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Saturday, March 12 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Staying Alive: Can Indie iPhone Game Development Survive?

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Now entering its fourth year of game development, the AppStore has evolved from an indie gold mine to a competitive and overcrowded marketplace. How can an indie developer adapt? Come listen to a group of indie iPhone developers tell their tales of successes and failures. What makes some developers close up shop vs. what makes some developers prosper (and others hang on by the skin of their teeth)? The panel members consist of content creators, engineers, business specialists and members who wear all those hats at once. Their companies range from a team of one to a team of many. What strategies have worked and allowed them to survive and what strategies have failed? We will discuss the process from development to market. The panel will touch on developmental tips and tricks and promotional ideas. Finally, we will discuss where we see the future of indie development going through the iPad and beyond.


Steve Broumley

PresSmashing Studios
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Peter Franco

DirDr Fun Fun LLCPeter Franco is founder of Dr. Fun Fun LLC, based in Austin, TX. Dr. Fun Fun is focused on creating quality casual games and entertainment, with outstanding visual imagery. Peter has over 13 years experience in the video game industry. He studied fine art in New York... Read More →

David Kalina

Owner/Tech DirTiger StyleDavid Kalina is co-owner and principal engineer of Tiger Style, the independent game developer behind the award-winning iDevice smash "Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor." David spent his formative years developing artificial intelligence systems for big budget... Read More →
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Heather Kelley

FounderPerfect PlumHeather Kelley, also known as moboid, is a media artist, curator, and game designer. Currently Ms. Kelley heads her interaction and experience design studio Perfect Plum. Perfect Plum’s first product is the OhMiBod app, an intuitive and beautiful iPhone interface... Read More →

Alan Knitowski

CEOPhunware IncMr. Knitowski is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Phunware, Inc., a mobile application infrastructure company. Previously Mr. Knitowski served as President of Alternative Investments for Curo Capital LLC, and Co-Manager of both the Curo Capital Appreciation... Read More →

Saturday March 12, 2011 11:00am - 12:00pm CST
Austin Convention Center, Room 12AB

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