AWS Game Tech Blog

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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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Metalhead Software goes all-in on AWS to see Super Mega Baseball 3 hit a home run

Co-founder Christian Zuger shares how Metalhead Software is all-in on AWS to enable its tight-knit team to dedicate more to the critically acclaimed Super Mega Baseball video game series. As an independent studio based out of Victoria, BC, Metalhead Software prides itself on being a tight-knit team with a huge passion for game development. We […]

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Guest Post: A platformer maker, made for every platform

In this guest post, Butterscotch Shenanigans cofounders Adam and Sam Coster explore the importance of cross-platform play in launching latest crafting platformer, Levelhead, simultaneously across console, mobile, and PC. Butterscotch Shenanigans started as a family passion project with three brothers who wanted to pursue their creative dreams, starting small to allow room to fail fast, […]

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How to build a dynamic message of the day with AWS Lambda

A continual dialogue is a great way to engage your players and keep them coming back to your game long after launch. By sending a message to your players’ devices every day, you can encourage them to explore a new map, equip a new weapon, or even make an in-game purchase. Today, we’re going to […]

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Case study: How Butterscotch Shenanigans keep a Levelhead with AWS

The games industry is a crowded and competitive place. A studio could spend over a year developing a game, to launch it alongside thousands of other new titles. In this hypercompetitive world of video games, it can be difficult for any game to succeed. And if you’re an independent developer, how can you cut through […]

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Delight your players with game analytics

  September 8, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. Game development is all about building an experience that will delight players. But, as a developer, how do you know which decisions are the right ones? Focus testing and market research can get you part of the way there, […]

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Pain in the Asset Library: How Machine Learning can make your production pipeline 1000x faster

Finding related textures in a texture library can be a black hole of wasted time. Using Amazon Rekognition, Amazon’s machine learning API, you can tag your textures and do searches to find them in seconds… In game development, we commonly have a large asset library of textures or scenes that become our “painter’s palette”. This […]

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