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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.9

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Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.9, our biggest release yet. With over 473 improvements, fixes, and features, this release includes a new Player Account Cloud Gem for implementing player authentication in under 30 minutes, Component Entity workflow updates for building complex content faster, new GPU features and emitter types for […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.8, Introducing the Cloud Gems Framework

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We’re excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.8, which you can download here. This release contains over 234 new improvements, fixes, and features, and introduces Cloud Gems Framework, a new framework designed to help you build popular cloud-connected features in as little as 30 minutes with one engineer. As AWS, we are fortunate to […]

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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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Now Available – VR Sample

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We’re proud to announce the availability of the Virtual Reality Samples Project, a set of three levels that demonstrates techniques used in the production of VR content. The new project, available as a standalone download here, showcases VR features including stereo video playback, haptic feedback, and spatial audio. These levels provide a starting point from […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.7

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It’s hard to believe it’s been less than a year since we launched Lumberyard. Customer response and engagement with Lumberyard have exceeded our expectations, and we’re really excited to accelerate our progress for customers in 2017. We are getting continuous feedback from game developers of all types, including some of the industry’s most ambitious developers, […]

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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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Lumberyard in 2016 – Looking Back, Looking Ahead

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December is a busy month for teams at Amazon, and the Lumberyard group is no exception. There’s lots of bustle in our four offices as we wrap up features for the next release, look deep into the data from our last user test to see areas we can improve, review animatics for the GDC surprises […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.6, Introducing Twitch Metastream

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We’re excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.6, which you can download here. This release contains over 337 new improvements, fixes, and features, and introduces Twitch Metastream, a new feature designed to help you build games that are as fun to watch and broadcast as they are to play. Streamers are huge influencers […]

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Amazon Lumberyard Opens Austin Office

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As we’ve been working on Lumberyard over the last couple of years, we’ve assembled a team of industry veterans who are inspired to build a AAA game engine that uses the vast compute and storage of the cloud to help you build otherwise-impossible player experiences, and engage massive communities of fans. In fact, the typical […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.5

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    We are excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.5, which you can now download here. This release contains over 210 new improvements, fixes, and features. One of our teams’ tenets is to move fast and give customers early access to the technology we are building. This gives you the opportunity to […]

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