Amazon Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

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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Crucible, behind the curtain

Hi I’m Louis Castle, head of Relentless Studios, an Amazon Games development studio. I’m beyond excited to talk about the launch of our latest game, Crucible. Crucible is a free-to-play team-based action shooter that goes live on May 20, 2020, just a few days from today. Release day is always both exciting and terrifying. It’s […]

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Lumberyard 1.24

Chock full of improvements, Lumberyard Beta 1.24.0.0 now brings you updates to Script Canvas, PhysX, the core editor, and more

Spring has sprung, and it’s time for a fresh release of Amazon Lumberyard beta! We’re very pleased to bring you version 1.24.0.0, which contains many improvements to the Lumberyard engine and tools, particularly around quality of life with Script Canvas, the core editor, and asset bundling. We’ve delivered a set of new Gems – EditorPythonBindings […]

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Registration Open for AWS Game Tech: The Digital Download

Today, we are excited to announce that our global online event, The Digital Download, will take place on May 20, 2020, beginning at 9:00 am Pacific Time. The event will showcase all of the AWS Game Tech content, lessons, and customer stories we had planned to share at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) earlier this […]

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GameLift in 2020 – Major update now available in preview

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 Autoscaling, GameLift leverages the power and reliability of AWS to provide seamless gameplay experiences for players worldwide. […]

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New Game Tech Learning Path is Your Training Walkthrough

AWS Training and Certification is excited to announce a new Game Tech learning path that organizes all Game Tech courses into one place. Whether you’re a solutions architect, game developer, data engineer, or data analyst, this learning path provides structured guidance on where to begin your training and next steps to gain expertise. As we develop new […]

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Guest post: Carbonated founders shed light on building a new generation of mobile games on AWS

Today we’re excited to feature a guest blog post by Travis Boatman & Lloyd Tullues, two of the founders from Carbonated. Carbonated is an independent game studio founded by a team of industry vets who’ve worked on popular mobile titles, including Zynga Poker, Simpsons Tapped Out, Sims Free Play and Madden Mobile. We were inspired […]

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Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.23

Slice system updates and NVIDIA Cloth Gem arrive in Lumberyard Beta 1.23 – Available Now

  Today we’re excited to release Lumberyard Beta 1.23, featuring over 40 stability and performance improvements. Some highlights include the addition of cloth physics, EMotion FX improvements, and ease of use updates to the slice system. Let’s take a closer look: Experimental NVIDIA Cloth Gem – The NVIDIA Cloth Gem allows customers to add both, environmental and character […]

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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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