AWS Game Tech Blog

"Enabling amateur players to play for high stakes"

How Gamercraft and Theodo built a highly scalable serverless gaming tech platform

Guest post authored by the Gamercraft team. Gamercraft offers a next-generation competitive gaming platform to make it easy for amateur gamers to compete in high-quality tournaments in a fair, fun, and skill-adjusted way. With its anti-cheating and advanced matchmaking algorithms, Gamercraft’s ecosystem ensures that gamers always compete against others of their rank, thus minimizing bad […]

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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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Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

How ‘Bout Them Apples: Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

During our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Late Night at re:Invent on Monday, we announced the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances. Powered by AWS Nitro System and built on Mac mini computers, EC2 Mac instances will, for the first time ever, enable game developers to natively run on-demand macOS workloads in the […]

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AWS announces AMD EPYC™ processor-based instance support for Amazon GameLift

Today, we are excited to announce a collaboration with AMD that provides instance support for Amazon GameLift. An AWS managed service, GameLift enables developers to deploy, operate, and scale dedicated servers in the cloud for multiplayer games. Whether it’s creating a 200+ player battle royale game with Large Match Support or automatically adapting server capacity […]

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In the “game,” two players connect to a session and move around with their characters in a world.

Game Server Hosting on AWS Fargate

AWS offers various options for hosting session-based games. Whether you’d like to leverage a managed service like Amazon GameLift, build your own solution using Amazon EC2, or use a container service such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) or Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), AWS provides secure, resizable capacity to operate your game with low […]

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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 FlexMatch, enabling you as a game developer to use the fully managed multiplayer matchmaker with any game server solution of your choice. Amazon GameLift is an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games. […]

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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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Make the most of AWS re:Invent 2020 – Game Tech Industry Guide

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing-room only crowds, but this year we are bringing it to you with a free all-virtual event. This year’s conference is gearing up to be our biggest yet and we have an exciting program planned for the games industry. See how AWS experts and talented members […]

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