Hi everyone, I’m a professional developer (since 1992 professionally) that has applied to the iFund and have made it through the first round. What I can tell you in this post is my primary objective involves bringing more entertainment software to the iPhone/iPod Touch platform, but I won’t go into more detail than that. Having joined this website before the iFund was announced (or at least before I applied for it) I’ve been paying attention as much as time allows me to, and since it appears those on this website are the most focused group of customers/potential customers, hey, I might as well as those that already are owners of the platform (and I’ve seen cases where there’s clearly a bunch that aren’t yet, but want to be) and ask what people are interested in. Here’s the thing to keep in mind: at least at first, I’ll be working by myself, and wish to get a bunch of games going quickly. I do intend on making use of the hardware in a way I’ve not seen done before, so let your imaginations run wild! For all those interested, please answer these questions, best you can. Whether via private message or in this thread, please fill in with truthful answers: anything other than the truth won’t get anyone anything useful! Also, please note I’m not looking for specific implementations/ideas for entertainment software, and I make no promises either way as to what will/won’t be produced or ideas will be harvested for later inspiration. 1. Do you play any games, and if so, what sort of games (please answer for ALL types of games, not merely those you’ve played on a computing platform of any type)? 2. What other sort of entertainment software are you interested in (be aware Apple won’t allow anything resembling porn for the official platform, and I refuse to go there by choice anyway, regardless of platform)? 3. Being that this is a question about what sorts of games/entertainment software people want for a mobile music player/phone platform, in what environment(s) do you spend the time you’d be using this software, and in what sort of time durations? 4. Do you like to be physically active while playing games or being entertained? 5. Do you like to be mentally active while playing games or being entertained? 6. How important is replayability to you? 7. What do you think is a fair price for various types of titles, and why? 8. Would you prefer to have single-person games, multiplayer games, games that offer both options, and how many people would you want to play with at once? 9. What is your age range (exact age isn’t vital here, if you’re paranoid: something reasonably close is fine)? 10. How would you rate the importance of gameplay versus graphics and sound? 11. Please fill in any questions you have for me I’ve not addressed here, or other comments: I’m sure I’ve missed some point! Thanks, everyone!