Ever given a thought to going into business for yourself? I’m talking about going into the computer games business. It seems pretty hard, come to think of it, considered the resources you would need in order to bring to life your very own fantastical world. But things are going to become much easier thanks to Amazon. Create your own games with Amazon Lumberyard, featuring its own Twitch-based 3D engine.
Recently, the big time online retailer announced a new kind of product. Amazon Lumberyard is its name, and providing you with the tools necessary to create your own games is its game. Yes, you heard it right. Now you can put your daytime dreams of becoming the ultimate game designer aside, and focus on learning the workarounds of the new game-developing engine.
According to Amazon, their newest service entitled Lumberyard is entirely free and even cross-platform. And with the help of the Twitch-based graphical engine, you will be able to design HQ realms, realistic weather effects and complex character modeling.
Apart from what’s up front, the new platform also enables developers to make awesome clothes for their characters, add realistic weather effects and tweak around with the physics. The platform also offers audio editing tools, animation tools and tools for creating vehicle systems. Moreover, the engine bears the source code of the freshly-purchased Twitch.
If we recall correctly, Amazon managed to bag the company back in 2014, for a whopping sum of 1 billion dollars. It seems only natural that Amazon would want to make full use of the engine developed in Twitch’s backyard.
But wait, that’s not all the good news. According to the same statement released by Amazon, the online retailer launched another service besides Lumberyard. The other service is called GameLift, and it’s basically another developer platform used to enhance the scale and performance for multiplayer games.
Create your own games with Amazon Lumberyard and expand your multiplayer experience with GameLift. Although the online retailer announced that the platform can be accessed for free, users will still have to pay the monthly subscription to Amazon network. But, as it happens, Amazon has a really fine offer, meaning that the 1000 most active Amazon customers will receive a considerable discount when it comes to subscription fees. This means that you will only have to pay 1.50 each month for your account.
In conclusion, the online retailer is forging ahead in order to get into the big league. With Lumberyard and GameLift, Amazon is sure to attract some customers interested in game development.