AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Amazon GameLift

AWS for Games

AWS for Games – Helping developers create new gaming experiences with purpose-built services, solutions, and partners

Authors: Chris Lee and David Holladay Game developers are embracing industry-wide transformation and pushing the boundaries of gaming experiences. Developers would rather be building fun, innovative games that delight players, versus spending time and effort handling infrastructure. They need servers that can scale with tens of millions of players anywhere in the world at the […]

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Updates to Amazon GameLift FlexMatch for greater flexibility- Now Available

We are excited to announce three updates to Amazon GameLift’s FlexMatch, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) managed service. The service updates expand existing matchmaking functionality that will allow customers to create more evenly matched player teams with greater precision. GameLift FlexMatch is a customizable matchmaking service for multiplayer games. The service launched in 2017 as a […]

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Game Server Observability with Amazon GameLift and Amazon CloudWatch

When you’re running game servers to host session-based games for your players globally, it’s important to have as much visibility as possible on what’s happening within those game server processes. This includes collecting metrics and logs in realtime, and capabilities to get insights on this data to investigate issues and find opportunities for performance improvement. […]

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Now available: New Asia Pacific (Osaka) region and Graviton2 support for Amazon GameLift

Today, we’re excited to release an update to Amazon GameLift that increases coverage for developers and enhances seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players in Japan. GameLift, an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games, enables you as a developer to create a 200+ player battle royale game with Large […]

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Amazon GameLift Integration with Unreal Engine – New YouTube Video Series Launch

AWS Game Tech is excited to announce a brand new series for “Building Games on AWS” — a new YouTube tutorial show pioneered by Game Tech Solutions Architects that focuses on teaching game developers how to use AWS for game-related workflows. If you are unfamiliar with “Building Games on AWS”, check out this blog post […]

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AWS announces General Availability of the Amazon GameLift Plug-in for Unity with CloudFormation Templates

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of the Amazon GameLift Plug-in for Unity on GitHub, making it easier to access GameLift resources and integrate GameLift into your Unity game. Amazon GameLift is an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games. GameLift provides a full toolset […]

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How to build online multiplayer games using Amazon GameLift, AWS Serverless, and C++

Online multiplayer games have a long list of requirements to provide the best possible experience for players: game clients need identities that can securely access the game backend, backend services are required to host functionalities like matchmaking and player data, and you need a scalable way to host game sessions. In this post you’ll learn […]

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AWS Game Tech GDC sessions now available on demand!

GDC 2021 was a terrific showcase of how AWS Game Tech is helping developers of all sizes build faster, run smarter, and grow amazing gaming experience for players. And in case you missed it, you can catch up on all of our sessions, including our first ever developer keynote, on-demand now!  GDC routinely fills San […]

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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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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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