Port your Android game to Blackberry for money and free devices

By | November 15, 2012

****Update, the contest has ended. However if you still need motivation, Blackberry is offering 10K to developers for building on the platform. For more information check out their Blackberry 10K commitment site!
Blackberry Alpha Device Blackberry is currently running it’s BlackBerry® Got Game Port-a-Thon. The event rewards developers who port their games over to the Blackberry market both money and device prizes depending on the number of games ported over. For more information and to register visit the Blackberry Developer Events site.

The BlackBerry® Got Game Port-a-Thon Timeline

This Blackberry event will run over 36 hours and is completely virtual. Expert Blackberry developers will be on hand to answer questions and help developers build and/or port their games over to the platform.

How I plan to participate

As you see in the picture above, I have been blessed with access to an Dev Alpha B Device of the Blackberry 10. I received one for the Atlanta HTML5 Hack-a-ton hosted by the meet-up group earlier this month. It’s a pretty awesome device with cool features like an HDMI port and the ability to add a micro SIM card. My plan is to port the first game I have created, Pumpkin Samurai, from the Android to the Blackberry Android platform. Blackberry offers developers numerous ways to port your apps on various platforms including C#, Adobe AIR, HTML5 and Android. Of course I will be using the Android option to port of my Android game.

Well if you plan to participate starting tomorrow November 16th at 12pm or you have any questions, please leave a comment below. :)