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Welcome to Android Developers Backstage, a podcast by and for Android developers. Hosted by developers from the Android platform team, this show covers topics of interest to Android programmers, with in-depth discussions and interviews with engineers on the Android team at Google.

Mar 26, 2024

In this episode, Tor, Romain, and Chet talk with Aurash Mahbod from the Play Games team at Google -- covering trends in mobile games, challenges for Android games developers, console games, and more!



Intro (00:00)

What’s Aurash working on currently? (02:40)

How much is Play store providing users with content based on previous interests? (05:29)

Longstanding games vs new games (08:34)

Mobile gaming vs console (10:07)

Are there stats on what type of games people are playing? (18:07)

Difficulties and solutions for transitioning games from various devices (21:14)

Movie corner - War Games (25:15)

How does Play console help devs optimize engagement? (26:23)

What is the breakdown of tools that devs actually use for games? (27:53)

Reducing the backend costs for devs (30:18)

Where does loyalty content surface? (34:28)

Balancing add load (35:16)

Cloud saves (38:18)

Aurash’s history with Play store (42:18)

Wrap up (42:58)

Romain: @romainguy,,

Tor: and

Chet: @chethaase,, and

Aurash: - @aurash

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