Google has this week announced new features that will be rolling out for developers using the Google Play Games SDK to enjoy whilst creating their projects.
The new Google Play Games SDK features will roll out alongside the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this month and will include the introduction of game gifts and more.
The new Android game gifts service has been designed to let players send virtual in-game objects to anyone in their circles or via player search. The Play Games app will also now support multiplayer invites directly.
Google also announced that the Google Play Store will also feature 18 new game categories, making it easier for players to find the games they enjoy to play with ease. Google explains a little more about the new features:
“Today, everyone is a gamer. In fact, 3 in every 4 Android users are playing games, allowing developers to reach an unprecedented audience of players in an Android ecosystem that’s activated over one billion devices.
This has helped Google Play Games — Google’s cross-platform game service and SDK for Android, iOS and the web (which lets you easily integrate features like achievements, leaderboards, multiplayer and cloud save into your games) — grow at tremendous speed. The momentum continues on Google Play, where four times more money was paid out to developers in 2013 than in 2012.
With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this week, we’ll be launching a number of new features for Google Play Games and other Google products. As they launch over the coming weeks, these new services and tools will help you unlock the power of Google to take your games to the next level.”
For more information on the new GDC updates jump over to the Google Android Developer blog website for details.
Source: Tech Crunch