Cloud Gaming Solutions For Android Games Have Arrived

Cloud Gaming Solutions For Android Games Have Arrived

Cloud Gaming Solutions For Android Games Have Arrived

Mobile devices, such as smartphones and tablets, are fast becoming one of the top ways to play video games. Hits, such as Angry Birds, Temple Run and Candy Crush Saga, have all garnered tens of millions of downloads and have truly become icons of the video-gaming industry in general.

Now what if you could play all of your favorite Android games in the cloud? This question might seem a little bit odd considering that all Android-based games are played online. However, there is a big difference between general online play and cloud play. With cloud play, you can stream games to a variety of devices, as opposed to solely playing them on Android devices as you see now. Not to mention the fact that all of your stats and saved games are held safely in the cloud.

Some of the top names in cloud gaming are beginning to realize what an incredible, untapped market this really is. While many Android games are completely free to play, extra items and content can usually be purchased for an added cost.

nVidia Shield

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Graphics-hardware giant, nVidia, recently announced that they would be developing a cloud-gaming solution for Android-based games. This would come in the form of a hardware device dubbed nVidia Shield, first introduced at CES 2013, and would work in tandem with their cloud-based service, Grid.

The tie in with Android games became apparent with an update that was released towards the end of last year. This update included an upgrade containing a feature called Console Mode, which allows you to connect to an outside device, such as a television or monitor. The content displayed would come through in full 720p. This in turn provided the opportunity for top-of-the-line Android-based games to channel through the console onto an outside peripheral.

Google Play Games

Given that they are the creative minds behind the Android operating system, it comes as no surprise that Google would jump on the cloud-gaming bandwagon and develop their own service. Announced last year, and dubbed Google Play Games, this service would allow players to cloud save their games and play them on wide range of different devices. In March, Google added cross-platform support, allowing games to be played on iOS-driven devices as well.

Agawi

Towards the end of last year, cloud-gaming provider, Agawi, announced the launch of a platform that is designed to stream Android apps and games to tablets, smartphones and computers. By combining Amazon’s AWS and EC2 platforms, Agawi is able to stream games, even if they are extremely graphics intensive, to devices unable to run them on their own.

Conclusion

While playing Android-based games online has always been a possibility, having the capacity to play them in the cloud is a relatively-new phenomenon. These advances will allow users to take full advantage of all the perks that come from cloud gaming. These include the ability to start a game on one device and finish it up on another, as well as store all of your important user information and scores directly in the cloud.

Do you have a particular Android game that you think would benefit greatly from cloud play? Let us know in the Comments section below!

By Joe Pellicone

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In 2011, Joe launched his writing career, dealing primarily with the tech topics he is so familiar with (Tech & Gaming). Today, Joe uses his experience and talent to create quality and enjoyable pieces on everything from gaming hardware and software, to individual games and gaming companies.
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