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Google Play Games is an online gaming service and software development kit operated by Google, part of its Google Play product line, for the Android operating system. It features gamer profiles, cloud saves, social and public leaderboards, achievements, and real-time multiplayer gaming capabilities. The Play Games service allows developers to incorporate the above features into their games without having to develop those features from scratch themselves.

History

The Google Play Games service was introduced at the Google I/O 2013 Developer Conference, and the standalone Google Play Games mobile app was launched for Android on July 24, 2013. Andrew Webster of ''The Verge'' compared Google Play Games to Game Center, a similar gaming network for users of Apple Inc.'s own iOS operating system. Google Play Games has received updates over the years since its launch, including a screen-recording feature, custom gamer IDs, built-in games, and an arcade for game discovery. Real-time and turn-based multiplayer services have been deprecated since September 16, 2019. Support for these API functions ended on March 31, 2020.


See also


* Game Center

References



External links

* * Category:Android (operating system) software Play Games Games Category:Products introduced in 2013 Category:2013 software {{Google-stub