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Category: Amazon Lumberyard

Clearing the first hurdle: Python Asset Builder

Hello! I‘m Mike Cronin, a programmer writer with the Lumberyard documentation team. I’ve been a long time game developer, going all the way back to the days when arcades were still a thing. I’ve worked as an artist, animator, technical director, and as an engineer (of sorts). One aspect I like best about working with […]

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The Evolution of the Amazon Lumberyard User Experience

Authored by Yuyi Hsu I lead the User Experience (UX) team for Amazon Lumberyard. My team works closely with the Lumberyard Engineering and Product Management teams to research and design the user experience of the tools that game developers and content creators use to build their games. The Observation I come from a product design […]

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Announcing Amazon Lumberyard 1.27

Hello Lumbernauts! As an eventful year comes to an eventful end, our plucky team of developers is busy making much requested improvements to the Amazon Lumberyard engine with an aim to tighten up usability with optimized workflows throughout the user interface, support for new and improved physics features, and even more customization options for developers […]

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The Winds of Change: Lumberyard’s Road to NVIDIA PhysX Integration

Authored by Doug Erickson and the Amazon Lumberyard Physics Team When gamers think of gaming “physics,” they might think of realistic behaviors — simulated gravity, weight, wind, and motion. Or perhaps they think of vehicle dynamics, or ragdoll behaviors, or projectile velocities and weapon recoils. Overall, gamers think of game physics in terms of gameplay […]

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Taking Apocalypse Studio to the cloud via AWS

In this guest post, we hear from Apocalypse Studio founder Denis Dyack. Denis has a long history in game development, working on titles including Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem, Metal Gear: Solid Twin Snakes, and Too Human. Denis also has a background in Computer Science, earning a Masters. Sc. in Artificial […]

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What’s up with the Lumberyard Docs?

Authored by Doug Erickson You may have noticed some changes in the Lumberyard documentation recently – a refactored table of contents, overhauled guides for Script Canvas and the Editor, a new release notes format and style, and an ongoing update of key pages to support recent versions along with all the new Lumberyard feature coverage. […]

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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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