AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Database

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Building Our Game on AWS – Lessons Learned by Leaftail Labs

Guest post authored by Eli Tayrien, CTO and Co-founder, Leaftail Labs. Leaftail Labs was formed in 2017 by a pair of game industry veterans who saw exciting possibilities in mobile AR gaming. Our first game, Nibblity, recently launched worldwide, and we are excited to continue to deliver more excited content for you and your Nibblins […]

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How AWS Game Tech helped three indie devs launch a game-as-a-service

This guest blog is authored by Shaun Randall, Product Lead and Developer, Edenic Era LLC. Edenic Era LLC started in 2018 with three friends who dreamed of releasing a game together. After playing PUBG upon release, we knew within three days that the genre would become a mainstay in gaming. Even though none of us […]

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Building a Presence API using AWS AppSync, AWS Lambda, Amazon Elasticache and Amazon EventBridge

Introduction When developing a video game, whether single-player or multiplayer, social and competitive features help create a network effect and increase players’ engagement. These features usually require a backend API. Among them, presence information lets players know about online status changes of other users, allowing them to challenge others quickly or invite them for a […]

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"Enabling amateur players to play for high stakes"

How Gamercraft and Theodo built a highly scalable serverless gaming tech platform

Guest post authored by the Gamercraft team. Gamercraft offers a next-generation competitive gaming platform to make it easy for amateur gamers to compete in high-quality tournaments in a fair, fun, and skill-adjusted way. With its anti-cheating and advanced matchmaking algorithms, Gamercraft’s ecosystem ensures that gamers always compete against others of their rank, thus minimizing bad […]

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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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Build a Production-Ready Game Backend on AWS

Your game has many different features—from leaderboards, authentication, and logic servers to matchmaking and more—and you need to choose the right technology for each one. The cloud enables you to create your own solution as you would with an on-premises solution. You can also use various management tools to migrate operational overhead to a cloud […]

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Behaviour Interactive introduces cross-platform play using AWS

Behaviour Interactive is one of the largest independent game studios. Based in Montreal, Canada, it has nearly 700 employees worldwide. In 2020, its most successful IP, the award-winning Dead by Daylight, celebrated 30 million players across PC, console, and Stadia, with another 10 million on mobile. Originally launched in 2016, much of Dead by Daylight’s […]

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Implement an analytics pipeline for games

Written by: Gena Gizzi, Greg Cheng, and Dominic Mills Games are generating more data than ever. So, it’s important to have access to the right data at the right time as you develop your games. This enables you to answer questions about how your games are performing and determine what changes you want to make […]

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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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Guide to Scalable Data Storage for Games on AWS

When developing your game, the last thing you want to think about is your database. You want to focus on the fun stuff. However, how you store and retrieve game and player data can have a huge impact on your game’s performance. Online games are read-write heavy. Performance issues can make it difficult to scale […]

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