Unity Working With BlackBerry to Create Deployment Add-on for BlackBerry 10

Tue Feb 5, 2013 5:27am EST

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SAN FRANCISCO  and  WATERLOO, Ontario,  February 5, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) and Unity Technologies today announced that
they are working together to create a Unity deployment add-on product for
BlackBerry 10 smartphones, empowering Unity's over 1.5 million strong developer
community to publish their games on these powerful platforms. The deployment
tools will also be available for BlackBerry PlayBook tablets when they run the
BlackBerry 10 OS.

BlackBerry 10 will now be one of the premiere mobile platforms supported by the
market-leading Unity Engine. The deployment tool is currently in development by
Unity Technologies and BlackBerry, and will be released as an add-on option for
Unity.

"Unity developers have an extensive catalogue of incredible mobile games, many
of which are award-winning. We're excited to offer Unity developers easy access
to the new powerful and rich BlackBerry 10 platform," said  David Helgason, CEO,
Unity Technologies. "We're eager to provide them with another exciting avenue to
have their games devoured by an audience hungry for entertainment."

BlackBerry will also seed the Unity development community with BlackBerry 10
smartphones for testing to provide developers the best possible environment to
create amazing games for the new platform. Unity and BlackBerry will hold
developer meet up events in  Europe  and  North America  and will give qualified
developer attendees Unity Pro and BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Details are coming
soon, so stay tuned to BlackBerry Developers Blog.

"One of the driving forces for success for a mobile platform is a strong games
offering.  BlackBerry customers have already shown their hunger for mobile
gaming, with games being one of the strongest categories on the BlackBerry World
storefront and continuing to grow in popularity," said  Alec Saunders, Vice
President, Developer Relations and Ecosystems at BlackBerry. "We are thrilled to
work with Unity and to propel the momentum we are seeing in games on BlackBerry
even further. Soon Unity developers will be able to use this deployment tool to
quickly and easily offer their games to BlackBerry customers."

Availability

A free beta version of the Unity add-on will be made available to a limited
number of qualified developers in the spring. Unity is expecting the final
release to be available in the summer of 2013.

Developer Resources

BlackBerry Developer Zone

BlackBerry World

BlackBerry Developer Forums

BlackBerry Developer Blog

About BlackBerry

A global leader in wireless innovation, BlackBerry revolutionized the mobile
industry when it was introduced in 1999. Today, BlackBerry aims to inspire the
success of our millions of customers around the world by continuously pushing
the boundaries of mobile experiences. Founded in 1984 and based in  Waterloo,
Ontario, BlackBerry operates offices in  North America,  Europe,  Asia Pacific 
and  Latin America. BlackBerry is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market (NASDAQ:
BBRY) and the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: BB). For more information, visit 
http://www.blackberry.com.

About Unity Technologies

Unity Technologies is the creator of Unity, an intuitive and flexible
development platform used to make wildly creative and intelligently interactive
3D and 2D content. The "author once, deploy everywhere" capability ensures
developers can publish to all of the most popular platforms. Unity Technologies
boasts a thriving community of 1.5 million registered developers including large
publishers, indie studios, students and hobbyists. Unity Technologies
aggressively re-invests in its award-winning 3D development tools and
democratization initiatives, such as the Asset Store digital content marketplace
and Union game distribution service, in order to remain at the forefront of
innovation. Unity Technologies is headquartered in  San Francisco  and has
offices in  Canada,  China,  Colombia,  Denmark,  Finland,  Germany,  Japan,
Korea,  Lithuania,  Sweden,  Ukraine, and the  United Kingdom. For more
information, visit:  http://unity3d.com.

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BlackBerry Media Relations
Victoria Berry
vberry@blackberry.com

+1-519-888-7465 x73663

Unity Technologies

North America

Dan Adams
dan@unity3d.com

+1-415-852-4354

Aaron Wessels
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+1-415-378-8090

Europe
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chrisc@unity3d.com

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