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Game Engines and Amazon GameLift

You can use Amazon GameLift with most major game engines that support C++ or C# libraries, including Amazon Lumberyard, Unreal Engine, and Unity. For more information on available Amazon GameLift SDKs, supported development platforms and operating systems, see Amazon GameLift SDKs for game servers.

In addition to the engine-specific information provided in this topic, find additional help with integrating Amazon GameLift into your game servers, clients and services in the following topics:

Amazon Lumberyard

Amazon GameLift SDKs and functionality are fully incorporated into the Lumberyard product.

Game servers

Prepare your game servers for hosting on Amazon GameLift using the Amazon GameLift Server SDK for C++. See Add Amazon GameLift to Your Game Server to get help with integrating the required functionality into your game server.

Game clients and services

Enable your game clients and/or game services to interact with Amazon GameLift service, such as to find available game sessions or create new ones, and add players to games. Core client functionality is provided in the AWS SDK for C++. To integrate Amazon GameLift into your Lumberyard game project, see Prepare Your Game Client in Amazon Lumberyard and Add Amazon GameLift to Your Game Client.

Unreal Engine

Game servers

Prepare your game servers for hosting on Amazon GameLift by adding the Amazon GameLift Server SDK for Unreal Engine to your project and implementing the required server functionality. For help setting up the Unreal Engine plugin and adding Amazon GameLift code, see Add Amazon GameLift to an Unreal Engine Game Server Project.

Game clients and services

Enable your game clients and/or game services to interact with Amazon GameLift service, such as to find available game sessions or create new ones, and add players to games. Core client functionality is provided in the AWS SDK for C++. To integrate Amazon GameLift into your Unreal Engine game project, see Add Amazon GameLift to Your Game Client.

Unity

Game servers

Prepare your game servers for hosting on Amazon GameLift by adding the Amazon GameLift Server SDK for C# to your project and implementing the required server functionality. For help setting up with Unity and adding Amazon GameLift code, see Add Amazon GameLift to a Unity Game Server Project.

Game clients and services

Enable your game clients and/or game services to interact with Amazon GameLift service, such as to find available game sessions or create new ones, and add players to games. Core client functionality is provided in the AWS SDK for .NET. To integrate Amazon GameLift into your Unity game project, see Add Amazon GameLift to Your Game Client.

Other Engines

For a full list of the Amazon GameLift SDKs available for game servers and clients, see Amazon GameLift SDKs.