AWS Game Tech Blog

Tag: Amazon GameDev

Visual representation of Backtrace.io workflow

How Backtrace streamlines crash reporting with Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute and Amazon Elastic Block Store

For many developers, resolving application, server, and game errors can feel like a detective solving a crime. The process of identifying, triaging, and finding root causes is long and littered with obstacles. If players find a bug before you push a fix, it could ruin their experience, and ultimately impact the success of your game. […]

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Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.23

Slice system updates and NVIDIA Cloth Gem arrive in Lumberyard Beta 1.23 – Available Now

  Today we’re excited to release Lumberyard Beta 1.23, featuring over 40 stability and performance improvements. Some highlights include the addition of cloth physics, EMotion FX improvements, and ease of use updates to the slice system. Let’s take a closer look: Experimental NVIDIA Cloth Gem – The NVIDIA Cloth Gem allows customers to add both, environmental and character […]

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New getting started project: Inventory System for Games with Amazon Aurora Serverless

Many games these days have an inventory of some sort. Whether it’s an MMORPG where your character maintains an inventory of weapons, armor and other equipment picked up while adventuring, or a casual match three where the player collects power ups and coins. Believe it or not, even in such different games, the requirements for […]

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Managed Databases for Awesome Games

Games? Databases? How do they go together? Aren’t databases what insurance companies use to keep their actuarial tables? Are you asking me to become an enterprise developer? Honestly, many of you already have a general idea of what databases are, though you might be wondering where they fit in to your game or game development […]

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What I Learned from Ubisoft, Gearbox Software and others at devcom 2019

I had the good fortune to attend the devcom developer conference in Cologne, Germany this August. devcom is a precursor event to gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for video games. However, as this is a blog for developers I’m going to focus on devcom. devcom is the official gamescom developer event and is roughly equivalent […]

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Working with Lumberyard’s Script Canvas: Project N.E.M.O Sample Now Available

Today, we’re excited to introduce a ready-to-use Amazon Lumberyard sample called Project N.E.M.O to help you get started with Lumberyard Script Canvas , our visual scripting tool. We first gave you a sneak peek of Project N.E.M.O at GDC 2019. And following the release of Lumberyard 1.19, we’re happy to give you the full download so […]

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How to defend games against DDoS attacks

When launching a new game, it’s critical to ensure your players can access and enjoy it without interruption. That’s why you need to protect your game against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Fortunately, if you’re building your game on AWS, you’re already protected against many common DDoS attacks. This post explores the architecture decisions […]

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Anti-Ghosting with Temporal Anti-Aliasing

Game developers like to customize their technology to deliver the experiences they want to share with players. The Grand Tour Game was no exception. Starting with many of Lumberyard’s rendering features, we added new innovations to the engine to achieve the results we wanted. You can download Lumberyard here and try implementing this technique yourself. For The Grand […]

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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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