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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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AWS for Games announces ‘Girls in Games’ Jam, in collaboration with Game Jolt:

AWS for Games announces ‘Girls in Games’ Jam, in collaboration with Game Jolt

By Tabitha Graves: The opinions and views expressed in this post are my own. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Game Jolt are excited to announce an upcoming event inspired by diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives in the games industry. Speaking as a person who identifies as a woman, watching Samus take her helmet off […]

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Amazon GameSparks adds leaderboards to drive player engagement

Amazon GameSparks adds leaderboards to drive player engagement

Amazon GameSparks is a managed service that provides game developers features for building, running, and scaling the backend of their games; and is currently in preview. Today, we are excited to announce the addition of a new leaderboards feature to help drive player engagement. Game developers have told us they want to spend less time […]

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5 essential tools for improving your game studio’s security awareness

5 essential tools for improving your game studio’s security awareness

As a game studio, the focus is usually on delivering new features to improve your customers gaming experience. Many studios are small and probably don’t have a security team. Even larger studios might not have a full security practice and and as many resources fully dedicated to security as they would like. Not having enough […]

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Building Games on AWS: Security – New YouTube Video Series Launch

Building Games on AWS: Security – New YouTube Video Series Launch

AWS for Games is excited to announce “Building Games on AWS: Security” – a new YouTube series pioneered by AWS security specialists, solutions architects, and AWS Professional Services consultants. Building Games on AWS is a collection of YouTube videos that teach game developers how to use AWS for games. To learn more, check out this […]

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