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Trouble-shooting success with 1047 Games

Stunning graphics, smooth gameplay and a massive fun factor have earned first-person-shooter game Splitgate rave reviews and an impressive 164 million downloads since its beta test just a few short months ago. Described as ‘Halo-meets-Portal’, the game sees its players run around in a sci-fi world and jump location through portals to outsmart opponents in […]

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Migrating from bare metal to the cloud, KIXEYE’s journey

KIXEYE, a leading creator and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS), first began experimenting with the cloud almost a decade ago when KIXEYE successfully moved across one of its games, VEGA Conflict. And now, after a 7 year-long journey, KIXEYE has successfully migrated all of its game portfolio to AWS. Most known […]

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O3DE Stable 21.11 Release

Built for Builders: AWS and Open 3D Engine – Stable 21.11 Release

Back in July, we announced the Developer Preview release of Open 3D Engine (O3DE), the successor to Amazon Lumberyard, as a founding member company of the Linux Foundation’s recently launched Open 3D Foundation (O3DF). Our goal with O3DE, a AAA-capable, cross-platform open source 3D engine licensed under Apache 2.0, was to seed the Open 3D […]

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How to optimize GameLift fleets using CloudWatch

Introduction With the ever-growing popularity of multiplayer games, dedicated game servers are becoming increasingly important to give players a way to seamlessly play online. But correctly managing game servers to the unique needs of your game can be tricky, especially when you have infrastructure costs to consider, and a global player base that demands a […]

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How Adtech Platform AudioMob Is Changing The Mobile Game Monetization Through Amazon Web Services

AudioMob was founded after we spotted a tremendous monetization opportunity for game developers. Rewarded video ads in mobile games have made developers and publishers money, but always at the expense of interrupting games. Yet these interruptions don’t just irritate players, they can even push them away from a game entirely, thereby damaging retention. This can […]

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Introducing the Games Industry Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

As the Games Industry grows, cloud technology will continue to play an important role in supporting nearly every aspect of the game development lifecycle. Globally distributed game development teams depend on scalable infrastructure to build and test their games; players expect game developers to deliver fun and engaging social experiences; and analytics teams require tools […]

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Enabling Quest 2 AR/VR on EC2 with NICE DCV

As AR/VR becomes more prevalent, companies are starting to work within the cloud to develop, test, and deliver real-time AR/VR environments for their customers. To meet this demand, AR/VR companies must ensure that they have a performant solution for headset users. AWS provides multiple avenues to achieve this kind of solution by utilizing HPC infrastructure […]

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Now available: New Asia Pacific (Osaka) region and Graviton2 support for Amazon GameLift

Today, we’re excited to release an update to Amazon GameLift that increases coverage for developers and enhances seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players in Japan. GameLift, an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games, enables you as a developer to create a 200+ player battle royale game with Large […]

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We Also Make Games: AWS’ First Internal O3DE Game is Now Available!

Author(s): Starr Shaw, Technical Artist for O3DE / John Kennedy, Head of Product for Amazon Lumberyard and O3DE Developers like code. Developers like demos. But game developers, in our experience, REALLY like code and demos. And we’re looking to share some code and demos with you! After all, when you’re starting to create a new […]

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