Google quietly introduced a curated indie games list to the Play Store

by | Feb 26, 2016 |

Game developers on Reddit recently noticed that Google has quietly introduced a new curated list of indie mobile games to the Play Store called Indie Corner.

At the moment, it is not entirely clear what criteria Google is using to choose which games it will feature on the new list, but a developer of one of the featured games offered his thoughts in a comment on Reddit.

“I don’t know of any particular requirements [to be featured], but I can tell you what our data was like before we were contacted,” said Tyler Coleman, a developer on “medieval tycoon RPG” Merchant. “We (Merchant) had over 100k downloads and averaged over a 4.0 rating. We also integrated the Leaderboards and Achievements through Google Play Game Services, which might have been a factor.”

While the current list of games on the Indie Corner is small, a curated indie game page could be incredibly helpful for both users and Android game developers.

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Read the entire article from SiliconAngle here: Google quietly introduced a curated indie games list to the Play Store

 



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