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John Klima

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Member since January, 2014

I am a highly experienced C/C++ programmer specialized in 3d graphics, games, and educational software for more than 15 years. I currently focus on apps and games for mobile devices and can deliver cross-platform solutions for Android, iOS, Windows, OSX, and even Tizen. I am an American living abroad in Lisbon, Portugal where I was formerly Lead Programmer for Biodroid Entertainment ( ) heading up the console division, having worked on titles for Wii and PlayStation3. My online published titles include "vside" ( ) and the Jason Project ( ) My complete resume and bio can found on my website:

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@johnklima

  • 76%Jobs Completed
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  • 95%On Time
  • 7%Repeat Hire Rate

Top Skills

  • Mobile Phone
  • iPhone
  • Android
  • C++ Programming
  • Game Design
  • Audio Services
  • Game Consoles
  • Electronics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Computer Graphics
  • Sound Design
  • Game Development
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Experience

Lead Programmer

Jan 2007 - Jan 2011 (4 years)

Lead Programmer, Zblu Cops and Chiquititas Wii console games. Implemented a highly optimized game system expanding the Gamebryo 2.6 engine, featuring threaded background asset loading, A* path finding, realtime physics including spring forces, character AI, and an easy to use scripting system for interactive objects in-game.

New York University, Courant Institute.

Jan 2004 - Jan 2006 (2 years)

Lead the "Rapunsel Project" funded by the National Science Foundation, to design and build a computer game to introduce programming concepts to girls.

Adjunct Professor of New Media

Jan 2003 - Jan 2007 (4 years)

Taught several courses to Masters design students in the field of computer game design and production.

Education

MS

2004 - 2006 (2 years)

BFA

1983 - 1987 (4 years)

Certifications

none (2000)

As my work bridges between the worlds of Art and Science, no professional certifications, beyond educational degrees apply

Publications

Kissing - A Procedural Approach

Keynote address at the Sandbox Symposium, ACM SIGGRAPH, 2007, outlining how I implemented a procedural animation system for the online world "vSide" - a social environment for teenagers.

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  • Mover and Shaker

    Create 50 Milestones.
  • The Economist

    Complete 10 projects on budget.
  • High Roller

    Complete a project worth over $500USD (or equivalent) on Freelancer.com.
  • Smart Money

    Create 10 Milestones.
  • All Star

    Receive a 5-star rating for a project.
  • The Critic

    Post 10 Reviews.
  • The Speculator

    Sponsor 1 bid.
  • The Adventurer

    Complete your first project.
  • The Regular

    Log in every day for 1 week.
  • Proven Identity

    Complete your Email, Phone and Payment verifications.
  • Nine-to-Fiver

    Win a project and accept the offer.
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    Bid on 20 projects.
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