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Protect Multiplayer Game Servers From DDoS Attacks Using Amazon GameLift

Today’s most successful multiplayer games connect millions of gamers around the world. The spirit of competition and gameplay is amplified when players connect online. With the rise of multiplayer gaming, there has been an increase in the frequency and intensity of cyber-attacks that disconnect players from their favorite games and leave them disappointed. A common […]

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Lumberyard @ SIGGRAPH 2016

  Join Lumberyard at the Anaheim Convention Center in California for SIGGRAPH 2016;  five days full of events, computer graphics, interactive techniques, demos, screenings, and hands-on sessions with various building tools! Visit us at Booth #655, found on the Expo Hall – Hall D, during the following times: Tuesday July 26th – 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM […]

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Build for Any VR Device with Lumberyard Beta 1.3

The gaming industry is always evolving, and one of the most exciting new technologies to capture the imagination of our customers is VR. Lumberyard is already a powerful graphics engine, which makes it ideal for VR content creation. Lumberyard Beta 1.3, which we’re releasing in a few weeks, includes support for VR game development and […]

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HDR Rendering in Lumberyard

Understanding how human perception differs between observing the real world and viewing game worlds helps us build great visual tools. The real world is a beautiful place, and our eyes excel at taking it all in. Until recently, though, there has been a gap between the fidelity of the real-world and what we’ve been able […]

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Code Archeology: Crafting Lumberyard

Grab your weathered fedoras, we’re doing some code archaeology. Engines evolve over time. The more people involved and the more projects it produces, the more an engine gets filled with all kinds of code. Code that fixes game-specific problems, code that is cleverly optimized, ultra-verbose code, code that looks like it participated in an obfuscated […]

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Extending the FBX Importer

With the recent code drop of Lumberyard came our new FBX Importer, which gives developers the ability to export single meshes and materials. The FBX Importer has been one of the most consistently requested features for Lumberyard. We’re quite excited about how the interface works and looks and the overall direction it’s heading, but there’s […]

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Reworking Lumberyard’s Entity Framework

Technology providers and studios have pumped an incredible resources into building technology that enables faster iteration, rapid feedback, early error detection, and enables team members of vastly different skills to work together to build high-quality gameplay. As the engineer leading up some of our workflow efforts, I’ve had the joy of working with a team […]

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FBX Importer Preview

Since the launch of Amazon Lumberyard Beta in February, we’ve been talking to developers, reading emails, and listening to forum posts about features that developers want to see in the engine. One of the most popular requests has been for FBX support. Lumberyard Beta 1.1 introduces the new Lumberyard FBX Importer which allows developers a […]

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