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Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Game developers often need to compile large amounts of C++ code, which requires lots of CPU resources, and developers also need to process other types of heavy compute tasks such as; shader compilation, rendering, asset creation, image conversion, lightmap baking and more. These tasks can negatively impact the continuous development experience, and productivity, by occupying […]

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games Cuts Game Build Times by 60% Using Infrastructure on AWS

Vela Games (Vela) is using the power of the cloud to develop its first game faster. By using scalable infrastructure on Amazon Web Services (AWS), Vela can do more with less, freeing up time and resources to focus on creating a fantastic gaming experience for players. Vela powers its build farms with simple, high-performance shared […]

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games transforms gaming—and other industries—by innovating on AWS

Epic Games (Epic) went all in on Amazon Web Services (AWS) in 2018 to deliver the storage, analytics, and scaling capabilities critical to its business, which had exploded with the release of Fortnite—an online game that’s seen over 15.3 million concurrent players during live events. Fortnite runs almost entirely on AWS, including its worldwide game-server […]

New World

The Unique Architecture behind Amazon Games’ Seamless MMO New World

An innovative mix of Amazon EC2–powered worlds and microservices are used to create an immersive game that meets the challenging demands of scale New World is a massively popular multiplayer online (MMO) game created by Amazon Games and released in September 2021. Its users create custom characters and enter an expansive, supernatural realm called Aeternum, […]

Trouble-shooting success with 1047 Games

Stunning graphics, smooth gameplay and a massive fun factor have earned first-person-shooter game Splitgate rave reviews and an impressive 164 million downloads since its beta test just a few short months ago. Described as ‘Halo-meets-Portal’, the game sees its players run around in a sci-fi world and jump location through portals to outsmart opponents in […]

How Adtech Platform AudioMob Is Changing The Mobile Game Monetization Through Amazon Web Services

AudioMob was founded after we spotted a tremendous monetization opportunity for game developers. Rewarded video ads in mobile games have made developers and publishers money, but always at the expense of interrupting games. Yet these interruptions don’t just irritate players, they can even push them away from a game entirely, thereby damaging retention. This can […]

Enabling Quest 2 AR/VR on EC2 with NICE DCV

As AR/VR becomes more prevalent, companies are starting to work within the cloud to develop, test, and deliver real-time AR/VR environments for their customers. To meet this demand, AR/VR companies must ensure that they have a performant solution for headset users. AWS provides multiple avenues to achieve this kind of solution by utilizing HPC infrastructure […]

Borderlands 3 Key Art

Zero performance compromise: Gearbox Entertainment goes remote with AWS and Perforce

Gearbox Entertainment, founded by Randy Pitchford, is an award-winning game development studio and publisher known for creating games for smash hit game franchises including Half-Life, Borderlands, and Brothers in Arms. The company’s creative capabilities have seen it excel not just in video games, but also in comic books, action figures, apparel, art prints, novels, non-fiction […]

Unreal Editor in-game experience

Compiling Unreal Engine 4 Dedicated Servers for AWS Graviton EC2 Instances

Epic Games is a leading interactive entertainment company responsible for some of the world’s largest games including Fortnite, and also develops Unreal Engine, Unreal Engine is a world leading open and advanced real-time 3D creation tool. Continuously evolving, it not only powers the world’s leading games, it also offers creators across industries the freedom and […]