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Games

Built for BlackBerry gaming apps are evaluated using a subset of the same criteria for other apps as well as the below criteria.

Games must utilize the BlackBerry 10 hardware. That means that your game must:

Required for apps = Required for apps
Required for games = Required for games
Game engine

Your gaming app must be developed natively or use a game engine built to run on the BlackBerry 10 platform. Gaming engines that run on BlackBerry 10 include the following:

  • GamePlay
  • Unity
  • Marmalade
  • Shiva
  • Cocos2d-x

Note that if you use a proprietary game engine, further testing to evaluate the quality of the user experience will be performed.

Required for games
Competitor port analysis

If your app has been previously released on a competitive platform, it needs at least a 4 out of 5 star rating or equivalent.

Required for games
Settings

Must remember audio settings (i.e., mute setting)

Required for games
Menus

Must have help or instructions menu

Required for games
Minimization Behavior

On minimization of game – must pause

With exception of multiplayer service integration

Required for games
Interruption Behavior

On phone call interruption – must pause

With exception of multiplayer service integration

Required for games