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AWS enables you to easily build, deploy and scale your cross platform game backends that power the backbone of your game's digital services. Game experiences today rely on core service features to enhance end user experiences by continuously releasing new content and providing social and community engagement which increase revenue and retention. Whether you are offering features such as push notification, chat, and leaderboards or integrating with Twitch and Lumberyard, our SDK's and the cloud connected features allow you to build these services and scale them seamlessly. The AWS SDKs for Unity, iOS and Android help you build high quality mobile games quickly and easily, while our platform SDKs support the most popular languages and frameworks for any game type.

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The reference architecture showcases how to build your core game backends. While it is targeted to Mobile and Online Games, this can also be tweaked to support other game types. This workload is a natural fit for running on Amazon Web Services, due to unexpected traffic patterns & highly demanding request rates. AWS provides the flexibility to start small & power up your architecture in response to your player demand. Scale up & scale down your architecture to make sure you are only paying for resources that are driving the best experience for your game. Use our managed services for popular caching & database technologies, & leverage this architecture that captures the best practices of some of the largest games running on AWS today.

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AWS re:Invent 2015: Turbine: A Microservice Approach to Three Billion Game Requests a Day

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AWS re:Invent 2016: Riot Games: Standardizing Application Deployments USing Amazon ECS

Amazon SNS Mobile Push is a fast, flexible, fully managed push messaging service to send push notifications to Apple, Google, Fire OS, and Windows devices and also to Android devices in China with Baidu Cloud Push. It can publish to groups of recipients or broadcasts to many devices. It can help you scale from a handful of messages to millions per day.

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Amazon Mobile Analytics is a service that lets you simply and cost effectively collect and analyze your application usage data. In addition to providing usage summary charts that are available for quick reference, Amazon Mobile Analytics enables you to set up automatic export of your data to Amazon S3 for use with other data analytics tools such as Amazon Redshift, Amazon Elastic MapReduce (EMR), Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) software, or your own data warehouse.

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Amazon Cognito makes it easy to save user data, such as app preferences or game state, in the AWS Cloud without writing any backend code or managing any infrastructure. You can save data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline. You can also synchronize data across a user’s devices so that their app experience will be consistent regardless of the device they use.

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Amazon ElastiCache is a web service that makes it easy to deploy, operate, and scale an in-memory data store or cache in the cloud. The service improves the performance of web applications by allowing you to retrieve information from fast, managed, in-memory data stores, instead of relying entirely on slower disk-based databases.

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Amazon Aurora is rapidly becoming the relational database of choice for some of the largest and fastest-growing gaming companies in the world. Companies like Zynga and Double-Down Interactive in the Americas, and Grani and Gumi in Asia Pacific, use Amazon Aurora. Aurora gives them the speed and availability of high-end commercial databases, with the simplicity and cost structure of open-source databases.

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Amazon DynamoDB is a fast and flexible NoSQL database service for all applications that need consistent, single-digit millisecond latency at any scale. Its flexible data model, reliable performance, and automatic scaling of throughput capacity, makes it a great fit for gaming workloads.

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Build a Serverless Mobile Game with Amazon Cognito, Lambda, and DynamoDB

Get a hands-on walkthrough of how to quickly build a mobile game with online services like user authentication, downloadable content, and social features. Using the AWS Mobile SDK for Unity, iOS, and Android, it's easier than ever to build a game with these services.  

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AWS re:Invent 2015: IAM Best Practices to Live By

AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) best practices help improve your security posture. Learn how to manage users, security credentials, IAM roles and how to set permissions.

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Build and Deploy Your Mobile Games with AWS

This session will provide a step-by-step approach to add features to your game such as user identity management, dynamic content updates, cross-platform data sync, and more. We’ll demonstrate how to use the AWS Mobile SDK to securely interact with services such as Cognito, DynamoDB, S3, and EC2. Finally, we’ll provide a few common architecture patterns and scalability tips for AWS game backends.

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Many of the popular gaming companies are building and running core backend services on AWS. Start your AWS Cloud journey today and take game development to next level.

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