At Amazon we are making bold bets in gaming. Our relationship with gamers goes back to 1998 when we began selling video games for the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, and Neo Geo. Today we’re offering developers powerful resources including Amazon Game Studios, Twitch, AWS (which provides back end servers and hosting services for game developers), and Amazon Lumberyard (our free AAA game engine). For gaming’s pioneers, we think there is no better place to create the future of games than Amazon.
Launched in 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading social video service and community where millions of people with thousands of interests come together each day from all over the globe to interact around live and recorded content. This includes watching, talking, and chatting about video games, esports, anime, music, the creative arts, their lives, and other shared interests.
GameSparks is a suite of game backend services that enable developers to rapidly build backend features for games, deploy and scale them with confidence, and optimize their games post launch for player engagement, retention and monetization.
Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for developers to use to create high-quality games, connect their games to the compute and storage capabilities of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch. All AGS games are developed on Lumberyard. Our game teams work closely with Lumberyard engine developers to conceptualize and test new features that will be used in AGS games and also shared with all Lumberyard users.
Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help games scale and grow. Quickly bring amazing games to life and reach a global audience with the AWS cloud. Pick one or utilize a suite of services for virtually any development needs including building global game servers, analytics pipelines, core game backends, and more.
Amazon GameLift is a dedicated game server hosting solution built on AWS. With Amazon GameLift, game developers save time and resources deploying, scaling, and managing dedicated game servers in the cloud and deliver low-latency, fun and reliable gaming experiences to players around the world. Our game teams use Amazon GameLift to focus on creating great multiplayer games, not building scalable server infrastructure.