I'm Adam - an experienced freelance games and application developer, based in Middlesbrough, UK. I work with a wide range of clients, from small start-up's to Sony.
I'm available to work remotely or in-house anywhere in the UK, and can take on anything from a full project to simply supporting your existing team with some additional development capacity.
Should you require artwork, I maintain a strong network of talented local designers and artists who can be utilised depending on your needs.
Outside of development work, I also regularly talk at conferences and schools on topics surrounding game development and entrepreneurship, help in a due diligence capacity for several investors and venture capitalists, and sit on the advisory board of Atlanta based game studio Ker-Chunk games, helping the team with raising finance and monetization of their titles. I am founder and CTO of VC backed startup "Orca Mobile", producing a location-aware social networking app and I formerly ran VC-backed iOS promotion company Daily App Dream before exiting this company through acquisition by EARI in November 2012.
Want to discuss a project or get in touch? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some of my past work
Below are case studies highlighting some of the projects I've worked on both independently and for clients. More in-depth details about all my recent projects can be found in the portfolio section.
I worked with Mudvark games on their recent title Water Works. I undertook all programming tasks, working alongside their in-house artists and designers. The game was built in Unity3D and is aimed at 12-14 years old kids, designed to enrich an educational program teaching Earth Sciences.
The game is fundamentally a real time strategy; players must tie up the water system to their town, ensuring water is cleaned and dirty water disposed of efficiently in order to keep the towns inhabitants happy. The title was developed for both Android tablets and iPad, to be launched within schools in the coming months.
The REALSafe application I developed for REALRIDER is a GPS motorbike tracking tool which will detect if a rider crashes their bike. The app is tied directly into the UK ambulance services and immediately notifies emergency services of the rider’s location upon detecting a crash. Users can additionally use the app to share their favourite routes and notify the community of dangerous roads, potholes and hazards.
The application upon release was featured on BBC Click. Licences for the app have since gone on to be bought in bulk by manufacturers including BMW in order to be provided on mass with all their UK bike sales.
The Ories: Super Space Monsters is the most recent title I worked on independently. It is a freemium game, produced in Unity 3D. I undertook all the programming, working alongside local freelance artist Mike Kirby.
Outside of core gameplay, the game also features Game Centre integration, Flurry Analytics, a custom back-end server setup to allow for control of item pricing without the need for submission of an update, Playhaven advertising, social sharing via Facebook and Twitter, as well as turn-based multiplayer. The game was additionally localised into Simplified Chinese, Japanese, French and Spanish.
To date the game has over 2,500,000 registered sessions, was featured on the main banner of of the Apple App Store upon launch and maintains a consistent 4.5/5 user rating in the majority of territories.
Below are some of my more recent bits of work. Click on any of the images below to see more information about a given project.
My prices are open to negotiation, and may be reduced for long-term contracts, repeat clients, or if I just really like a particular project. Costs below can however be considered standard rate-card. I am open to further equity based advisory roles in regards to Business Development support. Prices below are excluding VAT (where applicable) and exclude any incurred expenses pertaining to the undertaking of in-house development work*
Back-End Development£450 / $650Per day
- PHP and MySQL back-end development
- Custom, cross-platform push notification setups
- Install tracking for use in mobile advertising analytics
- Admin panels to cater for modification of in-game item pricing
- Custom turn-based multiplayer implementations
Unity Development£350 / $550Per day
- 2D or 3D games / apps, across a range of platforms
- AI, Networking, GUI, Shaders, Gameplay Coding
- Thiry-Party services integration including
Photon Multiplayer, Game Centre, Social Sharing,
Prime31 Plugins, Advertising Banners, EZGUI and more
- Porting of games / apps to other platforms
Business Development£450 / $650Per day
- Writing and proof reading of business plans
- Support on game monetization
- Introductions to publishers / investors / press
- Support getting businesses investment ready / accessing finance
- Support on pitch preparation