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BlackBerry World 2012: RIM reveals Games, its version of Game Center

#bbwc Social discovery app

Product: BlackBerry 10 | Manufacturer: BlackBerry
 
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In keeping with its push to be the second great gaming platform behind iOS, RIM has announced its own version of Game Center.

Called Games, it will be a standalone app that acts a social hub and a discovery tool.

Integrated with BlackBerry Messenger and the Scoreloop social gaming network, it will launch - time frame to be announced - with the usual ability to add friends, see what they're playing, show achievement and offer challengers.

Features such as multiplayer gaming, both turn-based and real-time are also planned.

Building foundations

The move is all part of RIM's concerted attempt to ensure that its key BlackBerry 10 release (hardware and software) offers developers a solid platform that they can release games on and make money from.

With Android seemingly now limited to free-to-play titles and suffering from very high piracy rates, RIM argues the strong security and payment options on BB 10 mean it can steal a march on Android, despite its install base being numbered in the hundreds of millions.
 

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Jon Jordan 3 May 2012
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