New Google Play Games app launches, will "supercharge" your gaming

New Google Play Games app launches, will
Gamers, listen up as this following bit of news is for you, guys. It has been over two months since Google announced its Play Games services, and now, Android gaming is being taken further with the launch of a new app.

Google Play Games, as this new app is called, serves as a hub where the games installed on an Android device are listed. From there, one can track virtual achievements and leader boards, but that's not all. The application brings along the user's Google+ buddies, allowing one to easily invite them for a game, or to just check out what they have been playing recently. The latter feature should make finding great new games much easier. When in the leader boards tab, the user can take a look at how well they are doing compared to their friends, or all gamers playing a given title. 

The Google Play Games app is available on the Play store for anyone interested in trying it. Games like Riptide GP2, Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame, and Asphalt 8: Airborne, which were demonstrated during Google's event, will surely feature support for the new Games application.


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12 Comments

1. noim1

Posts: 297; Member since: May 15, 2012

Google Playground would hav sounded much better & catchy ..

2. ahhxd717

Posts: 332; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

I definitely agree.

3. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

Hopefully this will be better executed than GameCenter on iOS.

7. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

GameCenter is one of the fews things I actually like about IOS. How is it poorly executed?

10. zibbyzib2000

Posts: 221; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

The majority of the games use it only for leaderboards and achievements. There are only a handful that actually use it how it was meant to be (online multiplayer with your friends)

11. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

That's the fault of the developers. I noticed over time many are opting for Facebook multi-player or they're only log in. Ascension and a few other games recently changed it for god knows what reason. I personally like the achievements and points system to compete with friends on single player games.

4. djmoncsko

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 27, 2012

Haven't found the app yet. When is it supposed to show up? :/

5. Tsoliades

Posts: 228; Member since: Dec 22, 2012

It's already on Google Play, but for some reason, it doesn't show up in searches. Click the link in the article.

6. Reluctant_Human

Posts: 913; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

I had to load install mine through the website. I have been waiting for this for ages. About time!

8. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Another step towards android boxes replacing consoles.

9. PointMaza

Posts: 60; Member since: Dec 14, 2012

Why the hell it's not available on my one s?

12. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Does anyone know if the Chromecast that was just announced also does device mirroring, or is it just browsing? That could make Google Play Games really really really (Have I said "really" enough yet?) interesting?

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