Whereas last year's entries
seemed more diverse (with a heavy Java slant), the 2009 Independent Games Festival Mobile finalists
are almost entirely composed of iPhone / iPod touch games -- 11 of the 14 contestants, to be exact. The remaining three entries are represented by a Nintendo DS, Java and Flash game.
A trio of games lead the pack with three nominations apiece: Wardive
(pictured). We're not anywhere close to calling it "the future of gameplay
," but the iPhone's App Store -- not to mention massive install base
-- has proven to be a viable and tempting business model for aspiring developers.