AWS Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

Generate Custom Game Events from Unity Integrated With the Game Analytics Pipeline

Today’s game developers use analytics as a critical workload to deliver the best gameplay experiences possible for their players. As developers look to have more control over where their data is stored and to reduce the complexities of ingesting data from a variety of sources, many turn to AWS to help them create their own […]

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Detect fraud in games using machine learning.

Detecting fraud in games using machine learning

As video games rise in popularity and more games move toward free-to-play models, there’s more opportunity for fraudulent behavior among players. Fraud is problematic for studios because it devalues in-game currency that’s bought with real money and the digital goods that can be purchased with it. Fraud also causes players to lose trust in the […]

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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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Analytics and Machine Learning

Ingest and visualize streaming data for games

Game studios are increasingly realizing the value of player and game data. With analytics, you can turn this data into actionable insights to better meet your players’ high expectations for amazing games. This blog post explores two important components of analytics for games—ingestion and visualization—and how they can be implemented using the AWS Game Analytics […]

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AWS announces General Availability of Amazon GameLift feature update

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift FleetIQ that enables game developers to add low-cost, low-latency GameLift servers to their existing on-premises or cloud-based server capacities. GameLift is an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games. With this update, developers […]

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Implement an analytics pipeline for games

Written by: Gena Gizzi, Greg Cheng, and Dominic Mills Games are generating more data than ever. So, it’s important to have access to the right data at the right time as you develop your games. This enables you to answer questions about how your games are performing and determine what changes you want to make […]

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Making virtual quiz games more accessible with KwizzBit and AWS

Founded in 2016, KwizzBit is a cloud-based quiz platform, which fuses cutting-edge smartphone technology, with traditional pub quiz formats. It creates a fantastic interactive platform for 21st century quiz nights. Designed and developed by a team of tech and gamification enthusiasts, the company has ambitions to scale to more than 1 million regular players by […]

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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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How PlaytestCloud uses AWS Device Farm to save a week of developer time per month

In this guest post, we hear from Marvin Killing, co-founder of PlaytestCloud. While studying computer science, Marvin worked on indie games and discovered the value of proper playtesting first-hand. He co-founded PlaytestCloud to make remote playtesting available to all game studios worldwide, and help increase their odds of success in the marketplace. PlaytestCloud is a […]

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Reach more players using AWS Global Accelerator

Your players expect a great in-game experience, with low latency and uninterrupted play. But, as the number of concurrent players grows, so does the complexity of your IP management and the likelihood of latency inducing routing problems. AWS Global Accelerator simplifies traffic routing, improves availability, and improves performance for your game by as much as […]

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