AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

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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, has recently launched worldwide, and we are excited to continue to deliver more excited content for you and your Nibblins […]

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Hyper-scale online games with a hybrid AWS Solution

Online multiplayer games, such as multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA), are becoming increasingly popular. One option for game server hosting is to use on-premises data centers, which require multi-year contracts for a set number of resources. As the number of players for a given game grows, developers have to determine what to do if they […]

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Offer employees flexible work arrangements while maintaining a secure game pipeline

In recent years, games were mostly built behind key-carded doors. While other tech industries adopted remote work to allow for distributed production, most game studios required employees to work in the office. But distributed production of games is not entirely new. From artists to programmers to producers, in most aspects of game production, there’s some […]

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A Guide to Amazon GameLift & Game Servers

As game developers, your players expect a great in-game experience, with low latency and uninterrupted play. As the number of concurrent players grows, so does the complexity of the infrastructure needed to support them. Game server hosting is a critical piece to your overall game backend architecture for session-based multiplayer games. It’s critical to your […]

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Building Battle-Tested Network Transport

Authored by Rajiv Puvvada, Senior Software Development Engineer, Amazon Lumberyard. Introduction Online multiplayer isn’t just a feature for many games; it’s core component of gameplay. It has to be performant; it has to be reliable; and it has to be stable. And, perhaps to no-one’s surprise, developing online multiplayer is hard — especially when poor […]

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The Atom Material Editor at work.

Splitting the Atom: Introducing Lumberyard’s New Photorealistic Renderer

Authored by Chanelle Mosquera and Doug Erickson of the Amazon Lumberyard team. For over 5 years, Amazon Lumberyard‘s graphics engine has served our customers in fine stead. As we looked to our future, we recognized that its fixed approach to rendering and its established feature set would limit our customers’ ability to innovate and take advantage […]

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How the power of voice can supercharge gaming

Doppio is a voice game developer based in the sunny part of Europe that has created voice game hits such as The Vortex, The 3% Challenge, and the iconic PAC-MANTM WAKA WAKA. Jeferson Valadares is a game veteran bringing his experience from renowned studios such as BioWare, Playfish, Digital Chocolate, and BANDAI NAMCO. Christopher Barnes […]

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Lumberyard Math Libraries: Accuracy Improvements

Authored by David Greer, Senior Engineer on Amazon Lumberyard Several fundamental mathematical functions in our existing library were calculated using approximations with rather poor accuracy. This post describes how we were able to dramatically improve accuracy without compromising performance. Reciprocal Square Root The first function we turned our attention to was reciprocal square root. This […]

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Architecture diagram described throughout this blog post.

Improving the Player Experience by Leveraging AWS Global Accelerator and Amazon GameLift FleetIQ

Building a game to serve worldwide users over the internet can be challenging. In this two-part series, we’ll walk you through how game developers improve the player experience worldwide in order to deploy more efficiently, achieve lower latency, improve in-game performance, and deliver game content faster. In this first post, we focus on how to […]

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