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Hyper-scale online games with a hybrid AWS Solution

Online multiplayer games, such as multiplayer online battle arenas (MOBA), are becoming increasingly popular. One option for game server hosting is to use on-premises data centers, which require multi-year contracts for a set number of resources. As the number of players for a given game grows, developers have to determine what to do if they […]

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How Ankama shifted its analytics into the cloud using Amazon Redshift

The creatively inspired studio behind Dofus and Wakfu explains how it transformed data into insights with new architecture and data warehousing. The games industry is fierce in its competitiveness and remarkable in its creativity, but few studios are as immersive in their world building across multiple media as Ankama. The studio takes each of these […]

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Building a Presence API using AWS AppSync, AWS Lambda, Amazon Elasticache and Amazon EventBridge

Introduction When developing a video game, whether single-player or multiplayer, social and competitive features help create a network effect and increase players’ engagement. These features usually require a backend API. Among them, presence information lets players know about online status changes of other users, allowing them to challenge others quickly or invite them for a […]

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The Evolution of the Amazon Lumberyard User Experience

Authored by Yuyi Hsu I lead the User Experience (UX) team for Amazon Lumberyard. My team works closely with the Lumberyard Engineering and Product Management teams to research and design the user experience of the tools that game developers and content creators use to build their games. The Observation I come from a product design […]

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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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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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