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How NaturalMotion Migrated Dawn of Titans to Amazon EKS

Running games as services can have some serious perks. Players get to enjoy their favourite games for longer, and developers can see ongoing success from a single game for years. But games with longer lifespans can also generate heavy overheads for development teams. Game studios are expected to deliver new experiences to players in increasingly […]

The new Amazon GameSparks is coming

As was mentioned in our AWS GDC keynote, I’m excited to pre-announce a new service, Amazon GameSparks. Amazon GameSparks is a managed service providing backend feature tools for building, running, and scaling games. Amazon GameSparks will enable developers to spend less time thinking about backend services, and instead focus their time on delivering the best […]

AWS Game Tech GDC sessions now available on demand!

GDC 2021 was a terrific showcase of how AWS Game Tech is helping developers of all sizes build faster, run smarter, and grow amazing gaming experience for players. And in case you missed it, you can catch up on all of our sessions, including our first ever developer keynote, on-demand now!  GDC routinely fills San […]

Built for Builders: The Story of AWS and Open 3D Engine – Developer Preview

We hear from game and simulation developers that they want more choices that allow for collaboration, customization, and creative control in their production pipelines. Building 3D tooling from scratch can be cost prohibitive, take years to develop, and require significant resources to maintain. These developers end up choosing either to spend critical dollars reinventing the […]

Behind Great Games: AWS is How Game Tech Edition 2

Over the past year, many of us have felt compelled to escape into a game, even if only for a few hours. Technology has been our salvation and our solace. When we’ve been forced to stay apart, tech has helped us to feel connected, whether by racing strangers through virtual cities or teaming up to […]

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 […]

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 […]