Google's instant app tech now lets you try games before you buy

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During that time, you'll see a constant "INSTALL" button within to let you know that you can/should install the full game.

As has become something of a tradition at the Game Developers Conference (GDC), GDC 2018 also begins with Google and the Google Developer Day.

There are six games available at present: Clash Royale, Words with Friends 2, Solitaire, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Bubble Witch 3 Saga and Mighty Battles.

"Rolling out today, android users can try google lens to do things like create a contact from a business card or get more info about a famous landmark".

They also explained that Google Play Instant removes some of the friction involved in convincing people to download games.

In the near future, we're hoping it'll be so extremely simple for developers, they'll all automatically join in on the Instant Gameplay fun. Moderated by Craig Chapple, Senior Editor of, the panel will explore the exciting growth of emerging mobile platforms for instant entertainment experiences, including a state of the market and what's next for Facebook's Instant Games and Android's platforms.

Product managers with Google Play told TechCrunch that the Instant Apps feature they added a year ago enabled them to learn some things that are being put to good use through Google Play Instant.

Although developers are limited to only 10MB per instant app, there's room to come up with some innovative formats, Karmel said. Meanwhile, Demo Loops will help developers test games on live devices in the Test Lab. Google also said game developers would be able to use customized renderings and other data from Maps inside games. "These companies that can support us with tools and technology, we want to be in closer relationship with then".

For now, this project is still a closed beta, though Google plans to open it up to more developers later this year.

Not all games can be played instantly without downloading them, but there are a few titles with this feature already available.

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