This Guidance helps you programmatically identify and manage 2D and 3D assets involved in the production of video games. Powered by artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), intelligent asset identification and management can save time that would otherwise be spent on manually processing digital assets. When a user uploads an asset, the described system will automatically analyze, identify, and produce labels with assigned confidence, and then store the labels along with other asset metadata. Once stored, you can use the asset labels, data, and metadata for fast querying.

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Architecture Diagram

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Well-Architected Pillars

The AWS Well-Architected Framework helps you understand the pros and cons of the decisions you make when building systems in the cloud. The six pillars of the Framework allow you to learn architectural best practices for designing and operating reliable, secure, efficient, cost-effective, and sustainable systems. Using the AWS Well-Architected Tool, available at no charge in the AWS Management Console, you can review your workloads against these best practices by answering a set of questions for each pillar.

The architecture diagram above is an example of a Solution created with Well-Architected best practices in mind. To be fully Well-Architected, you should follow as many Well-Architected best practices as possible.

  • AWS CloudFormation enables efficient, reliable, and consistent environment management. By using CloudFormation, you can automate and standardize the deployment of your AWS resources, reducing the risk of human error or environment inconsistencies. You can also modify resources as needed and apply version-controls for each deployment of the Guidance.

    Amazon CloudWatch provides detailed logging for the asset across the workflow, from the time the asset is uploaded to the time Amazon Rekognition processes it. CloudWatch can provide insights into where the deployment may not be working as intended and prompt appropriate actions for remediation.

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  • You can control who has the ability to upload, copy, or modify assets by using S3 bucket policies and pre-signed URLs. Bucket policies allow you to manage who can interact with objects in your S3 bucket. Pre-signed URLs allow you to grant temporary access to assets in the S3 bucket without exposing them to unintended users.

    Read the Security whitepaper 
  • CloudWatch provides insights into failure points and metrics, which is critical for monitoring reliability of your workloads. These metrics allow you to set up your own alerts and track errors, so you can prepare automated actions in response to incidents or events. Automated response minimizes downtime and helps ensure that assets successfully complete processing.

    Read the Reliability whitepaper 
  • Lambda is event-driven, helping ensure that resources are only used when needed (such as a user uploading an item or altering a tag). Invoking different Lambda functions for different file formats helps you tailor actions across the workflow to your specific needs. Additionally, as a serverless service, Lambda helps offset the need to provision dedicated, idle compute resources.

    Read the Performance Efficiency whitepaper 
  • Games that operate on a live service model or that rely on older assets that have already been commissioned require long-term archive of game assets that do not rely on on-premises storage. Amazon S3 offers multiple storage classes, including cost-optimized archival storage that are ideal for assets from older games that may still be needed at a later date.

    DynamoDB offers reserve capacity, which allows you to reserve database capacity for a one- or three-year term at a significant discount compared to provisioned capacity pricing. Reserve capacity can be cost-effective, especially if you anticipate a reduction in asset changes or uploads.

    Read the Cost Optimization whitepaper 
  • You can choose the appropriate Amazon S3 storage tier to reduce the carbon impact of your workloads. For example, you can select an energy-efficient archival-class storage for infrequently access images or objects. Additionally, Lambda only consumes resources when invoked, helping you to not overprovision or waste compute power.

    Read the Sustainability whitepaper 

Implementation Resources

A detailed guide is provided to experiment and use within your AWS account. Each stage of building the Guidance, including deployment, usage, and cleanup, is examined to prepare it for deployment.

The sample code is a starting point. It is industry validated, prescriptive but not definitive, and a peek under the hood to help you begin.

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