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Category: Game Development

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Game developers often need to compile large amounts of C++ code, which requires lots of CPU resources, and developers also need to process other types of heavy compute tasks such as; shader compilation, rendering, asset creation, image conversion, lightmap baking and more. These tasks can negatively impact the continuous development experience, and productivity, by occupying […]

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

Blog Authors: Jean-Régis De Vauplane and Martin Muller – Flaneer, Youcef Banchene and Hossam Basudan – AWS Animation has boomed in recent years and it’s now present in nearly every film or television show. The increase in popularity is caused by animation’s ability to storytell and hold an audience’s attention. Although, crafting animations isn’t a […]

Deploy Game Servers with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Integrate with Custom Routing AWS Global Accelerator

Deploy Game Servers with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Integrate with Custom Routing AWS Global Accelerator

In a session based game, users from all over the world try to access the session over the internet. In these scenarios, building a game is always challenging. For developers who want a managed solution, Amazon GameLift is a dedicated game server hosting solution that deploys, operates, and scales cloud servers for multiplayer games. GameLift hosting […]

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games (Vela) is using the power of the cloud to develop its first game faster. By using scalable infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vela can do more with less, freeing up time and resources to focus on creating a fantastic gaming experience for players. Vela powers its build farms with simple, high-performance shared […]

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games (Epic) went all in on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2018 to deliver the storage, analytics, and scaling capabilities critical to its business, which had exploded with the release of Fortnite—an online game that’s seen over 15.3 million concurrent players during live events. Fortnite runs almost entirely on AWS, including its worldwide game-server […]

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

AWS GameKit adds Unity Support

We are excited to announce AWS GameKit is now available for the Unity game engine. AWS GameKit is a solution that allows game developers to deploy and customize game backend features directly from a game engine. AWS GameKit launched for Unreal engine on March 23, 2022, and with today’s release for Unity, game developers can […]

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift that expands support to AWS Local Zones, which increases coverage for game developers, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players. With this update, game developers can tap into 8 new Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, […]

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Game developers look for ways to improve online multiplayer experience while balancing availability and cost effectiveness. Containers and Kubernetes help modernize game server hosting running on virtual or bare metal machines to improve compute allocation density, optimize data-transfer cost and maintain high performance. Our containerization approach includes the game-server lifecycle, such as packaging game binaries […]