Amazon Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

Get the most out of Game Tech at re:Invent

We have an exciting re:Invent planned for the games industry this year! This conference will be our biggest yet, with 60,000+ attendees, more than 2,000 technical sessions and dedicated tracks for game developers, engineers, and professionals alike. Tickets sell out every year. If you haven’t already, register for re:Invent today!  Here’s our roundup to help you […]

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Managed Databases for Awesome Games

Games? Databases? How do they go together? Aren’t databases what insurance companies use to keep their actuarial tables? Are you asking me to become an enterprise developer? Honestly, many of you already have a general idea of what databases are, though you might be wondering where they fit in to your game or game development […]

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Guest post: How Space Ape Games delivers secure WebApps using AWS

We invited Space Ape Games Lead DevOps Engineer Louis McCormack to write a guest blog. Learn how Space Ape Games secure the front and backend of a private React application using Amazon CloudFront, AWS Amplify, AWS Lambda@Edge, and Amazon API Gateway. The frontend part is heavily inspired by this post. About the author Louis McCormack is […]

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How nWay Minimizes Latency for Power Rangers Games using Amazon EC2

nWay is the San Francisco based developer and publisher behind competitive multiplayer games like Power Rangers: Legacy Wars, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, and ChronoBlade. And with over 50 million downloads for Power Rangers: Legacy Wars alone, nWay know a thing or two about real-time competitive games. “All of our games feature or are […]

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Creating a Battle Royale Game Using Unity and Amazon GameLift

Multiplayer battle royale games are getting big, and I don’t just mean in terms of sales! Pitting dozens to hundreds of players against each other to be the last one standing, these games are all the rage. In fact, according to a recent survey, over 40% of gamers in the US played a battle royale […]

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What I Learned from Ubisoft, Gearbox Software and others at devcom 2019

I had the good fortune to attend the devcom developer conference in Cologne, Germany this August. devcom is a precursor event to gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for video games. However, as this is a blog for developers I’m going to focus on devcom. devcom is the official gamescom developer event and is roughly equivalent […]

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Visual scripting updates, new animation features, and PhysX 4.1 in Lumberyard Beta 1.21 – Available Now

Today, we’re excited to release Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.21. Lumberyard Beta 1.21 is full of improvements we’ve made as a result of working directly with game studios and game developers in the thick of their development cycle. This latest version of Lumberyard has over 70 improvements, fixes, and features for designers, animators, programmers, and more. […]

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Amazon Game Tech at the AWS Innovate Online Conference: Watch On-Demand Now

Wondering about Game Server Hosting? How can you apply ML to your games? Want to create fun voice-first games with Alexa? You can learn about these and more by checking out our Amazon Game Tech virtual booth at the AWS Innovate Online Conference – Global Edition, which is available on-demand now! This free online conference is […]

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Redesigning Amazon Lumberyard’s Viewport Interaction Model

Amazon Lumberyard recently introduced a new Viewport Interaction Model to make editing entities simpler and more intuitive in the Lumberyard editor. The new Viewport Interaction Model enables you to manage entities in 3D spaces faster and more effectively, and is a complete reworking of one of our editor’s most essential production tools, the viewport manipulator. […]

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