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Got Game? Get Rewarded!

From the BlackBerry Developer Blog.

 

With all the developer programs we’ve been launching lately, are you getting the feeling that we really want to help you take advantage of all the opportunities associated with BlackBerry® 10? It’s true, we do. Now there’s another cool event to tell you about: The BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon.

 

The BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon is a 36-hour event dedicated to helping you get your gaming apps launched for BlackBerry 10. Since it’s a virtual event, participating is simple and hassle-free. You just register and log in from the comfort of your own space. You bring your existing gaming apps or build new gaming apps for BlackBerry 10, and we’ll have experts on hand around the clock to help you get your gaming apps up and running on BlackBerry 10.

 

The more you port and build, the more you get*

Getting your apps into the BlackBerry App World storefront before BlackBerry 10 launches means that you can be among the first to benefit from the universe of app-hungry customers out there. You’ll also get rewards for porting and building.

  • Get one or two gaming apps approved – $100 per eligible app.
  • Get between two and five gaming apps approved – $100 per eligible App and one (1) BlackBerry® PlayBook™ tablet
  • Get between five and ten gaming apps approved - $100 per eligible App + one (1) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet + FOR THE FIRST ONE HUNDRED (100) QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS ONLY one (1) Dev Alpha Device
  • Get more than 10 gaming apps approved - $100 per app + one (1) BlackBerry PlayBook tablet + FOR THE FIRST TEN (10) QUALIFIED PARTICIPANTS ONLY one (1) Dev Alpha Device + trip to Game Developers Conference in San Francisco March 25-29, 2013

One-on-one support

Technical folks from Research In Motion will be on hand for the entire 36 hours of the Port-a-Thon to provide you with online technical support. If you get stuck or have a question, you can submit it much like you would in a webcast. If it’s something that should be handled privately, you can head to a private chat with the technical expert.

You’ll also have access to high-profile RIM gaming personalities and presentations that share insider tips and tricks.

 

Prepare to port and build

Since more apps ported and built means more rewards*, it’s in your best interest to get a few things ready before you join the event. Here’s what you need:

      1. Register for BlackBerry App World if you haven’t already.
      2. Request signature keys. Make sure that you select for BlackBerry® PlayBook™ OS and BlackBerry 10 and higher. Downloading in advance is strongly recommended as the time involved to do so could prevent you from earning some rewards.
      3. Load up your laptop BlackBerry tools and plug-ins. Make sure you have your full source code file readily available too.
      4. Make sure you have your images and icons ready to go.

We also have porting tips and guides you can use to get a head start at developer.blackberry.com.

 

Let’s Play

Get your gaming apps working harder for you. Register for the BlackBerry Got Game Port-a-Thon.

 

 

*Limited to the first twenty (20) approved Apps per participant. There is a limit of one (1) BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha device per BlackBerry App World vendor. To qualify for a Reward, you must register on the website at http://developer.blackberry.com/webcasts/gameportathon and submit your App into the BlackBerry App World Vendor Portal between 12:00:01 pm on November 16, 2012 and 11:59:59pm ET on November 17, 2012. Any Apps submitted outside this time frame are not eligible for this Reward program. Only those Apps that have been approved through BlackBerry App World and RIM will be considered towards a Reward. See the Official Terms and Conditions for complete details.

 

 

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

One question about this event.

 

I did a application that works on the Playbook.  I want to port it to BB10, like many others programmers.  The problem is that I didn't find how do we publish it ?

 

Do we publish a new release of our application or push a new application ported to BB10 ?

 

I'm not not sure what to do, to get it right the first time.  Not much time left to prepare.

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

You can do either option.  I recommend a new release for BlackBerry 10, which would allow customers changing platforms who have paid for your application to migrate without purchasing again.

 

The ability to add BlackBerry 10 releases was added in October.

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

thanks.  I'll try to release a new version.  That will make more sense. 

 

Do you have a link to where I could find examples how to post a new release for BB10 for a existing app?   

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

The BlackBerry 10 process is the same as adding a new release for other versions.  Here's a link to the doc.

 

Add a release for a product

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

What is the link to the webcast? Please. Will we receive notifications when the program starts? Please
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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

Which webcast are you referring to?

 

Details on when the offer starts are in my original post.

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Re: Got Game? Get Rewarded!

If anyone is having problems logging into the webcast you can contact support@virtualevents365.com for help.
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