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5th February 2013

Unity Working with BlackBerry to Create Deployment Add-on for BlackBerry 10

blackberryBlackBerry and Unity Technologies have announced that they are working together to create a Unity deployment add-on product for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones, empowering Unity’s over 1.5 million strong developer community to publish their games on these powerful platforms. The deployment tools will also be available for BlackBerry PlayBook™ tablets when they run the BlackBerry 10 OS. BlackBerry 10 will now be one of the premiere mobile platforms supported by the market-leading Unity engine. The deployment tool is currently in development by Unity Technologies and BlackBerry, and will be released as an add-on option for Unity.

“Unity developers have an extensive catalogue of incredible mobile games, many of which are award-winning. We’re excited to offer Unity developers easy access to the new powerful and rich BlackBerry 10 platform,” said David Helgason, CEO, Unity Technologies. “We’re eager to provide them with another exciting avenue to have their games devoured by an audience hungry for entertainment.”

BlackBerry will also seed the Unity development community with BlackBerry 10 smartphones for testing to provide developers the best possible environment to create amazing games for the new platform. Unity and BlackBerry will hold developer meet up events in Europe and North America and will give qualified developer attendees Unity Pro and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details are coming soon, so stay tuned to BlackBerry Developers Blog.

“One of the driving forces for success for a mobile platform is a strong games offering.  BlackBerry customers have already shown their hunger for mobile gaming, with games being one of the strongest categories on the BlackBerry World storefront and continuing to grow in popularity,” said Alec Saunders, Vice President, Developer Relations and Ecosystems at BlackBerry. “We are thrilled to work with Unity and to propel the momentum we are seeing in games on BlackBerry even further. Soon Unity developers will be able to use this deployment tool to quickly and easily offer their games to BlackBerry customers.”

A free beta version of the Unity add-on along with a free BlackBerry 10 smartphone for testing will be made available in the spring to a limited number of qualified developers. Unity is expecting the final release to be available in the summer of 2013.

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, February 5th, 2013 at 7:29 am and is filed under Business News, Digital Products, Game Dev, National News, New Releases, Software. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.
  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    11:30 pm on February 4th, 2013

    .@Unity3d Working with @BlackBerry to Create Deployment Add-on for #BlackBerry10 http://t.co/wEbJanBK

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