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Google’s Instant Games lets you try Android titles before you buy

Google has expended its Instant App technology to enable Android users to take some games for a spin before download or purchase.

Select titles from noted developers like Supercell, Zynga and King can now be played without downloading the full app to the device.

Right now you can try it with just six games: Clash Royale, Words With Friends 2, Solitaire, Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire, Bubble Witch 3 Saga, and Mighty Battles.

Instant Games will operate with a smaller portion of the app that can allow users to get a feel for the game before committing.

In some case they’ll be full levels, while in others they’ll allow users to get straight into the main game without needing to go through the app installation and set up first.

Instant Apps

“Users who have historically abandoned instead of installing a game are instead trying the game out and then installing,” Google Play product manager Jonathan Karmel told Engadget.

Instant Apps were first launched back in 2016 and began to roll out the following year. Today’s expansion to games was announced at the Game Developers Conference on Monday.

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It is limited to the aforementioned developers right now, but Google plans to offer it to more soon. The company is planning to talk more about the tech at Google I/O in May.

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