Where to hire game developers for your Game

Hiring a freelance game developer can be of great help if you are an individual game developer. There are lot of options to filter before you find the right developer for your game. The first place everyone looks at is Google. Google gives you a lot of options but how do you find out which one is right for you? In this post, we will look at the options we have personally used and give you the Pros and Cons of each one.

To simplify the hiring process for developers, we have made our own list of game developers and artists you can hire. Also don’t forget to read out guide on how to hire a freelance game developer before you proceed.


When it comes to hiring people on a budget Fiverr is the best. The way Fiverr works is, it gives you a big database of freelancers to hire from. The experience is very similar to shopping on Amazon.

You go and search for your job requirement like “2D game artist“, Fiverr gives you the list of freelancers who can do 2D art for your game with reviews from completed jobs. You can filter out the freelancers based on your requirement and chat with them to see if they match your requirement.

If none of the Gigs offered match your requirement then you can also request a custom Gig from a freelancer.

Fiverr offers an option to get back your money if you are not satisfied with the Job. This makes it risk free for the hiring company or individual.

2. Upwork

Upwork is number 2 in our list due to the complex hiring process and a more freelancer friendly environment. You have to upload your job specifications to Upwork. It will give you a list of Freelancers who can complete the job.

You can interview the freelancers you think will be a right fit and place the order. You can set your project as paid hourly or a fixed price one.

Upwork doesn’t allow you to casually browse and chat with freelancers as in the case of Fiverr. But it does let you interview them before placing the order.

Upwork has a refund policy but the freelancer decides on how much refund you will get. I have personally never needed a refund in Upwork.

3. Freelancer.com

Freelancer.com is the oldest of all three. It has been around for a long time. The reason it’s at number 3 is the hiring and payment process is the most complex one. There are many reports of technical bugs during payments.

The process of hiring a freelancer on Freelancer.com goes like this. You submit your complete project details and freelancers will submit their bid for your job. You get to select the best one for your job after screening through the options.

The main problem with Freelancer.com is you might get zero bids after waiting for a while. There is a option to invite freelancers to take up your work but sometimes you might not get a freelancer to do your job.


Out of the three Fiverr and Upwork are much easier to hire freelancers. Fiverr also offers you an option to build a team of freelancers for your company. You can access this using Fiverr Business.

In the end it comes down to the freelancer you hire. Spend some time before you hire a freelancer to know if he/she will be the right fit for your game.

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