AWS for Games Blog

Maximize Your Game Data Insights with the updated Game Analytics Pipeline

In the highly competitive gaming industry, collecting and utilizing data has become a driving factor for game success. Game studios of all sizes have realized the immense value in analyzing player data to drive key business decisions. Additionally, the trend of releasing Games-as-a-Service where revenue is primarily generated from in-app purchases, subscriptions, and other microtransactions, […]

AWS for Games sponsors Epic Games’ Women Creators Program

In October 2023, Amazon Web Services (AWS) teamed up with Epic Games to support its ‘Women Creators Program’ (WCP), an initiative to train women to create in Unreal Editor For Fortnite (UEFN) and provide mentorship as they pursue careers in games. UEFN combines the power of Unreal Engine – an advanced real-time 3D creation tool for photorealistic […]

Operationalize generative AI applications on AWS: Part II – Architecture Deep Dive

In our previous blog, Operationalize generative AI applications on AWS: Part I, we covered the basics of how companies are using generative AI and Large Language Model Operations (LLMOps) on AWS. We discussed use cases for game companies using generative AI, ways to customize LLM, and a high-level architecture for the LLMOps solution on AWS. […]

Omeda Studios swaps out ‘Predecessor’ backend in less than five months using Amazon GameLift and Pragma

After running the live game for 16 months, Omeda Studios migrated its backend to Pragma using Amazon GameLift, the dedicated game server management service from Amazon Web Services (AWS). The change was implemented ahead of its latest release, which made the game free-to-play across platforms.

AWS Partner Showcase at GDC

At GDC 2024, AWS thought leaders, game developers, and 12 technology partners hosted a partner showcase where they discussed best-in-breed tech used to build, innovate, and maximize growth of today’s games. Three panels covered Generative AI, Cloud Game Development, and Game Backends. In the first panel, Game Backends to Accelerate Development, AWS Partners AccelByte, Pragma, […]

How Singularity 6’s ‘Palia’ Conquered Cross-Regional Gaming with Amazon EKS and Karpenter

Introduction Developing an online multiplayer game capable of supporting thousands of concurrent players is an incredibly complex endeavor. For Singularity 6 (S6), creators of the hit game “Palia,” which released across platforms in 2023 and 2024—their developers needed to craft an immersive and captivating gaming experience while managing the vast resources and infrastructure required to […]

HUDstats switches from OpenAI to Amazon Bedrock to advance esports storytelling using generative AI

In the past decade, esports has evolved into a billion-dollar industry, with dozens of leagues, thousands of athletes, teams, franchises, and rising fan culture. In this realm, as in the world of physical sports, storytelling is key to success. Turning pixels into stories is the focus for HUDstats, a Netherlands/Hague-based esports data and analytics company on […]

Center for BrainHealth teams up with AWS to grow Charisma program using generative AI and cloud gaming

Now celebrating its 25th anniversary, the cognitive neuroscience team at Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas (the center) began experimenting with an idea more than a decade ago – to create a virtual environment using video game technology to help individuals practice developing social skills alongside a coach, in a risk-free […]

Operationalize generative AI applications on AWS: Part I – Overview of LLMOps solution

With the rising popularity of generative artificial intelligence (AI), companies are exploring foundation models (FMs) and realizing the immediate benefit they provide to their business. FMs are large machine learning models that are pre-trained on vast amounts of data, which can perform many tasks such as text, code, and generate images. As more companies train […]

How to use Amazon GameLift FlexMatch to implement block and avoid lists

For online game players, a key driver of player satisfaction is the availability of tools for safeguarding individuals and ensuring community health. Competitive games are especially prone to toxic interactions, and a healthy community will increase player retention. Block and avoid lists are a way to ensure that your players don’t have to interact or […]