Sections

Google Play rolling out Gamer IDs

Avatars coming to Google's mobile ecosystem

Google is adding a gamer ID system to all Google Play games, rolling the measures out over the next few weeks.

Announced via the official Android blog, the new system will allow players to pick an avatar and build an online persona for their Android gaming.

"For new users signing into your first Google Play Games integrated game, and for existing users signing into a new Play Games integrated game, you will create your Gamer ID and select one of 40+ avatars for your Gamer Picture," wrote Benjamin Frenkel, a product manager at Google. "You can choose to make your game activity public or private, and decide if other gamers will be able to associate your Gamer ID with your email address or name. Gamer IDs are unique, and to claim yours right now you can go to the Google Play Games app."

Related stories

Harry Potter and the publisher's casual vacancy

Jam City tells us how its Hogwarts RPG will help Warner Bros finally attract the masses on mobile

By James Batchelor

Pincus: For new mobile devs, it's organic growth or bust

At Slush, Zynga founder Mark Pincus advised mobile startups to set a "high bar" for organic growth before investing in advertising and UA

By Matthew Handrahan

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.