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Wednesday night Touch Arcade and MacHeist held the iPhone Launch Party 2009 during Apple's World Wide Developers Conference in San Francisco.  The RSVP list included industry celebrities (such as Steve Wozniak and "DVD Jon" Johansen), a large number of notable iPhone developers, and fans of iPhone gaming in general. 

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The party served as the launch event for a number of great iPhone titles as well as a demo opportunity for the recently announced Doom Resurrection.

Games demonstrated or introduced at the event:

A particularly entertaining part of the evening was Monodomo's demonstration of their iPhone beat-box app, bChamp [$0.99].  Have a look at the raw beat-boxing action that unfolded at the event.


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Even The Woz couldn't help himself (video)....  See our party walk-through video for a quick spin around the venue.

The Launch Party 2009 seems to have been a blast for all involved and Touch Arcade is very happy to have been involved in making it happen.  We thank all that were in attendance for being part of the event.

See more photos of the event after the jump.


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Waiting for the event to begin

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Rob Murray of Firemint (center) and Jeff Scott of 148apps.com (right)

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The Imangi crew (Keith, Natalia, and dad) with The Woz and his wife

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Bruce Morrison of Freeverse (right)

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David Frampton of Magic Jungle Software (left)

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PowerGlove interfaced with iPhone!

Full set of images on Flickr.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Looked like a good ol' time. If I hadn't of moved from California it would have been great to go and check things out.

  • http://www.astrosaurus.com astrosaurus

    Looked like a good ol' time. If I hadn't of moved from California it would have been great to go and check things out.

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    I hust had to download bChamp :)

  • http://www.yourpersonalrobot.com your personal robot

    I hust had to download bChamp :)

  • aboll09

    Darn, sorry I missed out, especially on that impressive beat boxing!

  • aboll09

    Darn, sorry I missed out, especially on that impressive beat boxing!

  • http://acceleroto.com/ Bryan Duke

    Thanks for hosting a great party!

  • http://acceleroto.com/ Bryan Duke

    Thanks for hosting a great party!

  • VegantTnT

    I picked up bchamp as well...

    Such a waste. I can't get it to do anything but make wild sounds.

    I tried the "three easy to learn controls" and they rarely work. More so, the mic is extremely sensitive and picks up everything going on around me.

    The info button shows more information about the team that made it... but there is no way to exit that screen

    Locking my screen while the app is running also crashes my iphone every time.

    Avoid it unless you have money to burn

    • http://www.monodomo.com Ronald

      @VegantTNT Sorry to hear you have problems with bChamp.

      We are aware of a couple of similar stories on the web of the sensitivity issues and the non closing about-screen, but haven't been able to reproduce the issues.

      Could you email me your iPhone model and OS version? Ronald at 1uptoys dot com

      Much appreciated
      Ronald - monodomo, developer of bChamp

  • VegantTnT

    I picked up bchamp as well...

    Such a waste. I can't get it to do anything but make wild sounds.

    I tried the "three easy to learn controls" and they rarely work. More so, the mic is extremely sensitive and picks up everything going on around me.

    The info button shows more information about the team that made it... but there is no way to exit that screen

    Locking my screen while the app is running also crashes my iphone every time.

    Avoid it unless you have money to burn

    • http://www.monodomo.com Ronald

      @VegantTNT Sorry to hear you have problems with bChamp.

      We are aware of a couple of similar stories on the web of the sensitivity issues and the non closing about-screen, but haven't been able to reproduce the issues.

      Could you email me your iPhone model and OS version? Ronald at 1uptoys dot com

      Much appreciated
      Ronald - monodomo, developer of bChamp

  • Dogmeat

    astrosaurus: you wouldn't have been able to get in, I live in SF and work right near the museum and reserved early and I didn't get in. Would have been fun.

  • Dogmeat

    astrosaurus: you wouldn't have been able to get in, I live in SF and work right near the museum and reserved early and I didn't get in. Would have been fun.

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Yeah thanks for a good party, it was nice meeting everyone. We were fashionably late, about 4 hours or so ;)

    Anders, from Illusion Labs

  • http://illusionlabs.com Anders

    Yeah thanks for a good party, it was nice meeting everyone. We were fashionably late, about 4 hours or so ;)

    Anders, from Illusion Labs

  • http://toykite.com Robert

    Awesome party, great to meet everyone in person! Thanks a lot for hosting us Arn!

    Meeting Woz was so, so cool - he's seriously a great guy.

    Cheers all!

    Robert, ToyKite

  • http://toykite.com Robert

    Awesome party, great to meet everyone in person! Thanks a lot for hosting us Arn!

    Meeting Woz was so, so cool - he's seriously a great guy.

    Cheers all!

    Robert, ToyKite

  • jackson

    someones gotta lay off the donoughts (if u no what i mean) >D

  • jackson

    someones gotta lay off the donoughts (if u no what i mean) >D

  • Clara

    Hey Blake, was this the first time you met the Woz? I actually met him back in 1999 then again in 2000. The first was when he went to Brown to talk and the second was for our Tetris on the SciLi. Your party looks awesome and well attended!

  • Clara

    Hey Blake, was this the first time you met the Woz? I actually met him back in 1999 then again in 2000. The first was when he went to Brown to talk and the second was for our Tetris on the SciLi. Your party looks awesome and well attended!

  • http://www.imangi.com nattylux

    Thanks for the awesome party, guys!

  • http://www.imangi.com nattylux

    Thanks for the awesome party, guys!

  • Ape lover

    nerd fest

  • Ape lover

    nerd fest