Neil Young: The iPhone changed everything

Ben Parfitt
Neil Young: The iPhone changed everything

iPhone games publisher Ngmoco head Neil Young today opened GDC with a rousing keynote heralding the big changes Apple's touchscreen device has brought to the games market for developers and publishers.

Young also revealed that Ngmoco will later this year make its back-end platform for iPhone games - which incorporates analytics and an Xbox Live-style friends list - available to all of the games industry.

Describing the mobile games industry as "lame" before iPhone came along, Young recapped how Apple has broken the mobile sector's staple pillars of carrier domination, organisations which handle the 'unexciting' porting across multiple handsets, and most importantly delivering compelling mobil hardware.

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