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Android Game Programming For Dummies by Derek James

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Chapter 12

Publishing and Updating Your Game

In This Chapter

arrow Exporting a signed application

arrow Setting up your Google Play developer account

arrow Supporting your game after it’s published

Your game won’t be seen by anyone until you upload it to a market. I’ll show you how to get your game into Google Play. If you’re like me, you don’t work for a multimillion-dollar game company with a massive marketing budget. If that’s the case, then your market listing is the most valuable marketing tool you have. The first thing people will see is the name and icon for your game, but if they visit the market listing, that’s where you need to get them interested enough to download your game.

So first things first — namely, the nuts and bolts of the upload process, and then a look at all the different options you have for your listing.

Creating a developer account for Google Play

You need a regular Google Account in order to register for a Google publisher account. Odds are you already have a Google Account, but if you don’t, you can create one during the registration process for a developer account.

To start the developer registration process, go to

https://play.google.com/apps/publish

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