play games Stories March 14, 2016

Google is announcing several big Android gaming updates at this year’s Game Developers Conference. A majority of them will be user facing, like app streaming and more social features in Play Games, while others will help developers market and add new features to their games.

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play games Stories February 18, 2016

Last month, Google announced that new Play Games users would get a player ID instead of having to make a Google+ account. Player IDs are now being rebranded as Gamer ID and will act as an in-game identity. As they are unique, Google recommends heading to the Play Games app now to claim yours.

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play games Stories January 25, 2016

Over the weekend, Google announced changes to Play Games permissions that are mostly meant for developers, but regular users who game on Android will also see a benefit. Players no longer need their Google accounts upgraded to Google+ to use Play Games and can now automatically be signed-in with a standard Google account.

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play games Stories October 29, 2014

Google Play Games updated with Material Design interface

Continuing the onslaught of Material Design updates over the past few weeks, Google this evening has started rolling out an update to the Google Play Games Android app. As you can guess, the update is packed full of user interface tweaks, making it fit in with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

The update introduces a new icon, as well as themes we’ve seen throughout other Google Material Design updates. There are new colors, new animations, and new fonts. Google describes the update as being “bigger and bolder” than before.

The update is rolling out now via the Play Store, but it is a staged rollout, so it may take a little while to hit your device.

play games Stories July 10, 2014

New Google Play Games SDK brings improved cross-platform gaming to Android & iOS

Google announced today that some notable new updates are available now in its Google Play Games SDK allowing developers to make even better cross-platform gaming experiences across Android and iOS. Some of the features were announced during its Google I/O developer conference late last month, including an update to the Play Games C++ SDK that brings turn-based multiplayer, quests and events, and saved games support:

play games Stories June 25, 2014

Google announced some new additions to Google Play services for developers today with the biggest being that the Appurify team, an app testing platform, is joining Google. That means that the freemium service will soon be available to developers through Google Play services. Google also announced some other new services for developers and users today including new features for gaming and direct carrier billing for more devices.  expand full story

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