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Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for you to create the highest-quality games, connect your games to the vast compute and storage of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch. By starting game projects with Lumberyard, you can spend more of your time creating great gameplay and building communities of fans, and less time on the undifferentiated heavy lifting of building a game engine and managing server infrastructure.

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Lumberyard Beta 1.4 introduces an integrated Lua editor and debugger, network encryption and profiling for more control when building multiplayer games, and over 230 improvements, fixes, and new features.

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We have a continually-growing series of tutorials and documentation to help you learn the basics of Lumberyard and get started quickly. We continuously update and expand our knowledge base based on new developments and customer feedback, so check back often.

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With a full-featured editor, native code performance, stunning visuals, and hundreds of other features, Amazon Lumberyard gives professional developers the tools and technology they need to build world-class games.

Lumberyard makes development of virtual reality experiences simple, with built-in support for Oculus Rift and HTV Vive—simply enable the modular Gem for your desired device and start building. Quickly iterate on your work using the VR preview mode, and add support for any other VR head-mounted display by implementing a single C++ class.

Lumberyard Editor

With Amazon Lumberyard’s visual scripting tool, your designers and engineers with little to no backend experience can add cloud-connected features to a game in as little as minutes (such as a community news feed, daily gifts, or server-side combat resolution) through drag-and-drop visual scripting.

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Using Amazon GameLift, a new AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer games, you can quickly scale high-performance game servers up and down to meet player demand, without any additional engineering effort or upfront costs.

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Twitch Fans

Amazon Lumberyard is integrated with Twitch so that you can build games that engage with the more than 1.7 million monthly broadcasters, and more than 100 million monthly viewers on Twitch. With Amazon Lumberyard's Twitch ChatPlay, you can use a drag-and-drop visual scripting interface to create gameplay features in as little as minutes that let Twitch viewers use chat to directly impact the game they are watching in real-time. And, the Twitch JoinIn feature within Amazon Lumberyard helps you build games that let Twitch broadcasters to instantly invite their live audiences to join them side-by-side in the game, with a single click, while others continue to watch.

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Amazon Lumberyard is free, including full source code, so you can deeply customize Lumberyard for your team and your vision for your project today, and for future projects in years to come. There are no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue. You only pay for the AWS services you choose to use.

Lumberyard Editor
Rin the Warrior
Rin the Warrior

Rin the Warrior – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Yakushima Forest
Yakushima Forest

Yakushima Forest – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

LEO's Space Station
LEO's Space Station

LEO – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Lumberyard Diner
Lumberyard Diner

Lumberyard Diner – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Curious Forest
Curious Forest

Curious Forest – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Think Big
Think Big

Think Big – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Sunset Meadow
Sunset Meadow

Sunset Meadow – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Alien Abode
Alien Abode

Alien Abode – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Buccaneer's Frugality
Buccaneer's Frugality

Buccaneer's Frugality – Created with Amazon Lumberyard

Amazon Lumberyard is available today in beta for developers building PC, console, and mobile games. VR platforms coming soon. 

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In addition to Lumberyard, Amazon offers a growing selection of cross-platform building blocks for game developers. These tools and services help you build on the shoulders of Amazon commerce, AWS, and Twitch to make and deliver experiences that garner vibrant communities of passionate fans.

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Interested in joining the Amazon Lumberyard team? We have an excellent team with long tenure building some of the industry’s most respected games, but we are still growing fast and have many positions left to fill. We’re looking for pioneers who can imagine and deliver world-class technology for tomorrow’s most celebrated games.