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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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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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Guest Post: How GameAnalytics reduce cost of HTTP(S) API’s on AWS

In this guest post, AWS customer GameAnalytics Senior Software Developer Magnus Henoch shares how GameAnalytics saves money on running its HTTP(S) API on AWS. At GameAnalytics we run all our systems on AWS, and have done so from the very beginning. This has allowed us to concentrate on building services and implementing features that our […]

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How Dead by Daylight survives the test of time using AWS

Join us on May 20, 2020 at 9 am PT / 5 pm UTC+1 for the AWS Game Tech: The Digital Download online event for the latest in game development. Register for free now » The games industry is increasingly investing in games that people play for longer and engage with more deeply. To get […]

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Now Available – Use EC2 for Session Based Multiplayer Workloads via AWS Global Accelerator

Good news for game developers working on session based multiplayer workloads. AWS Global Accelerator now allows you to front Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances directly. Previously, to route traffic to instances you needed to use an Application Load Balancer, Network Load Balancer, or Elastic IP (Elastic IPs are limited per account). This meant […]

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Game Developers Guide to Getting Started with Amazon DynamoDB

  We all know that a database is an integral part of many games. But, as a game developer, you want to dedicate all your time and expertise to building great games, not engineering databases. I get it, I’d much rather worry about fixing collision volumes, getting my frame rate up or making the perfect […]

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