AWS Game Tech Blog

Tag: game dev

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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Offer employees flexible work arrangements while maintaining a secure game pipeline

In recent years, games were mostly built behind key-carded doors. While other tech industries adopted remote work to allow for distributed production, most game studios required employees to work in the office. But distributed production of games is not entirely new. From artists to programmers to producers, in most aspects of game production, there’s some […]

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Lumberyard Math Libraries: Accuracy Improvements

Authored by David Greer, Senior Engineer on Amazon Lumberyard Several fundamental mathematical functions in our existing library were calculated using approximations with rather poor accuracy. This post describes how we were able to dramatically improve accuracy without compromising performance. Reciprocal Square Root The first function we turned our attention to was reciprocal square root. This […]

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Building a Smarter Foundation: Math Improvements in Lumberyard

Authored by Karl Berg, Principal Engineer on Amazon Lumberyard Nothing pushes the computational power of modern computers quite like real-time 3D games. From the vector algebra used to transform 3D scenes to 2D screen space, to the visibility queries used for rendering and AI, to the deformation of surfaces around bones for characters, to the […]

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The Future of the Lumberyard Build System

Authored by Esteban Papp, Senior Software Development Engineer on the Amazon Lumberyard team. There’s a Spanish proverb I think about a lot while developing for Amazon Lumberyard: “En casa de herrero, cuchillo de palo.” In English, it translates to: “In the blacksmith’s house, a wooden knife.” Why this particular proverb? It refers to the fact […]

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Dofus wallpaper from Ankama

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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Announcing a New Game Tech Video Tutorial Series: Building Games on AWS

AWS Game Tech is excited to announce “Building Games on AWS” — a new YouTube series pioneered by Game Tech Solutions Architects that focuses on teaching game developers how to use AWS for game-related workflows. This series will take learnings and best practices from working with customers to help game studios use AWS to make […]

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How AWS Game Tech helped three indie devs launch a game-as-a-service

This guest blog is authored by Shaun Randall, Product Lead and Developer, Edenic Era LLC. Edenic Era LLC started in 2018 with three friends who dreamed of releasing a game together. After playing PUBG upon release, we knew within three days that the genre would become a mainstay in gaming. Even though none of us […]

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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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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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