Developers: Enable gamepad-support for your BlackBerry 10 game to receive a free Gamepad package

By Bla1ze on 26 Sep 2013 09:13 pm
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As we learned during BlackBerry Jam Asia, gaming on BlackBerry 10 is huge and it's only going to get bigger as the number of available titles grows. As most folks already know from our hands-on at GDC 2013 and Dev Blog coverage, gamepad support for BlackBerry 10 is available and developers are encouraged to implement it whenever it fits. To help spread adoption of gamepad support, BlackBerry has teamed up with Moga and is offering the following promotion for developers.

All you need to do is enable gamepad-support for your game. Simply submit your gamepad-enabled game in draft mode to BlackBerry World and you will qualify to receive a free Gamepad Package, consisting of a MOGA Pro controller and a SteelSeries controller. As a bonus, when you complete your game and it’s approved, we will add it to our gamepad-enabled feature in BlackBerry World, making it easier to discover your app.

That's a pretty stellar offer, especially if you were already working on adding gamepad support. Additionally, if you're needing more details on how to get gamepad support working, the BlackBerry Dev Blog has highlighted some of the basic steps needed on their promotion announcement post. You can head on over there for the full details and learn more about the requirements for receiving your rewards package.

Learn more about gamepad support on BlackBerry 10

71 comments

Ordersol27

This sounds pretty cool

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JBML007

Developers....DO IT!

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farteater

Now!

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djdragon

So glad support is finally flooding in for BB10.

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playbookster

The fact that new great games are arriving almost daily? Try having a look sometime. I have 4 folders full of games now.

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00stryder

You took my news tip! Thanks Bla1ze!

On topic: I too, hope to see a lot of great gamepad support in the future.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

mgerbrandt

Does a "prosumer" play games with controllers? I lam little confused in what direction BlackBerry is going.

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Playbook007

You still have to do some consumer fun....all work and no play....lol

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

jacob763

They were likely too far along in planning the promotion before the "prosumer" announcement to cancel it. Not that I'm complaining, I have a few games that I'd like to see add gamepad support :)

Playbook007

I don't think they are going to ask developers to stop. I still think they will want this to continue, I just think for the next few years they need to stop trying to dethrone Apple and Android, they need to focus on their revenue source which is the enterprise, prosumer route, at the same time allow this to flow to the consumer naturally and support it as it grows.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Puz_zled

Well said

Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!

ital1

+1

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KarlosSpicyWienr

You sir deserve a +10

Z10STL100-3/10.2.0.1443

Carmels

Couldn't agree more! Need to go back to their grass roots and find new ways to thrive as a niche product, so that one day you can translate a successful business plan into consumer markets once again.

From my Z10 to YOU, BOO-YAH!

thatplaybookguy

You are right on the mark. btw I am soopergman.

WreckingBall60

I don't think BlackBerry intended to "dethrone " iOS & Android, I think that the intent was to just get back into the game in a big way. Unfortunately, it seems to have fallen a bit short.

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eldricho

toys Tools! not
Wait, did I get that right? This is confusing..

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AnimalPak200

Pro-gamers require game pads.

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Puz_zled

Ha! Yes!

Swiped with one thumb from the virtual keyboard of my awesome Z10!

mauro316

Absolutely great comment there.

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gregorylkelly

BBOS devices were great for getting stuff done, but they didn't offer anything for the user after hours and during breaks. That is why people started carrying two phones around, and eventually ditched BlackBerry when the other phones became good enough for enterprise. Even if BlackBerry focuses 100% on the prosumer, they need to make sure there are enough fun things to do for a business person's free time. Consumer features are a requirement for the prosumer device.

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Spades1234

They are trying to offer EVERYTHING to developers. From a developers perspective, nothing bad about that.

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gmsm

Agree

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moonfalle

I don't know but I consider myself a prosumer and I friggin' love games. Since when does prosumer mean no fun it's not just spreadsheets and stuff. A high quality product focused on a certain market segment still has the bells and whistles.

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gord888

Work hard, play hard. I like it!

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3_M4N

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

Playbook007

I really think BlackBerry is going to be much better off in the private sector. BB10 is really good for a young OS and it seems to be limitless in all the directions they want to go.

BlackBerry will survive in the Corporate and Government Sectors! My Z10 is so much better than an iphone!

Dave Bourque

Please do this!!! I want to use my moga pro controller that I payed for way too much.

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awindsr

Eggcellent Smithers!

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WTangoFoxtrot

This has me excited!

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Loelin

*Gamepad Support
*Less Buttons to obstruct view of screen
*"BlackBerry Hub" - Easier to see notifications
*Unity gaming engine
*Android Porting
*USB Hosting
*Going private

Seems like blackberry is going to a different market.....Oh MY god!

Anonymous2039

I wish more games would make use of the Q10 and Q5's keyboards. I only know of one game that does, and that is Asphalt 7 Heat.

--Q10 and Canadian all the way! Posted via CB10 on 10.2.0.1443. #IChooseBlackBerry10

Lofti1

Thank you so much! I've been saying developers should use keyboard controls for so long! It would be so much fun to play games and then my fingers won't get in the way of my view anymore.

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3_M4N

Don't forget Super Hexagon!

Posted while peeking and flowing on my incredible BBQ10!

Searchy

I need controller support to play NOVA 3! This is great BlackBerry!

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Leon Richards

About time, don't worry blackberry slowly your time is coming and you will rule them all. My haha haha. You have my support

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sibeans

Take 'em away....toys...

f0xG3

I would want to have a Z30 and THIS! =))

Lofti1

What I think would be much better at least for Q10 users is have keyboard controls developed! Who needs a game pad when you already have so many unused buttons on the actual phone. Come on developers make use of the keyboard!!

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joshua_sx1

Sigh... our Z10's battery really needs improvement...

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blargy

Thank freaking goodness! I bought a Moga Pro a while ago, based off the potential. I have been rather disappointed thus-far.

The free controllers are a nice touch, but I suspect that the real attractant will be the featuring within BlackBerry World.

Make my phone a console please!

And hurry up too!

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amirnabilkamelsaad

What happened to the Wii controller support that was talked about for 10.1?

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jcraig

Moga pro was purchased for Critical Wave and potential for greatness. Glad to see BlackBerry hasn't given up the gaming ghost. Hdmi output plus blue tooth controller make for one happy traveller.

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Ronstermadness

Wii controller is supported I have mine synced for some time and it work great with Shadowgun

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Julian C

Took only 5 minutes to play any games using this thing...@@

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Tool n Toymaker

Nova3, GOF2, Dead Space, Mass Effect, Real Racing 3. Are any or all of these working with the Moga Pro?

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ksean007

None of these games are supported yet only on Android

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Tomas Carrillo

I'll add 360 gamepad support to my games since I've got one and I have time to play a little with the code xD

buckwylder

I would like to have more than 1 title support my "steel series" controller.

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justinian2220

Oh shucks this is awesome! I want the Mass Effect game to have this. .plug into my tv and oh shiz

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fearmantis

Yeah nice!

BB Z10 Rocks!

amanalladin

Wow this make sense for 5 unch screen and even more bigger

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pvphooman

Could someone develop an app that can assign gestures, keyboard presses, etc..for use on a game pad? Please?
And here's the idea: ability to assign a game pad button to a specific gesture or specific press if a spot of the screen? Have it run as an active frame if necessary. Call it a game pad companion app or whatever.
The app could have custom profiles for each game. Make a pro version that allows for saving custom profiles and charge 4.99 or whatever.

-aBBuser

WRAITH7

Cool, let's go dev!

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ksean007

Finally, I have the Moga Pro since it launched and only a few games were supported on blackberry so glad to see were finally getting the love we deserve

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masterful

Nice. Do it

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EchoesFX

Yes, more titles really do need gamepad support. (I mean YOU, R-type!)

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gsioufi

Wow that's a nice idea. Would it hook up and turn your z10/z30 into a landscape psp-like device? Imagine old console emulators... that would be insane.

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playbookster

What controllers work? I'd love to use my wiiu pro controller.

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scribl3

Will this work with emulators?

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thatplaybookguy

Would love dualshock 3 support or even sub navigator support. It would be great if it was an update to the os to include all hid devices and that it would work with any game even if it wasnt hard coded into said game. That would be great for all of us. I do play a lot of games on my z10. I have invested close to $200 in games for my z10. (yes I am a pro gamer at heart)
Bring it to the Playbook as well.
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techanic

So...how complex does this game have to be? Can I get a game pad for submitting a game that consisted of a black pixel trying to eat red pixels on a white background?

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borov5

Can WebWorks developers participate in this offer??

rizztazz torch

Sounds cool, I love console gaming and I love my Zeddy bear, any addition to Eva Iva I welcome with open arms.

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RyanGermann

I wonder... OUYA emulator for BB10?... hmmmm...

russianhamms

Where is there a list of all the BB10 apps that support external controllers? I would be interested in purchasing more games if I knew that they worked with my Wii controllers.

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