Research in Motion has announced that they will be having a BlackBerry Got Game Port-A-Thon designed to help developers port their games onto the new upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform. The Got Game Port-A-Thon will be held Wednesday December 5th in Sydney and if you’re a developer, that’s where you gotta be.

We already know that BlackBerry 10 will be announced on January 30th and this Port-A-Thon seeks to help developers get their apps ported to BB10 in just one day, making sure they are all set for when BlackBerry 10 devices are launched, which shouldn’t be long after the announcement. Check out the press release below for more info.

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Press Release

Looking to port your app to BlackBerry 10? Sign up to the Got Game Port-A-Thon!

Sydney, 29 November 2012 – Research In Motion (RIM), the maker of BlackBerry® smartphones, is inviting gaming developers to participate in the BlackBerry Got Game Port-A-Thon on Wednesday 5th December in Sydney.

This exciting event is designed to help developers get their gaming apps onto the BlackBerry® 10 platform which is being announced on January 30th. The aim is to help local developers port games from other operating systems – in just one day!

With an on-site team of BlackBerry technical experts to get apps up and running on BlackBerry 10, all developers will need to do is bring their gaming apps or a bright idea for a new app.

Registrations are now open for the Sydney event, which is part of a series of live events across the Asia Pacific region, includingBlackBerry® Jam Asia on the 29th and 30th November.

Blackberry Game Port-A-Thon Bonuses

Developers who complete porting on-site will get rewarded instantly and can earn $100 for every gaming app that is approved for sale in Blackberry App World for up to a maximum of 20 apps. Other bonuses include receiving a BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device, a prototype device running a beta version of BlackBerry 10 to help developers design and develop apps for BlackBerry, for every Top Arcade, Puzzle and Action game ported on-site. Please check the Got Game Port-A-Thon rewards and eligibility pages for further details.

The Sydney event will be held in the heart of the city from 8:30am to 6pm at Fishburners. To register, please visit BlackBerry Got Game Port-A-Thon