AWS Launches Lumberyard and Gamelift to Attract Game Developers in Its Cloud

The Lumberyard is a new game engine that will help developers to build high quality cloud connected game play features and Gamelift will allow them to quickly scale their multi-player games.

AWS  Amazon Web Service announces the launch of the Lumberyard, which is a free service. This cross platform 3D game engine will enable the game developers to build high quality games and these games can be connected to the huge computing and storage of the AWS cloud, it will also engage fans of Twitch. One of the main benefits of the Lumberyard is that with the help of this service even non technical game developers will be able to connect their games with cloud in no time with the user friendly interface.

“Many of the world’s most popular games are powered by AWS’s technology infrastructure platform,” said Mike Frazzini, Vice President of Amazon Games. “When we’ve talked to game developers, they’ve asked for a game engine with the power and capability of leading commercial engines, but that’s significantly less expensive and deeply integrated with AWS for the back-end and Twitch for the gamer community.”

Amazon Web Service also announces the Amazon Gamelift. This new service is for installing, working, and scaling session-based multiplayer games. With Amazon GameLift, Amazon Lumberyard developers can speedily scale, high performance game servers up and down to meet player demand, without any extra engineering attempt or upfront expenses.

“Amazon has been a great partner and we are deeply excited about both Amazon Lumberyard and Amazon GameLift,” said Josh Atkins, Vice President of Creative Development, 2K Games. “The integration of a fantastic game engine with amazing cloud services presents a wonderful opportunity for both independent developers and established publishers.”

Amazon Lumberyard is free of charge and accessible today in beta for developers creating PC and console games. An edition for mobile and virtual reality (VR) platforms will be coming soon. GameLift is charged on a per-player basis, with fees at present $1.50 per 1,000 every day active users on top of the normal AWS service fees.

Amazon Lumberyard is the single game engine that provides developers a blend of free, feature-rich advanced technology, native integration with the AWS Cloud to formulate it easier for developers to build live and multiplayer online games, and native integration of Twitch features that assist developers join their games to the world’s most important social video stages and society for the gamers.