I'm looking for an off shore resource to build out a relatively simple application. It will be a game requiring 2d graphics, but with very minimal user input. I'm breaking the project into several stages, the first two are posted below:
Phase 1: Develop set of "scenes" with a character sprite that wanders around the "scene" aimlessly. The character should appear to be walking, this can be done by rotating the character back and forth or by creating an animation, which ever is easiest. You will be provided with the character image as well as the scene background images.
Estimated Time: 3-5hrs
Phase 2: The application will need to access a MySQL database at a defined interval, retrieve a result set, and adjust the sprites in the layer/scene accordingly. We'll start with a set of expected return values and changes. For example, if the query returns a "5" the characters speed should double, but if it returns an "F" the character should roll across the screen. This change should remain in effect until the next query.
Estimated Time: 5-10hrs
My goal is to find a long term developer that can meet the initial requirements as well as implement change requests. I would like to hire a developer for the next 2 months at INR 4000 a week to complete this project. If the project is completed sooner, you will continue to receive weekly payment and only be required to assist with bugs/change requests. If the project takes longer, we will agree on an additional timeline with the same structure. Hopefully we can work very hard for the next 2-3 weeks and then can enjoy 4-5 weeks of little to no work while still receiving payment.
I will select a few candidates near the end of bidding and request a Skype interview. This is so I can gauge your communication skills as well as your programming knowledge. Once selected I will show screen shots and provide thorough documentation for what I am looking for. Hopefully we can build a long lasting relationship with plenty of future work to come.
I would like to have frequent Skype calls to review work completed. This will take place in the evenings/mornings. I am very familiar with working with Indian developers and have spent time in Navi Mumbai, Mumbai, and Sikkim, so I am very excited to meet and work with the most qualified candidate.