Gaming is a huge part of the BlackBerry 10 ecosystem, and today's Unity announcement will ensure it stays that way for the foreseeable future. Unity 4.2's game engine, which already supports the likes of iOS, Android, and Windows Phone 8, is now on board with BlackBerry 10 as well.
To put it in simple terms, both Pro and Free versions of Unity 4.2 can be utilized by devs to get their games onto BB10. Anytime devs have more support from the outside, it's a good day for us, the end users, who will eventually get to enjoy these great titles. If you're a game developer, and want to take advantage of a couple of special promotions BlackBerry is offering, check out the press release below!
Unity 4.2 Pro and Free version now fully support BlackBerry 10
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 22, 2013) - BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY)(TSX: BB) today announced that with the release of the Unity 4.2 update, Unity's more than 2 million strong developer community is now able to use the free and Pro BlackBerry® 10 add-ons for Unity to publish their games for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
To further foster the development of high-quality games for BlackBerry 10, BlackBerry and Unity Technologies have teamed up to offer a number of select Unity Pro License holders a free copy of the BlackBerry Pro add-on license until November 20, 2013, if they submit a game developed with Unity to the BlackBerry® World™ storefront. Additionally, BlackBerry will provide these developers with a free BlackBerry® Z10 smartphone.(i)
"BlackBerry 10 is a great platform for gaming, giving customers an immersive experience that's fast, fluid and responsive," said Alec Saunders, Vice President of Developer Relations and Ecosystems at BlackBerry. "Unity developers can now deliver that same immersive experience to their customers with BlackBerry 10. The new add-on makes it very easy for Unity developers to create rich and visually stunning games for the powerful new BlackBerry 10 platform, and we encourage developers to take advantage of the limited time offer and see what BlackBerry 10 can do with their games."
"We want to open paths for our incredibly talented community of developers to find success on the most exciting mobile technology and ecosystems," said Tony Garcia, Executive Vice President at Unity Technologies. "BlackBerry 10 provides an excellent opportunity for all of our developers to connect with an incredible user-base hungry for high-quality BlackBerry 10 games."
Developers can visit http://unity3d.com/unity/download/ today to download Unity 4.2 which includes the BlackBerry deployment add-on.
(i)800 Unity licenses and BlackBerry Z10 smartphones available. Term and Conditions apply. Visit https://unity3d.com/contest/blackberry/terms for complete offer details.