Google has announced the launch of Google Play game services, an initiative designed to serve as a gaming platform for Android, iOS, and other connected devices.
The service allows game developers to incorporate achievements, cloud saves, real-time multiplayer, and public leaderboards. Integration with Google+ grants the ability for users to track high scores of those in their circles.
The service is currently available via a source development kit for Android and a native iOS SDK for iPhone and iPad games.
In 2012, Google revealed that more than 300 million Android devices had been sold, with a 250 percent growth rate year-over-year.