Unity shows off 3D gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook

By Bla1ze on 3 May 2011 01:09 pm EDT

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.

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Unity shows off 3D gaming on the BlackBerry PlayBook


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

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? :)

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.

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?

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.

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

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!

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.

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.

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).

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Alex, RIM Social Media Team

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.

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.

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

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.