The Google Play Game Services API allows developers to add features such as achievements, leaderboards, events, quests, and multiplayer support to their web and mobile games. It can also be used to analyze player behavior by defining events and capturing metrics about those events. "Getting Started" instructions are provided for iOS, Android, C++, and web-based games.
Google announced the end of support for real-time and multiplayer functionality within the Play Game Services API. Other features within the API like leaderboards, events, quests, etc. will not be affected by the change. The official deprecation date for these features is March 31, 2020.
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