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A Guide to Global Game Servers With Amazon GameLift (Presented by Amazon Web Services)

Bruce Brown  (Senior Software Development Manager, AWS Game Tech)

Date: Wednesday, July 21

Time: 3:40pm - 4:10pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass, Summits Pass, Expo Pass, Audio Pass, Independent Games Summit Pass

Topic: Programming

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Not Recorded


Players expect great in-game experiences with low latency and uninterrupted play wherever they are. As player numbers grow, though, so too does the network weight needed to support them. Learn how you can provide a seamless multiplayer experience to players across the globe by moving your game server infrastructure to the cloud. In this session, discover how you can use Amazon GameLift to deliver low latency at low cost and scale high-performance game servers to meet any player demand.


Attendees will take away an understanding of what goes into building infrastructure for multiplayer games on dedicated servers. You will learn how to build a low-latency, highly flexible, and low-cost game infrastructure on AWS, using services including Amazon GameLift and Amazon EC2 Spot instances via technical deep dives and customer stories.

Intended Audience

This talk will appeal to technical decision-makers, programmers, backend and game engineers, as well as game studios who are looking to break free from the challenges associated with on-premises networking. A prior understanding of cloud computing is recommended but not required.