AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

Dofus wallpaper from Ankama

How Ankama shifted its analytics into the cloud using Amazon Redshift

The creatively inspired studio behind Dofus and Wakfu explains how it transformed data into insights with new architecture and data warehousing. The games industry is fierce in its competitiveness and remarkable in its creativity, but few studios are as immersive in their world building across multiple media as Ankama. The studio takes each of these […]

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Clearing the first hurdle: Python Asset Builder

Hello! I‘m Mike Cronin, a programmer writer with the Lumberyard documentation team. I’ve been a long time game developer, going all the way back to the days when arcades were still a thing. I’ve worked as an artist, animator, technical director, and as an engineer (of sorts). One aspect I like best about working with […]

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Amazon GameLift hits the ground running in the new year with a batch of feature updates

Amazon GameLift enables developers to deploy, operate, and scale dedicated, low-cost servers for session-based, multiplayer games. Whether it’s creating a 200+ player battle royale game with Large Match Support or automatically adapting server capacity with player traffic using auto scaling, GameLift leverages the power and reliability of AWS to provide seamless gameplay experiences for players […]

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Announcing a New Game Tech Video Tutorial Series: Building Games on AWS

AWS Game Tech is excited to announce “Building Games on AWS” — a new YouTube series pioneered by Game Tech Solutions Architects that focuses on teaching game developers how to use AWS for game-related workflows. This series will take learnings and best practices from working with customers to help game studios use AWS to make […]

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Architecture showing 24 hour or weekly recommendations design with Amazon Personalize and serverless AWS services.

Elevate Game Design with Recommendations for Virtual Goods, Quests, and Game Balance using Amazon Personalize

Authored by Molly Sheets and edited by Kyle Somers Today’s games need specialized content to increase retention, drive monetization, and promote feature adoption. No game has a singular player persona: Two players can have vastly different engagement metrics and styles of play over their lifetime with a portfolio. Indie developers and AAA developers alike are […]

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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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Architecture for tutorial

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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Architecture to deploy a Perforce Helix Core server on AWS

Centralize your Game Production Assets on AWS With Perforce Helix Core

This is the second article of a two-part series. Start with part one, Build Perforce Helix Core on AWS. The need for a fast and scalable version control system has always existed but now, as games grow larger in size and complexity, studios not only need their assets stored in a central location they need […]

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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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The Evolution of the Amazon Lumberyard User Experience

Authored by Yuyi Hsu I lead the User Experience (UX) team for Amazon Lumberyard. My team works closely with the Lumberyard Engineering and Product Management teams to research and design the user experience of the tools that game developers and content creators use to build their games. The Observation I come from a product design […]

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