RIM Announces Cash Rewards and Incentives For BlackBerry 10 Game Developers At Upcoming Event
As work on BlackBerry 10 continues behind closed doors, Waterloo-based RIM is gearing up to make yet another attempt to woo would-be BlackBerry 10 developers to its cause.
This time though the company has its eyes set on a specific kind of dev — come November 16, RIM will offer up cold hard cash to game developers who create a game for (or port an existing game to) BlackBerry 10.
The BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon is a 36-hour event encouraging game developers to build, or port, games to the BlackBerry 10 platform. On hand will be RIM employees and evangelists “to offer advice and lend their services,” according to the press release.
All attendees will receive $100USD for each approved game, up to a total of $2000 (20 apps), which is a nice chunk of change for merely submitting a finished game. In addition to the cash, each developer can receive either a PlayBook tablet, a BlackBerry Dev Alpha device or a trip to the 2013 Game Developers Conference, depending on the number of apps submitted.
Unlike most hackathons, this one is virtual, so developers can work from home or the office. Check out all the details at the link below. We like that RIM is ensuring that quality software will be available to consumers at launch, both for work and for play.