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Game developers are embracing industry-wide transformation, with studios pushing the latest technology boundaries and delivering continuously updated gaming experiences that scale to tens of millions of players. AWS for Games aligns purpose-built game development capabilities – including AWS services, AWS solutions, and AWS Partners – against six solution areas to help developers build, run, and grow their games: Cloud Game Development, Game Servers, Live Operations, Game Analytics, Game Security, and AI & Machine Learning.
AWS aligns purpose-built game development capabilities —including AWS Services, AWS Solutions, and AWS Partners—against six solution areas to help customers build, run, and grow their games: Cloud Game Development, Game Servers, Game Security, LiveOps, Game Analytics, AI & ML.
Accelerate deployment support across key solution areas using leading industry technology partners, including AWS Partners such as AMD, AppsFlyer, Beamable, Databricks, Epic Games, Incredibuild, NVIDIA, Parsec, Perforce, Slalom, Snowflake, and Teradici; as well as dedicated AWS industry specialists and AWS Professional Services teams.
AWS brings 15 years of experience supporting transformation for leading industry customers such as Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Gearbox Software, Riot Games, Behaviour Interactive, Warner Bros. Games, Ubisoft, The Pokémon Company International, SundayToz, Redhill Games, Gameloft, and Kixeye.
Customers reinventing games with AWS
Connect the community across all platforms
Epic Games is the interactive entertainment company and 3D engine technology provider behind Fortnite, one of the world’s largest games with over 350 million players. Learn how Epic Games is leveraging AWS services such as Amazon EC2 to scale capacity just-in-time and support remote creators.
WB Games uses AWS to capture, ingest, analyze, and action insights to help developers become more agile with their storytelling.
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Sony Interactive Entertainment is modernizing its existing infrastructure to remotely render visual images and effects using AWS.
Gearbox Software was able to handle its largest worldwide launch of millions of concurrent players using AWS.
Rovio uses machine learning on AWS to predict and deliver the perfect level of fun for players.
CAPCOM builds fun games fast with containers, data, and ML.
Gameloft sees smooth launch for LEGO Legacy: Heroes Unboxed all in on AWS.
Explore services and solutions to build, run, and grow games
Cloud Game Development
Build game development pipelines for distributed teams working anywhere in the world
Run multiplayer games in the cloud at scale with secure, resizable compute capacity, while leveraging the AWS global infrastructure to provide a low latency player experience globally
Build and operate games with security in mind, ensuring players have fun, safe experiences
Databases for Games
Whether leaderboards, virtual goods, or even cheat detection, players generate a ton of data that needs to be processed, stored, and accessed in real-time. Modernize the data infrastructure with AWS fully managed, purpose-built databases to delight players
Understand, grow, and retain players by making better design decisions with game analytics and big data solutions
AI & Machine Learning
Take advantage of artificial intelligence, machine learning, and deep learning to build, run, and grow games
Keep players updated and engaged without incurring downtime or degrading the player experience
Solutions on AWS
Guidance for Persistent World Game Hosting on AWS
Build persistent world games and host virtual worlds on AWS using Amazon GameLift and serverless backend components.
Guidance for the Game Tech Cohort Modeler on AWS
Create a thorough behavioral profile of game players to gain further insights into how players interact, participate, and socialize.
Guidance for Achievements with Amazon GameSparks
Build a game achievement system using Amazon GameSparks and Amazon DynamoDB.
Move faster with leading industry partners
To help customers accelerate deployments with solution-specific support, AWS identifies leading AWS games partners across the solution areas.
Keep your players playing and coming back for more by leveraging holistic measurement data and tools that will help you acquire, retain, and engage high-value players.
CockroachDB on AWS is built to survive massive increases in traffic, support millions of players in real-time, and deliver a flawless experience.
Databricks is the data and AI company. Gaming organizations worldwide rely on Databricks’ open, unified platform for data engineering, machine learning and analytics.
Epic Online Services is a free, open and modular set of online services for game development on any Engine, any Store, any Platform
Globant scales development of multiplatform world-class games and services across console, PC, mobile and web.
Slash game development compilation times right out of the box, without changing your code, tools or processes, while optimizing cloud cost.
The only versioning & collaboration suite that scales to meet the needs of game creation. Used by indies as well as 19 of the top 20 AAA game studios
From big studios to small, Slalom’s gaming and analytics experts can easily spin up your pipelines and dashboards with Amazon QuickSight before your next launch
Guardian for Games, detect and stop harmful behaviors to optimize the player experience and grow your community.
Game developer solutions from AWS Partners are also available on AWS Marketplace, a digital catalog of third-party software, services, and data that makes it easy to find, buy, deploy, and manage software on AWS.
Unreal Engine seamlessly delivers high fidelity, immersive 3D experiences globally without the need for expensive hardware and workstations to host/render the 3D data.
Easy-to-adopt platform works directly inside the Unity editor. Scale fast and easily add social, commerce & content management features to your game.
Parsec for Teams is now pre-configured on AWS VMs, enabling people to build and run games in the cloud with near-zero latency, from anywhere.
Nakama is an open-source scalable multiplayer game server and social backend solution that lets you focus on building games, not infrastructure.
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