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.
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.
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