It is apparently 'material all the things' day as Google keeps rolling out those updates. This time we've got a new version of Play Games, but unlike the last one we brought you, this is for all Android devices, not the version intended for Android TV.
Again, this is a UI heavy update that makes the app fully material. There's a new icon, new animations, and plenty of color. Here's the changelog listed by the app when you start up. There's not much we can glean from it.
- Game Profile levels and titles that show off your gaming prowess.
- A bigger, bolder visual design
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.play.games-2.1.17_(1536774-008)-21170008-minAPI9.apk.
Version: 2.1.17 (1536774-008) (21170008) (Android 2.3+).