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Category: Amazon Lumberyard

Lumberyard 1.25

With an updated UI and Starter Game project, Lumberyard 1.25 is better than ever

Lumberyard 1.25 is available now, bringing you an updated UI, an updated Starter Game project to help you get set up with best practices, and the brand new White Box Tool. Check out some of our favorite updates: The Updated Starter Game brings you an updated sample project that uses best practices for Script Canvas, […]

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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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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 Asset Dependency System in Amazon Lumberyard 1.22 – Available Now

As our latest group of customers prepared their games for launch, they told us the most tedious part of shipping is figuring out which assets need to be in the final build. Today, we’re excited to release Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.22, which introduces a fundamental change to the way Lumberyard handles game assets to make […]

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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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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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Performance Improvements in Lumberyard Beta 1.20 – Available Now

Speed matters in game development – both in terms of how efficient your workflows are and how performant your game is. That’s why today, we’re excited to announce Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.20, which reduces the time it takes Lumberyard to scan assets by 90%. This release contains over 200 improvements, fixes, and features. Click here […]

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Getting Started with Dynamic Vegetation in Lumberyard: Sample Now Available

Amazon Lumberyard 1.19 introduced over 150 new features, bug fixes, and improvements so you can create beautiful, dense worlds, faster. Included with this release is Dynamic Vegetation, our new workflow to help you procedurally generate a diverse and detailed biome faster and more efficiently than manually placing and painting vegetation. The Dynamic Vegetation workflow enables […]

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