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Break Free from On Premises with Game Production in the Cloud (Presented by Amazon Web Services)

Dominic Mills  (Solutions Architect for AWS Game Tech, Amazon)

Date: Thursday, July 22

Time: 4:20pm - 4:50pm

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


Game developers imagine a world much faster than they can create it. 3D creation is increasingly complex, and assembly line workflows restricted by traditional on-premises hardware make iteration challenging and slow. In this session, explore how you can break free from office-centric infrastructure and linear production by moving game production to the cloud. Learn how to accelerate development timelines with distributed production and harness greater processing performance to rapidly scale rendering workloads.


Attendees of this session will take away an understanding of Game Production in the Cloud and learn how to break free from restrictions traditionally associated with on-premises infrastructure to deploy virtual workstations, extend your talent pool, and deploy distributed pipelines and build farms for rendering, version control, and macOS development and testing.

Intended Audience

This talk will appeal to programmers, artists, designers, QA, IT, and studios looking to embrace virtual and remote workloads, with no prerequisite technical knowledge required.