SOURCE: 3rd Power LLC

3rd Power LLC

March 02, 2009 08:00 ET

iGames Summit Shines a Bright Light on iPhone Games Industry

Leading iPhone Game Developers Gather to Highlight Success at Inaugural Conference

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - March 2, 2009) - The iGames Summit (http://www.igsummit.com) is a one day event focused on the emerging opportunity for games on the Apple iPhone platform. The event, which takes place on March 19th at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center in San Francisco, CA, will bring together hundreds of developers, industry executives, and investors to hear leading iPhone developers share their views on how to build the very best iPhone games. Speakers and panelists will discuss this evolving ecosystem, including keys to successfully building, marketing, and generating revenue from games on the iPhone platform.

Featured discussions will cover topics including:

--  Building social games for the iPhone platform -- Connecting Facebook
    and the iPhone
--  Using fun to drive social distribution of iPhone games
--  Marketing iPhone games through the App Store
--  Monetization strategies for iPhone game developers
--  Outlook for the growth of the iPhone games market
    

"The iPhone has been the most exciting mobile entertainment platform to come to market in quite some time. Game developers have seized upon the unique technical capabilities that the iPhone offers to build games that simply weren't possible before. Clever developers are taking advantage of the iPhone's location-based services, accelerometer, touchscreen, and other innovative technical capabilities to really push the envelope in game development," said Charles Hudson, executive producer for the iGames Summit. "The iGames Summit will provide a platform for enthusiasts to learn how to build, market, and monetize great iPhone games."

A number of distinguished iPhone gaming gurus are confirmed to participate in various presentations and panels: Neil Young of ngmoco, Mike Pagano of Electronic Arts, Keith Lee of Booyah, Andrew Lacy of Tapulous, Mike Mettler of admob, Sebastien de Halleux of Playfish, Shervin Pishevar of SGN, Andrew Trader (A.T.) of Zynga, Steve Demeter of Demiforce, Nicole Lazzaro of XEODesign, Ge Wang of Smule, Danielle Cassley of Aurora Feint, Jason Citron of Aurora Feint, Charles Ju of Playmesh, Brett Seyler of GarageGames, Michael Chang of Greystripe, David Helgason of Unity Technologies, and Anu Shukla of Offerpal Media.

With Apple having already shipped over 11 million iPhone 3G handsets since inception, the iPhone is one of the fastest-growing mobile communications devices to hit the market. Of the 15,000 applications available in the Apple App Store today, nearly 5,000 of those applications are games, showing the tremendous opportunity that iPhone games represent. The iPhone games market is attracting attention from established industry leaders such as Electronic Arts and Sega as well as creating a massive opportunity for new entrants.

About Us

The iGames Summit 2009 is organized by 3rd Power LLC, the team behind the Virtual Goods Summit and the Social Gaming Summit. 3rd Power aims to put on great events that bring Internet and social media professionals together to exchange ideas and make new connections. Sponsors of the iGames Summit 2009 include Morgenthaler Ventures, Offerpal Media and Zynga Games Network.

*Biographies and photos are available upon request

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Charles Edward Hudson III
    Email Contact
    (650) 283-6063

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