Google Play Games v2.0

New tools for game developers also announced by Google

Google Play Games got some attention at the recent Google I/O developer conference and today we're seeing some new some goodies begin to roll out. Google Play Games version 2.0 is beginning to roll out through the Google Play Store bringing with it an updated appearance, an all new game profile and more besides. If that wasn't enough, Google has also announced some new, cross-platform developer tools as well.

Google Play Games v2.0

The all-new game profile lets you see your XP, level and your gamer title all in the same view. Additionally you can keep track on your friends' achievements by tapping on their avatars, keep track of your quests in one place and "continue your fun with a new way to see saved games."

Google has updated the look of the app, too, with bigger images, tab resizing and that new game profile card appearing on the Play Now screen. It's all looking mighty fine and is definitely a nice update.

Beyond the app, Google has also announced some new tools for iOS and Android developers using Google Play Games. Updated SDKs for C++ and iOS add some great new features such as support for quests and events, saved games, turn based multiplayer and game profile APIs. Devs can also begin to see new types of alerts in the developer console, helping them better identify user issues.

The version 2.0 update to Google Play Games is pushing out as we speak but it'll take some time to reach everyone. If you're not seeing it just yet don't fret, it'll be with you soon enough.

Source: Android Developers Blog

There are 11 comments

SSmaster says:

Any good free games to boost up my experience level quickly? I'm level 20 and want to be higher.

Downloaded the apk through androidpolice.Still not Material Design though which is a bummer

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hmmm says:

This requires Google+ right? I should just check myself I guess...

codemonkey85 says:

Cloud-backed saved games across iOS and Android? Holy crap yes.

radiohawk says:

Pointless as long as they continue to require a plus account to use.

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TomW093 says:

Why? Just make the account and don't use it

You mean just using your existing gmail account? Yeah, what a hassle!

Taz89 says:

Well lets hope devs actually use the new cloud save stuff.

Posted via Android Central App on nexus 7 (2nd gen)

capt4chris says:

Agreed! Cloud backups should be universal at this point!

samxool says:

No, cloud backups should be MANDATORY at this point!

Devlyn16 says:

I just hope this results in the Cloud Saves for Injustice:Gods Among us to start working properly.