Integrating your Game Client for Amazon GameLift - Amazon GameLift

Integrating your Game Client for Amazon GameLift

The topics in this section describe the managed GameLift functionality that you can add to a game client or game service. A game client or service may need to handle the following tasks:

  • Request information about active game sessions from the GameLift service.

  • Join a player to an existing game session.

  • Create a new game session and join players to it.

  • Change metadata about an existing game session.

Adding GameLift to your multiplayer game client is Step 5 in the Get Started with Custom Servers. The following instructions assume that you've created an AWS account, generated an GameLift-enabled game server and uploaded it to GameLift, and used GameLift tools (such as the GameLift console) to create and configure a virtual fleet to host your game sessions. When adding GameLift to your game client, you must be able to provide AWS account credentials and specify a fleet to be used with the client.

For more information on how game clients interact with the GameLift service and game servers running on GameLift, see Amazon GameLift and Game Client/Server Interactions.