Amazon releases a game engine

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Amazon releases a game engine

Postby OldRod » Tue Feb 09, 2016 10:24 am

https://aws.amazon.com/lumberyard/

Had no idea that Amazon was getting into game development.

This is apparently based on the CryEngine, which is pretty good I hear :) Anyone have any info on this?
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Tue Feb 09, 2016 11:37 am

Whoa :shock:
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby Dominion » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:26 pm

The catch being you have to use Amazons web services for any and all online play/systems.
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:09 pm

correct but the good thing is you only pay for what you use and if the auto setup is as easy as they claim it to be that could be well worth it.
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby Dominion » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:41 pm

hallsofvallhalla wrote:correct but the good thing is you only pay for what you use and if the auto setup is as easy as they claim it to be that could be well worth it.


Maybe. I just don't like the idea of putting all that work into a project only to have another company like Amazon tell me what I can/can't do with it. Not when you take into account the number of guidelines you would already have to follow if you're realising an app for it etc...
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby hallsofvallhalla » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:02 pm

makes sense. I am staying away just for the sheer fact of requirements to even run the engine.

We recommend you use a PC with Windows 7 64-bit, 8+ GB RAM, a 3GHz+ quad-core processor, and a 2+ GB DX11+ compatible video card.


Granted I have a machine with those specs imagine the players that do not have it as I am certain the engine will have the same requirements.
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Re: Amazon releases a game engine

Postby Verahta » Wed Feb 10, 2016 5:50 am

Still looks pretty damn awesome, but yeah I do not currently have a computer that can even run it :lol:
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