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Meta's Oculus Studios: Building Next-Gen Multiplayer Games with Amazon GameLift (Presented by Amazon Web Services)

Santhan Pamulapati  (Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services)

Mick Afaneh  (Oculus Studios Core Engineering, Meta)

Chris Melissinos  (Principal Evangelist and Video Game Industry Specialist, Amazon Web Services)

Location: Room 2020, West Hall

Date: Thursday, March 23

Time: 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm

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

Topic: Design

Format: Sponsored Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: Intermediate

Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Managing a reliable, resilient, and scalable game backend can be a challenge for any game studio. The challenge increases significantly when you bring together multiple game studios that all come with varying game engines, backend tools, and development experiences. In this session, Meta walks through the history of Oculus Studios and their journey to integrate with common Meta-supported solutions. Learn how they are using Amazon GameLift to standardize their game hosting and matchmaking services to allow their studios to speed up development, reduce costs, and concentrate on making the next great multiplayer game.


Learn how to improve your game backend reliability and efficiency using Amazon GameLift to manage multiplayer game hosting and matchmaking.

Intended Audience

This session is intended for central technology, core engineering, and backend developer teams looking to optimize game infrastructure cost, speed, and reliability. No previous knowledge required.