I am surprised it took this long for Google to launch this app but Google Play Games app has now been launched. An aggregator of sorts for all game apps, Google Play Games is Android’s answer to Apple’s Game Center which allows users a single window into all gaming activity.
Google Play Games will now become the one stop gaming destination on Android phones and tablets. Google Play Games app will not only aid discovery of most popular games but also add a social layer to all gaming activity for Android users.
Improved Game discovery with Google Play Games
While the Google Play store itself allows you to see most popular apps by category, Google Play games will feature top games in the play store as well as tell you the games your friends are playing.
In essence, this should be a good news for game app developers because use of this feature will allow more games to discovered and shopped for thereby increasing downloads.
Social Layer To Games with Google Play Games
Similar to Game Center, Google Play Games will add a social layer to your gaming activity on Android. You will now be able to see games with multi-player modes, stats on what games your friends are playing and even allow you to play games with unknown people across the globe.
Personally, as an iPhone user I have downloaded and bought some game apps based on my friend’s activity in the Game Center. So, I won’t be surprised if Android devices see increased game downloads.
In addition, Google Play Games app can now become the ultimate game activity dashboard to track the games you play and your stats. For the competitive one’s, they will be able to see the leaderboards and subsequently play more to move up the leaderboards.
It is evident that Google Play Games app will only increase the app activity and faciliate more game app downloads on Android.
What are your thoughts on Google Play Games app? Are you going to download it.