Amazon Lumberyard joins our partner count-down to NG16, which will run until Friday 13 May:
Lumberyard is a free AAA game engine deeply integrated with AWS and Twitch – with full source. With Lumberyard, you get a growing set of tools to help create the highest quality games, engage massive communities of fans, and connect to the vast compute and storage of the cloud. Lumberyard includes everything a professional game developer would expect, from a full-featured editor, to native code performance and stunning visuals, and hundreds of other ready-to-use features.
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Lumberyard unlocks huge scale with AWS and Twitch so that you can more easily build live multiplayer and community-driven games. Lumberyard’s Cloud Canvas feature enables engineers and technical designers with little to no backend experience to build connected game features. Engage with Twitch’s 100MM+ monthly viewers with tools such as Twitch ChatPlay, enabling you to build games that let your fans directly influence gameplay. Another feature is Twitch JumpIn, allowing your broadcasters to instantly invite their fans into your game. The Lumberyard engine is free to use, including source. There are no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue. Only pay for the AWS services you choose to use.
Amazon GameLift is a fully managed service for deploying, operating and scaling session-based multiplayer game servers in the cloud, with no upfront costs. You can deploy your first game server in the cloud in just minutes, eliminating up to thousands of hours in upfront software development and lowering the technical risks that often cause developers to cut cloud-based multiplayer features from their designs. Built on AWS’s proven computing environment, Amazon GameLift lets you scale high performance game servers up and down to meet player demand. You pay only for the capacity you use, so you can get started whether you’re working on a new game idea or running a game with millions of players.
Learn more about Amazon Lumberyard right here!