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Game Developers Conference 2010 organizers have an initial list of sessions posted for their very first iPhone Games Summit Track.
Previously, iPhone sessions and panels were mixed in with GDC’s Mobile Games or Independent Games Summits. The new iPhone Games Summit provides a space for would-be, indie and big time developers to talk about both the technical aspects of working with the iPhone as well as business strategies. The summit lasts for two days, starting on March 9.
So far, GDC has announced eight iPhone Games sessions. The emphasis in many of these panels looks to be on multiplayer and social networking development. In particular, developer Ngmoco has two panels lined up that discuss its latest titles, Eliminate (a multiplayer shooter) and Touch Pets Dogs (a virtual pet/social networking game).
So far, there are no announced indie-centric iPhone Games Summit sessions. There is a session titled “The iPhone Contract: What You Should Have Read” that will likely benefit indie developers who for the most part can’t afford their own legal counsel. We’ll see who else signs up before the early registration for GDC sessions ends in about a month.
Check out the full list of the iPhone Games Summit sessions here.