Back in May we saw the Unity game engine offered up free for developers on Android, iOS and Windows Phone and while there was no BlackBerry 10 support, it was said to be coming soon. Today, Unity Pro 4.2 has released an update that now fully supports BlackBerry 10. This means that BB10 devs can take advantage of all the great tools that Unity has to offer and create some awesome game titles for the BlackBerry 10 platform.
BlackBerry has also teamed up with Unity to offer select Unity Pro License holders a free copy of the add-on license if they submit a game developed with Unity to BlackBerry World, plus they will also be eligible for a free BlackBerry Z10.
Unity 4.2 Pro and Free version now fully support BlackBerry 10
WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - July 22, 2013) - BlackBerry(R) (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(R) 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(R) World(TM) storefront. Additionally, BlackBerry will provide these developers with a free BlackBerry(R) 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.