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Category: Compute

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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How to build and integrate the AWS SDK for C++ games on Windows

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 for C++, the language used in major game engines like Unreal and Lumberyard. To help you get up and running even faster, we’ve created a sample code package that […]

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Build a Twitch Extension With an AWS Serverless Backend

Whether you are live streaming your band’s latest single or live coding a web app, the broadcaster community is creating and sharing content that viewers around the world can consume. The developer community is revolutionizing that experience by building interactive capabilities that allow viewers to directly engage with their favorite broadcasters through Twitch Extensions. Extensions […]

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Creating Servers for Multiplayer Mobile Games with Just a Few Lines of JavaScript

Multiplayer servers are hard Traditionally, developing a custom game server is a pretty arduous task. Putting a server together requires a lot of knowledge about networking systems, backend development and server operations. This can be tough on smaller teams who may not have the resources required to develop this type of system. And, when you […]

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Delight your players with game analytics

Game development is all about building an experience that will delight players. But, as a developer, how do you know which decisions are the right ones? Focus testing and market research can get you part of the way there, but nothing can provide better insight into player behavior than gathering real data from actual players. […]

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