Quarterly special edition for Android and Google Play game developers

Google Play Q1 2018
 
Google Play at Game Developers Conference 2018
Google Play Instant
At GDC 2018, we announced that instant apps is now available for games as a closed beta. See how developers like Jam City, King, and Zynga have found success with Google Play Instant.
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Google @ GDC 2018
FEATURED MEDIUM POSTS
A guide to the Google Play Console
A guide to the Google Play Console
(27 min)
 
A new era of launching mobile games
A new era of launching mobile games
(14 min)
 
A Q&A session with founders in the apps & games space
A Q&A session with founders in the apps & games space
(10 min)
What’s new for game developers at GDC 2018
Google Play Instant: Currently in closed beta, instant apps has been extended to games.
Google Maps APIs: Use Google Maps’ real-time updates and rich location data in your game.
Agones: An open source, dedicated game server hosting product to support multiplayer games.
ARCore 1.0: Our augmented reality SDK for Android is out of preview, allowing you to publish AR games to over 100M devices.
Ads: We’re rolling out a beta of click-to-play video ads on Google Play.
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Android P Developer Preview
An early look at some of the new features in the next version of Android for testing, development, and to provide feedback.
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What’s new on the Google Play Console
Internal testing track: A new testing track alongside alpha and beta allowing you to ake your game available to up to 100 testers within seconds.
Demo loops: Predefine a likely series of actions in a game and have this "loop" run on on live devices in the Test Lab (bypassing the robo crawler).
New markets: You can now offer paid games, IAPs, and subscriptions in Bangladesh, Ecuador, Sri Lanka,South Africa, and Tanzania.
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Developers find success with Google Play Instant
  • MZ Game Studio improves player acquisition for Final Fantasy XV.
  • Playtika finds new players and improves retention and revenue with instant apps.
  • Zynga reimagines Words With Friends for Google Play Instant.
  • Magma Mobile improves game cross-promotion with instant apps.
  • King improves player acquisition with Google Play Instant.
  • Hothead Games boosts Play Store listing conversions and user acquisitions for Mighty Battles with instant apps.
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LATEST DEVELOPER STORIES
Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games uses open beta to gather player feedback
See how Big Fish Games uses open beta and other tools in the Google Play Console to gather player feedback and get their games ready for launch.
 
Indie game developers
Indie game developers find success on Google Play
Learn about experiences and journeys of indie developers in Taiwan. Discover their stories and how they found success on Google Play.
New Android devices unveiled at MWC
A new generation of smartphones were announced as part of two programs Android Oreo (Go edition) and Android One, bringing a consistent hardware and software experience that meets the expectations of users all around the world.
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Android Excellence
The latest collection (2018) of exceptional games to offer incredible user experiences on Android.
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Join Google I/O wherever you are
I/O Extended invites developers from around the world to take part in Google I/O. Find an event or learn how to host your own.
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New Indie Highlights
New Indie Highlights
 
Our Indie Picks
Our Indie Picks
 
Captivating Tales
Captivating Tales
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