My name is Richard Cabelka and I am a Hong Kong based developer and game designer. I am passionate about engineering beautiful code, sculpting stunning websites, and crafting fun experiences. I love video games and dig martial arts.

What I do. In a nutshell.

I create

I enjoy tinkering with code as much as hammering out game design documents. I believe that both design and code should be beautiful and that beauty is a manifestation of simplicity.

I deliver

I value and appreciate clarity. I will tell you whether I can do something and if I do, you can rest assured that it is going to get done. Life is too short to waste time—yours or mine.

I delight

Few things give me more joy than a satisfied client. When I start working on a project, it becomes my priority and I will do everything I can to ensure my client’s full happiness.

Years of experience
More than
Bugs fixed
DOTA 2 Games

Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.

— Bruce Lee —


I am available for hire as a web developer and game designer.



I tend to focus on front end development, but I have worked on a number of back end projects as well. I am tool-agnostic, but oftentimes take advantage of popular and well-maintained open source packages.

I provide
  • Design & development
  • WordPress customization
  • EDM design & management
  • Consultancy


I run and actively manage several e-commerce sites powered by Magento. Magento is a fully-fledged open source shopping cart solution. It is complex and not easy to tame, but it is also very powerful.

I provide
  • Server setup
  • Theme development
  • Extension installation
  • System troubleshooting

Game Design

I have a deep passion for video games and their unique interactivity. I have worked on numerous game projects both professionally and personally and I am very open to game development opportunities.

I provide
  • Conceptualization
  • Mechanics design
  • Content design
  • Gamification

Here are some of the great folks I have worked with

Aidyia All Voice Talent Concept Creations The American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong Melissa Australia Melpop G-1 Tactical Solutions

What My Clients Say

  • Without a doubt Richard has been integral to the success of All Voice Talent. The service he offers is exemplary, his attention to detail, knowledge, professionalism and the value added service exceptional. I would truly recommend his services to anyone needing to make an impact online.

    David Pope, All Voice Talent, HK
  • We have worked with Richard since late 2011. We were extremely lucky to find him as previously we had dealt with Magento consultants who overcharged and under-delivered. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone needing Magento development as he will be a great asset to any team.

    Georgie Kerr, Viver Brazil, AUS
  • Richard’s hard work and creative lead on our project were top-notch, and I do believe the EDM templates would not have been possible with another designer. I would not hesitate to recommend him to others looking for this kind of work.

    Tony Reno, AmCham, HK
  • We have used Richard for the past 2.5 years for both email and web programming. We have found his email and web programming services to be of a high standard. He is professional and incredibly efficient. It has been a pleasure working with him.

    Katrina Kerr, Concept Creations, HK
  • Richard is exceptionally hard working, reliable and innovative. He transformed our web presence by adding a number of new features and simultaneously made our website much simpler to use. To use a cliché, his work goes far beyond the call of duty. I can not recommend him highly enough.

    Peter Lloyd, Holistic Asia, HK

About Me

Curiosity may have killed the cat, but satisfaction shall make him rise again.

“Hello, my friend. Stay awhile and listen.”

Richard Cabelka

As mentioned above, my name is Richard Cabelka and I am a web developer and game designer living in Hong Kong.

I was born and bred in the Czech Republic where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and English. Shortly after finishing my university studies I moved abroad and was immediately infected with a bad case of travel bug, which resulted in a two-year stay in the UK and relocating to Hong Kong in 2006 where I have lived since. Despite frequent emotional pleas from my family, I have no immediate plans to return home any time soon—the world is a too big and too interesting a place.

Over the course of my career, I have held a number of different positions and filled a variety of roles. I have worked as a translator, an IT manager in an international boarding school, and a game designer and project and office manager in a multimedia lab and entrepreneurship centre. I am also a co-founder of Bonobo Analytics, a data analytics startup looking to improve the way e-commerce companies work.

I enjoy writing code and building beautiful and usable websites. The process of creating something from nothing is deeply rewarding and seeing your work come together and materialize on a computer screen is a feeling like no other. I tend to focus on details and obsess about every single pixel. I am a big fan of strong typography and minimalist approach to design. I also firmly believe that the underlying code is as import as its visualization and that what is under the hood matters. I’m familiar with HTML5, CSS3, PHP, Python, JavaScript (jQuery), MySQL, MongoDB, WordPress, Joomla, Magento, and Django.

HTML5 CSS3 PHP Python jQuery WordPress Magento

As much as I enjoy development, I am even more passionate about video games and game design. Games offer interactivity that is impossible to find in any other form of media and have an unlimited storytelling potential which enables the game designer to connect with the players and create a unique emotional experience for them. I enjoy a huge variety of titles and will play almost anything, but an ideal design for me is the one that marries deeply fun and engaging mechanics with the necessity to make difficult moral and ethical decisions, thus encouraging the players to reflect upon their experiences and the concepts surrounding it.

In addition to all things digital, I love martial arts (I train in pencak silat and Filippino kali), hiking and generally being active and outdoorsy. I could not live without my Kindle, I watch a lot of movies, and have a keen interest in psychology and personal development.

My Skills

Adobe CS
MySQL, MongoDB

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