The 2009 Game Developer's Conference kicks off on March 23rd 2009 in San Francisco, CA. Both editors of TouchArcade will be present at GDC to provide ongoing coverage and reporting on iPhone and iPod Touch news from the conference.
As strange as it seems, this is only the first year that the iPhone has been a true gaming platform at the GDC. The iTunes App Store is less than one year old with the first Apps deployed in July 2008. And what an amazing 8 months its been. Neil Young's GDC Mobile keynote presentation seems to say it all: "Why the iPhone just changed everything".
The most exciting innovation of the last year, iPhone has not only changed the possibilities for mobile gaming but is proving to emerge as a gaming device as compelling as existing dedicated handheld game devices. With far reaching impacts on publishing, distribution & development the iPhone has merged the best of mobile with traditional games and then added new media economics for good measure.
Both Blake and I would love to meet up with any iPhone developers to talk about your games or upcoming releases.