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Mobile matters at European Developer's Forum

Independent developer trade body TIGA has announced that its mobile group is to host a one day conference exploring the issues facing mobile gaming as part of the European Developer's Forum conference next week.

Independent developer trade body TIGA has announced that its mobile group is to host a one day conference exploring the issues facing mobile gaming as part of the European Developer's Forum conference next week.

The TIGA mobile group's conference, which had formerly existed as a popular separate event, will be divided into two diverse streams - with one focusing on how to develop mobile games, and the other addressing the question of how to make money from them.

Topics up for discussion in the technical morning sessions will include issues such as how to deal with conversions and porting, working around the limitations of mobile device memory sizes and which multiplayer platform to choose.

The afternoon sessions will then examine sales statistics from the industry, discuss marketing for mobile games, and examine the development of titles for N-Gage Arena, before moving on to a cross-industry panel discussing the future for the mobile sector.

The whole conference will fall within the auspices of the European Developer's Forum, a three day conference designed to address real-world technical issues facing developers in the videogame industry, which runs from September 1st to 3rd in London's ExCeL convention centre, alongside Game Stars Live and the European Games Network events.

For more information about the European Developer's Forum, you can [read our extensive interview with EDF steering committee chairman Jeremy Longley], or check out [the conference website].

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