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Now Available – Lumberyard Beta 1.2

We are excited to announce the release of Lumberyard Beta 1.2, which you can now download here. With each release, the Lumberyard team looks at ways we can help you achieve higher quality results by iterating on the features, performance, and stability of each of the engine’s components. We’re big believers in kaizen—the Japanese philosophy […]

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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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Using Autoscaling to Control Costs While Delivering Great Player Experiences

Game developers with real-time multiplayer games tell us they want to spend less on infrastructure expenses while still providing great online experiences for their players. The challenge is that player demand can fluctuate each day, hour, or even minute. When server capacity is fixed, developers run the risk of having too much or too little […]

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Amazon GameLift Adds New Regions and Autoscaling Features

Today, Amazon GameLift expands to two new AWS regions in addition to the currently available Northern Virginia and Oregon regions. Developers can now deploy game servers for their session-based, multiplayer games throughout North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. New region names are: eu-west-1 (Ireland) and ap-northeast-1 (Tokyo) Endpoints are: gamelift.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com and gamelift.ap-northeast-1.amazonaws.com. Additionally, Amazon GameLift’s new autoscaling feature lets developers […]

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GDC 2016!

The Amazon GameDev team is excited to showcase Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift at this year’s GDC. We’ve been hearing positive and helpful feedback since our launch last month and will be discussing new features and improvements based on that feedback. Our booth is located in the Main Hall #1224, and we are eager to […]

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What’s Next for Lumberyard?

Our entire Lumberyard team has been enthusiastically reading your feedback since our Beta launch. One of the most frequent questions is “what’s coming up next for Lumberyard?” Our philosophy on building a roadmap is simple – start by listening to customers, and work backwards from there. For example, when we heard from game teams (from […]

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