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Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy.

Dive into the newest games

Tesla versus Lovecraft mobile game image of fictional depictions of enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla fighting famed horror author H.P. Lovecraft

Tesla vs Lovecraft

An epic showdown between man vs monsters.


PRICE:$9.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Play as enigmatic inventor Nikola Tesla as you mow down nightmarish monsters from the mind of famed horror author H.P. Lovecraft.

Delight Games Premium Library mobile game image depicting various fictional heroes, villains, witches and monsters from the stories within the game.

Delight Games (Premium Library)

70+ interactive volumes to immerse you in new worlds.


PRICE:$29.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Enjoy a massive new trove of choose your own adventure stories that span every possible world from fantasy to mystery, horror, adventure and even some romance.

Who is Awesome mobile game image depicting characters from four different games including Reaper from Peace Death!, Vladimir from DRAW CHILLY, Knight from OH MY GOD, LOOK AT THIS KNIGHT!, and the Cowboy from Gun Done.

WHO IS AWESOME

Fall, chase and flip your way to victory in this two-directional platformer!


PRICE:$0.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Chase and run your way through different lands in a single-player mini-game collection that challenges you to outthink characters from four popular games.

Starman mobile game image depicting Starman, a bright glowing individual, standing in a dark forest

Starman

Recover the light, and bring life back!


PRICE:$4.49Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Guide Starman through a breathtaking series of atmospheric architectural scenes and elaborate puzzles that are challenging, relaxing and immersive.


Explore the titles we ❤️   

Super Glitch Dash mobile game image depicting a bright, neon green and purple entry portal into a Super Glitch Dash runner track

Super Glitch Dash

The ultimate twitch runner has arrived.


PRICE:Free(No in-app purchases with Google Play Pass subscription)


Get ready to immerse yourself in this jaw-dropping, rhythm-driven runner that takes everything you love about the acclaimed original Glitch Dash to the next level.

Cytus 2 mobile game image depicting characters together against a dark background, including Paff, Ivy, Conner, Xenon, Neko and ROBO Head

Cytus II

From the makers of Cytus, experience a whole new chapter.


PRICE:$1.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Step into the future, where a mysterious DJ legend is at the center of this music rhythm game that puts 100+ songs from all over the world at your fingertips.

Summer Catchers mobile game image depicting characters - one female and one male - sitting in a make-shift vehicle on a desolate island beach with a white seagull and crow by their side.

Summer Catchers


Embark on an epic road trip adventure of a lifetime.


PRICE:$3.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Travel to distant uncharted lands full of mystery, strange creatures and exciting races as you pursue a quest to finally experience summer.

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition mobile game image depicting the title character with her large yellow scarf flying in the wind, jumping into the nighttime sky away from a blast of red fire embers and a two-eyed tentacled monster below, towards a small town

Dandara: Trials of Fear Edition

The world of Salt is on the brink of collapse. Its only hope is Dandara.


PRICE:$5.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Defy gravity and discover secret mysteries in this 2D metroidvania platformer that puts you in a battle for survival against enemies bent on oppression.

No need for FOMO: Check out everything that’s been added since June 1, 2021.

Action

Lovecraft's Untold Stories

Space Marshals 3

Tesla vs Lovecraft


Adventure

Angelo and Deemon: One Hell of a Quest (Full)

Death Road to Canada

DISTRAINT 2

Heal: Pocket Edition

Pango Kumo - weather game for kids 3-6

Pango Pirate - Adventure Game for kids

Timo - Adventure Puzzle Game


Arcade

Aftermath

Bermuda Triangle

Color Ball Blast

Daggerhood

DRAW CHILLY

Super Drop Land

Whale Trail Classic

WHO IS AWESOME


Art and Design

Pango Paper Color - colouring book game for kids


Board

Draughts


Books and Reference

Dictionary.com Premium


Card

21 Smash - Best mix of Solitaire and BlackJack

Brave Hand

Castle Solitaire: Card Game


Casual

Pango Sheep: get all the sheep

Snail Bob 3


Education

The Bugs 2: What Are They Like?

Extraordinary Women

How do Animals Work?

Make It - Create Educational Games & Quizzes

May the Forces Be With You

Monopoly Junior

My Green City

My Little Pony: Story Creator


Educational

Car City: Kindergarden Toddler Learning Games

Car City Puzzle Games - Brain Teaser for Kids 2+

Car Patrol Hide & Seek: Preschool Animals Safari

Carl the Super Truck Roadworks: Dig, Drill & Build

Kiddopia

Logic Club

Pango Fox Factory - Coding Games For Kids

Pango Build City: create train tracks for children


Entertainment

Tonka: Trucks Around Town


Health and Fitness

Hydro Coach PRO - drink water


Lifestyle

Time Until | Beautiful Countdown App + Widget


Music

Pango Musical March : music game of marching band

Percuss — Rhythm Sequencer


Music and Audio

AudioLab 🎵 Audio Editor Recorder & Ringtone Maker

Strobe Tuner Pro: Guitar Tuner, Violin, Ukulele, …


Photography

PicLab - Photo Editor

TouchRetouch


Puzzle

Amigo Pancho

Azkend 2: The World Beneath

Dream Detective

The Eyes of Ara

Grids of Thermometers

Hashi Puzzle

hocus 2

I Love Hue Too

Oculux

Pango Blocks : puzzle game for kids 4 - 8 years

Pango One Road : logical labyrinth for children

Pettson's Inventions 2

Puzzle Retreat

Rip Them Off

Starman

Twinfold

YANKAI'S DIAMOND


Racing

Dead Paradise: Car Shooter & Action Game

Dirt Trackin Sprint Cars


Roleplaying

Cyberlords - Arcology

Delight Games (Premium Library)

RPG Aeon Avenger - KEMCO

RPG Grinsia

RPG Alphadia2

Space Raiders RPG

Undead Horde

Yōdanji: The Roguelike


Simulation

Casino Crime

The Little Crane That Could

Pango Build Safari : animal park for kids 3 - 8

Pig io - Pig Evolution io games

Shiny Ski Resort


Sports

Super Soccer Champs 2021


Strategy

Maze Machina

Pocket Harvest

Tactic Master - Strategy Battle & Tower Defense

Wanna Survive


Weather

Weather Forecast 14 days Pro - Meteored News

Weather XS PRO


Word

String of Words

Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy.

Stay on top of the latest updates

We’ve been busy these past couple months. Beyond adding the new titles you’ll see below, we’re also announcing that:

Dive into the newest games

A promotional image for the video game Evoland II.

Evoland 2
A slight case of space time continuum disorder.


PRICE:$6.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Travel through time and video game history with the epic RPG adventure that takes you from one classic game genre after another.

A promotional image for the video game Crying Suns.

Crying Suns
When tactical rogue-like meets Foundation and Dune.


PRICE:$8.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Step into the role of a space fleet commander as you explore a mysteriously fallen empire in this tactical but story-rich strategy game.

A promotional image for the video game Botanicula.

Botanicula
Five friends, one unforgettable journey.


PRICE:$4.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Set out on a journey with your fellow tree creatures to save your home from evil parasites in this light-hearted adventure for gamers of all types.

A promotional image from the video game Night of the Full Moon.

Night of the Full Moon
Unveil the mysteries of the Black Forest, one by one.

PRICE:Free (No in-app purchases with Google Play Pass subscription)


Walk in the footsteps of Little Red Riding Hood as she ventures into a dark wilderness of elves, witches, werewolves and other mysterious creatures in this strategy-based card game.

Explore the titles we ❤️   

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Risk
The biggest update ever to Hasbro’s classic game of global domination.


PRICE: Free (No in-app purchases with Google Play Pass subscription)


Everybody wants to rule the world, and now you can with the latest, greatest version of RISK that combines the classic gameplay with new features and content, all available with your subscription.

A promotional image from the video game Lightspeer

Lichtspeer
Embrace the future, eat strudel.


PRICE:$3.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Get ready to recapture that ‘80s arcade rush in this fast-paced lightspear-throwing simulator set in an ancient Germanic future.

A promotional image from the video game The Battle of Polytopia.

The Battle of Polytopia
Rule your tribe, build a civilization.


PRICE:Free with Google Play Pass subscription


Control the map, fight enemies, discover new lands and master technologies in this award-winning civilization strategy game.

No need for FOMO: Check out everything that’s been added since April 1, 2021.

Puzzle

Faraway 2: Jungle Escape
One Line Coloring
Maze: path of light
Escape Machine City: Airborne
Train your Brain
Kenshō
Laser Quest
ROOMS: The Toymaker's Mansion
Unit 404
Smarter - Brain training & Mind games
Slayaway Camp: 1980's Horror Puzzle Fun!
Star Vikings Forever
Faraway 3: Arctic Escape
Dissembler
Tents and Trees Puzzles

Strategy

Night of the Full Moon
Crying Suns
Out There: Ω Edition
Worms 2: Armageddon

Adventure

Samorost 2
Ord.
Botanicula
Krystopia: Nova's Journey
Jetscout Mystery of the Valunians
Dentures and Demons

Action

Space Marshals 2
Bubble Tale - Bunny Quest

Parenting

Parenting Hero - Become a wiser parent

Educational

Learn fruits and vegetables - games for kids
Animal Circus - Joy Preschool Game
Little Police

Board Game

SocialChess - Online Chess

Cardgame

Rogue Adventure: Card Battles & Deck Building RPG

Roleplay

Demon's Rise 2
Evoland 2

Sports 

Tennis Champs Returns - Season 3
Pocket League Story

Arcade

Bouncefield: Arkanoid Bricks Breaker

Casual

Strawberry Shortcake Dress Up Dreams
Sunday Lawn Seasons

Racing

Draw Rider 2 Plus

Simulation

The Ramen Sensei

Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. We wanted to take another moment to spotlight a few of the titles and developers we think you’ll enjoy.

Dive in to the newest games and apps

With this most recent batch of new additions, we’re happy to share that Play Pass now offers access to 800+ games and apps. We’ve added some great, award-winning titles this past month, like:

A still from the video game Football Manager 2021, featuring soccer players in purple jerseys high-fiving

Football Manager 2021
Make your mark on the beautiful game.

PRICE:$8.99 Free with Google Play Pass subscription

Feel the buzz as you effortlessly craft the perfect squad and tactical setup that’s guaranteed to pick up silverware, wherever and whenever you want. We love the new tactical templates which make finding your perfect style of play, and world domination, easier than ever. 

A promotional image from the game Sago Mini School, featuring a group of cartoon characters in a snowy landscape.

Sago Mini School 
The revolutionary curiosity-led curriculum for little learners.

PRICE: $7.99/monthFree with Google Play Pass subscription

Developed with education and play experts, your child will build math, literacy, science and spatial skills as they discover fun learning games and kid-tested topics. With super fun activities like doodles, tracing, and mazes, you might catch yourself playing without your little ones.

A promotional image from the game Flockers, featuring cartoon sheep.

Flockers
Do ewe have what it takes?

PRICE:$1.99 Free with Google Play Pass subscription

Save the sheep by guiding them through 60 levels of crushers, giant buzz-saws, deep pits full of spikes and giant swinging meat cleavers. Word to the wary, don’t get too attached to these cuties. They can’t ALL survive.

A promotional image from the video game Dead Cells, featuring a person with a sword with their back turned.

Dead Cells (coming this week)
Kill. Die. Learn. Repeat.

PRICE:$8.99 Free with Google Play Pass subscription

Play as a failed alchemic experiment and explore the sprawling, ever-changing castle to find out what happened on this gloomy island…! That is, assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers. If you love ripping monsters to shreds, you’ve come to the right place.

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A still from the video game Teslagrad, featuring a character looking at a glowing red box.

Teslagrad
Forge your path through the Tesla Tower.

PRICE:$6.99Free with Google Play Pass subscription

Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle-platformer with action elements where electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. We love, love, love the unique art style that visually brings the story to life, and the clever mechanics that unlock each puzzle keeps us coming back for more. What are you waiting for?

A promotional image from the game The Gardens Between, featuring two characters standing back to back.

The Gardens Between
Embark on a journey that examines the significance of their friendship.

PRICE:$4.99 Free with Google Play Pass subscription

A single-player adventure where you help two friends manipulate time to solve puzzles to find their path forward. This game is quite the emotional journey, so you might want to find a friend to hug (or elbow bump) after it’s all said and done.

A promotional image from the game Forgotton Anne, featuring two of the characters.

Forgotton Anne
Discover a world you won’t forget.

PRICE: Free (No in-app purchases with Google Play Pass subscription)

A seamless cinematic adventure with light puzzle platforming. You play as Anne as she sets out to squash a rebellion that might prevent her from returning to the human world. The hand painted environments (chef’s kiss) help make this adventure an animated masterpiece… and a game you won’t (no pun intended) soon forget.

A promotional image from Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Star Wars: KOTOR
Determine the destiny of the entire galaxy!

PRICE:$9.99 Free with Google Play Pass subscription

Can you master the awesome power of the Force on your quest to save the Republic? Or will you fall to the lure of the dark side? Kudos to Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and Aspyr Media, who were featured as Pocket Gamer’s best Play Pass game of the year.

Quicksave: The latest from Google Play Pass

Google Play Pass helps you connect with awesome digital content: It’s your pass to hundreds of apps and games without ads and in-app purchases. It’s been a pretty busy year for Play Pass, so let’s take a moment to spotlight a few of the games and developers we think you’ll enjoy.

Program updates

This past year, Play Pass…

  • Celebrated its first birthday

  • Expanded to 42 countries

  • Added more than 300 new apps and games, including more than 100 teacher-approved kids’ titles

New games coming and recent additions

An image from the game Giant Dancing Plushies


Giant Dancing Plushies (Rogue Games, Inc.):

Help huge, adorable stuffed animals conquer the planet in this adorable (yet… terrifying) take on the rhythm game genre. Jam to the great in-game tracks or Kaiju it up to your own favorite music and get ready to stomp on the city! 

An image from the game Figment


Figment (Bedtime Digital Games):

Venture into the whimsical, dream-like world of the human mind. Solve puzzles to restore the peace and rediscover the courage that's been lost–all while beating back the nightmarish fears that threaten to take over! If you’re looking for a mind-blowing weekend playlist, we recommend checking out Figment, Samorost 3Old Man’s Journey and The Gardens Between (all included with your Play Pass subscription). Can you identify the theme that links them?

The logo for the game The Legend of Bum-Bo


The Legend of Bum-Bo (The Label Limited):

Help Bum-Bo recover his lost coin in this edgy, puzzle-based, rogue-like prequel to the Binding of Isaac.  We won’t give away too much, but this combo of turn-based combat and poop (yes, poop) makes for one unforgettable gaming experience.

Titles we can’t get enough of

The logo from the game The Escapists

Everything by Team17: Bust out of a life behind bars, save some sheep and battle your way to worm domination. Almost every live Android title from this renowned publisher will be joining Play Pass. From the Escapists series, Flockers, to every Worms game, Team17 sure knows how to bring it and we’re all here for it.

The Escapists: Prison Escape

The Escapists 2: Pocket Breakout

and many more

An image from the game Basketball Club Story

Basketball Club Story (Kairosoft): Create your own basketball team, recruit a cast of zany players and compete against other teams in the league! You’re the coach taking the team to victory in this sim game from Japanese developer Kairosoft.  Keep an eye out for more from them soon.

An image from the video game Grand Mountain Adventure

Grand Mountain Adventure: Snowboard Premiere (Toppluva AB):The new Winter 2021 Expansion adds a bunch of new mountains and challenging excitement to this local multiplayer. If you can’t hit the slopes this winter, everything you need (including an avalanche of recently added content) is included in this game for you. Well… everything except the après-ski festivities.

The logo of the video game Hole Down

Holedown (grapefrukt games):Shoot balls, break blocks, upgrade all the things. How deep can you go? We love this game so much and are excited to have just welcomed another grapefrukt game (rymdkapsel) to Play Pass.

The logo of the video game Evoland

Evoland(Playdigious):Embark on an epic action/adventure journey with plenty of humor and nods to the classics. Upgrade your graphics and gameplay as you advance on your quest. As we know, every great title has a sequel, so make sure to be on the lookout for more Evoland coming to Play Pass.