Game services and distribution with Google Play

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Google Play supports Android by providing cross-platform game services and distribution through the Google Play Store.

  • Google Play Games Services is a set of gaming and distribution features that provide social engagement and multi-device support on Android and Chrome OS. Features include:

    • Friends lists
    • Achievements
    • Leaderboards
    • Sign-in
    • Saved games
  • Google Play Games for PC brings your Android game to Windows using high-performance emulation. It allows cross-device play between Android, Chrome OS, and Windows while using the same code base.

  • Google Play Instant allows potential players to launch native games from the Google Play Store without installing them. Players can try your game without committing time and device resources to a full installation.

  • Play as you download allows players to quickly start playing your game after a small download while the remaining game files are downloaded in the background.

Additional Google Play features

Additional Google Play features that support game development include:

For more information about app development with Google Play, see the Google Play developer guides.