RIM is pleased to present an exciting opportunity for gaming developers as they look to build apps for the BlackBerry 10 platform – The BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon! Kicking off on November 16ththis 36-hour event is dedicated to helping developers launch gaming apps for BlackBerry 10. RIM experts will be on hand to offer advice and lend their services.

For those submitting apps during the event:

  • Receive $100 USD for every approved gaming app you submit (up to a maximum of 20 apps)
  • Submit more than 2, less than 5 approved gaming apps and get a BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet
  • Be one of the first one hundred (100) qualified participants to submit 5 or more and less than 10 approved gaming apps and also get a coveted BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device
  • Be one of the first ten (10) qualified participants to submit 10 – 20 approved gaming apps and get a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device + a trip to the 2013 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco!

The BlackBerry platform supports Unity, Marmalade, Shiva3D and other leading gaming engines to allow developers to quickly build games with the best features and capabilities from the ground up. In addition, its Scoreloop SDK brings gaming features to native applications including Leaderboards, Competitions, Awards and Achievements, as well as personalization elements through profile updates.

This announcement comes on the heels of RIM’s successful partnership with Marmalade, which offered six months of free access to the Marmalade SDK license and a free BlackBerry PlayBook tablet to any developer who ported his or her app or game to BlackBerry 10 or the BlackBerry PlayBook.

Register for the program here.