With Google Play games services, you can add engaging social and multiplayer features to your games.
Select a feature below to learn the basics and find documentation on implementing Google Play games services.
Get startedIntegrate the Google Play games services SDK
To learn how to integrate the Google Play games services SDK, visit the Google Developers site to find instructions and samples on how to get started.
To use Google Play games services, you need to create a game listing in Play Console. Your game listing is separate from your app’s Store listing page.
Here’s how you can add a new game listing:
- Open Play Console.
- Go to Setup > Game projects.
- Near the top right, click Add new game.
With achievements, you can help retain players by adding rewards for accomplishing set goals in your game. Players can earn experience points (XP) for accomplishing achievements in your game.
Visit the Google Developers site to learn how to create and manage achievements in Play Console.
Note: Once you publish an achievement, it can’t be deleted.
With leaderboards, you can give your game’s players a place to compare their scores with friends and compete with top players.
Visit the Google Developers site to learn how to create and manage leaderboards using Play Console.
Note: Leaderboard scores can’t be reset, but you can delete or hide a leaderboard at any time.
To hide suspicious scores on existing leaderboards, you can turn on leaderboard tamper protection on your game’s Leaderboards page in Play Console.
With saved games, you can give your game’s players an easy way to save their progress. Your players’ progress and metadata are synced across multiple devices that use Google Play games services.
Visit the Google Developers site to learn how to implement saved games.
To automate app configuration and integrate releases into existing automated tools and processes, you can use the Google Play Games Services Publishing API. Here's how to turn on access to the Google Play Games Services Publishing API using Play Console.
- Open Play Console.
- Go to Setup > API access.
- If you haven't already, create a linked project.
- Next to "Games configuration API", click the On button.
Manage multiple users
If you have multiple users managing games on your developer account, you need to manage permissions from the Play Console Users and permissions page.