Google Developer Day at GDC 2016

Google is thrilled to be hosting our Google Developer Day at GDC again this year for a full day of learning, exciting announcements, and interactive round table discussions. It is an incredible opportunity to connect, learn from each other and get inspired.

New analytics from Play Games

Now you can see new kinds of games analytics reports in your Developer Console, to help you manage your games business and understand in-game player behavior.

New APIs and development tools

Check out these new APIs and tools from Google Play games services—a new game publishing API, a revamped Unity Plugin, enhanced C++ SDK, and improved Leaderboard Tamper Protection.

Platforms for your games



Building Your First App — Start with the basics!
Android NDK — Build games at native speeds in C++.


The easiest way to make and distribute VR games.


HTML5 Game Development — Games one click away in your browser.
threejs.js — The fastest way to get started in Chrome WebGL.

Google Cloud services for gaming

Build cloud-integrated games for mobile and web platforms, including Android, iOS, Chrome OS, and Facebook.

Android TV

High-performance gaming in leanback mode.

Project Tango

Games that know where you are and what's around you.


Games that can engage an entire room.

Acquire users and engage

Reach billions of Android users on Google Play

Put your apps in front of Android's huge base of active customers in more than 190 countries and territories across the world.

Play Games Services

Achievements, leaderboards, cloud saved games, real-time multiplayer, and more on Android and iOS.

Google Play Developer Console

Manage your game's store listing and APKs, and get useful stats about your player base.

Drive mobile app installs

Create campaigns geared specifically toward getting more people to download your app.

Monetize and measure

Google AdMob

The largest mobile ads platform used by more than 650,000 apps. Monetize and measure your iOS and Android games.

Google Play In-app Subscriptions

Sell content, services, or features in your app with automated, recurring billing.

Google Analytics

Understand and measure what your users do inside of your game — a key to engaging and monetizing users in the long run.

Google Play In-app Billing

Let your players pay quickly and easily on their Android devices.

Ad interstitials

Present rich full-screen experiences at natural app transition points.

Essential tools to build your games

Open-source libraries and samples

Breadboard — Node-based scripting system for driving game behavior
CORGI — A reusable, component-oriented entity library for games
FlatBuffers — Fast and memory-efficient serialization
FlatUI — Fast, lightweight, intermediate-mode GUI system
FPLBase — Base-layer handling input, asset-loading, and OpenGL context creation
fplutil — Command-line tools for Android C++ automated builds
LiquidFun — A fluid particle physics engine based on Box2D
MathFu — Reliable C++ libraries for common math operations
Motive — Fast, low-memory, procedural and hierarchical animations
Pindrop — Cross-platform C++ audio library
Scene Lab — World-editor with full integration with CORGI entities
VRToolkit — Build VR games for Android, including Google Cardboard

LiquidFun Paint — Paint app demonstrating LiquidFun
Pie Noon — A cross-platform C++ sample game which supports Android, Android TV, Windows, OS X and Linux
VoltAir — A game sample demonstrating LiquidFun and QtQuick
Zooshi — A cross-platform C++ sample game, targeting Google Cardboard, and supporting Android, Android TV, Windows, OS X and Linux builds

Unity plugins

Play Games Plugin — Use Play Games Services in Android and iOS
Google Analytics Plugin — Easily implement Analytics in Unity
Google Mobile Ads Plugin — Mobile ads in native Android or iOS apps
Cardboard Unity SDK — Create VR experiences for Android
Project Tango Unity SDK — The quickest way to put the user inside a 3D world with Project Tango.



Android app quality guidelines

All Android apps should meet these criteria.

Android TV quality guidelines

Make your app successful on Android TV with these tips and guidelines.

Play Games Services best practices

Focus on key aspects of quality, feature set, and UI that can have significant impact on your game's success.