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Hosting your own dedicated Valheim server in the cloud

Hosting your own dedicated Valheim server in the cloud

Authored by Duncan Parsons and Patrick Palmer Hosting your own personal gaming server is increasingly common given all the benefits and flexibility it provides, however, doing so in a secure, flexible, and cost-effective manner is not simple. To achieve low cost many people host a server on their home computer, requiring them to open up […]

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New World

The Unique Architecture behind Amazon Games’ Seamless MMO New World

An innovative mix of Amazon EC2–powered worlds and microservices are used to create an immersive game that meets the challenging demands of scale New World is a massively popular multiplayer online (MMO) game created by Amazon Games and released in September 2021. Its users create custom characters and enter an expansive, supernatural realm called Aeternum, […]

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Amazon GameSparks

Now in preview – Amazon GameSparks

Amazon GameSparks is a managed service that provides game developers features for building, running, and scaling the backend of their games. Today, we are excited to announce the launch of Amazon GameSparks into preview, with the SDK for Unity game engine now available to download from the Amazon GameSparks website. At last year’s Game Developers […]

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Authentication with Amazon Cognito

Using Amazon Cognito to Authenticate Players for a Game Backend Service

Authored by Chanh Tran, Pawan Matta, and Zack Anderson Player authentication is an integral part of online multiplayer games. This is especially true when key concepts of the player experience, such as player progression, digital entitlements, and even monetary value, are inextricably tied to a player’s account. Amazon Cognito is a simple user sign-up, sign-in, and […]

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Trouble-shooting success with 1047 Games

Stunning graphics, smooth gameplay and a massive fun factor have earned first-person-shooter game Splitgate rave reviews and an impressive 164 million downloads since its beta test just a few short months ago. Described as ‘Halo-meets-Portal’, the game sees its players run around in a sci-fi world and jump location through portals to outsmart opponents in […]

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Screenshot from ROBLOX

How the power of voice can supercharge gaming

Doppio is a voice game developer based in the sunny part of Europe that has created voice game hits such as The Vortex, The 3% Challenge, and the iconic PAC-MANTM WAKA WAKA. Jeferson Valadares is a game veteran bringing his experience from renowned studios such as BioWare, Playfish, Digital Chocolate, and BANDAI NAMCO. Christopher Barnes […]

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Architecture showing 24 hour or weekly recommendations design with Amazon Personalize and serverless AWS services.

Elevate Game Design with Recommendations for Virtual Goods, Quests, and Game Balance using Amazon Personalize

Authored by Molly Sheets and edited by Kyle Somers Today’s games need specialized content to increase retention, drive monetization, and promote feature adoption. No game has a singular player persona: Two players can have vastly different engagement metrics and styles of play over their lifetime with a portfolio. Indie developers and AAA developers alike are […]

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Architecture for tutorial

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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"Enabling amateur players to play for high stakes"

How Gamercraft and Theodo built a highly scalable serverless gaming tech platform

Guest post authored by the Gamercraft team. Gamercraft offers a next-generation competitive gaming platform to make it easy for amateur gamers to compete in high-quality tournaments in a fair, fun, and skill-adjusted way. With its anti-cheating and advanced matchmaking algorithms, Gamercraft’s ecosystem ensures that gamers always compete against others of their rank, thus minimizing bad […]

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In the “game,” two players connect to a session and move around with their characters in a world.

Game Server Hosting on AWS Fargate

AWS offers various options for hosting session-based games. Whether you’d like to leverage a managed service like Amazon GameLift, build your own solution using Amazon EC2, or use a container service such as Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (EKS) or Amazon Elastic Container Service (ECS), AWS provides secure, resizable capacity to operate your game with low […]

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