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Introduction to Scalable Game Development Patterns on AWS: This whitepaper provides an overview of AWS services that can help architects, developers, operators (IT and DevOps), and technical leaders in the gaming industry build and deliver scalable, reliable, and cost effective cloud-enabled solutions for common gaming workloads, such as content updates, analytics, game servers, and other digital services.

Optimizing Multiplayer Game Server Performance on AWS: This whitepaper discusses the exciting usecase of running multiplayer game servers in the AWS Cloud and the optimizationsthat you can make to achieve the highest level of performance.  



Certifications: Validate technical knowledge with an industry-recognized credential

Developing on AWS: Learn how to use the AWS SDK to develop secure and scalable cloud applications. Gain in-depth knowledge of key concepts, best practices, and troubleshooting tips for how to interact with AWS using code.

Activate: AWS Activate is a program designed to provide your startup with the resources you need to get started on AWS. Join some of the fastest-growing startups in the world and build your business using AWS.

Developer Portal: Post your questions and feedback to these forums. Use the RSS feeds and e-mail watches to stay in tune with AWS topics that interest you for now.


At re:Invent each year, we have a Gaming industry dedicated track. Check out the videos to learn how game developers and studios of all sizes, platforms and game genres use the AWS Cloud to empower their studio operations and game productions.


At GDC 2015, Amazon presented a day of sessions designed to help game developers learn more about Amazon Web Services, industry best practices and be better prepared to make highly engaging, cloud-based games.


These tech talks feature technical sessions led by AWS solutions architects and engineers, live demonstrations, customer examples and Q&A with AWS experts.


Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for developers to create the highest-quality games, connect their games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch.

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Amazon GameLift is a new service for deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer games, reducing the time required to create multiplayer back-ends from thousands of hours to just minutes.

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