Lumberyard & Amazon GameLift Blog

Category: CloudCanvas

Give your game a voice (or a thousand voices) with the Text to Speech Gem

Imagine you’re designing a story-rich game. Over sixty thousand lines of dialogue. Hundreds of characters—all with distinctive voices, quirks, maybe even different languages. You’re soon faced with a choice. Hire a cast of voice actors to enact the story, creating an immersive experience for your players (though at considerable cost), or use on-screen text—saving you […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.9

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.9, our biggest release yet. With over 473 improvements, fixes, and features, this release includes a new Player Account Cloud Gem for implementing player authentication in under 30 minutes, Component Entity workflow updates for building complex content faster, new GPU features and emitter types for […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.8, Introducing the Cloud Gems Framework

We’re excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.8, which you can download here. This release contains over 234 new improvements, fixes, and features, and introduces Cloud Gems Framework, a new framework designed to help you build popular cloud-connected features in as little as 30 minutes with one engineer. As AWS, we are fortunate to […]

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Introducing the Lumberyard Cloud Canvas Resource Manager

One of the ways Lumberyard is deeply integrated with AWS is through Cloud Canvas, a set of tools designed to help your engineers and technical designers—even with little to no backend experience—build online game features. Last month, we released Lumberyard Beta 1.3, which includes a new tool for Cloud Canvas – the Cloud Canvas Resource […]

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Reflections on GDC 2016

With the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.1 and our participation in the Game Developers Conference, March was an important milestone for the Lumberyard team. This was the 30th year of GDC and the 18th I’ve attended. We’ve witnessed significant change in our industry over these years. Platforms and products have evolved. Game development has become […]

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GDC 2016!

The Amazon GameDev team is excited to showcase Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift at this year’s GDC. We’ve been hearing positive and helpful feedback since our launch last month and will be discussing new features and improvements based on that feedback. Our booth is located in the Main Hall #1224, and we are eager to […]

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