In this episode, Tor, Romain, and Chet talk with Aurash Mahbod from the Play Games team at Google -- covering trends in mobile games, challenges for Android games developers, console games, and more!



Intro (00:00)

What’s Aurash working on currently? (02:40)

How much is Play store providing users with content based on previous interests? (05:29)

Longstanding games vs new games (08:34)

Mobile gaming vs console (10:07)

Are there stats on what type of games people are playing? (18:07)

Difficulties and solutions for transitioning games from various devices (21:14)

Movie corner - War Games (25:15)

How does Play console help devs optimize engagement? (26:23)

What is the breakdown of tools that devs actually use for games? (27:53)

Reducing the backend costs for devs (30:18)

Where does loyalty content surface? (34:28)

Balancing add load (35:16)

Cloud saves (38:18)

Aurash’s history with Play store (42:18)

Wrap up (42:58)

Romain: @romainguy,,

Tor: and

Chet: @chethaase,, and

Aurash: - @aurash

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