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Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Game developers often need to compile large amounts of C++ code, which requires lots of CPU resources, and developers also need to process other types of heavy compute tasks such as; shader compilation, rendering, asset creation, image conversion, lightmap baking and more. These tasks can negatively impact the continuous development experience, and productivity, by occupying […]

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

Blog Authors: Jean-Régis De Vauplane and Martin Muller – Flaneer, Youcef Banchene and Hossam Basudan – AWS Animation has boomed in recent years and it’s now present in nearly every film or television show. The increase in popularity is caused by animation’s ability to storytell and hold an audience’s attention. Although, crafting animations isn’t a […]

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games (Vela) is using the power of the cloud to develop its first game faster. By using scalable infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vela can do more with less, freeing up time and resources to focus on creating a fantastic gaming experience for players. Vela powers its build farms with simple, high-performance shared […]

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

We are excited to announce AWS GameKit is now available for the Unity game engine. AWS GameKit is a solution that allows game developers to deploy and customize game backend features directly from a game engine. AWS GameKit launched for Unreal engine on March 23, 2022, and with today’s release for Unity, game developers can […]

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift that expands support to AWS Local Zones, which increases coverage for game developers, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players. With this update, game developers can tap into 8 new Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]