Europe’s largest game provider for mobile phones announced today that it is getting in on the CrackBerry revolution.
Gameloft has announced that the first of a number of games for BlackBerry will be released. Asphalt Urban GT2, Lost, New York Nights, Midnight Pool, Block Breaker Deluxe and The Prince of Persia:The Two Thrones will be the first six games on offer with the promise of more to follow.
Games have been available on the BlackBerry for some time, with companies like Electronic Arts taking a lead in supplying gaming to RIM devices. Today, the market for games on mobiles is estimated to be more than $750 million annually.
The games will be priced from $5.99 to $7.99.
Developments in the operating platforms of RIM’s devices, especially the Pearl and the 8800, have made them much more versatile and compatible with a whole range of gaming platforms. The fact that BlackBerry usage has reached 8 million subscribers worldwide meant that Gameloft could no longer ignore the potential market.
According to Jeff McDowell, Vice President, Global Alliances, at RIM "Our robust, standards-based development platform has paved the way for leading developers such as Gameloft to provide complementary applications. We are extremely pleased that Gameloft is expanding their portfolio of mobile games to support the BlackBerry platform."