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Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games (Epic) went all in on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2018 to deliver the storage, analytics, and scaling capabilities critical to its business, which had exploded with the release of Fortnite—an online game that’s seen over 15.3 million concurrent players during live events. Fortnite runs almost entirely on AWS, including its worldwide game-server […]

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

We are excited to announce AWS GameKit is now available for the Unity game engine. AWS GameKit is a solution that allows game developers to deploy and customize game backend features directly from a game engine. AWS GameKit launched for Unreal engine on March 23, 2022, and with today’s release for Unity, game developers can […]

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift that expands support to AWS Local Zones, which increases coverage for game developers, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players. With this update, game developers can tap into 8 new Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, […]

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Game developers look for ways to improve online multiplayer experience while balancing availability and cost effectiveness. Containers and Kubernetes help modernize game server hosting running on virtual or bare metal machines to improve compute allocation density, optimize data-transfer cost and maintain high performance. Our containerization approach includes the game-server lifecycle, such as packaging game binaries […]

Dream11

Optimizing price and performance: How Dream11 gained up to 92% benefits using Amazon EBS gp3

With over 130 million users, Dream11 is the world’s largest fantasy sports platform offering fantasy cricket, football, kabaddi, basketball, hockey, volleyball, handball, rugby, futsal, American football & baseball on it. Dream11 is the flagship brand of Dream Sports, India’s leading Sports Technology company, and has partnerships with several national and international sports bodies and cricketers. […]

How to Integrate the AWS C++ SDK with Unreal Engine

How to Integrate the AWS C++ SDK with Unreal Engine

Game developers increasingly require cloud technologies to support their games and provide the best experience to their players. Leveraging cloud services provided by AWS can help with important game components such as managing and deploying game servers, running analytics on various game metrics, and utilizing AI/ML to detect player health and retention. Creating and maintaining […]

Introducing Community Health on AWS

Introducing Community Health on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is proud to announce the launch of Community Health on AWS, a set of solutions designed to help AWS for Games customers build and grow safe, inclusive, and fun online communities. Initial Community Health on AWS solutions include Spectrum Guardian for Games, a fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering from AWS Partner […]

Building a multiplayer game with Amazon GameSparks and Amazon GameLift

Session-based multiplayer games are a popular form of online game, as they provide players with a quick, engaging experience that they can jump into at any time. However, building a scalable and reliable session-based online multiplayer game is not easy, since there are many components that need to be developed. You need game server hosting for […]

Managing Your Game Studio on AWS: Part 1

Managing Your Game Studio on AWS: Part 1

Written by Adam Hatfield, Pawan Matta and Daniel Whitehead Edited by Nathan Graves As game developers first begin their cloud journey, you commonly hear them ask, “Where do we start?” AWS has over 200 services, countless features, and it can be hard to know where to begin and why. One of the most beneficial things […]