GOOGLE PLAY GAMES SERVICES Posts on XDA

Google is ending support for real-time and turn-based multiplayer APIs in Play Games Services

Mobile game development can be quite lucrative, but for many indie developers, it's just something they do for fun. For those developers, it's not worth maintaining a game if the services they rely on are no longer free. That's why some developers are upset that Google is ending support for the Play Games Services APIs...

Google Play Games tests Hub page with news about installed & trending games

Mobile gaming is a lucrative market for developers to invest in, but it's also pretty difficult to break into due to the immense competition. Games like Super Mario Run, Pokémon Go, PUBG Mobile, and the upcoming Fortnite Mobile are some of the major games from the biggest players on the Google Play Store. There are...

Google Describes How to Migrate to the New Play Games Services APIs

Google is getting ready to introduce version 11.6.0 of the Google Play Services SDK and with the new version of the SDK, they're changing the way APIs are structured. The new update deprecates the GoogleApiClient class and introduces a decoupled collection of feature-specific API clients for the developer. With this change, there is a reduced amount...

Google is Removing Gifts, Requests, and Quests from Google Play Games Services

A while back, Google announced some new features and services that enabled game developers to engage with the people who played their mobile games. This service was added to the Google Play Games platform and was known as Google Play Games Services. A number of these features and services have been popular among the developer...