Google Play Games is in open beta.

Get started with Google Play Games

To release an Android game on Google Play Games, you must update your game to meet the compatibility and feature requirements that support Windows and cross-device play. This topic lists the requirements and steps to get started so you can submit your game for distribution on Google Play Games.

Requirements checklist

The Google Play Games requirements ensure that your game is compatible with Google Play Games on PCs and targets the user experience. They include additional requirements that ensure your game supports cross-device play.

There is a stricter game approval process for Google Play Games than mobile. You must meet the Google Play Games requirements to ship your game to PCs. For more information about when these requirements need to be integrated and how they are tested, see the milestone checklist page.

Review the following requirements to determine the feasibility of building your game for Google Play Games. If you decide to proceed, make the necessary changes and package your game.

Test on Chrome OS

Until the Google Play Games emulator is available in your region, you can test your game on Chrome OS. Use this to:

  • Verify that your x86 and x86-64 builds function
  • Ensure that your game is playable with a mouse and keyboard
  • Update your UI for large displays
  • Perform preliminary optimizations on desktop computing devices

You will need to wait for for the emulator availability to:

  • Test and integrate Google Play Games specific SDKs
  • Perform any emulator specific optimizations to your game code or render pipeline

Submit your game

After you verify your game meets the Google Play Games requirements, you can start submitting your game for distribution on Google Play Games. For details, see Submit your game.