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Questions regarding usage of the Google play app store for Android

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New game shows up as an update instead of a release

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this sort of question but since there is a google-play tag... I've just released a new game (my first one actually) two days ago. And I've just noticed ...
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Native crashes on UE4 android game only in distribution build

As I build my game for development mode and install it directly from apk file to my device, it runs without errors and doesn't crash, there are in-game ads and it is able to get variables from game-...
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Can I publish the games I learnt from tutorials and modified as per my style of game-play? [duplicate]

I am new to the world of making games and all. Well its been a few months or so. There are many tutorials that I have been watching. On the way, I made a few games that I saw and made. I am not asking ...
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Can't connect 3 or more players in one room

So I've been trying to make a 3 vs 3 Real-time Multiplayer game using Google Play Games and Unity, but I'm unable to connect 3 or more players in one room (works fine with 2 players!). 3rd player ...
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Android Unity black screen on game start up

Squishing bugs on my first game currently, came across a problem I'm not sure what could cause. When the game is launched there is simply a black screen before even the unity logo shows up, the ...
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How to un-publish a game with minimum impact?

I released a game about 5 years ago across multiple mobile platforms. I spent a couple of years supporting it, following user feedback and trying to improve its revenue unsuccessfully. In the end, I ...
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About making game development account for publishing Android-related games?

Registering as Google Play Developer requires a fee in order to publish games that have been invested in exchange for money. What about Steam? Is it required the same thing in registration or not? ...
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How can I change the Google Play Console language?

How can I change the Google Play Console language? Here you can see that the language is not English:
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Android - Google play - enable download app for devices that supports opengl extension

I am using OpenGL ES 2 in my game. However, for simplicity i have used some extensions like VAO. Is there a way, how to disable dowloading of my app for devices, that do not support this (and other) ...
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App Store Optimisation-Package Name

I have a game in play store and trying to get it to the upper places on the search engine. As I read, the package name should be similar to the game title. What is the effect of it in the searches? I ...
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How to get Google Play to suggest my app?

I uploaded a game to Play and obviously it isn't the very first suggestion on the list. I uploaded it 3 days ago. As somehow new games do get played, I assume people start to know about them. I ...
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Google Play beta testing

I made a game I wish to upload to Google Play and I faced the options Production Beta testing Alpha testing I made the game all alone and I think it is complete, was tested on multiple physical as ...
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How to test Google Play Multiplayer locally

I'm building a simple HTML5 game and I need to implement multiplayer without sharing the game on Google Play. I'm using CocoonJS's multiplayer api. How can I test Google Play Multiplayer locally? Do ...
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Unity IAP through Google Play is forgotten after a day without internet connection

I am trying to make a NonConsumable IAP purchase persist without internet connection. I have implemented the IAP system from Unity 5.6 through Google Play for a NonConsumable item and it is working. ...
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Unable to rollout release to alpha in Google Play Console

I have uploaded my APK, and filled in data in every field which was required... but using Googles new MAnage releases tab, I am unable to press the final button to roll it out to alpha. Its not ...
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Google Play Services Library not found. How can I get this?

So this question is in relation to, but not the same as my previous question (How do I successfully implement Google Mobile Ads and Google Play Services into my Unity arcade game?). That is why I am ...
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How do I successfully implement Google Mobile Ads and Google Play Services into my Unity arcade game?

I have been trying for like a month now to properly implement Google Play Services and Google Mobile Ads into my Unity Android Game. I have had success in getting Google Play Services to work but when ...
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How to delete Google Play Services?

I want to delete Google Play Services in the Google Play Developer Console, but I can't. Here is what I did: I published my game to Google Play without Google Play Services. I decided that I want ...
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White background in icon for Google Search on mobile device

We experience an issue with our game icon related to google search on mobile device. Here is a screenshot: As you can see, our ccon has a white background on a green wall. We are aware that we have ...
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Can I use Marvel characters in games?

I want to develop an android game containing Marvel or DC characters, and publish it to Google Play. Do Marvel or DC have copyright on their characters? If so, can that affect whether I can publish ...
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What is the revenue split between me and Google in the Play store?

I want to sell an app on the Google Chrome store for $0.50. How much of this will I pocket after Google's cut?
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Do I need an Indie Studio Name?

I've recently been making a mobile game which I'm going to publish to Google Play. Google Play requires a Developer Name. Most Google Play Developer use their game studio name like Gameloft, Supercell,...
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Is attribution sufficient for CC BY-SA 3.0-licenced music in a commercial mobile game?

I am in the process of developing a mobile game that I intend to sell on Google Play. I want to include a music licensed as: Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-SA 3.0) If I attribute the ...
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How do I create a closed beta on Google Play?

As per suggestion I'm splitting How do I create a closed beta on the App Store? up. Can I upload the game I'm developing to Google Play as a closed beta, so I could generate a couple of keys/tokens ...
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How can I check If sublicensing a game to someone is not subject to cheating?

Basically I have a game, but here In Italy I need to subscribe to Commercial Chamber just to start selling (3000€/year). So my idea was to let a friend sell the game on the AppStore/PlayStore/Windows ...
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Mobile Game: Google Play no supported dev country and capitalization alternatives (no policies violation or suspicious behavior)?

If my country is listed as not supported as a developer country (for payments), this mean developer can upload app but no make any money with it. If I understood correctly, not even in app ads are ...
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Google on different versions of games

I'm focusing on a game for the Android platform, and thinking of building multiple versions with different themes. Every one of them would have a distinct name, graphics, and content, but the same ...
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Making icons for a Google Play Store game

I'm a little confused. I've created a game using the Unreal Engine and I plan to publish in about a month. I knew my app needed an icon, but I was on Google's developer site yesterday and I saw a ...
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Google Play Games Services keeps finding conflicts in my saves!

I have been using Google Play Games Services (play-games-plugin for unity) for a while without problems. After a couple of recent changes I noticed that the plugin won't sync my saves anymore. Trying ...
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Do Google Play and the Apple App Store allow symbols such as square brackets app names?

For instance, if I wanted to call my game [GAME]. I tried searching for apps on both marketplaces using both symbols and didn't get any errors, although no apps were found with square brackets. [...
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Unity3d Google real time multiplayer reconnect to a room

How to reconnect to a room in Google real time muliplayer with Unity3D ? I create a quick game multiplayer connection ...
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My game's title is similar to other game's title. Will I get sued? [duplicate]

I have a game called 'Shapes Dodge' which is still in development. I figured out the name back in February when I began developing it. Since then I've been checking monthly the Google Play Store for ...
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Showing Google Play Game Leaderboard UI not working at all

Trying to figure out what went wrong with this GPG plugin. I followed the instructions and understand the document in order to test run the login and show leaderboard UI via this one. I did make the ...
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Leaderboard setup for Android

I am totally new for this setup. I am trying to implement google Leaderboard. I followed the step by step process showed in "This Link". i opened windows -> Google play games -> setup -> Android setup....
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Another app has the same name as mine on the appstore!

I am about to publish a game on the android playstore and the ios appstore. It is called "PairIt". I checked a while back to see if there were any other apps named PairIt on the playstore, and there ...
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Auto-match criteria by location

How does Google match two players looking for a random game? For our app it is better to match people from the same location. Is Google already preferring people living closer together when matching ...
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Sign APK of several games with same or different key?

When you choose a key for signing your APK for publishing in GooglePlay, you need to care of this key for the next 25 years if you want to do updates. The key should not be shared with anyone. The ...
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How can I change the name of my game in Google Play?

I have just released my first app game called 'paperplane', now the problem is that there are hunderds of paperplane apps so I dediced the change the name to 'neonplane'. I was not able to change the ...
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My game is not shown in Play Market New Releases

I've published my app for like an 36 hours ago. It is possible to find it with exact search query ("Village Keeper") and it is available via the direct link. Thing is I can't find it in "New Releases"...
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On Android, why would you handle expansion files yourself instead of using Google Play?

Why aren't all Android games using Google Play's ability to serve their expansion files? Why some are handling it themselves inside their apps?
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What's the “appLinkUrl” parameter in the “AppInvite” method for?

I'm trying to figure out what should I assign the appLinkUrl parameter of FB.Mobile.AppInvite method. In documentation it says: ...
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What are do's and don'ts on published APK for alpha and beta testing and how to manage it in Google Play for developers? [closed]

Before the official public release or publishing the first prototype game, I learned about alpha and beta testing in order to gain feedback and fixes needed to improve or correct the game's system. I ...
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What happens if I increment a completed achievement on Google Play?

This question is about GPGS (Google Play Game Services). Say we have three achievements like: Achievement A: Kill a total of 3 enemies Achievement B: Kill a total of 6 enemies Achievement C: Kill a ...
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Does Google Play allow an account to log in to the same game on 2 devices?

I'm developing an online Android game with Unity. I want all Google Play accounts to have only one session logged in at a time. Do I need to write my own code to disconnect an existing session on ...
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Restore IAP in Android using Prime 31

can someone please guide me how to restore purchases in android using prime 31. What my basic understating is to get the list skus which player has purchased after he logs in with his account and ...
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How can I hand out free copies of my otherwise-paid Play Store game?

With Google Play Services, is it possible to give people redeemable codes for an Android game I made, or give them special access or something like that? How do I do it?
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How to make ranked matches in a head-to-head multiplayer game?

I am working on a field hockey like game for Android and iOS. Currently I support being able to play against another player online in a client/server fashion where one device host and the other ...
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Has google increased apk limit from 50mb to 149?

I recently seen Angry Birds GO has apk size of 149 on google play, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rovio.angrybirdsgo&hl=en Yet google says apk size limit is 50 mb.So my ...
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What organic traffic can I expect from publishing on Google Play, without other marketing?

I've just published a new Android game on Google Play. It has been a bit over 48 hours. It's active in the store, and I can search for it by name to get to it. However, I've had 0 organic downloads ...
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Google Leaderboards, Reducing the Score of a Player

I am making a strategy game similar to chess for Android. I'll be using the Google Leaderboards for rankings. I want to implement a sort of ranking system, that the player can actually lose score, ...