Amazon Game Tech Blog

Category: Compute

New getting started project: Inventory System for Games with Amazon Aurora Serverless

Many games these days have an inventory of some sort. Whether it’s an MMORPG where your character maintains an inventory of weapons, armor and other equipment picked up while adventuring, or a casual match three where the player collects power ups and coins. Believe it or not, even in such different games, the requirements for […]

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Demonstrating Cloud Gaming Concurrency at Scale with Polystream and AWS Game Tech

We invited AWS APN Partner Polystream Platform Architect Scott Perham to write a guest blog. Learn how Polystream deliver 3D interactivity at scale using AWS services including Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2).  We are witnessing the next evolution of cloud gaming, 3D interactive apps like 3D car configurators and collaborative development using cloud-based tools but there […]

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Guest Post: How GameAnalytics reduce cost of HTTP(S) API’s on AWS

In this guest post, AWS customer GameAnalytics Senior Software Developer Magnus Henoch shares how GameAnalytics saves money on running its HTTP(S) API on AWS. At GameAnalytics we run all our systems on AWS, and have done so from the very beginning. This has allowed us to concentrate on building services and implementing features that our […]

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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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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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How to Deliver Custom Game Content to Players using Lambda@Edge

When your mobile game client starts, you want it to always reach out and grab the latest and greatest content, right? That way, when you make changes and introduce new features, you can always put them in the hands of your players. But you can’t always guarantee that all your players have updated to the […]

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How to build a dynamic message of the day with AWS Lambda

A continual dialogue is a great way to engage your players and keep them coming back to your game long after launch. By sending a message to your players’ devices every day, you can encourage them to explore a new map, equip a new weapon, or even make an in-game purchase. Today, we’re going to […]

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Case study: How Butterscotch Shenanigans keep a Levelhead with AWS

The games industry is a crowded and competitive place. A studio could spend over a year developing a game, to launch it alongside thousands of other new titles. In this hypercompetitive world of video games, it can be difficult for any game to succeed. And if you’re an independent developer, how can you cut through […]

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How to integrate the AWS .NET SDK for games using C#

Following on from our first post, “Game developer’s guide to setting up the AWS SDK”, we’re now going to show you how to integrate the SDK using C#, the language used in major game engines like Unity. To help you get up and running even faster, we’ve created sample code that is available for you […]

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Game developers guide to getting started with the AWS SDK

Gaming companies use Amazon Web Services for many reasons. It’s ability to scale enables games to support millions of concurrent players, and ensure they enjoy low latency experiences, wherever they are. But, with hundreds of AWS services, and even more potential use cases, it can be difficult for a game developer to know how to […]

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