Amazon Lumberyard
Amazon Lumberyard
Amazon Lumberyard logo
Developer(s) Amazon
Preview release
Beta 1.8 / February 22, 2017; 61 days ago (2017-02-22)
Development status Active
Written in C++[1] and Lua[2]
Operating system Microsoft Windows
Platform Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, iOS, Android
Available in English
Type Game engine
License Proprietary
Website aws.amazon.com/lumberyard

Amazon Lumberyard is a free cross-platform triple-A game engine developed by Amazon and based on the architecture of CryEngine, which was licensed from Crytek in 2015.[3][4][5] The engine features integration with Amazon Web Services to allow developers to build or host their games on Amazon's servers, as well as support for livestreaming via Twitch.[6] Additionally, the engine includes Twitch ChatPlay, where viewers of the Twitch stream can influence the game through the associated chat, a method of play inspired by the "Twitch Plays Pokémon" phenomenon.[7] The source code is available to end users with limitations: users may not publicly release the Lumberyard engine source code or use it to release their own game engine.[8] Lumberyard launched on February 9, 2016 alongside GameLift, a fee-based managed service for deploying and hosting multiplayer games, intended to allow developers to easily develop games that attract "large and vibrant communities of fans."[9] As of February 2017, the software is currently in beta and can be used to build games for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One,[10][9] with limited support for iOS and Android, and support for Linux and Mac coming as well.[8][11]Virtual reality integration was added in Beta 1.3, allowing developers to build games supporting devices like Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.[12][13]

The first update to Lumberyard was released on March 14, 2016 and included support for certain mobile devices, such as A8-powered iOS devices and Nvidia Shield, an FBX importer, and integration with Allegorithmic's texturing software Substance.[11][14]

Games using Amazon Lumberyard

Release date Title Genre Platform Developer Publisher
TBA Star Citizen Space trading and combat, first-person shooter Microsoft Windows Cloud Imperium Games, Foundry 42, Behaviour Interactive Cloud Imperium Games
TBA[15] Everywhere Action-adventure TBA[15] Leslie Benzies Leslie Benzies[16]
TBA The DRG Initiative[17] Third-person shooter TBD Slingshot Cartel TBA

References

  1. ^ "Lumberyard Details". Amazon. Retrieved 2016. Lumberyard provides free access to its native C++ source code. 
  2. ^ "Lua Scripting - Lumberyard". Lumberyard Developer Guide. Amazon. Retrieved 2016. 
  3. ^ Morrison, Angus (February 9, 2016). "Amazon launches free 'triple-A' Lumberyard engine". PC Gamer. Retrieved 2016. 
  4. ^ Makuch, Eddie (April 6, 2015). "Amazon and Crytek Agree to Licensing Deal Worth $50-$70 Million - Report". GameSpot. Retrieved 2016. 
  5. ^ Takahashi, Dean (February 12, 2016). "Inside Amazon's decision to make a video game engine". VentureBeat. Retrieved 2016. 
  6. ^ Good, Owen S. (February 9, 2016). "Amazon rolls out Lumberyard, an entirely free game development engine". Polygon. Retrieved 2016. 
  7. ^ Good, Owen (February 9, 2016). "Amazon rolls out Lumberyard, an entirely free game development engine". Polygon. Retrieved 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "Amazon Lumberyard FAQ". Amazon Web Services, Inc. Retrieved 2016. 
  9. ^ a b Nutt, Christian (February 9, 2016). "Amazon launches new, free, high-quality game engine: Lumberyard". Gamasutra. Retrieved 2016. 
  10. ^ Neltz, András (February 9, 2016). "Amazon Releases Its Own Game Engine For Free". Kotaku. Retrieved 2016. 
  11. ^ a b Connors, J.C. (March 14, 2016). "Now Available - Lumberyard Beta 1.1". Amazon GameDev Blog. Retrieved 2016. 
  12. ^ Chen, Hao (June 28, 2016). "VR, HDR, and more in Lumberyard Beta 1.3 - Available Now". Amazon GameDev Blog. Retrieved 2016. 
  13. ^ Feltham, Jamie (June 6, 2016). "Amazon Lumberyard's 1.3 Update is All About VR". UploadVR. Retrieved 2016. 
  14. ^ Jarvis, Matthew (March 16, 2016). "First Amazon Lumberyard update brings mobile support, Substance integration". Develop. NewBay Media. Retrieved 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Former GTA 5 Boss Reveals Incredibly Ambitious-Sounding Game, Says It's "Very Different" Than GTA". GameSpot. Retrieved . 
  16. ^ "EVERYWHERE". everywhere.game. Retrieved . 
  17. ^ McKeand, Kirk (23 February 2017). "The DRG Initiative is a third-person team shooter where Twitch can influence battles". PCGamesN. Retrieved 2017. 

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