Amazon today announced Amazon GameOn, a cross-platform, competitive gaming service for developers. With GameOn, developers can easily integrate competitions natively into their games on mobile, PC, or console through a set of flexible APIs. GameOn is built on AWS’s cloud infrastructure and works on any operating system, giving developers the ability to scale quickly, while allowing them to invest more time in designing games.
Competitive gaming and esports are growing globally, and with Amazon, GameOn developers have a tool to bring more players in on the action- allowing them to compete for in-game and real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon. This service also gives developers the ability to drive engagement and increase monetization of their games. GameOn currently supports leaderboards, leagues, and multi-round competitions and gives developers the flexibility to create custom events such as local and regional competitions. Developers can also enable players and streamers to create their own user-generated competitions and invite participants, allowing players to connect with friends and expand their gaming network. Amazon GameOn is being used by nWay, Game Insight, Eden Games, Umbrella Games, Nazara, Mindstorm, Mokuni, Avix, and GameCloud Studios in games ranging from casual to core across different genres. Players in these games already experience the amazing benefits of GameOn from leaderboards to leagues to real-world pricing.
Developers can use GameOn APIs for free until May 1, 2018. After that date, there is a free tier for the first six months of usage, then developers will pay $0.003 per play. Physical prizing fulfilled by Amazon will only be available in the U.S. at launch. To learn more about Amazon GameOn, our partners, and pricing visit: developer.amazon.com/gameon
“Game developers have consistently told us they are looking for ways to increase player engagement and retention,” said Marja Koopmans, Director, Amazon Competitive Gaming. “We built Amazon GameOn to give developers simple, yet powerful tools to foster community through competitive gameplay.”
Nazara, a leading mobile games developer from India with some of the most popular games and millions of downloads is also integrated with GameOn. “We’re excited to integrate GameOn into Super Bheem Clash” said Manish Agarwal, CEO Nazara Technologies. “GameOn allows us to create more dynamic competition and drive engagement with players—and we’re thrilled see so many players of SuperBheem Clash already getting in on the action.”
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