Anders Jeppsson, Global Head of Gaming at BlackBerry, has revamped BlackBerry gaming almost single handedly. The Ottawa International Game Conference has his scheduled to speak during their May 29-31st convention in a session titled "BlackBerry is Back!" I sadly will not be able to attend since I am in NYC but definitely let us know if you are going. The description for Jeppsson’s session states:
"Three years ago BlackBerry raised its gaze towards the horizon and started building the future of mobile computing. After key acquisitions such as QNX, Torch Mobile, The Astonishing Tribe and Scoreloop, and after having spoken with countless app, game and middleware developers, a completely redesigned and rewritten platform, BlackBerry 10 was launched in January 2013.
With deep social integration, a state of the art high performance OS and the easiest and most developer friendly API’s, BlackBerry 10 delivers what every game developer could ask from a next generation platform. Open source, open standards, best in the industry developer support, app security, app payment options and a quick and easy app approval process. Simply put, the developers and their apps in focus!"
Bold words from BlackBerry’s head of gaming. You can register for the Ottawa International Game Conference here if you can make it.