Yes, it is possible to install and play games with our Genymotion products, but there are some considerations to be taken into account.
This article will guide you to get the best result with minimal hassle.
1. Most modern games are only available for ARM
Genymotion Desktop and Genymotion SaaS Cloud virtual devices architecture is x86, therefore it cannot run games compiled for ARM "out of the box". As a result, many games will not appear or install in Google Play Store and installing them from an APK will fail.
To workaround this, please refer to your Genymotion product documentation:
- Installing applications for ARM with Genymotion Desktop
- Installing applications for ARM with Genymotion SaaS Cloud
Alternatively, we offer ARM images for AWS and Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. These images run on ARM64 servers; they can run Games "out of the box", without the use of ARM translation tools. They also support arm64 apps and games.
For more details, please refer to Genymotion Device image user guide
2. Google Play Store and services are not preinstalled
You need to install the Open Gapps package to get Google Play Store. We have made our best to make the installation as simple as possible: you will find all the detailed step at How to install Google Play Store (and other Google Apps) in Genymotion?
3. There are no gaming specific enhancements
Genymotion does not offer any gaming enhancement features, such as macros, keyboard mapping or Bluetooth support for controllers yet.
If you wish to help us implement such features, feel free to open a discussion at our Github public discussion board.
4. Some multiplayer and co-op games will not work with Genymotion
Genymotion virtual devices are rooted and, unfortunately, many co-op and multi-player games detect root and emulation which make them incompatible with Genymotion. We can not guarantee that Genymotion will work with a given game for the moment.
Hopefully, unrooted devices is on our roadmap and will be available in the near future.