Remember our writeup about the new BlackBerry Z10 smartphone? Well, it was launched in Singapore late last month, coinciding with BlackBerry — formerly known as RIM — celebrating its 10th birthday.

The Z10, which boasts an innovative and intuitive touch keyboard that memorizes typing behaviour and Storymaker function that allows amateurs to create videos within minutes, also has a focus on improving the gaming experience. Working together with Gameloft, an international publisher of digital and social games, BlackBerry will see 12 of these games being made available on BlackBerry World for the Z10.

The two companies will also be offering two games free for BlackBerry Z10 smartphone buyers in Singapore. Starting from today, and for a limited time only, users will be able to download N.O.V.A. 3 and Asphalt 7: Heat from BlackBerry World without paying a single cent. Currently, the games are selling for S$8.75 and S$6.50 respectively.

BlackBerry’s partnering with a game publisher should not be a surprise at all. Even though BlackBerry has a long history as an enterprise phone, as the Z10 is definitely a phone targeted at the consumer market, too. Games are a staple for the consumer market. And to do without the big players like EA or Gameloft would be really tragic. But will consumers buy the phone just for the unique gaming experience? We will really have to wait and see.

The twelve games include:

  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Asphalt 7: Heat
  • The Amazing Spider Man
  • The Oregon Trail: American Settler
  • Ice Age Village
  • Six-Guns
  • UNO
  • Let’s Golf! 3
  • Real Football 2013
  • Shark Dash
  • N.O.V.A. 3 –Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour

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