“Google Play game developers and players alike are getting a quartet of game-changing additions today: real-time multiplayer, leaderboards, cloud saves and achievements,” Ben Gilbert reports for Engadget. “And that’s not all — the latter three services will function cross-platform between Android, iOS and the web.”
“The whole initiative is called — unsurprisingly — ‘Google Play Game Services,’ and it’s available today in a smattering of games,” Gilbert reports. “Unlike Apple’s Game Center application, what Google’s offering is backend support for developers rather than a standalone application.”
Gilbert reports, “You can sign in using your Google+ login in-game, and that login will track your identity (including leaderboard scores, achievements and saves) across various games and devices.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Gee, maybe this’ll compel Apple to actually fix Game Center so that it works properly for us iOS users at the very least? Game Center was unveiled on April 8, 2010 and launched on September 8, 2010.
Much progress Forstalled.™
Come on, Jony, you can do it!