Amazon Game Tech Blog

Category: Game Development

Starter Game gets a massive update, adds over 950 features and improvements

Ask any creative. Getting started is often the hardest part when it comes to making something new. That’s why we created Starter Game—a free game sample with over 500 unique assets to help you quickly prototype ideas and learn how Lumberyard works. Got an awesome game concept in mind? Starter Game will help you hit […]

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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 […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard on GitHub

Today, we’re excited to announce that Lumberyard source is now available on GitHub. This has been one of the most requested features from the community, and we’re happy to finally make it a reality. You can check it out at www.github.com/aws/Lumberyard. Because making games is challenging enough. Here are two ways that GitHub makes it […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.10

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.10, our biggest release to date with over 546 improvements, fixes, and features. You can download it here. Since launching last February, we’ve modified, ripped, and replaced over 50% of the original codebase. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made some great progress—but there’s still a […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Using Autoscaling to Control Costs While Delivering Great Player Experiences

Game developers with real-time multiplayer games tell us they want to spend less on infrastructure expenses while still providing great online experiences for their players. The challenge is that player demand can fluctuate each day, hour, or even minute. When server capacity is fixed, developers run the risk of having too much or too little […]

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