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Spectrum Labs’ AI does the heavy lifting of content moderation on gaming platforms

Spectrum Labs AI does the heavy lifting of content moderation on gaming platforms

Who likes having their payment processor drop them with no notice? Or having their app removed from the App Store? Exactly. Nobody likes that. That’s why Spectrum Labs’ content moderation AI is used by developers like Riot Games and Wildlife Studios to guard against toxic and illegal behavior. Spectrum Labs helps scale content moderation teams’ […]

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Creating a Build Environment on AWS with Incredibuild

Game developers often need to compile large amounts of C++ code, which requires lots of CPU resources, and developers also need to process other types of heavy compute tasks such as; shader compilation, rendering, asset creation, image conversion, lightmap baking and more. These tasks can negatively impact the continuous development experience, and productivity, by occupying […]

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

How to create an animation production pipeline with Flaneer on AWS?

Blog Authors: Jean-Régis De Vauplane and Martin Muller – Flaneer, Youcef Banchene and Hossam Basudan – AWS Animation has boomed in recent years and it’s now present in nearly every film or television show. The increase in popularity is caused by animation’s ability to storytell and hold an audience’s attention. Although, crafting animations isn’t a […]

Deploy Game Servers with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Integrate with Custom Routing AWS Global Accelerator

Deploy Game Servers with Amazon GameLift FleetIQ and Integrate with Custom Routing AWS Global Accelerator

In a session based game, users from all over the world try to access the session over the internet. In these scenarios, building a game is always challenging. For developers who want a managed solution, Amazon GameLift is a dedicated game server hosting solution that deploys, operates, and scales cloud servers for multiplayer games. GameLift hosting […]

The new Amazon GameSparks is coming

As was mentioned in our AWS GDC keynote, I’m excited to pre-announce a new service, Amazon GameSparks. Amazon GameSparks is a managed service providing backend feature tools for building, running, and scaling games. Amazon GameSparks will enable developers to spend less time thinking about backend services, and instead focus their time on delivering the best […]

AWS Game Tech GDC sessions now available on demand!

GDC 2021 was a terrific showcase of how AWS Game Tech is helping developers of all sizes build faster, run smarter, and grow amazing gaming experience for players. And in case you missed it, you can catch up on all of our sessions, including our first ever developer keynote, on-demand now!  GDC routinely fills San […]

Built for Builders: The Story of AWS and Open 3D Engine – Developer Preview

We hear from game and simulation developers that they want more choices that allow for collaboration, customization, and creative control in their production pipelines. Building 3D tooling from scratch can be cost prohibitive, take years to develop, and require significant resources to maintain. These developers end up choosing either to spend critical dollars reinventing the […]

New getting started project: Inventory System for Games with Amazon Aurora Serverless

Many games these days have an inventory of some sort. Whether it’s an MMORPG where your character maintains an inventory of weapons, armor and other equipment picked up while adventuring, or a casual match three where the player collects power ups and coins. Believe it or not, even in such different games, the requirements for […]

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 […]