Posted On: Apr 24, 2024

We are excited to announce that Amazon GameLift now supports containers for building, deploying, and running game server packages. Amazon GameLift is a fully managed service that allows developers to quickly manage and scale dedicated game servers for multiplayer games. With this preview release, GameLift now supports end-to-end development of containerized workloads, including deployment and scaling on-premises, in the cloud, or hybrid configurations.

Containers package up the entire runtime environment - all the code, dependencies, and configuration files needed to run the game server. With containers, game developers can seamlessly move game server builds between their local machines for testing, staging environments, and production deployments on-premises or in the cloud without worrying about missing dependencies or configuration drift. Containers also allow efficient use of resources by running multiple isolated game servers on the same host machine. Overall, containerization simplifies the deployment process, enables consistent, secure environments, and optimizes resource utilization for game server builds in the cloud or on-premises data centers.

Container support is available in preview in all Amazon GameLift regions, except AWS China Regions. Visit the Amazon GameLift containers support documentation to learn more and get started today.