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You might hire a game developer to:

  • Translate design specifications into coding algorithms
  • Program the game engine

  • Troubleshoot and fix game performance and logic errors
  • Develop shaders that benefit visual assets
  • Contribute design, audio, and visual ideas


Required skills and qualifications Preferred skills and qualifications
Proficiency with at least one programming language
Ability to ship game titles from conception to completion
Strong communication skills, and a willingness to work with a team
Deep knowledge of modern game engines such as Unreal and Unity
Deeply analytical with an eye for detail
Understanding of game development APIs such as SDL and GLFW
Knowledgeable about ways to stay organized and focused on long projects 
Specialization in at least one game programming discipline
Excellent problem-solving skills
Willingness to stay current with gaming trends