Announcement: Amazon GameLift Realtime Servers

Developers!

Today I am extremely excited to announce Realtime Servers for Amazon GameLift!

We are always looking for ways to improve the experience of building and scaling your game server infrastructure, and now – with Realtime Servers – we provide you with the server, too! With a few lines of JavaScript, you can upload your game server logic to GameLift, and we will manage it for you, taking advantage of all of GameLift’s server management features like FlexMatch, Queues, Autoscaling with Target Tracking, and Spot with FleetIQ.

If you have server logic that is low in computational complexity and can be modeled in JavaScript, we think using Realtime Servers will help you get up and running much faster than having to build a custom game server and integrate it with GameLift. Plus, you can create your Realtime fleet once and update your server script anytime without having to re-upload a build and create a new fleet each time your server logic changes. In addition, we offer TCP and UDP protocols in our new Realtime Client SDK to give you the flexibility in your server communication, as well, ensuring that you can connect to your server with the mechanism that works best for you.

If you have a game where you need the server to simply relay basic state information amongst players in a game session and want all of the scaling and cost advantages of Amazon GameLift, we think Realtime Servers is a great option for you to get your game server deployed and scaled quickly.

Check out our getting started blog post and developer guide to learn more!


If you have a game where you need the server to simply relay basic state information amongst players in a game session and want all of the scaling and cost advantages of Amazon GameLift, we think Realtime Servers is a great option for you to get your game server deployed and scaled quickly.
Check out our getting started [blog post](https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/gametech/creating-servers-for-multiplayer-mobile-games-with-amazon-gamelift/) and [developer ](https://docs.aws.amazon.com/gamelift/latest/developerguide/realtime-howitworks.html)[guide](https://begamedev.com) to learn more!

Thanks man there’s great valuable info in the guides you linked for beginners.