Gameloft announces lineup of 11 upcoming games for BlackBerry 10 devices

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By Michelle Haag on 1 May 2012 01:13 pm EDT
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Gameloft is a super popular developer of games for all platforms, including the BlackBerry PlayBook. They have announced that they will be bringing not one or two of their top games to BlackBerry 10 devices, but in fact 11 titles will be available either at launch or soon after. 

We are happy to state that with a very organized developer website, and effective debugging tools, the resources provided to us have enabled us to work quickly and efficiently. Thus, as we are set to optimize 11 new titles from Gameloft covering a variety of genres ranging from hardcore to casual, while also boasting the distinctive social integration of Scoreloop and BlackBerry Messenger.

The games are set to be integrated with BlackBerry Messenger and support Scoreloop social gaming tools and multiplayer functions. It's a great thing to see some of the most successful names in mobile gaming committing to BlackBerry 10.  I personally can't wait to play some Oregon Trail and N.O.V.A. 3! Check out the press release below, and let us know what games you're looking forward to on BlackBerry 10 in the comments.

GAMELOFT ANNOUNCES LINEUP OF 11 GAMES FOR BLACKBERRY 10

BlackBerry World 2012, Orlando FL and 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

About Gameloft
A leading global publisher of digital and social games, Gameloft® has established itself as one of the top innovators in its field since 2000. Gameloft creates games for all digital platforms, including mobile phones, smartphones and tablets (including Apple® iOS and Android® devices), set-top boxes, connected TVs and consoles. Gameloft partners with leading international brands such as UNO®, Spider-Man®, James Cameron’s Avatar™, Ferrari® and Sonic Unleashed®. Gameloft also operates its own established franchises, such as Real Football, Asphalt™, Modern Combat 3: Fallen Nation and N.O.V.A. 3: Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance®. Gameloft is present on all continents, distributes its games in 100 countries and employs over 4,500 developers.

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Gameloft announces lineup of 11 upcoming games for BlackBerry 10 devices

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I saw an Oregan Trail type game on the PlayBook months ago which i thought was pretty cool. I saw one of the comments (assuming from a young kid) saying something along the lines of "it's not a game, all you do is select things and its really short". I almost did a face palm after seeing this. i didn't think i was that old but i guess kids have never seen anything like that before, they would probably be super confused after seeing the floppy disk the game came on.

annnd to get somewhat on topic. Nice to see more games coming to BlackBerry!

I have a feeling BB10 official launch isn't too far away. My upgrade is in september/october but ill try beg t-mobile to give me it early :)

Don't think you will need it early. I think they said the first device will be out in October but its RIM so it'll probably be December.

I don't care so much about the games, but I do care about seeing developers coming to BB10. For every dev that comes over, another few consider it, etc.

OMG!! Oregon Trail... now that it something to get excited about. I loved that game growing up. We use to run to computer class in order to play either oregon trail or Number Munchers.

Well someone should actually tell whoever is in charge of Gameloft's website, twitter feed, and facebook site that Gameloft actually does support Blackberry devices. It irks no end to still see, after all this time, no mention of the Playbook officially on their website; to have their respondents on twitter to actually tell me that Eternal Legacy, for example, is not available for the Playbook when I happen to be playing it right now.

I am quite pleased with Gameloft games - always have been - but this denial of admitting they publish for the Playbook just seems so odd from this company.

Good to see they are getting game developers behind it. I am interested to see how these games perform on the bb 10 devices.

Hi @d-backs1,

Alex from RIM here. It’s been really cool to see all the apps and games that developers are already preparing for the future BlackBerry 10 platform, including Gameloft’s announcement from earlier today. With a variety of BlackBerry 10 developer beta tools released at BlackBerry World yesterday, you can bet that there will be more on the way in no time.

To keep up with the latest on developing for the BlackBerry platform, check out our Inside BlackBerry Developer Blog: http://bbry.lv/bsbpYQ.

Cheers,

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

I don't know much about development, but it seems pretty crazy that they will be able to release 11 games at once like that. If the process of getting applications over to the BB10 platform is that easy, it's a very good sign of even more things to come down the line!