Cross device sync of game progress, leaderboards and achievements is long overdue on a platform as powerful as Android and now it’s here. The Google Play Games platform was announced very early this morning Australian time during the Google I/O Keynote and there’s already over a dozen games on the play store that have integrated the new funcitonality into their app.

Some of the games that are already doing so are

  • Asphalt 7
  • Osmos HD
  • Super Stickman Golf 2
  • Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour
  • Eufloria HD
  • Mega Run – Redford’s Adventure

As well as Plague, a personal favorite of mine and World of Goo which is on special at the moment for 99c compared with their usual price of $4.99 so it’s well worth the investment to see what Play Games is all about.

[app]com.miniclip.plagueinc[/app]
[app]com.twodboy.worldofgoofull[/app]

Now that the platform is live and the documentation is out there, cross device sync should become standard for Android games which is great news for those of us who have multiple devices and play games across them all.

Does the ability to sync your game progress across devices excite you about mobile gaming? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below

Source: Android Police.
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    BobTheMad
    BobTheMad
    6 years ago

    Super Stickman Golf does NOT sync between devices. I can make progress on one device, and it does not reflect to the other…

    3xile
    3xile
    7 years ago

    Love the idea. When will paradise island be supported?

    Matthew Lobegeiger
    Matthew Lobegeiger
    7 years ago

    I’m looking forward to this too, so I’m not a different stages of the same game on my N7 compared to my phone. My only concern in my 5 year old son messing up my games. Thinking of a game like Need for Speed Most Wanted. I don’t think you can have more than one user profile at a time. Might be a slight issue. Would be kind of annoying having to sign out of my google account on the nexus 7 before my son uses it…

    Kenny
    Kenny
    Reply to  Matthew Lobegeiger
    7 years ago

    Wouldn’t the multiple profiles feature on a tablet solve that issue?

    Matthew Lobegeiger
    Matthew Lobegeiger
    Reply to  Kenny
    7 years ago

    Not if I need the same gmail account on both profiles…

    dbareis
    dbareis
    7 years ago

    I don’t play a lot of games on my phone because my state is on the nexus 7 tablet, (and visa versa) if they synced I’d be a lot happier. What would make me much more excited is if this could be turned on/off for all apps (and not just games).