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Can independent iPhone game development survive?

I have to admit that I didn’t know a lot about iPhone game development before I attended this panel. I don’t own an iPhone and don’t consider myself a gamer, but I was quickly enthralled by the conversation between the panelists because they spoke a lot about their entrepreneurial skills. The panelists represented a mix of truly independent developers as well as corporate sponsors. It was interesting to hear them talking about how they started with nothing and were able to develop and sell successful apps. With the growth of game development came a flooding of the marketplace. Panelists spoke of not only developing great games, but also how to market them. Personally I believe that independent developers can survive, but finding a niche is critical.

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