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New game categories coming to Google Play store in February 2014

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New game categories coming to Google Play store in February 2014
The Google Play store was the first to reach a million applications and it’s also the largest app store in the world, but it still has a very broad and too generalizing way to catalog games. 

Right now, games are broken down in just six categories: Arcade & Action, Brain & Puzzle, Cards & Casino, Casual, Racing and Sports Games. That’s however not much of a help for those looking for a more particular genre like a strategy game or a role playing title.

New game categories coming to Google Play store in February 2014
A fix is coming. Google has just announced that it will bring much more detailed genres breaking down the existing ones in parts. Arcade & Action will transform into seven genres: action, adventure, arcade, music, role playing, simulation and strategy. The casual game section will also get a better detailed selection of genres with casual, board, family, trivia and word titles.

Games are the best selling type of applications on the Google Play store, and all of this will clearly help customers find the exact type of game they are looking for. 

This will also clear up confusion as many live wallpapers and widgets appear under the games section of the Play store. All in all, Google will tidy up the place and that’s a good thing.

Developers can already choose the new genre of their game and the changes will take effect in February when the new system goes live.

source: Google support via Reddit

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posted on 10 Dec 2013, 07:01 9

1. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2800; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Yeah, bring it on.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 08:02 7

2. bransablan (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)


Well its about time... now all we need is google to give you the option when buying an android to either run the manufactures user interface or have a nexus experience in the devce without rooting

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 09:50

3. downphoenix (Posts: 2378; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


bout time we have genres like racing and role playing!

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 10:03

4. techguyone (Posts: 113; Member since: 18 May 2013)


I just wish you could sort whatever you're searching for by various things: most d/loaded, highest rated etc

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 13:47 1

5. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I have wanted to see this change since I got my first Android 4 years ago.

posted on 10 Dec 2013, 14:52

6. Lycan155 (Posts: 78; Member since: 24 Nov 2013)


Google play store is getting better and better :) sweeeet just hope the take good care in optimizing the apps for tablets

posted on 02 Feb 2014, 10:46

7. ayansmith (Posts: 1; Member since: 08 Oct 2013)


i've installed some of it's application and it's good. however, the ads sucks!

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