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The slides to my talk at Game Horizon 2012 in Newcastle (28 June 2012).

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BlackBerry @ Game Horizon 2012 BlackBerry @ Game Horizon 2012 Presentation Transcript

  • BlackBerry10: Game OnWhat It Really Is All About... Game Horizon, 29 June 2012 NewcastleVolker HirschDirector - Global Head of Business Development - Games @vhirsch
  • Prelude...
  • What you think
  • What you getWhat you get
  • What you think
  • What you get Dual-core 1 GHz Cortex A-9, symmetrical multi-processing 1 GHz RAM 1080p HD HDMI out HTML5 Flash Multi-tasking Scoreloop Social Gaming Tons of Engines and Libraries Premium Stereo Sound ...
  • What you will get... ;-)
  • What you think
  • What you get
  • What you think
  • What you get
  • What you think
  • What you get One f***ing day! Michael Schade, CEO
  • Why?
  • We are a Communications Company!
  • We are Social!
  • Social refers to theinteraction of organisms withother organisms and to theircollective co-existence [...]Source: Wikipedia
  • Communication!
  • I amWhite (good) skierMale (poor) golferMiddle-Aged Book loverAtheist School GovernorGamer EuropeanParent LiberaliPhone user Traveller (49 countries)BlackBerry user Jazz fanPlayBook user EntrepreneurMobile Geek TEDx Speaker
  • So why are you still here?
  • You need context!http://flickr.com/photos/nolifebeforecoffee/124659356/
  • Social ≠ Social Media...http://gapingvoid.com
  • Social is interaction in contexthttp://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e0/Petanque_players_in_Cannes_(France)_2003.jpg
  • Connected Gaming 2004: CoD3 LAN
  • Connected Gaming 2012: Casual Draw Something Song Pop
  • Geeks 2012: Skyrim ... single-player... ;-)
  • We are Social!
  • ?
  • 55m+ active users 160m+ usersPowerful social graph Cross-platform (BB10, iOS, Android, Marmalade)Drives usage and uptake by15x on average Profile, leaderboards, achievements, challengesSocial discovery, gifting, etc. Cloud storage: save-stateAsynchronous multi-player Virtual currencies & goodsIn-game chat with your (real)friends Modular architectureAPI to integrate into games BlackBerry Game App
  • Games Take Centre Stage!
  • Games Take Centre Stage! Deep OS-level integration In-built discovery mechanisms using BBM, Scoreloop, etc. Tight tie-in with AppWorld Cloud storage: play on 1 device, continue on another All the BBM and Scoreloop goodness you are used to Tight tie-in with billing, incl. carrier-billing
  • Come on board! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XdP6Lp2ceqY/S9w-2B5I0PI/AAAAAAAAPwk/g5di2eFrGy0/s1600/HD-1900x1200.jpg
  • Thank you! +44 7795 970 191 @vhirsch vhirsch@rim.com http://vhirsch.com