Google Gives Users Demo Of Games Before Downloading And Installing
Instant Apps are extending to games on the Google Play Store. The new schtick is called “Google Play Instant,” and it works similarly with Instant Apps in that it lets users try a game before they go ahead and download the full thing.
Essentially, they’re somewhat similar to video game demos that gamers already find on other dedicated gaming platforms, but the thing with Google Play instant is that it works fast and doesn’t require any downloads whatsoever.
The announcement was made during the ongoing Game Developer Conference, which is currently taking place in San Francisco.
With this new option, users can go to the App Store, select a game, play a trial version and then decide whether they want to download it or not.
For now, there are a handful of games available such as Clash Royale, Words with Friends 2, Bubble Witch 3 Saga and more. The list is likely to grow gradually as more developers come on board.
To get the new feature, users have to install or update their current app and it should be available to everyone soon as Google promises that Google Play Instant will be available “on more than 1 billion Android devices worldwide”, according to the blog post written by Google Play Instant Product Manager Jonathan Karmel.
Users can take the trial by tapping on the ‘Try Now’ button, which lets you play some initial levels of the game.
There is also a new ‘Arcade’ option where users can find related YouTube videos or news about a particular game.