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Google Play Games release checklist

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In order to ensure that players have a high quality experience on Google Play Games, you have to pass two sets of tests before your game can be published. You must pass these test in order:

Use this checklist to verify that you've completed all the necessary steps before submitting a build to ensure a quick approval process.

Milestone 1 Requirements

The goal of this milestone is to verify that the build works, the core technical requirements are met, and the game is ready to be played on a PC with a keyboard and mouse. Feedback typically takes 2-3 business days.

Here's the requirements for this milestone:

Milestone 2 Requirements

The goal of this milestone is to ensure playability of your game on a PC, taking into account common points of user friction and negative feedback. Your build must pass Milestone 1 before proceeding to Milestone 2. Builds submitted for Milestone 2 testing should be considered ready to launch.

Feedback on a build typically takes 2-3 weeks, and will include feedback as follows:

  • Mandatory: Feedback must be addressed before the game can move to production. Examples include (this is not a complete list):
    • Game updates do not work and the game cannot be played
    • Crashes, visual artifacts, or other obvious bugs during gameplay
    • Keyboard or mouse controls are incomplete and result in obviously negative or unplayable user experience
    • Significant performance issues
  • Recommendation: We will not launch the game until you review this feedback and confirm that you want to launch. While this feedback is non-blocking, you may want to address these issues before moving the game to production. Generally speaking, recommendations anticipate common causes of negative user sentiment. Examples include (this is not a complete list):
    • Keyboard or mouse controls are incomplete and result in noticeable user friction, but where the game is still playable
    • Mobile controls still appear on-screen, but the game is still playable
  • Suggestion: Non-blocking concerns, which will not delay your game's launch. This generally captures all other impressions which might affect user sentiment.

Here's the requirements for this milestone: