AWS Game Tech Blog

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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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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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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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Announcing Amazon Lumberyard 1.27

Hello Lumbernauts! As an eventful year comes to an eventful end, our plucky team of developers is busy making much requested improvements to the Amazon Lumberyard engine with an aim to tighten up usability with optimized workflows throughout the user interface, support for new and improved physics features, and even more customization options for developers […]

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Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

How ‘Bout Them Apples: Unveiling EC2 Mac Instances on AWS for Game Developers

During our Amazon Web Services (AWS) Late Night at re:Invent on Monday, we announced the new Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) Mac instances. Powered by AWS Nitro System and built on Mac mini computers, EC2 Mac instances will, for the first time ever, enable game developers to natively run on-demand macOS workloads in the […]

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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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AWS announces General Availability of Amazon GameLift Feature Update

Today, we are excited to announce the general availability (GA) of an update to Amazon GameLift FlexMatch, enabling you as a game developer to use the fully managed multiplayer matchmaker with any game server solution of your choice. Amazon GameLift is an AWS managed service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated servers for multiplayer games. […]

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The Winds of Change: Lumberyard’s Road to NVIDIA PhysX Integration

Authored by Doug Erickson and the Amazon Lumberyard Physics Team When gamers think of gaming “physics,” they might think of realistic behaviors — simulated gravity, weight, wind, and motion. Or perhaps they think of vehicle dynamics, or ragdoll behaviors, or projectile velocities and weapon recoils. Overall, gamers think of game physics in terms of gameplay […]

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Make the most of AWS re:Invent 2020 – Game Tech Industry Guide

AWS re:Invent routinely fills several Las Vegas venues with standing-room only crowds, but this year we are bringing it to you with a free all-virtual event. This year’s conference is gearing up to be our biggest yet and we have an exciting program planned for the games industry. See how AWS experts and talented members […]

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