Gameloft bringing more gaming to BlackBerry

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bbgaming.jpgSeems like we’ve been talking a lot about gaming lately, but hey, I’m not complaining. For a while now, there hasn’t been too much competitiveness in the realm of BlackBerry realm. We’ve talked a bunch about Magmic and their efforts, but no other name has really stuck out. Well, that’s about to change. Cell phone gaming king’s Gameloft have just announced that they’re making the jump to the BlackBerry platform.

Apart from the racing game Asphalt: Urban GT 2, Gameloft’s titles for the BlackBerry will include a poker game, a battle simulation game, Midnight Pool and games based on the television shows “Desperate Housewives” and “Lost.”

But Gonzague de Vallois, vice president for publishing at Gameloft, said he suspected that one of the bigger sellers with the traditional BlackBerry crowd is likely to be Pro Golf 2007, which features Vijay Singh, a P.G.A. champion.

For Gameloft, which is based in Paris, making versions of its games for BlackBerry devices carries little risk. All of the companies’ titles are sold via download from its Web site, so there is no packaging and no middleman. Most of Gameloft’s titles cost about $7.

Edward S. Williams, an analyst with BMO Capital Markets in New York, said the market for games on the BlackBerry is likely to stay relatively small for some time, given that most devices in use have limited graphics capability.

  • http://tokerud.typepad.com/ Janet Tokerud

    I am a big Macintosh fan and am looking forward to the iPhone. However, my Treo 650 broke and I just bought a BlackBerry Pearl in February, so I may be using my Pearl for a while. I really like it! The resolution of the iPhone is supposed to be 160 dots per inch. Do you know what the Pearl is? The reason I ask is game related. I was thinking that cell phones probably have enough power to run some of the old PC games like my favorite Civilization II. But with the small screen, you would probably need to make things pretty small. This is where the question *how small would be readable?* comes in. If you had a way to post questions to your blog — maybe you do — you might get some good content/questions. Thanks for what you are doing for BB.

  • http://tokerud.typepad.com Janet Tokerud

    I am a big Macintosh fan and am looking forward to the iPhone. However, my Treo 650 broke and I just bought a BlackBerry Pearl in February, so I may be using my Pearl for a while. I really like it! The resolution of the iPhone is supposed to be 160 dots per inch. Do you know what the Pearl is? The reason I ask is game related. I was thinking that cell phones probably have enough power to run some of the old PC games like my favorite Civilization II. But with the small screen, you would probably need to make things pretty small. This is where the question *how small would be readable?* comes in. If you had a way to post questions to your blog — maybe you do — you might get some good content/questions. Thanks for what you are doing for BB.