During the week of Macworld Expo, the day's Apple-related fun doesn't end with the daily closing of the Expo floor. Various parties and meet-ups are scheduled through the evening throughout the city. Last night we both attended one such gathering, the iPhone Intelligence Party hosted by iPhone promoter / evangelist Raven Zachary.

The event was a gathering of iPhone developers, enthusiasts, and press, with a focus on iPhone gaming. Various developers demonstrated their titles to the crowd on a largescreen projector while small LCDs embedded in the wall showed several iPhone games in play. It was an interesting venue and a great time was had by all in attendance.

We had a chance to speak with a number of iPhone game developers about their current titles and what they've got in the pipeline. Photos of some of the folks we spoke with can be seen below.

Steve Demeter (Trism), Danielle Cassley and Jason Citron (Aurora Feint), Ben Lewis (TapDefense)

TapDefense developers (Ben Lewis and Lee Linden, foreground), Fieldrunners developers (Sergei Gourski and Jamie Gotch, rear)

Ng:moco was demonstrating an upcoming word puzzle game known as Word-Fu! which visually resembles Motion-X and involves tapping blocks of letters and shaking the phone to form words. Not a lot of details on this one right now. We spoke with ng:moco CEO Neil Young who mentioned another forthcoming title called Touch Pets that is, in his words, "Nintendogs meets The Sims." Touch Pets should see release sometime between March and May of this year.

We captured a rather grainy video of the event while we were there, which includes footage of the upcoming Word-Fu! Have a look if you don't mind a little eye-strain.

Have a look at our Macworld Expo 2009 Flickr group for more photos of the week's event.

  • coconutbowling

    Word-Fu looks promising

  • coconutbowling

    Word-Fu looks promising

  • http://www.razorianfly.com James (BarringtonSoftware)

    This looks like it was a lot of fun.

    I'm thinking of flying myself down to Macworld next year (hopefully with cheaper tickets) to be the youngest developer there :)

  • http://www.razorianfly.com James (BarringtonSoftware)

    This looks like it was a lot of fun.

    I'm thinking of flying myself down to Macworld next year (hopefully with cheaper tickets) to be the youngest developer there :)

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    WOAAH! All the dev in one place!

    Something, good ought to come out from this!

    haha..cross fingers ..real FPS ..real FPS..

  • http://mohammadfauzitaib.com along123

    WOAAH! All the dev in one place!

    Something, good ought to come out from this!

    haha..cross fingers ..real FPS ..real FPS..

  • Kyoshin

    WTF ARE THEY WEARING? Omg like one bunch of nerd meeting.. You would think if they make some money they will dress at least some decent clothes..

  • Kyoshin

    WTF ARE THEY WEARING? Omg like one bunch of nerd meeting.. You would think if they make some money they will dress at least some decent clothes..

  • RaycerX

    I was there - and, I'm sad to say, I didn't have a good time at all. Besides being crowded and noisy one couldn't hear the presenters. The audio was muffled, but it wouldn't have mattered because about 90% of the crowd was jabbering away during the different presentations, anyway. Very few people were focused on the screen.

    Speaking of the screen where the demos were being shown; the projector they were using was pretty horrible. There was a pink cast across the whole screen further diminishing the quality of the presentation. I won't even go into sharpness issues.

    The crowd seemed pretty clannish, also - with people seemingly talking to just the people they came with (or work with). I tried, to strike up conversations with different people, but it wasn't that easy...and the overall noise level didn't help either.

    In any case, the concept for this party is great. I just hope they do it a little more professionally next time. Better venue, better projector, better mics and a set-up that will encourage people to shut-up, watch and listen when a developer is talking about the app they spent countless hours on. They deserve that much respect.

    Anyway, that's just my experience. I'm hoping next year will be much more improved. The concept is great, at least.

  • RaycerX

    I was there - and, I'm sad to say, I didn't have a good time at all. Besides being crowded and noisy one couldn't hear the presenters. The audio was muffled, but it wouldn't have mattered because about 90% of the crowd was jabbering away during the different presentations, anyway. Very few people were focused on the screen.

    Speaking of the screen where the demos were being shown; the projector they were using was pretty horrible. There was a pink cast across the whole screen further diminishing the quality of the presentation. I won't even go into sharpness issues.

    The crowd seemed pretty clannish, also - with people seemingly talking to just the people they came with (or work with). I tried, to strike up conversations with different people, but it wasn't that easy...and the overall noise level didn't help either.

    In any case, the concept for this party is great. I just hope they do it a little more professionally next time. Better venue, better projector, better mics and a set-up that will encourage people to shut-up, watch and listen when a developer is talking about the app they spent countless hours on. They deserve that much respect.

    Anyway, that's just my experience. I'm hoping next year will be much more improved. The concept is great, at least.

  • SMOKIN OKIN

    man these guys are cool, they must shop at abercrombie and express for men

  • SMOKIN OKIN

    man these guys are cool, they must shop at abercrombie and express for men

  • RedStaR

    who care what ther wearing....there developer's
    it's not like there going to be on tmz hounded by photogs
    they look just like developers (normal people) what did you expect them to look like?

  • RedStaR

    who care what ther wearing....there developer's
    it's not like there going to be on tmz hounded by photogs
    they look just like developers (normal people) what did you expect them to look like?

  • Finch

    "which visually resembles Motion-X"

    WOOOO Blake, for using my art as a reference to describe something else.

    remind me to send you flowers or something

  • Finch

    "which visually resembles Motion-X"

    WOOOO Blake, for using my art as a reference to describe something else.

    remind me to send you flowers or something

  • http://ilans.pl shpyo

    It's good to see people who created tapdefence ;)

  • http://ilans.pl shpyo

    It's good to see people who created tapdefence ;)