There are currently betas of Oxygen OS based on Android Q. Within these betas is a new app created by OnePlus called Game Space, which extends the functionality of the company’s Game Mode and Fnatic Mode.
For a while, the only way to try out Game Space was to install one of the Oxygen OS Android Q betas. Now, however, you can easily try out the app on any OnePlus device – no Android Q needed.
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Game Space is basically a custom launcher for your Android games. It has a simple and colorful user interface that showcases all of your games in a side-scrolling format. In the Game Space settings, you can change the global functions of Game Mode and Fnatic Mode.
Unfortunately, that’s about all Game Space is doing at the moment. You cannot modify the game or Fnatic mode on a per-game basis with the app, and it does not offer any social integration of any kind. It’s just a nice way to kick off your games.
I installed the app on my OnePlus 7 Pro and it found most of my gaming related apps including emulators like Dolphin and Retroarch. However, there were a few missing: Another Eden, for example. Luckily, you can manually add games to Game Space, which is an easy problem to fix.
Overall, Game Space looks like it could be really cool down the road. If you could customize the game mode to work one way with something like Retroarch and then another way with something like Another Eden, that would be incredibly helpful. It would also be cool if there were social features – maybe a quick link to announce on Twitter that I’m playing Fortnite, or something.
As long as you have a OnePlus device running a version of Oxygen OS with game mode (essentially any Android 8.1 Oreo or later), Game Space should work. Try it on the link below: