My Speciality

Definitely Games

I'm Gameplay Programmer (and gamer)

For past 5 years, I've been highly involved within the Video Games Industry, I love to work with Unity, try out new technologies such as AR/VR/XR, Think out of box and make something cool. When I'm not programming games, you can usually find me playing them instead. Favorite Genre? Ohh its hard to say, I enjoy so many but RPGs and FPS for sure!

My Background

I’m Nodari, also known as a Hagrid. “Video Games” is pretty much a description of my life, however unlike most, I actually grew up making Video Games, rather than just playing them (but to be honest, I’ve also played a lot!).

For past 5 years, I’ve been professionally engaged within the Video Games Industry, and for past 3 years I’ve been part of the Stormbringer Studios, where I was mentored by, and worked alongside the industry veterans. I’ve contributed to many indie titles, including one of the most successful game being Pixel Fury, with over 5 million downloads.

Alongside the SBS, I’ve started working on Upwork as a freelancer with great success. I have had both Rising Talent and Top Rated badge within short period of time. I was also featured as a #2 TOP Developer.

I had chance to attend one of the biggest indie (and not only) conference, Casual Connect & Indie Prize in Berlin. I met people from some of the top big studios such as Square Enix, Valve, Bohemia Interactive and lot more a bit smaller, but amazing studios. I’ve also met Artur Maksara, Producer of Shadow Warrior 2 and I’ve connected with many more, some of them has even mentored me (such as devs from Ubisoft and DICE)

AR, VR and other cutting edge technologies aren’t new to me. My AR Game got recognized by Microsoft and I were invited at the Microsoft. And my last VR Project that I worked on was nominated for two awards, Best Debut VR Experience and the Best VR Interactive Narrative Experience at the Raindance Film Festival in London.

Since 2018, I now run my own studio, Wild Skull Games

I still believe I got long way to go, so I’m currently looking for all kinds of opportunities (Internships, Junior Positions, QA, Universities etc.). If you are looking for someone, who’s passionate about what they do, who loves to think out of box and enjoys problem solving, I’m your guy, send me an email!

  • Name:

    Nodari Kobakhidze
  • E-mail:

    nodari@hagrid.me
  • Address:

    Tbilisi, Georgia
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My Skills Include

video skills
Unity3D
5 Years
C/C++/C#
5 Years
Game Development
5 Years
Cross Platform Deployment and Managment
4 Years
AI/Physics
3 Years
Gaming
10+ Years

Some of the Projects

  • Games

Resume

Work Experience

CEO & Founder @ Wild Skull Games

Aug 2018 - Present

Since 2018 I have established my own studio, currenlty working on our unannounced PC title. Feel free to checkout more information at www.wildskullgames.com

Freelancer @ Upwork

Jul 2016 - Present

  • Rising Talent, TOP Rated
  • Multiple Successful Projects
  • 100% Job Success Rate Alongside Constant 5 Star Feedback
  • Was featured as #2 TOP Developer of the Month

Senior Gameplay Programmer @ Stormbringer Studios

May 2016 - Sep 2019

Responsibilities

  • Working with Unity3D, C#, C++, ensuring high quality and industry standards
  • Tech used: Unity3D, XCode, Android Studio, UWP
  • Developing not only games but high quality AR and VR experiences
  • Making games from scratch, getting them ready for publishing

We have produced some amazing games, such as Pixel Fury with over 5 million downloads

Ambassador @ Activision Blizzard

Jan 2017 - Jul 2018

I was part of the Activision Ambassador program. Represented the company, and provided technical help to players for "Call of Duty" and "Destiny" franchises. I had opportunities to talk to some of the developers, and get some feedback from them on my development career

Lead Developer @ Head Cornerstore

Aug 2016 - Jan 2017

Responsibilities:

  • Lead development of multiple mobile games, using Unity Engine
  • Finalizing the development and porting games to different platforms including IOS and Android
  • Ensuring high quality standards, keeping close communication with dev teams, lead them correctly and help if necessary

The first game, "Stack Money" got over 100K Downloads.

Education

Tbilisi State University

2019 - 2022

Pursuing Bachelor's degree in Mathematics

Recommendations

Alex Lashkhi

Nodari is one of the best students. Very motivated and talented. He is super adaptive to new environments. Has really good skill of problem solving, strong communication skills and opened mind ! He learned C/C++,C# with no problem and has adapted his knowledge using Unity, XCode and Android Studio. He is good team player. We have developed games together that were published on Appstore/Google Play

Zurab Barisashvili

Nodari is one of the best programmers that I had pleasure to work with. He is very professional and knows what he is doing. Nodari is always organized and very communicative, his work shows high industry standard along side with efficient and fast working speed

Khalfani Rushiddin

The ABSOLUTE BEST Developer I've worked with ever (and I've known some cool and knowledgeable developers)! Nodari is smart, knows the most current leading edge technology, and is just overall advanced beyond his years. Dedicated and honest, very trustworthy to get the job completed.