Quick reminder: Google Drive games no longer supported

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Many users are still looking for a solution to play Google Drive games. As a quick reminder, since August 2016, the feature has stopped being supported.

When users try to play Google Drive games, Google Docs launches instead. Many users are still taken by surprise when this happens and usually start searching for solutions on the internet.

Google no longer supports Google Drive games

Google has discontinued support for hosting public HTML files on Drive, which is the reason why games on Google Drive is no longer available. Here’s how Google explains this decision:

In the time since we launched web hosting in Drive, a wide variety of public web content hosting services have emerged. After careful consideration, we have decided to discontinue this feature and focus on our core user experience.

As a result, if you want to host games online, you need to find another hosting service. Players already found a series of alternatives to replace Google Drive game hosting.

BitBalloon is a reliable hosting platform for static sites and apps. Users confirm that BitBalloon has very intuitive and easy to use interface. You can simply drag the folder in just like you did with Drive. Another advantage is that the web addresses you work with are much cleaner. For more information, you can check out the tool’s official page.

Itch is another interesting platform for testing and releasing HTML5 games. Using Itch is very simply: You can zip files up and create a private concept page for your game. Then, you can choose a password and invite your friends to access it and test your latest games.

If you’ve come across other platforms to replace Google Drive, you can tell us more about your experience in the comment section below.

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