AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Amazon EC2

Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

How ‘Bout Them Apples: Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

During our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Late Night at re:Invent on Monday, we announced the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances. Powered by AWS Nitro System and built on Mac mini computers, EC2 Mac instances will, for the first time ever, enable game developers to natively run on-demand macOS workloads in the […]

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In the “game,” two players connect to a session and move around with their characters in a world.

Game Server Hosting on AWS Fargate

AWS offers various options for hosting session-based games. Whether you’d like to leverage a managed service like Amazon GameLift, build your own solution using Amazon EC2, or use a container service such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) or Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), AWS provides secure, resizable capacity to operate your game with low […]

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Visual representation of Backtrace.io workflow

How Backtrace streamlines crash reporting with Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute and Amazon Elastic Block Store

For many developers, resolving application, server, and game errors can feel like a detective solving a crime. The process of identifying, triaging, and finding root causes is long and littered with obstacles. If players find a bug before you push a fix, it could ruin their experience, and ultimately impact the success of your game. […]

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Taking Apocalypse Studio to the cloud via AWS

In this guest post, we hear from Apocalypse Studio founder Denis Dyack. Denis has a long history in game development, working on titles including Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Metal Gear: Solid Twin Snakes, and Too Human. Denis also has a background in Computer Science, earning a Masters. Sc. in Artificial […]

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Making virtual quiz games more accessible with KwizzBit and AWS

Founded in 2016, KwizzBit is a cloud-based quiz platform, which fuses cutting-edge smartphone technology, with traditional pub quiz formats. It creates a fantastic interactive platform for 21st century quiz nights. Designed and developed by a team of tech and gamification enthusiasts, the company has ambitions to scale to more than 1 million regular players by […]

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Choose the right compute strategy for your global game servers

AWS Game Tech has more services than any other cloud provider. We also offer a variety of solutions for your game server compute needs. AWS provides world-class network performance, including 100 Gbps Ethernet performance for select instances, for the most scalable and elastic network for high performance computing for games.  Game Tech’s global game server […]

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Get started with Game Tech webinar series

June webinar series: Join us and learn how to get started with AWS Game Tech

  Creating a game takes time. In an ideal world as a developer, you’d like to dedicate your attention to building gameplay features that entertain and engage players, not sink cycles on your game’s infrastructure. In reality, the decisions you make behind the scenes greatly impact your ability to provide a great player experience. But […]

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Building Perforce Helix Core on AWS (Part 1)

This is the first article of a three-part series on building Perforce Helix Core on AWS. While version control is very important in software development, when it comes to managing version control systems, there are many developers struggling with its management, its performance or its cost. Some people use a hosting platform like GitHub, and […]

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Guild Wars 2

How ArenaNet moved Guild Wars to the cloud: An MMORPG migration story

ArenaNet is the wholly owned subsidiary of Korean online game publisher NCSOFT that developed the critically acclaimed series of games in the Guild Wars franchise. Guild Wars (released 2005) and the successor Guild Wars 2 (released 2012) both focus on player skill and horizontal player progression where players mix skills into novel builds in cooperation […]

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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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