Posted On: Mar 23, 2022

We are happy to announce the preview of Amazon GameSparks, a managed AWS service that provides game developers with features for building, running, and scaling the backend for their games without having to manage servers or low-level cloud primitives. Amazon GameSparks makes building a game backend easy for game developers who have little to no cloud experience since it comes with out-of-the-box backend features that require minimal setup and is pre-integrated with the Unity game engine.

This new service, specifically designed for game developers, is developed from the ground- up using AWS primitives to be secure, purpose-built for games, and tightly integrated with AWS. Amazon GameSparks manages the backend services, infrastructure scaling, and on-going game maintenance for customers, thereby reducing their cost and time to launch a game. This allows developers to focus on creating the best gaming experience, not spending unnecessary time on the backend.

AWS will not charge for the use of Amazon GameSparks during the preview period. Amazon GameSparks is available in the US East (N. Virginia) Region and is pre-integrated with the Unity game engine. Amazon GameSparks provides a downloadable AWS Mobile SDK for Unity and other resources that includes a sample game, Cloud Code API Reference material, and a developer guide. Additional features, regions, platform support, and game engine integrations will be available soon.

Join the preview

To learn more, read about the preview in our launch blog post, dive into all the GameSparks documentation, or explore the Amazon GameSparks website with a link to download the SDK today.