AWS Game Tech Blog

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Community update for Amazon GameSparks

As this year is ending, we want to provide an update on Amazon GameSparks, which is the upcoming addition to the AWS Game Tech portfolio that was pre-announced at GDC this past July. Amazon GameSparks will be a managed service that provides backend feature tools for building, running, and scaling games. Built from the ground […]

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AWS re:Invent Top 10 Announcements for Game Developers

AWS re:Invent Top 10 Announcements for Game Developers

Author: David Holladay, Head of AWS Game Tech Marketing We have just returned from this year’s hybrid AWS re:Invent which saw a much-needed return to in-person attendance along with a virtual presence for those that could not join in Las Vegas. With more than 50 launches and announcements of new services and major features, the following […]

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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 […]

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Migrating from bare metal to the cloud, KIXEYE’s journey

KIXEYE, a leading creator and publisher of massively multiplayer online real-time strategy games (MMORTS), first began experimenting with the cloud almost a decade ago when KIXEYE successfully moved across one of its games, VEGA Conflict. And now, after a 7 year-long journey, KIXEYE has successfully migrated all of its game portfolio to AWS. Most known […]

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O3DE Stable 21.11 Release

Built for Builders: AWS and Open 3D Engine – Stable 21.11 Release

Back in July, we announced the Developer Preview release of Open 3D Engine (O3DE), the successor to Amazon Lumberyard, as a founding member company of the Linux Foundation’s recently launched Open 3D Foundation (O3DF). Our goal with O3DE, a AAA-capable, cross-platform open source 3D engine licensed under Apache 2.0, was to seed the Open 3D […]

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Introducing the Games Industry Lens for the AWS Well-Architected Framework

As the Games Industry grows, cloud technology will continue to play an important role in supporting nearly every aspect of the game development lifecycle. Globally distributed game development teams depend on scalable infrastructure to build and test their games; players expect game developers to deliver fun and engaging social experiences; and analytics teams require tools […]

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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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