|Session Name||Reach out and Touch Someone: Social and Casual Games on BlackBerry|
|Track / Format||Game Design|
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This session will be take an in-depth look at social and casual gaming on BlackBerry. It will cover a business discussion of this market segment as it relates to BlackBerry smartphones, examine a case-study of a multiplayer game built on BlackBerry and discuss the APIs used to create the multiplayer experience, and take a look at the feasibility of using the WebKit browser for casual game development.