agora, Voice Chat, Video Chat, Education, Shaders
  • Contractor

    2019 - 2020
    Tilden
    • Created a full architecture for a Unity-based virtual reality browser based on an existing back end.
    • Implemented multiple browser plugins and middlewares.
    • Created a complex animated navigation system according to specifications and on time.
    • Managed a growing and changing design document with agile development practices.
    • Created multiple tools and workflows to facilitate work on the virtual browser.
    • Ported the virtual browser from a desktop VR platform to the Oculus Quest.
    • Implemented advanced graphical effects and shaders on demand.
    Technologies: Virtual Reality (VR), Unity3D, C#, Shaders, Computer Graphics
  • Developer

    2018 - 2019
    Strypes
    • Maintained and expanded a premium PoS customization tool for a large retail client.
    • Helped debug and manage the back end of a said customization tool.
    • Created in-house tooling to facilitate configuring and managing the tool.
    • Ported the customization tool from a Unity3D codebase to a TypeScript and Redux codebase with WebGL.
    • Implemented custom shader pipelines in both WebGL and Unity3D.
    • Diagnosed and solved multiple critical performance and crash issues of the deployed app on iOS hardware.
    Technologies: Babylon.js, WebGL, Unity3D
  • Lead Game Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Salpertons
    • Formed and led a team of artists and coders in designing and developing two high-profile mobile games.
    • Updated and optimized two smaller games made for the company by a subcontractor.
    • Performed job interviews and technical evaluations of potential developers, as well as performance evaluations of existing employees.
    • Oversaw the work of team juniors, performed code reviews for programmers, and oversaw the integration of assets by technical artists.
    • Implemented the game design for the two games, from the concept to device testing and deployment.
    • Integrated various third-party APIs for analytics and monetization for mobile games.
    • Performed tool programming for the company projects in Unity3D.
    • Provided a feasibility study and prototyping for potential AR applications with OpenCV and Unity3D.
    • Created an efficient, fast, minimum-footprint library for generating endless sloped procedural 2D and 3D terrain in Unity for an endless runner-type game.
    Technologies: OpenCV, C#, Unity3D
  • Senior Developer

    2014 - 2015
    VUCX
    • Implemented an enterprise-grade CRM solution in Symfony.
    • Improved a PHP-based back-end game framework that synchronizes real-time multiplayer sessions via RabbitMQ.
    • Coded a custom HTML5 and CSS3 front-end for various commercial websites.
    • Implemented an interactive video player in JavaScript for multiple devices with custom hotspot tracking data.
    • Engineered and implemented both the front and back end of an ambitious, scalable web app in Symfony.
    • Created and deployed a very heavily customized Magento website.
    Technologies: Magento, Symfony, JavaScript
  • Chief Software Architect

    2013 - 2014
    ABC Design
    • Developed and prototyped several innovative website front-end concepts in HTML5 and CSS3.
    • Created a 3D framework compatible with all modern browsers using only HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.
    • Led a team in delivering three separate commercial websites on time and to client specification.
    • Created an in-house marketing research tool in PHP used by major international corporations.
    • Ported a large Flex-based code base onto the front end for mobile platforms using Air.
    Technologies: LAMP, JavaScript, C#
  • Sofware Engineer, CTO

    2012 - 2013
    Codeion
    • Modernized and overhauled a very ambitious wearable and health monitoring web application to specifications.
    • Led a team in developing two commercial mobile apps in Air.
    • Continuously worked on and upgraded one of the largest webshops with a completely custom Doctrine back end.
    • Engineered and implemented an XMPP-based solution with an Erlang back end and cross-browser JavaScript front end to enable user-to-user real-time chat on a large website.
    • Created a modern point-of-sale solution for a major hardware retailer using C#, WPF, and MVVM, connecting to a custom back end.
    Technologies: XMPP, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), C#, JavaScript, PHP, Flex
  • Contractor Game Developer

    2012 - 2012
    Level Bit
    • Engineered a modern shooter game for mobile platforms.
    • Implemented various algorithms and optimizations to speed up the game and make it palatable to all marketable devices at the time.
    • Worked closely on coordinating asset creation with the artists.
    • Participated heavily in the game's overall mechanics and gameplay design.
    • Deployed and tested the game during development in a wide variety of mobile environments, on both Android and iOS.
    Technologies: C#, Unity3D
  • Game Developer

    2011 - 2012
    Kokakiki LLC
    • Developed various prototypes in Unity3D technology.
    • Created and shipped an iOS game to specification and glowing review without prior experience with iOS.
    • Created and maintained a library of standardized code for the company.
    • Developed an unreleased in-house puzzle game as the sole developer.
    • Created a virtual museum exhibit with full 3D walk-throughs.
    Technologies: Unity3D

Experience

  • Panzerwehr 1949
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=na530jGHOtI

    Worked as the sole programmer, game designer, writer, and concept artist for a hardcore pseudo-WW2 spidertank simulator made exclusively for virtual reality headsets.

  • Strypes

    A 3D customization tool in Unity and WebGL.

  • Like My Day
    http://likemyday.nl

    A full-stack Symfony app with social networking functions and timed alerts, aimed at helping family members of the elderly stay in touch.

  • Cenoteka
    http://cenoteka.rs/

    A price tracking web application for a consumer rights company, capable of tracking a large number of history items over a long period of time, with a tailor-made back end. The app is scalable and has been very stable over a long period of time.

  • The Fifth Expedition
    http://store.steampowered.com/app/453030

    A real-time tactics game made in Unity3D and released on Steam. Consulting work.

  • Jane Wilde

    2D arcade shooter freemium game for iOS and Android.

  • REO
    http://www.reo.de/

    Multinational website for a major electricity company, developed with Magento.

  • MyVitali

    Web client for a wearables/biometrics tracking software.

  • Tweens HD

    Casual mobile puzzle game for iOS and Android.

  • Gigatron Web Shop
    http://www.gigatronshop.rs

    One of the largest computer and appliance retailers in the region. Website engineering, upgrades, maintenance, mobile app, and more.

  • Studio Halvar
    http://www.studio-halvar.de/

    A website for a design company with custom front-end and back-end CMS.

  • ThyssenKrupp InCar®plus

    Interactive video with custom hotspot tracking.

  • ESE Remote Classroom

    A project for the Earth Sciences department of the Imperial College of London—a remote learning software with custom activities that can be created by the staff and which support large groups of students interacting in virtual activities. The project features an advanced workgroup system, custom back ends, and video and audio conferencing facilities.

    The software was mentioned in Wired: https://www.wired.com/story/geology-students-did-video-game-fieldwork-during-covid-it-rocked/

Skills

  • Languages

    C#, TypeScript 3, Dart, HTML5, Python 3, JavaScript, CSS3, ActionScript 3, PHP, CSS
  • Frameworks

    Unity3D, Unity, Photon Unity Networking (PUN), Symfony, Flex, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Redux
  • Libraries/APIs

    SFML, XNA, DirectX, OpenGL, OpenCV, SDL, Pygame, HTML5 Canvas, Node.js, Babylon.js, WebGL
  • Paradigms

    Model View Controller (MVC)
  • Other

    Unity Shaders, HTC Vive, Virtual Reality (VR), Game Design, Game Development, Shaders, Computer Graphics, Strategy Games, Rendering Pipelines, Optimization Algorithms, General Medicine, 3D Math, 2D Games, SVG, XMPP, Graphics, Voice Chat, Multiplayer, Networking, Video Chat, Education
  • Tools

    3ds Max, Git, Visual Studio 2015, NPM, Visual Studio, Composer, NuGet, Xcode, Agora
  • Platforms

    Windows, Magento, Samsung Gear VR, Oculus Rift, LAMP, Android, iOS
  • Storage

    JSON, MySQL

Education

  • Graduate degree in General Medicine
    2000 - 2010
    University of Belgrade - Belgrade, Serbia

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