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New Dynamic Vegetation System in Lumberyard Beta 1.19 – Available Now

Content creators, this one is for you. Over the past few months we’ve been working closely with the Lumberyard community to empower you to build faster without relying on a fleet of engineers. And so today, we are excited to release Lumberyard Beta 1.19, which includes over 150 new features, improvements and fixes, so you […]

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Game developers guide to getting started with the AWS SDK

Gaming companies use Amazon Web Services for many reasons. It’s ability to scale enables games to support millions of concurrent players, and ensure they enjoy low latency experiences, wherever they are. But, with hundreds of AWS services, and even more potential use cases, it can be difficult for a game developer to know how to […]

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How to build and integrate the AWS SDK for C++ games on Windows

Following on from our first post ‘Game developer’s guide to setting up the AWS SDK’, we’re now going to show you how to integrate the SDK for C++, the language used in major game engines like Unreal and Lumberyard. To help you get up and running even faster, we’ve created a sample code package that […]

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Anti-Ghosting with Temporal Anti-Aliasing

Game developers like to customize their technology to deliver the experiences they want to share with players. The Grand Tour Game was no exception. Starting with many of Lumberyard’s rendering features, we added new innovations to the engine to achieve the results we wanted. You can download Lumberyard here and try implementing this technique yourself. For The Grand […]

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Build Immersive and Ambitious Game Experiences

Game development isn’t only about game services and connected features. It’s also about building immersive, ambitious experiences unconstrained by technology. Looking to build fast and keep players playing? That’s where Amazon Game Tech can help. Amazon Game Tech provides tools and services that empower game developers, helping them craft innovative experiences that delight their customers. […]

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Build better games faster with a modular AAA game engine on AWS

Game engines get a lot of attention from developers and players alike, and rightly so. They are the foundation from which every game is built. Modularity improves game development productivity in Amazon Lumberyard, the free, cross-platform, AAA game engine. Its cloud gem framework makes for easy integration with AWS to access its full range of reliable, […]

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Over 190 updates come to Lumberyard Beta 1.18 – Available Now

Over the past several months, we’ve been working closely with teams shipping games on Lumberyard to harden our technology and systems. Today, we’re excited to make more of that tech available to you with the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.18, which includes over 190 improvements, like a fast analysis mode for asset processing (which can […]

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Major slice workflow improvements come to Lumberyard Beta 1.17 – Now Available

Everyone loves surprises—especially around the holidays. Turns out our engineers recently made some exciting workflow improvements to the slice system that just couldn’t wait until the next big update. So today, we’re excited to release Lumberyard Beta 1.17, featuring over 70 updates to accelerate your minute-to-minute workflows. You can download it here. Download Lumberyard 1.17 […]

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Massive Memory Refactor introduced in Lumberyard 1.16 – Available Now

Our efforts to constantly improve and evolve Lumberyard continue today with the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.16. With over 250 new features, fixes, and improvements, this release introduces a significant architectural update to the memory management system, dozens of improvements to our animation and cinematics systems, and more. Let’s dive in. Download Lumberyard 1.16 today […]

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New Cloud Gems in Lumberyard Beta 1.15 — Available Now

Download Lumberyard Beta 1.15 here Thanks to your feedback, we’ve added over 270 improvements in Lumberyard Beta 1.15. With this release, we’re focusing on how Lumberyard’s integration with AWS enables game developers of all sizes to connect their games and accelerate game development. Lumberyard Cloud Gems make it easy to build popular cloud-connected features using […]

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