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At Amazon we are making bold bets in gaming. Our relationship with gamers goes back to 1998 when we began selling video games for the Sega Dreamcast, Nintendo 64, and Neo Geo. Today we're offering developers powerful resources including Amazon Game Studios, Twitch, Curse, AWS (which provides back end servers and hosting services for game developers), and Amazon Lumberyard (our free AAA game engine). For gaming's pioneers, we think there is no better place to create the future of games than Amazon.

Founded in June 2011, Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million broadcasters. Twitch’s live and video on demand platform caters to the entire video game industry, including game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, casual content creators, and the entire esports scene.

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Amazon Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform, 3D game engine for developers to use to create high-quality games, connect their games to the compute and storage capabilities of the AWS Cloud, and engage fans on Twitch. All AGS games are developed on Lumberyard. Our game teams work closely with Lumberyard engine developers to conceptualize and test new features that will be used in AGS games and also shared with all Lumberyard users.

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) is a secure cloud services platform, offering compute power, database storage, content delivery and other functionality to help businesses scale and grow. AWS offers a comprehensive suite of products and services for game developers across every major platform: mobile, console, PC and online. From AAA console and PC games, to educational and serious games, AWS provides the back end servers and hosting services for game developers of all sizes. Amazon Game Studios’ developers are working closely with AWS to use the compute and storage of the cloud to create new experiences for gamers.

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The newest part of the Twitch family, Curse is home to some of the world’s most popular gaming websites. Curse gives gamers the expertise and tools – wikis, news, guides, and databases – to help them take their gaming to the next level. More than 30 million people utilize Curse web properties, video channels, social media, and desktop applications each month.

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