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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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Managed Databases for Awesome Games

Games? Databases? How do they go together? Aren’t databases what insurance companies use to keep their actuarial tables? Are you asking me to become an enterprise developer? Honestly, many of you already have a general idea of what databases are, though you might be wondering where they fit in to your game or game development […]

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What I Learned from Ubisoft, Gearbox Software and others at devcom 2019

I had the good fortune to attend the devcom developer conference in Cologne, Germany this August. devcom is a precursor event to gamescom, Europe’s biggest trade fair for video games. However, as this is a blog for developers I’m going to focus on devcom. devcom is the official gamescom developer event and is roughly equivalent […]

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Large Match Support for Amazon GameLift – Available Now

Players expect multiplayer game sessions to be fast and full. But with the rise of Battle Royale games and other player-intensive games, ensuring a consistent matchmaking experience can be a challenge. Let’s be honest: the last thing your players want to fight is a matchmaking queue. That’s why today, we’re excited to introduce Large Match […]

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Creating Servers for Multiplayer Mobile Games with Just a Few Lines of JavaScript

Multiplayer servers are hard Traditionally, developing a custom game server is a pretty arduous task. Putting a server together requires a lot of knowledge about networking systems, backend development and server operations. This can be tough on smaller teams who may not have the resources required to develop this type of system. And, when you […]

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Jen MacLean

Industry Vet Jen MacLean Joins Amazon Game Tech

We’re excited to welcome Jen MacLean to the Amazon Game Tech team as the new Head of Worldwide Business Development for small and mid-size developers. Jen joins Amazon from the International Game Developers Association (IGDA), where she was the Executive Director. Jen has spent her entire career obsessing over the needs of game developers. In […]

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Lumberyard Substance Integration

Among the many requests we’ve heard from our users since we launched Lumberyard is integration of Allegorithmic’s Substance suite of texture-editing tools. We listened, and are proud to have worked closely with the Allegorithmic team on making it happen. In this post, we’ll explore how Substance can easily be used to add visually stunning graphics […]

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