Amazon GameLift

Dedication makes all the difference. Get best in-class dedicated game server hosting with Amazon GameLift.


Enabling a Consistent Authorization Experience

Now Amazon GameLift provides you consistent Identity and Access Management features, including Resource-Level Controls and Tag-Based Authorization.

The Amazon GameLift Difference

Let’s face it. Server infrastructure can make or break your multiplayer game. Without reliable gameplay experiences, players will go elsewhere. That’s where Amazon GameLift comes into play. Dedicated game server hosting in the cloud means minimizing latency and wait time, and maximizing cost savings. The difference is in the numbers:
45 ms

global median latency

Deliver games to players around the world without adding lag. Learn more »
Up to 70%

compute cost savings compared to colocation solutions

Autoscaling and Spot instances mean you get reliable compute for reliably low costs. Learn how»
100 ms

match start time

Instantly get player groups into game sessions.

Accelerate Your Game Development

Ship your game faster and quickly bring players the gaming experience they expect. 

NEW Create and customize your game server in minutes

Building a multiplayer game is now possible for studios of any size and experience. With GameLift Realtime Servers, quickly create and customize your game server with just a few lines of JavaScript.


Automatically scale server capacity with player traffic.

Be prepared for unexpected spikes in player traffic, but stop paying for idle server capacity when there’s low player traffic.

Flexible matchmaking

Use your own matchmaking service or our customizable solution, FlexMatch, to create competitive matches based on rules you define. 

No downtime for updates

Keep servers live and players playing 24/7 by using Amazon GameLift, even when releasing updates or new content.  

Support cross-platform play

Connect your community across devices and broaden your pool of players for potential matches.

Works with your existing engine and workflows

Whether you use a AAA engine like Unity, Unreal, Lumberyard or a homegrown C++ solution, the Amazon GameLift SDK easily integrates to get your servers up and running in the cloud.  

What our customers are saying

Trusted by studios of all sizes

Gearbox Software
High Horse Entertainment
Cherrypick Games
Mission Ctrl Studios

Get Started with Amazon GameLift

Creating or running an online multiplayer game? Get your dedicated game servers up and running with Amazon GameLift in three easy steps.  
Step 1 - Sign up for an AWS account

Sign up for an AWS account

It takes less than five minutes to sign up and is completely free to register with  AWS Free Tier »

Upload your build

Start testing Amazon GameLift by using our sample game client.  


Deploy your game servers

Learn how to deploy a game server with our sample game server and see the live player and session data you created in the Amazon GameLift dashboard. Sign up now »

Need to create a game server for your multiplayer game? Get started with GameLift Realtime Servers »

Developer Resources


Catch the latest news about Amazon GameLift and other Amazon game services on our blog.  Learn more »

Getting Started

Learn more about Amazon GameLift with our developer guide, API reference guide, and pre-packaged SDKs. Learn more »

Free Training

Take our online course to learn how to scale multiplayer games with GameLift, including how design decisions will impact matchmaking and costs. Learn more »


Learn from Amazon GameLift users and engineers in our community forums. We're here to help you succeed. Join the discussion »

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