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Google Developer Day at GDC
Watch the latest Google Play features presented at GDC, dive into best practices for games and review experts' lightning talks on how to better grow your games business on Google Play.
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Android O developer preview
The Android O developer preview is here, earlier than ever, to give you time to prepare your game ahead of the full launch. We're excited to hear your feedback.
New from Google Play for games
  • Manage releases: Validate your game before publishing and schedule staged-rollouts for set-users.
  • Strikethrough pricing: Run your own price promotions for paid games leading to greater awareness and conversion.
  • Voided Purchases API: The new Voided Purchases API helps you claw back in-game content associated with refunded purchases to help maintain a fairer ecosystem.
  • Discovery on the Play store: Our algorithms will start to factor in engagement and we'll soon be launching more editorial content to help users find high quality games.
New and updated best practices for games
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The power of Early Access on Google Play
Spanish game developer Omnidrone explains how using open beta and the Early Access program enabled them to build the game which players want.
New from Firebase for games
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Meet the winners: Indie Games Contest in Europe
20 finalists, selected from nearly 1000 submissions, came from 12 countries to showcase their games at the Saatchi Gallery in London for an excited room of gamers, industry experts, and press.
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“Level up” your gaming business with new innovations and features
At GDC, Google launched a series of new innovations across ad formats, monetization tools and measurement insights for apps to help you grow a long-term gaming business.
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Southeast Asian indie game developers find success on Google Play
Watch how three Indie developers in Southeast Asia found success on Google Play after participating in the 'Indie Game Developers Day' program.
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