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Tag: GameDev

How to defend games against DDoS attacks

When launching a new game, it’s critical to ensure your players can access and enjoy it without interruption. That’s why you need to protect your game against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Fortunately, if you’re building your game on AWS, you’re already protected against many common DDoS attacks. This post explores the architecture decisions […]

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Anti-Ghosting with Temporal Anti-Aliasing

Game developers like to customize their technology to deliver the experiences they want to share with players. The Grand Tour Game was no exception. Starting with many of Lumberyard’s rendering features, we added new innovations to the engine to achieve the results we wanted. You can download Lumberyard here and try implementing this technique yourself. For The Grand […]

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GameLift Realtime Preview

Announcing Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers, Now in Preview

  Across all game genres and all gaming platforms, player demand for vibrant online experiences is driving the growth of multiplayer games. But creating a multiplayer game can be a daunting challenge for many game developers. Traditional commercial solutions for multiplayer game servers are often optimized for games that are very sensitive to latency with […]

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Build better games faster with a modular AAA game engine on AWS

Game engines get a lot of attention from developers and players alike, and rightly so. They are the foundation from which every game is built. Modularity improves game development productivity in Amazon Lumberyard, the free, cross-platform, AAA game engine. Its cloud gem framework makes for easy integration with AWS to access its full range of reliable, […]

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Over 190 updates come to Lumberyard Beta 1.18 – Available Now

Over the past several months, we’ve been working closely with teams shipping games on Lumberyard to harden our technology and systems. Today, we’re excited to make more of that tech available to you with the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.18, which includes over 190 improvements, like a fast analysis mode for asset processing (which can […]

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Transform your game with real time analytics using AWS

Analytics have given developers a new level of understanding across all levels of game development, from alpha testing to post launch. Analytics help video games thrive. Data drives innovation. In this video, we’ll describe some of the ways game developers put data to use, whether to optimize performance or fine tune content for players. We’ll […]

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Moving from P2P to Cloud: How For Honor & Friday the 13th The Game Improved Player Experience

As a game developer, you invest years into building a game and fostering a community of fans that eagerly wait for launch day to arrive. And while backend infrastructure may not be top of mind when trying to provide a great player experience, the choices you make behind the scenes could effect player facing areas […]

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Reduce Cost by up to 90% with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Spot Instances

Amazon GameLift is an AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling dedicated game servers for session-based multiplayer games. Today we released two new additions to the service: FleetIQ and Spot instances. Spot instances offer access to spare AWS computing capacity at savings of up to 90% compared to On-Demand prices. You can achieve these savings […]

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Goodbye to Flow Graph and CryAnimation. Hello to Brand New Visual Scripting and Animation Tools.

Lumberyard is not the same engine it was yesterday. If you’ve been away for a while, now’s a great time to take another look.   Check out our new visual scripting and animation tools. Download Lumberyard 1.11 here.   Over the course of 19 months, we’ve replaced over 60% of the original codebase, made over […]

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