Google Play Games screenshot leak

Remember those hints about a Google Play Games service that we got wind of last month? Today more details of Google's gaming-centric offering have surfaced that back those rumors up. The folks at Android Police have gotten hold of the new Google Play Services version 3.1.36, which is quite a jump up from the version 3.0.27 that many folks are currently using. The site was able to access the Settings portion of Play Games, which contains a notifications toggle and controls for who can send notifications to the user. 

After diving into the new Google Play Services with Nova Launcher, Android Police was able to find references to some other Play Games features. Just like last month's leak suggested, Play Games will include support for synced game saves, matchmaking, game invitations, achievements and leaderboards.

As phones and tablets get more and more powerful, mobile gaming has been growing and consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices as their sole gaming machines. This trend doesn't seem to show any signs of slowing down, and so it only makes sense for mobile platforms to have their own dedicated gaming services, like Game Center on iOS.

We still don't have a ton of information on how Google Play Games will work, but so far it looks like it could be a good way for Android gamers to connect with others and get more out of their games with features like achievements and leaderboards. The good news is that with Google I/O just around the corner, it may not be long before Play Games and all of its gaming goodies are officially revealed. Stay tuned.

Via Android Police

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Oussama Tajjiou 70% of daily usage
Martin Láwliet Amuesi Removed all games since I don't play them much. Used to play Modern Combat for a couple of hours at any one time.
Yau Quasar Never ever
Guillermo Espinoza Dont play games on my phone but i do in my tablet
Daniel McCarthy Nvidia said that Tegra 5 will be more powerful than the Playstation 3 so I can definitely see Android becoming a great console gaming solution.
Shabbir Ahmed Almost daily
Martin Smeaton Frequently
Steven Pereira Every five minutes!
Jacob A Vernell Wordfeud all day everyday
Michael Kergosien Jr Only when I'm bored.
Alex Hunt For gaming hardly ever actually. PS3 consumes me for that! But i use the devices every damn day! Love my Nexus 4 and Nexus 7!!!
Aaron Calhoun Nearly everytime I'm on the shitter.
Luis Arturo Batista Aquino Not much but when i do is forma hours loo
Selmor B. Reid Rarely...
Jesse Huertas I'd kill for games like Fire Emblem and Final Fantasy Tactics on my Note II
Matthew Swanson The games that I like to play aren't nearly as reliable on Android.... sadly, Android is not a gaming platform unless you like card games or checkers...
Santiago Alexander Cruz Not that much to be honest. Mostly pandora, Netflix and Facebook
Ayo Q Sipho Never. Play all my games on Xbox 360
Rodney Smith Things like Temple Run, Candy Crush and mostly casual stuff work perfectly well on them. But when its time to get serious it got nothing on the 3DS offerings.
Matt Pankey Never.
Anthony Bailey I use it moderately. The processing power and screen real estate of my Note II makes gaming on a cellular device, quite fun and practical. I like Subway Surf and Beach Buggy Blitz.
Luis Robles Figueroa I use my tablet for game all. On the phone I have games in case I am somewhere I am bored.
Mark Belkowski None as my nexus 7 is laggy. Really disapointed in it.
Kyle Cordiano Phone for racing games, word games ect.. Tablet not so much.
Abram Wenevermet Dennis Not much.. I have a ps3 for that also my iPad..
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Orewa Najib quite often . i dont have an xbox /ps3/gaming pc

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