Amazon Just Launched ‘Lumberyard’, A Free Video Game Development Engine With Twitch Integration

Never before has developing your own video game (with live, multiplayer features) been as easy as it is after Amazon announced ‘Lumberyard’, their free video game development engine. Amazon’s Lumberyard is a free full-featured video game development engine that’s been years in the making. It comes with native Twitch feature integration. Lumberyard is also integrated with AWS Cloud for the easiest possible creation of live and multiplayer games. Simply stated, Amazon Lumberyard is the FUTURE of amateur video game development.

Here’s the video that went up last night officially announcing Amazon Lumberyard to the world:

These are the major bullet points of Amazon Lumberyard, as stated on the newly launched website where you can click on over and get started whenever you’re ready:

— With a full-featured editor, native code performance, stunning visuals, and hundreds of other features, Amazon Lumberyard gives professional developers the tools and technology they need to build world-class games.

— With Amazon Lumberyard’s visual scripting tool, your designers and engineers with little to no backend experience can add cloud-connected features to a game in as little as minutes (such as a community news feed, daily gifts, or server-side combat resolution) through drag-and-drop visual scripting.

— Using Amazon GameLift, a new AWS service for deploying, operating, and scaling session-based multiplayer games, you can quickly scale high-performance game servers up and down to meet player demand, without any additional engineering effort or upfront costs.

— Amazon Lumberyard is integrated with Twitch so that you can build games that engage with the more than 1.7 million monthly broadcasters, and more than 100 million monthly viewers on Twitch. With Amazon Lumberyard’s Twitch ChatPlay, you can use a drag-and-drop visual scripting interface to create gameplay features in as little as minutes that let Twitch viewers use chat to directly impact the game they are watching in real-time. And, the Twitch JoinIn feature within Amazon Lumberyard helps you build games that let Twitch broadcasters to instantly invite their live audiences to join them side-by-side in the game, with a single click, while others continue to watch.

— Amazon Lumberyard is free, including full source code, so you can deeply customize Lumberyard for your team and your vision for your project today, and for future projects in years to come. There are no seat fees, subscription fees, or requirements to share revenue. You only pay for the AWS services you choose to use.

Amazon’s is no stranger to the gaming world, in fact we here at BroBible are huge fans of all the gaming work Amazon has done in the past, and how easy and affordable they’ve made it for everyone to purchase games and consoles. This seems like the logical next step for Amazon’s gaming initiatives, so it’s pretty badass to see them step into the future with the launch of Amazon Lumberyard.

For more on Amazon Lumberyard and/or to get started on your own game today CLICK HERE to head on over!

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