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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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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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Build a Production-Ready Game Backend on AWS

Your game has many different features—from leaderboards, authentication, and logic servers to matchmaking and more—and you need to choose the right technology for each one. The cloud enables you to create your own solution as you would with an on-premises solution. You can also use various management tools to migrate operational overhead to a cloud […]

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The AWS Cloud9 homepage in the AWS console.

Customize the Game Analytics Pipeline Schema using AWS Cloud9

Authored by Molly Sheets and Greg Cheng Requirements for game analytics vary between games and studios when defining specific data tracked per user. Some studios prefer data pipelines that process data anonymously in order to meet regulatory and privacy compliance standards. Others require unique identifiers to deliver on complex analysis, logging, AI/ML, monetization, and visualization […]

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Using machine learning to understand a user community

This guest post is authored by Alexander Gee, co-founder of Oterlu AI. For two years I led a Child Safety team at Google in Silicon Valley that worked hard to keep children safe when using different online services. Over my career I have built up experience and know-how using technology to tackle everything from hate […]

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On-Demand Webinars: Dive into Analytics and LiveOps with AWS Game Tech

In September, the AWS Game Tech team hosted three webinars exploring how to build a real-time games analytics pipeline on AWS, as well as how to enable a LiveOps plan to offer better game play experiences using cloud services. Interested in learning more? Check out the webinar abstracts below, and click through to register for […]

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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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Generate Custom Game Events from Unity Integrated With the Game Analytics Pipeline

Today’s game developers use analytics as a critical workload to deliver the best gameplay experiences possible for their players. As developers look to have more control over where their data is stored and to reduce the complexities of ingesting data from a variety of sources, many turn to AWS to help them create their own […]

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Guild Wars 2

How ArenaNet moved Guild Wars to the cloud: An MMORPG migration story

ArenaNet is the wholly owned subsidiary of Korean online game publisher NCSOFT that developed the critically acclaimed series of games in the Guild Wars franchise. Guild Wars (released 2005) and the successor Guild Wars 2 (released 2012) both focus on player skill and horizontal player progression where players mix skills into novel builds in cooperation […]

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