New game categories coming to Google Play store in February 2014

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.

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

FEATURED VIDEO

7 Comments

7. ayansmith

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

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

6. Lycan155

Posts: 254; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

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

5. JerryTime

Posts: 468; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

4. techguyone

Posts: 214; Member since: May 18, 2013

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

3. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

bout time we have genres like racing and role playing!

2. bransablan

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 19, 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

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yeah, bring it on.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.
FCC OKs Cingular's purchase of AT&T Wireless