Last year Google launched Instant Apps, which allowed developers to have a native app experience that didn’t involve installation. Now, Google announced that it has made progress in its instant apps framework by extending this program to games. That means you can now almost instantly try out the game instead of downloading the entire experience. So, simply head towards Google Play Store, find a game that supports this feature, and hit the “Try Now” button.
When you want to try a new Android game you need to download and install the app. Once you’ve done that, you launch the game and have a look at it. Unfortunately, if you don’t like it, what you do is to delete the app and get back your money (for Paid Apps).
The main idea behind this project is to drive discovery. For this, the Google team is adding a new ‘arcade’ section where you can browse all the games currently available as instant apps. The main advantage of these Instant games, though, is that users can try the game without having to install anything. Some games that currently support Play Instant include Clash Royale, Words with Friends 2, Bubble Witch 3 Saga and Panda Pop.
The project is new and is still a closed beta, though Google plans to open it up to more developers later this year. Also, they are still working on providing developers better tools for building these apps. Google is also working with Unity, the Cocos2D-x and IDE teams to make building instant apps even easier.
If you are a game developer, you can sign up for more information about getting your app into the Instant family by filling out this interest form.
You can try it out Google Play Instant games, hit this link.
Video credits: Android Authority