News & Rumors

Grab a BlackBerry PlayBook for $69.99 today only from eBay

Devices

From the forums: The BlackBerry PlayBook 10 concept and this one looks a real beauty

PlayBook Apps

CascaRun Sports Tracker Pro hits the BlackBerry PlayBook

Editorial

CrackBerry Mailbag: The Death of the PlayBook

Devices

BlackBerry PlayBook OS support officially ends this April

BlackBerry Tablet OS

BlackBerry PlayBook updated to OS 2.1.0.1917

CrackBerry Polls

60% of BlackBerry PlayBook owners are still perfectly happy using their tablets

BlackBerry Apps

BlackBerry still actively working on PlayBook OS updates, Bridge update now available

From the Forums...

What features would your ultimate BlackBerry PlayBook 2 have?

PlayBook Games

Flappy Herbie makes his way to the BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry Apps

View phone call notifications on the PlayBook with the latest update to BlackBerry Bridge

CrackBerry Polls

CrackBerry Asks: Do you still use your BlackBerry PlayBook?

BlackBerry Accessories

Sky Drone aims to give BlackBerry 10 device and PlayBook remote aerial viewing

Devices

Get a 64GB BlackBerry PlayBook for just $130, but you have to act fast!

CrackBerry Polls

CrackBerry Asks: Are you picking up a new tablet or sticking with your BlackBerry PlayBook?

BlackBerry Games

Unity 4.2 Pro and Free version now fully support BlackBerry 10

Editorial

CrackBerry Report Card: PlayBook owners' plea

Interviews

BlackBerry CEO on BB10 for PlayBook: "It was one of the toughest decisions I had to make"

Devices

RIP BlackBerry PlayBook: 2011 - 2013

BlackBerry Tablet OS

BlackBerry announces BB10 is not coming to PlayBook

Unity shows off 3D gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook

By Bla1ze on 3 May 2011 01:09 pm EDT
0
loading...
0
loading...
61
loading...

Over the next few months, developers will be busy porting games and apps to the BlackBerry PlayBook and one company looking to make the trasition easier is Unity. Unity today, showed off a good amount of games that were built using their development tools with one stand out, being Samurai II as shown in the video above. Of course, it's not Angry Birds that was also confirmed as coming soon but -- that doesn't make it any less stellar. Check out the video and let us know in the comments what you think.

Learn more about Unity

46 comments

velkcro

Wait hold up i think everybody is forgetting one huge bonus here............... wait for it...........

HDMI out..........3D game on my "32 TV with the PB as my controller..ha ha who needs psn

its ok its ok breath breath.....*checks pulse* ok im good

Rootbrian

That's what I was thinking of when I clicked to read the article :D

Any other geeks or nerds, or both combined thought of that linux project? :)

velkcro

hey kevin any chance the blackberry touch will be announced soon?

Kevin Michaluk

I'm not exactly sure when, but I know RIM wants to do it sooner than later for sure. They really want to push all these new generation phones to market as quick as they can.

mavricxx

I can't wait for the BB Touch. Hey Kevin, how come if the BB Bold and the Touch are both their top of the line phones they have 4 and 8gb of memory? Shouldn't they be alike? Doesn't make sence to me. Also, do you know if they're gonna make them HSPA+ 42Mbps and intercompatible with AT&T just in case we get screwed in to AT&T?

zensen

love the cartoony graphics of samurai with some bloody gore on the side - cutting that guy in half haha. The enemy seemed quite useless though.

Will need to check unity out more.

vx1

quality graphics to playbook nice :)

A7omic

Would these be built using the unreleased NDK?

alainas

These games are built using unity framework which was ported over to playbook.

which means the 450000 developers writing games using the unity core can easily port their games onto the playbook.

Another tight integration and good partnership from RIM

mkye86

this looks awesome but what I really want to see is games on the 9900. what will that look like with all the new specs. They need to show one at BBW!

rappadappa77

This is what i was hoping for, Unity 3D Rocks!!! If you know how to use it :)

feldmen01

Racer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a5DGgxJPcg8

Chop Chop tennis: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WN7lJYPoEuc

Air attack HD: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjxhk3zoP-I

Can anyone make out the fourth game he mentioned? I keep hearing paddle bears minus 1 by Skyving Pictures or something. Can't find any info on it though.

BestBuyAndrew

Http://www.battlebears.com to take a look at Battle Bears. It's a great game. I know the developers and I've been whining at them to get the game on the PlayBook.

feldmen01

Yes, battle bears sounds a bit more enticing than paddle bears...
Thanks.

pookpooi

Angry Birds is overrated, I play it on my friend's iPod Touch. Got me like 10 minutes and then I'm done. Cut the rope is better. Don't know and don't care why it nominated for Game of the Year in 2010. But thanks god the winner is Massive Effect 2.

velkcro

any ways its going to be on the PB soon with all the "Top Rated" IOS and android games, so there will be no more app argument soon.

mavsguy842

Samurai II looks really fun and very smooth.

Say what you will about the Playbook not being ready upon release, but the frequency of these updates adding new features and good apps coming, it's like Christmas morning everyday.

Yesterday as soon as I got home I downloaded the Facebook app. Last night I kept checking for PB updates every 10 minutes, and this morning kept checking for an OTA BBM update (which I JUST installed over lunch).

crackhead007

can't wait for that Samurai II game it looks great. Now if they could find a way to port WoW, I might faint. Geek Joygasim :)) LOL

velkcro

any how they get Age of Empires and or Command and Conquer.

im never ever going outside

jetstreamblue

The beauty of having a PB is you can be outside and still playing those games :)

mkye86

Command And Conquer would be awesome! I've played it for my 9700 but the controls make the game play not fun at all

mavricxx

Age of Mythology too! They really need to make Age of Mythology 2. Its a short game but I love it, even more than AOE3.

veldacy1

Looks like fun. Can't wait. my PB is mostly a before sleeping device to mainly replace my laptop which has been staying in its case after work since i got the PB, so all this stuff today looks awesome.

jetstreamblue

I love Air Attack HD on the iPad, looking forward to getting it for my PB!

rjkolo

Looks very nice and lots more come I hope. I would pay for games that nice for sure.

edyts

I cant wait for Air Attack HD, reminds me of 1942 that was my favorite game to play at the arcade growing up.

TBOLD2009

can this be played on the current playbook when it get released or is it for the future 3d playbook only?

velkcro

playbook have 3D capabilities built in already, if you have a 3d TV you will see.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYj8suGje3o

The Consigliere

That game looks awesome! Can't wait to see the others now

COD002

uuuu!! I like it! :D

SourBB

Looks very nice, looking forward to it. And i wish Plants Vs Zombies would release instead of Angry Birds. Angry Birds gets old fast, but all in all i hope some better games are released because im tired of the "point and click" games

feldmen01

Play plants vs. zombies online via flash game. I was playing it for about an hour the other day. It's not perfect as occasionally I would get a bit of lag as a huge batch of zombies were on the screen alongside my various plants, but all in all a good experience.

Siiid

that looks great will get it for sure

blackcaneaddict

Awesome video. Being a gamer and all, 50% of the reason why i bought the Playbook in the first place was to play amazing games on the go then be able to come home and hooked them up to my t.v. was the kicker. The rest of the 50% it split between me have a blackberry phone and flash videos of course.

alexkinsella

Hi @blackcaneaddict,

Alex from RIM here. You’re so right – Unity’s Samurai II rocks! And I’m glad you’re fired up about PlayBook. It’s a powerful, portable platform, made possible by a combination of PlayBook’s QNX-fueled BlackBerry Tablet OS, 1GB of RAM, a 1 GHz dual-core processor, magnetometer and 6-axis gyro.

Games-wise, in addition to Unity, we’re working with other leading gaming and application development technology providers such as Ideaworks Labs, Gameloft and EA. You may have noticed our announcement about a little game called Angry Birds, too... so stay tuned.

Keep an eye on our Inside BlackBerry Blog (http://bbry.lv/cWR2rg) for the latest updates.

Cheers,
Alex, RIM Social Media Team

mavricxx

I wanna see NBA 2K, MLB 2011, Madden, Age of Empires, Age of Mythology, World of Warcraft, 1942, R-Type, Company of Heroes, World in Conflict, Plants Vs Zombies, Call of Duty and Command and Conquer.

NO_CARRIER

All great games, not sure they'd all translate well on a touch-screen device though. Especially games like NBA which require multiple inputs at once.

kevin55

would like to really see Flight Simulator and Online Games on PB !!

The Gift

Who would have thought it.. BlackBerry enthusiast getting excited over iOS ported games...

iPhone and iPad users have been enjoying games like this for ages, but I bet if you had shown the iOS version to any BB fan 8 months ago, they'd throw rocks saying how much of a 'toy' the iPhone is and ...say it with me folks.. "Blackberrys' are for business users" lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui53QL0c4c0

basicbill

every day I own this thing, I'm happier that I bought it!!!

Gamesdmc3

Playbook games are looking good

Darlaten

Playbook games are non existent - dont be fooled by this posting anymore. No information has been posted on Unity's blog since it was first announced and they are not responding to any email/twitter requests quering if they are still planning to release any games. Just another broken promise in a long line of broken promises with the Playbook.