SAN FRANCISCO, CA and WATERLOO, ON, Feb. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - BlackBerry
(NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) and Unity Technologies today 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 will be made available to a
limited number of qualified developers in the spring. Unity is
expecting the final release to be available in the summer of 2013.
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About Unity Technologies
Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, an intuitive and flexible
development platform used to make wildly creative and intelligently
interactive 3D and 2D content. The "author once, deploy everywhere"
capability ensures developers can publish to all of the most popular
platforms. Unity Technologies boasts a thriving community of 1.5
million registered developers including large publishers, indie
studios, students and hobbyists. Unity Technologies aggressively
re-invests in its award-winning 3D development tools and
democratization initiatives, such as the Asset Store digital content
marketplace and Union game distribution service, in order to remain at
the forefront of innovation. Unity Technologies is headquartered in San
Francisco and has offices in Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, Finland,
Germany, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Sweden, Ukraine, and the United
Kingdom. For more information, visit: http://unity3d.com.
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