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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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Starter Game gets a massive update, adds over 950 features and improvements

Ask any creative. Getting started is often the hardest part when it comes to making something new. That’s why we created Starter Game—a free game sample with over 500 unique assets to help you quickly prototype ideas and learn how Lumberyard works. Got an awesome game concept in mind? Starter Game will help you hit […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard on GitHub

Today, we’re excited to announce that Lumberyard source is now available on GitHub. This has been one of the most requested features from the community, and we’re happy to finally make it a reality. You can check it out at www.github.com/aws/Lumberyard. Because making games is challenging enough. Here are two ways that GitHub makes it […]

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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.10

Today, we’re excited to announce the availability of Lumberyard Beta 1.10, our biggest release to date with over 546 improvements, fixes, and features. You can download it here. Since launching last February, we’ve modified, ripped, and replaced over 50% of the original codebase. Thanks to your feedback, we’ve made some great progress—but there’s still a […]

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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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