Vector Unit has announced that their line of games, Shine Runner, Riptide GP and of course Beach Buggy Blitz (reviewed here and featured here) all begin supporting Google Play game services immediately. This is great news for gamers since Google Play game services offers cloud saving (play on one device, save and then switch to another device and grab your save and continue gaming). Also, Google Play game services offers real time multi-player capabilities (though no word of this feature being used in the aforementioned games).
“We love to connect players in our games, but until recently on Android there have been a lot of competing social platforms without a single standout,” says Vector Unit CEO Matt Small. “Google Play game services offer a unifying platform that every Android gamer can join easily, has all the features we could want, and that we as developers can support without worrying about whether it’s going to still be around in 2 years.”
Riptide 2 will take full advantage of Google Play game services though. Features of R2 include a deeper career mode, more customization options and a new stunt engine.
“Multi-player is a major focus of Riptide GP2,” explains Ralf Knoesel, Vector Unit’s CTO. “Google Play game services provide a robust and easy to use real-time multi-player experience. The elegant invitations and notifications allow players to easily connect with their friends to show off their jet-ski racing skills.”