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Tag: GameDev

Moving from P2P to Cloud: How For Honor & Friday the 13th The Game Improved Player Experience

As a game developer, you invest years into building a game and fostering a community of fans that eagerly wait for launch day to arrive. And while backend infrastructure may not be top of mind when trying to provide a great player experience, the choices you make behind the scenes could effect player facing areas […]

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Reduce Cost by up to 90% with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances

Amazon GameLift is an AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. Today we released two new additions to the service: FleetIQ and Spot instances. Spot instances offer access to spare AWS computing capacity at savings of up to 90% compared to On-Demand prices. You can achieve these savings […]

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Goodbye to Flow Graph and CryAnimation. Hello to Brand New Visual Scripting and Animation Tools.

Lumberyard is not the same engine it was yesterday. If you’ve been away for a while, now’s a great time to take another look.   Check out our new visual scripting and animation tools. Download Lumberyard 1.11 here.   Over the course of 19 months, we’ve replaced over 60% of the original codebase, made over […]

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Starter Game gets a massive update, adds over 950 features and improvements

Ask any creative. Getting started is often the hardest part when it comes to making something new. That’s why we created Starter Game—a free game sample with over 500 unique assets to help you quickly prototype ideas and learn how Lumberyard works. Got an awesome game concept in mind? Starter Game will help you hit […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard on GitHub

Today, we’re excited to announce that Lumberyard source is now available on GitHub. This has been one of the most requested features from the community, and we’re happy to finally make it a reality. You can check it out at Because making games is challenging enough. Here are two ways that GitHub makes it […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.10

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.10, our biggest release to date with over 546 improvements, fixes, and features. You can download it here. Since launching last February, we’ve modified, ripped, and replaced over 50% of the original codebase. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made some great progress—but there’s still a […]

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Protect Multiplayer Game Servers From DDoS Attacks Using Amazon GameLift

Today’s most successful multiplayer games connect millions of gamers around the world. The spirit of competition and gameplay is amplified when players connect online. With the rise of multiplayer gaming, there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks that disconnect players from their favorite games and leave them disappointed. A common […]

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Lumberyard @ SIGGRAPH 2016

by Gustavo Waehneldt | on | in Events* | Permalink | Comments |  Share

  Join Lumberyard at the Anaheim Convention Center in California for SIGGRAPH 2016;  five days full of events, computer graphics, interactive techniques, demos, screenings, and hands-on sessions with various building tools! Visit us at Booth #655, found on the Expo Hall – Hall D, during the following times: Tuesday July 26th – 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM […]

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New Cloud features and improved workflows in Lumberyard Beta 1.3

by J.C. Connors | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In his post, Hao Chen covered HDR, VR, and other graphics improvements in Lumberyard Beta 1.3, available for download here. I wanted to tell you a bit more about some of the other 130 improvements, fixes, and features this update includes. Our character team has updated the FBX Importer with the ability to import multiple […]

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VR, HDR, and more in Lumberyard Beta 1.3 – Available Now

by Hao Chen | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

As a graphics programmer, the most satisfying part of my job is to put a piece of cool technology in the hands of content creators and see them make magic with it. Throughout my career, I have had the fortune to work with some of the most talented artists in the industry, and they always […]

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