Google just announced a new gaming hub for Android users that works as part of the Google Play Game services that it launched for developers earlier this year. The new Google Play Gams app will allow users to browse games, view leaderboards, and discover new games by viewing what friends from Google+ are currently playing.

Earlier this year, Google launched its Google Play game services, which now allows developers to easily integrate cloud saves, achievements, leaderboards, and multiplayer into games. Today it gave us a little update, noting that “100’s of games added” the new platform in recent months. The new Google Play Games app will essentially act as a hub for end users to view and share stats from some of these new features– like achievements and leaderboards– as highlighted in the images above from Google’s demo today.

Google also showed off a few new games arriving soon on Android with the built-in Google Play Game services, including: Prince of Persia, Riptide, and Asphalt 8.

The app, which some might view as a service similar to Game Center offered on Apple’s iOS devices, will be available on Google Play starting today and ship on the new Nexus 7.

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