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Category: Amazon GameLift

Reduce Cost by up to 90% with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances

Amazon GameLift is an AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. Today we released two new additions to the service: FleetIQ and Spot instances. Spot instances offer access to spare AWS computing capacity at savings of up to 90% compared to On-Demand prices. You can achieve these savings […]

Fast, Fun and Full Games with Backfill Functionality for FlexMatch

Deploy and scale dedicated game servers with Amazon GameLift in minutes. Create a Free Account » Developing, deploying and managing multiplayer games presents many complex challenges when it comes to creating competitive matches for players around the world. Your players expect low latency experiences, fun gameplay, short wait times and few interruptions once the game […]

The Questions of MatchMaking: Wait Time VS Match Quality

About the author: Bruce Brown currently leads the team responsible for building Amazon GameLift‘s FlexMatch matchmaking service.  He has been in the software industry for 12 years including time spent at Microsoft on the Xbox Live Cloud Compute and Xbox Multiplayer teams, as well as at Riot Games where he worked on the League of […]

Disc Jam Case Study: Supporting a Mission for Fast-Paced Competitive Gameplay with Amazon Gamelift

About High Horse Entertainment Having gained over 20 years’ experience at both Treyarch and Activision, where they worked on successful titles from the Call of Duty and Guitar Hero franchises, Software Engineers Jay Mattis and Timothy Rapp chose to leave the AAA landscape to co-found an independent game studio that focuses on their shared mission […]

Matchmaking, Your Way: Amazon GameLift FlexMatch and Game Session Queues

One of the crucial parts of any multiplayer game is ensuring that your players are quickly, consistently, and efficiently put into satisfying matches that keep them coming back for more. To make that process better for you as a developer, Amazon GameLift now offers FlexMatch. This service provides a powerful range of customizable features that […]

Fitting the Pattern: Serverless Custom Matchmaking with Amazon GameLift

One crucial component for success in session-based multiplayer game titles is how smartly and efficiently they can put together competitive and exciting matches for their users, no matter the skill level, connection speed, or location. Reliability, flexibility and system smarts all play into making a successful multiplayer experience. At the 2017 Game Developers Conference, Amazon […]

Streamline Case Study: Accelerated Launch with Amazon GameLift

About Proletariat Founded in 2012 by five game industry veterans, Boston-based Proletariat is an indie game company focused on building innovative multiplayer experiences. They’re the masterminds behind the award-winning World Zombination, a massive online game where players work together to strategize with armies of zombies or humans to attack and defend cities. Their newest multiplayer […]

Protect Multiplayer Game Servers From DDoS Attacks Using Amazon GameLift

Today’s most successful multiplayer games connect millions of gamers around the world. The spirit of competition and gameplay is amplified when players connect online. With the rise of multiplayer gaming, there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks that disconnect players from their favorite games and leave them disappointed. A common […]

Automating Deployments to Amazon GameLift

One of the perks of building a multiplayer game in Lumberyard is using Amazon GameLift to manage the backend. Amazon GameLift is our managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer game servers in the cloud. Teams making multiplayer games must have a backend strong enough to handle sudden player population spikes, and GameLift […]