Hot off the heels of the BlackBerry 10 exhibit, RIM announced a partnership with Gameloft that will see the developer offer a number of mobile titles by the time the new platform launches. As RIM notes, these games will be designed to take advantage of "key" features within the fresh OS, including Scoreloop social gaming tools and multiplayer functions. Among the 11 games set to be released are Shark Dash, Ice Age Village, Oregon Trail and, of course, N.O.V.A 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance -- all of which will range from free to $6.99. Let's not forget, though, that Jetpack Joyride and Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 1 will also be making their way onto the platform. All in all, not a bad way for the Waterloo-based outfit to kick things off.
GAMELOFT ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 11 GAMES FOR BLACKBERRY 10
San Francisco, CA - May 1, 2012 – - Gameloft, a leading global publisher of digital and social games, is announcing a lineup of 11 games coming to the BlackBerry® 10 platform. The games are being optimized for the new platform using the BlackBerry® 10 Native SDK (software development kit), and include Shark Dash, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Ice Age Village and Oregon Trail: American Settler, to name a few.
"We are thrilled to be able to bring some of our most popular titles to the BlackBerry 10 platform," said Ludovic Blondel, Vice President of OEM at Gameloft. "BlackBerry 10 customers can look forward to enjoying a slew of high-quality games of all genres , including the tremendously successful Shark Dash and Ice Age Village, with an improved gaming experience all around."
"The BlackBerry 10 platform allows game developers to deliver a high performance mobile gaming experience for customers," said Martyn Mallick, Vice President Global Alliances & Business Development at RIM. "We have a long and productive relationship with Gameloft and we are pleased to work with them to bring a number of their most popular games to BlackBerry 10 customers at launch."
The games are designed to take advantage of key BlackBerry 10 features including the Scoreloop social gaming tools and multiplayer functions, and will range from freemium to $6.99 per app. Shark Dash, N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance, Ice Age Village and Oregon Trail: American Settler will be available on BlackBerry App World™ at launch, with more games to follow.
For more information, please visit Gameloft's website at www.gameloft.com