After announcing the Google Play Games functionality at Google I/O, many gamers wondered how long it'd be until Google released an app to provide a home to Play Games rather than having information about your gaming littered around all over the place. Well, the wait is over - the Google Play Games is available to download now.
Downloadable form the Google Play Store, the new app lets you discover new games, play with friends and see what they're playing, join multiplayer games, track achievements and scores and compare your scores with other players.
Upon first firing up the application you'll see the games in your Google Play download history (if you want to remove apps from here do it by firing up Play Store and removing the app from the 'All' tab of 'My Apps'). Your own games can be sorted by install date, most recently played or you can just display games currently installed.
You can see players in your contact list (and view their recent gaming activity), the ones you have engaged with most recently and also players 'you might know', drawn from your circles on Google+.
Finally, a useful 'Recommended Games' option lets you see feature, popular and most interestingly popular multiplayer games ready for download.
It's a very solid start for the app and will be invaluable for Android gamers.
Head on over to the Play Store to download.