Amazon Game Tech Blog

Guide to Scalable Data Storage for Games on AWS

When developing your game, the last thing you want to think about is your database. You want to focus on the fun stuff. However, how you store and retrieve game and player data can have a huge impact on your game’s performance. Online games are read-write heavy. Performance issues can make it difficult to scale […]

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Metalhead Software goes all-in on AWS to see Super Mega Baseball 3 hit a home run

Co-founder Christian Zuger shares how Metalhead Software is all-in on AWS to enable its tight-knit team to dedicate more to the critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball video game series. As an independent studio based out of Victoria, BC, Metalhead Software prides itself on being a tight-knit team with a huge passion for game development. We […]

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AWS Game Tech Overview: Why Build Your Game in the Cloud?

The stakes for games have gotten higher. As players become more connected than ever, developers are more committed to delighting them with great design. And having the right technology to make that design shine is key. Creating these innovative experiences requires reliable global infrastructure that can keep your game running—no matter how many players are […]

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Games and databases: Tutorials, guides, and other useful resources

Need an online database for your game? Over the last few months, we’ve written a few guides and tutorials to help you get up and running with online databases for various game development scenarios. We thought it would be useful to recap some of this content in case you’ve missed any of it. First Steps […]

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Guest Post: A platformer maker, made for every platform

In this guest post, Butterscotch Shenanigans cofounders Adam and Sam Coster explore the importance of cross-platform play in launching latest crafting platformer, Levelhead, simultaneously across console, mobile, and PC. Butterscotch Shenanigans started as a family passion project with three brothers who wanted to pursue their creative dreams, starting small to allow room to fail fast, […]

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Get started with Game Tech webinar series

June webinar series: Join us and learn how to get started with AWS Game Tech

  Creating a game takes time. In an ideal world as a developer, you’d like to dedicate your attention to building gameplay features that entertain and engage players, not sink cycles on your game’s infrastructure. In reality, the decisions you make behind the scenes greatly impact your ability to provide a great player experience. But […]

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Building Perforce Helix Core on AWS (Part 1)

This is the first article of a three-part series on building Perforce Helix Core on AWS. While version control is very important in software development, when it comes to managing version control systems, there are many developers struggling with its management, its performance or its cost. Some people use a hosting platform like GitHub, and […]

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Guild Wars 2

How ArenaNet moved Guild Wars to the cloud: An MMORPG migration story

ArenaNet is the wholly owned subsidiary of Korean online game publisher NCSOFT that developed the critically acclaimed series of games in the Guild Wars franchise. Guild Wars (released 2005) and the successor Guild Wars 2 (released 2012) both focus on player skill and horizontal player progression where players mix skills into novel builds in cooperation […]

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Crucible, behind the curtain

Hi I’m Louis Castle, head of Relentless Studios, an Amazon Games development studio. I’m beyond excited to talk about the launch of our latest game, Crucible. Crucible is a free-to-play team-based action shooter that goes live on May 20, 2020, just a few days from today. Release day is always both exciting and terrifying. It’s […]

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Lumberyard 1.24

Chock full of improvements, Lumberyard Beta 1.24.0.0 now brings you updates to Script Canvas, PhysX, the core editor, and more

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for a fresh release of Amazon Lumberyard beta! We’re very pleased to bring you version 1.24.0.0, which contains many improvements to the Lumberyard engine and tools, particularly around quality of life with Script Canvas, the core editor, and asset bundling. We’ve delivered a set of new Gems – EditorPythonBindings […]

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