iPhone Development for Indie Developers

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  • 1. iPhone Development for Indie Developers Parveen Kaler Smartful Studios Inc Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 2. Photo Credit: Sigalakos (Flickr) Strong Opinions Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 3. Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 4. 1) Market Share Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 5. Retail Music Market Share 19% 15% Source: NPD Group Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 6. iTunes Application Store NOW (almost) FUTURE? Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 7. Fundamentally Different Audience Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 8. 2) From Game To Product Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 9. Price Points That Matter • $40 • $20 • $0.99 • FREE (freetoplay.biz) Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 10. Gamecasts - Episodic Content - À la carte Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 11. 3) Call To Action Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 12. “If games are to become more than mere entertainment, they will need to use the fundamentals of gameplay -- giving players challenges to work through and choices to make -- in entirely new ways. The forumula followed by virtually all games is a steady progression on toward victory: you accomplish tasks until you win. Halo 3, for all its flawless polish, does not aspire to anything more. It does not succeed as a work of art because it does not even try. ...” Daniel Radosh. The Playʼs the Thing. New York Times. Published: September 28, 2007. Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 13. “ ... Like cinema, games will need to embrace the dynamics of failure, tragedy, comedy and romance. They will need to stop pandering to the playerʼs desire for mastery in favor of enhancing the playerʼs emotional and intellectual life.” Daniel Radosh. The Playʼs the Thing. New York Times. Published: September 28, 2007. Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 14. Translation: I Donʼt Give A Shit Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 15. Passage: Memento Mori Jason Rohrer, Arthouse Games Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 16. Monday, July 5, 2010
  • 17. Summary • The market size will be huge but different • Make games that are digestible for iPhone users • Stop Making Bullshit http://parveenkaler.com Monday, July 5, 2010