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App Review – Dead Panic

This application was released on August 10, 2009 into the App Store.  Wow, this game is one of the best that I have played on my iPhone period!  I was one of the lucky people that had the pleasure of beta testing this game for Sean and was happy to do so!  This game will keep you on the edge of your seat, great sounds, graphics, gameplay!  I have played this game on all difficulty settings and am really looking forward to either a sequel or additional levels added to the gameplay!  The game has  13-level campaigns with a sci-fi storyline, instant loading/saving for quick games, ipod integration, and a full soundtrack. If you like the atmosphere of Half-Life 2 and STALKER, you’ll enjoy this game. If you like popping zombies in the head with a sniper rifle, you’ll like this game.  Please show your support and download this game today!  Below is the applications description. Head on over to the App Store and download Dead Panic today!

Dead Panic Description:

Position your soldiers, check your ammo, and prepare to repel the zombie onslaught!  Dead Panic is a tower-defense-like game where you use your reflexes to aim your soldiers at the oncoming undead hordes.

* A grown-up game for your iPhone.
* Perfect for five-minute bursts of play.
* Time management meets House of the Dead.
* If it doesn’t raise your heart rate, you may already be a zombie!

“A weird hybrid of tower defense and I-don’t-know-what.”

“Sean Maher may have just invented the casual shooter.”

“We want more! Sequel please!”

“Graphics, sound, story – a complete package that I didn’t expect from an Indie game.”


Compatible with iPhone and iPod touch
Requires iPhone OS 2.2 or later


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Other – Voices That Matter iPhone Conference

I was browsing the web and came across this upcoming conference.  Looks like there are some great people that will be speaking at this event.  I hope to be able to attend and get more acquainted with CoreAnimation and OpenGL.  The conference will be held October 17, 2009 – October 18, 2009.  There are currently 15 speakers for this event.  Head on over and check out Voices That Matter today!


It’s truly amazing to watch the incredible adoption of iPhone apps. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of this revolution? Even more amazing is how easy it is to build an application regardless of previous experience. But as the SDK grows in size and complexity, where are you going to learn about the newest functionality?

The Voices That Matter: iPhone Developers Conference is the best place to master ALL the skills you need. And nowhere else can you meet all these experts in one place, over one weekend.

At the Voices That Matter: iPhone Conference you will:

  • Learn what it takes to build killer iPhone apps.
  • Rub shoulders with the best-of-the-best iPhone developers.
  • Share and learn from first-hand development stories (the good, the bad AND the ugly!)
  • Learn what you need to know to earn a virtual black belt in iPhone development.
  • Debate the most current topics and the future of iPhone development.
  • Learn how to market your iPhone application successfully.

What Makes this Conference Stand Out?

You will be completely immersed in all things iPhone/iPod touch development from testing to distributing applications, learning directly from the most knowledgeable authors and experts in the industry. They’ll share their expertise, answer the questions that have you at a development standstill, and give you new ideas and inspiration to make your apps better than ever!

Who Should Attend?

  • iPhone and iPod touch developers
  • Long-time Mac developers wanting to leverage their existing skills
  • GUI designers and UX experts alike
  • Mobile application specialists

Come to Boston and learn how to become a part of the iPhone development revolution. If you’ve ever returned a love letter because it wasn’t written in Objective-C, if you write your social networking status updates in Xcode, if your dog is called Cocoa, then you simply can’t miss this event!

The Conference Site

Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education Conference Center (MCLE)
Ten Winter Place
Boston, Mass.

The MCLE is one block from the Downtown Crossing and Park Street subway stations, in the trendy “Ladder District” of downtown Boston. The conference rooms are equipped to provide meeting attendees with a comfortable learning environment. There is continual access to coffee and soft drinks, lots of power outlets, and wireless Internet access.

Recommended Hotel

Club Quarters Hotel
161 Devonshire Street
Boston, Mass.
Tel: 617-357-6400

Located in the heart of Boston’s financial district, the hotel is 0.3 mile from the MCLE. It is also just four blocks from Faneuil Hall and a short walk from the North End. The hotel offers affordable accommodations, with free Internet throughout the hotel. Other amenities include coffee maker, free purified bottled water, fitness room, cable TV and on-demand movies.

Club Quarters in Boston is home to the popular Elephant & Castle Pub and Restaurant, serving a combination of British classics and North American favorites, coupled with a list of more than 100 beers and an extensive list of Scotch whiskeys.

Room Rate: $151 per night
To take advantage of this special room rate, you should call Club Quarters Member Services at 212-575-0006. Please tell the reservations agent you are with Pearsonand use the group code PEA171. Alternatively, you can You cannot secure the $151 rate when booking online.

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