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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 […]

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Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Amazon GameLift launches support for AWS Local Zones

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift that expands support to AWS Local Zones, which increases coverage for game developers, while providing seamless, low-latency gameplay experiences for players. With this update, game developers can tap into 8 new Local Zones in Chicago, Houston, Dallas, Kansas City, […]

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Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Optimize game servers hosting with containers

Game developers look for ways to improve online multiplayer experience while balancing availability and cost effectiveness. Containers and Kubernetes help modernize game server hosting running on virtual or bare metal machines to improve compute allocation density, optimize data-transfer cost and maintain high performance. Our containerization approach includes the game-server lifecycle, such as packaging game binaries […]

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Dream11

Optimizing price and performance: How Dream11 gained up to 92% benefits using Amazon EBS gp3

With over 130 million users, Dream11 is the world’s largest fantasy sports platform offering fantasy cricket, football, kabaddi, basketball, hockey, volleyball, handball, rugby, futsal, American football & baseball on it. Dream11 is the flagship brand of Dream Sports, India’s leading Sports Technology company, and has partnerships with several national and international sports bodies and cricketers. […]

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How to Integrate the AWS C++ SDK with Unreal Engine

How to Integrate the AWS C++ SDK with Unreal Engine

Game developers increasingly require cloud technologies to support their games and provide the best experience to their players. Leveraging cloud services provided by AWS can help with important game components such as managing and deploying game servers, running analytics on various game metrics, and utilizing AI/ML to detect player health and retention. Creating and maintaining […]

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Introducing Community Health on AWS

Introducing Community Health on AWS

Amazon Web Services (AWS) is proud to announce the launch of Community Health on AWS, a set of solutions designed to help AWS for Games customers build and grow safe, inclusive, and fun online communities. Initial Community Health on AWS solutions include Spectrum Guardian for Games, a fully managed software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering from AWS Partner […]

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Managing Your Game Studio on AWS: Part 1

Managing Your Game Studio on AWS: Part 1

Written by Adam Hatfield, Pawan Matta and Daniel Whitehead Edited by Nathan Graves As game developers first begin their cloud journey, you commonly hear them ask, “Where do we start?” AWS has over 200 services, countless features, and it can be hard to know where to begin and why. One of the most beneficial things […]

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AWS for Games announces ‘Girls in Games’ Jam, in collaboration with Game Jolt:

AWS for Games announces ‘Girls in Games’ Jam, in collaboration with Game Jolt

By Tabitha Graves: The opinions and views expressed in this post are my own. Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Game Jolt are excited to announce an upcoming event inspired by diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives in the games industry. Speaking as a person who identifies as a woman, watching Samus take her helmet off […]

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Amazon GameSparks adds leaderboards to drive player engagement

Amazon GameSparks adds leaderboards to drive player engagement

Amazon GameSparks is a managed service that provides game developers features for building, running, and scaling the backend of their games; and is currently in preview. Today, we are excited to announce the addition of a new leaderboards feature to help drive player engagement. Game developers have told us they want to spend less time […]

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