The world is going game-crazy. Take a look around and you will likely find someone immersed in their smartphone screens, punching away at Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, Subway Surfers or one or other of the millions of games available for download on the internet.
Seeking to capitalize upon this new mania of gameplay, Google has added a brand new feature to its Google Play Games app that will now let users record and publish their gaming sessions to the world at large.
Creating a video is pretty simple, fire up the game of your choice via the Google Play Games app and once it is rolling, tap the “record” button to start capturing the gameplay. And wait, you can also append a video of yourself — displayed upon the top right corner of the actual gameplay video — commenting upon the gameplay, pulling faces, illustrating walk-through or cheats, anything really, using your smartphone’s front camera.
Once you are done recording, put a few finishing touches to the clip here and there using the app and voila! You are ready to upload it to YouTube with a single click. Google is also readying a SDK that upon its release, will allow game developers to integrate the recording function directly into their own apps and games.
The new, game-recording addition is now available for users across the US and the UK — no surprises there — while the ‘rest of the world‘ should get it soon as well.