How To Install An Android Game

What you need to play Android games:

  • A recent Android device
  • Android 5 (Lollipop) or newer
  • Headphones
  • WiFi connection

Installing Android games

Once you were picked to participate in an Android game test, please follow these steps to play the game:

1. Follow the link

If you have received an invitation email for this test, it contains a button called "Install the game" that you can press. Be sure to open this email on your Android device! Pressing the button will take you to the install page. If you received the link directly just click it or copy it into the Google Chrome browser on your Android phone. The link will look something like this:

2. (sometimes) Agree to the NDA

As the games that PlaytestCloud tests are confidential, you need to accept the terms of our Non-disclosure agreement to access the game test. To do this, please read the NDA, see if you can agree to it and then type "I accept" (capitalization does not matter) in the input box at the bottom. Once you did that, you will automatically be forwarded to the next page.

3. Allow installing apps from unknown sources

The next screen will explain to you how to trust "Unknown sources" to install apps from. The games being tested on PlaytestCloud still in development, so they don’t come from a trusted source (trusted sources are essentially just the official App Stores on Android). Unfortunately, PlaytestCloud is considered an Unknown Source, as it is not an App Store. It’s important for us to keep your phone safe, so you can find some more info on this topic here: Can playtests harm my phone?

4. Tap the install button

When you click the install button, your Android device will start downloading the APK file, which lets you install the game

5. Install the APK file

If you pull down your notifications on the Android phone, you will see that the APK file is being downloaded. It will have a name like game-2-1234-67890.apk. Once the download is finished, just click the file and the installation will start. Follow the instructions of the installed. If this does not work, please refer to these troubleshooting pages:

"App not installed" error
File cannot be opened

6. Start the game

After the installation is complete, the game is available in between your other apps. The name might sometimes be a bit different from when you installed it. It should be pretty easy to spot though. Just tap the icon and start the app like any other. The next screens will explain to you what you have to do.

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