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Advanced Android™ Application Development, Fourth Edition by Shane Conder, Lauren Darcey, Joseph Annuzzi Jr.

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21. An Overview of Google Play Game Services

Good game design and development require features to make your game viral, engaging, and monetize-able. Google Play game services provide many of the features to help your game go viral by allowing players to invite their friends to join in on the game play. In addition, there are also features available that make it easier to keep players coming back for more, increasing engagement with your game, with other players, and with their friends. Finally, the ability to monetize your content while preventing piracy is a key aspect of building a long-lasting and successful game.

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