A single destination designed to help game developers to get started and onboard to the cloud with AWS.
AWS Game Tech Landing Zone benefits
Quick start guide
Recommended content and ebook that help inform the best service and workloads to fit your game genre, platform, and AWS experience. Work alongside AWS to explore, develop, and achieve business outcomes with the quick start guide.
Training and certification
Validate technical skills and cloud expertise to grow your career and business with educational insights, resources, and certifications. Explore role and industry-based AWS technology skills and certifications and apply them to scenarios unique to game development.
Build, test, and manage your game infrastructure on AWS from pre-production through live operations with up to $10,000 in AWS credits* automatically applied to your AWS account to help cover your AWS service usage.
*AWS Credits are subject to the AWS Promotional Credit Terms & Conditions.
Q: What is Landing Zone
Today we are launching Game Tech Landing Zone, a central location for developers to get the information and resources they need to accelerate their game development on AWS. Landing Zone consolidates various Game Tech support and credit programs under a single umbrella to support customers with solving common technical challenges such as mitigate cloud adoption costs, deploying game servers in the cloud, creating analytics pipelines and solutions, and cloud migrations. With Landing Zone, developers have access to credit programs and specialized cloud knowledge from AWS experts to guide them through every stage of their cloud journey from early development through launch and beyond.
Q: Who is eligible for the Landing Zone program?
This program is initially available to all Game Tech customers located in the NAMER region with or without an AWS account. You can create a new AWS account ID through Landing Zone if you don’t have an existing one created. In the near future we intend to expand this program to all other regions including LATAM, EMEA, and APAC.
Q: Why should I use GT Landing Zone?
Use Game Tech Landing Zone if you’re looking for help with game servers, analytics, or migrating to the cloud. Whether you need support using one of AWS Game Tech’s managed services or you’ve chosen to use the AWS primitives directly, you can get help through Landing Zone. Through Landing Zone, you’ll be connected to AWS experts to help review your architecture, get you ready for launch, integrate you’re a specific AWS service with your game, or find the right solution or your use case, Landing Zone is made to connect you to the resources you need to succeed. We are starting with a core set of use cases, but plan to add new services offerings as they are launched.
Q: How do I use my AWS credits?
No action is required from you to activate your AWS credits. AWS credits offset eligible AWS Services fees and charges incurred during or following the billing cycle in which you receive the credits.
Q: Does Landing Zone require any commitments?
There are no spending or exclusivity commitments attached to the program.
Q: Do I need an AWS account to join Landing Zone? What permissions do I need to access the Landing Zone application?
To apply for Game Tech Landing Zone, you must have an AWS account. Your AWS account also needs to have administrator level permissions to access the Landing Zone application form. If you have an AWS root account (i.e. you log in by an e-mail and password), you will have admin permissions. If you do not have a root account, you can gain administrator level permissions by creating your first IAM Admin User and Group. If you have an account but it isn’t active, please contact AWS Customer Support. If you don’t have an account, you can create one for free.
Q: What’s not covered by AWS credits?
AWS credits cannot be applied to any fees or charges for Amazon Mechanical Turk, Ineligible AWS Support, AWS Marketplace, Amazon Route 53 domain name registration or transfer, any Services for mining for cryptocurrency, or any upfront fee for any Services such as Savings Plans and Reserved Instances (collectively, “Ineligible Services”). Any other service not listed in the AWS Billing and Cost Management Console is not covered by AWS credits.
Q: How long are AWS credits valid?
AWS credit awards are valid for one or two years from the date your AWS credits are issued. AWS support credits are valid for 1 year.
Two steps to get started with AWS Game Tech Landing Zone
Sign up for an AWS account
Create a free AWS account and starting building game workloads in the cloud today. Already have an AWS account? Great -- you'll need to find your account ID for the next step by logging into the AWS console.
Fill out a Landing Zone application
Apply for AWS Game Tech Landing Zone in minutes. We'll ask you more about your studio, AWS experience, and games so we can put together your personalized onboarding and support plan.