This Year’s GDC to Feature Many Games for Apple’s iPhone

March 8, 2010, By Radimir Bobev

Many considered the iPhone a joke in terms of gaming possibilities when it came out, but today, this is far from true, as the device can easily be considered one of the most important gaming platforms right now. The Game Developers Conference in San Francisco this week will likely show products that will end the debate for good.

This year’s GDC begins Tuesday, with the GDC Mobile/Handheld summit, which will present 18 discussions on various topics related to mobile gaming, such as “bootstrapping games on Android;” “Creating augmented reality experiences on Nintendo DSi;” “Social networks: The new marketplace for mobile games?” as well as many others.

But the iPhone isn’t featured in any of the 18 panels – the reason is that it’s now considered important enough to be given its own summit, which will be held on Tuesday and Wednesday and will comprise of 16 panels and discussions related to iPhone games.

To anyone who’s been involved with the iPhone’s gaming scene, this should come as no surprise, as it has been largely active in recent times.

[ Via CNET ]

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