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Building Our Game on AWS – Lessons Learned by Leaftail Labs

Guest post authored by Eli Tayrien, CTO and Co-founder, Leaftail Labs. Leaftail Labs was formed in 2017 by a pair of game industry veterans who saw exciting possibilities in mobile AR gaming. Our first game, Nibblity, recently launched worldwide, and we are excited to continue to deliver more excited content for you and your Nibblins […]

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Building Battle-Tested Network Transport

Authored by Rajiv Puvvada, Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Lumberyard. Introduction Online multiplayer isn’t just a feature for many games; it’s core component of gameplay. It has to be performant; it has to be reliable; and it has to be stable. And, perhaps to no-one’s surprise, developing online multiplayer is hard — especially when poor […]

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The Atom Material Editor at work.

Splitting the Atom: Introducing Lumberyard’s New Photorealistic Renderer

Authored by Chanelle Mosquera and Doug Erickson of the Amazon Lumberyard team. For over 5 years, Amazon Lumberyard‘s graphics engine has served our customers in fine stead. As we looked to our future, we recognized that its fixed approach to rendering and its established feature set would limit our customers’ ability to innovate and take advantage […]

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How the power of voice can supercharge gaming

Doppio is a voice game developer based in the sunny part of Europe that has created voice game hits such as The Vortex, The 3% Challenge, and the iconic PAC-MANTM WAKA WAKA. Jeferson Valadares is a game veteran bringing his experience from renowned studios such as BioWare, Playfish, Digital Chocolate, and BANDAI NAMCO. Christopher Barnes […]

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Lumberyard Math Libraries: Accuracy Improvements

Authored by David Greer, Senior Engineer on Amazon Lumberyard Several fundamental mathematical functions in our existing library were calculated using approximations with rather poor accuracy. This post describes how we were able to dramatically improve accuracy without compromising performance. Reciprocal Square Root The first function we turned our attention to was reciprocal square root. This […]

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Building a Smarter Foundation: Math Improvements in Lumberyard

Authored by Karl Berg, Principal Engineer on Amazon Lumberyard Nothing pushes the computational power of modern computers quite like real-time 3D games. From the vector algebra used to transform 3D scenes to 2D screen space, to the visibility queries used for rendering and AI, to the deformation of surfaces around bones for characters, to the […]

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The Future of the Lumberyard Build System

Authored by Esteban Papp, Senior Software Development Engineer on the Amazon Lumberyard team. There’s a Spanish proverb I think about a lot while developing for Amazon Lumberyard: “En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo.” In English, it translates to: “In the blacksmith’s house, a wooden knife.” Why this particular proverb? It refers to the fact […]

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Introducing the Amazon GameLift FleetIQ adapter for Agones

Authored by Jeremy Cowan, Principal Specialist SA, Containers, Trevor Roberts, Senior Solutions Architect Launching a new game title carries a certain amount of risk, requires a fair amount of investment, and might require a lot of compute power. Though exciting as it may be, you don’t always know whether the game will be a runaway […]

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Clearing the first hurdle: Python Asset Builder

Hello! I‘m Mike Cronin, a programmer writer with the Lumberyard documentation team. I’ve been a long time game developer, going all the way back to the days when arcades were still a thing. I’ve worked as an artist, animator, technical director, and as an engineer (of sorts). One aspect I like best about working with […]

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