Amazon Game Tech Blog

Now Available – Use EC2 for Session Based Multiplayer Workloads via AWS Global Accelerator

Good news for game developers working on session based multiplayer workloads. AWS Global Accelerator now allows you to front Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances directly. Previously, to route traffic to instances you needed to use an Application Load Balancer, Network Load Balancer, or Elastic IP (Elastic IPs are limited per account). This meant […]

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Game Developers Guide to Getting Started with Amazon DynamoDB

  We all know that a database is an integral part of many games. But, as a game developer, you want to dedicate all your time and expertise to building great games, not engineering databases. I get it, I’d much rather worry about fixing collision volumes, getting my frame rate up or making the perfect […]

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Catch a first glimpse of Hello Kitty AR: Kawaii World

She’s arguably the most famous pop culture icon in the world. The much-loved Hello Kitty character, founded by the Japanese Sanrio company, is one of the highest grossing media franchises in the world, instantly recognizable by fans everywhere. This month is Hello Kitty’s 45th birthday, and Sanrio is celebrating by teaming with Sweden-based game studio, […]

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Asking the industry experts at the AWS Loft Game Tech Day in Munich

The AWS Lofts are a place where like-minded developers can meet, share knowledge, attend educational sessions, and get in-person answers to AWS technical questions. At the recent AWS Pop Up Loft in Munich, we held a day dedicated to game tech. Here we sat down with TreasureHunt, DECA Games, and Ubisoft Berlin who gave us […]

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Get the most out of Game Tech at re:Invent

We have an exciting re:Invent planned for the games industry this year! This conference will be our biggest yet, with 60,000+ attendees, more than 2,000 technical sessions and dedicated tracks for game developers, engineers, and professionals alike. Tickets sell out every year. If you haven’t already, register for re:Invent today!  Here’s our roundup to help you […]

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Managed Databases for Awesome Games

Games? Databases? How do they go together? Aren’t databases what insurance companies use to keep their actuarial tables? Are you asking me to become an enterprise developer? Honestly, many of you already have a general idea of what databases are, though you might be wondering where they fit in to your game or game development […]

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Guest post: How Space Ape Games delivers secure WebApps using AWS

We invited Space Ape Games Lead DevOps Engineer Louis McCormack to write a guest blog. Learn how Space Ape Games secure the front and backend of a private React application using Amazon CloudFront, AWS Amplify, AWS Lambda@Edge, and Amazon API Gateway. The frontend part is heavily inspired by this post. About the author Louis McCormack is […]

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How nWay Minimizes Latency for Power Rangers Games using Amazon EC2

nWay is the San Francisco based developer and publisher behind competitive multiplayer games like Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, and ChronoBlade. And with over 50 million downloads for Power Rangers: Legacy Wars alone, nWay know a thing or two about real-time competitive games. “All of our games feature or are […]

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Creating a Battle Royale Game Using Unity and Amazon GameLift

Multiplayer battle royale games are getting big, and I don’t just mean in terms of sales! Pitting dozens to hundreds of players against each other to be the last one standing, these games are all the rage. In fact, according to a recent survey, over 40% of gamers in the US played a battle royale […]

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What I Learned from Ubisoft, Gearbox Software and others at devcom 2019

I had the good fortune to attend the devcom developer conference in Cologne, Germany this August. devcom is a precursor event to gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for video games. However, as this is a blog for developers I’m going to focus on devcom. devcom is the official gamescom developer event and is roughly equivalent […]

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