Industry Vet John Smedley joins Amazon to head up new Amazon Games Studio!

Amazon has hired game industry veteran John Smedley to head up a new Amazon Games Studios team in San Diego using Amazon Lumberyard.

“John’s pioneering work helped define the modern MMO, and his influence can be felt in thousands of games that followed”

We are excited to have John join the rest of Amazon Game Studios, and look forward to helping them build big and ambitious games for you!

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Glad to see some good leadership taking the chair.

By the way is also “the base” of the Lumberyard team expanding ? I mean the programmers of all kind who actually code/ create Lumberyard. Because there is so much work to do with the engine it is obvious that base has to expand to make the changes on time. It would be great if we were informed about this.


I agree with you, it would be great if we could share that info, but due to corporate strategies and whatnot, we can’t divulge team sizes. I can tell you we continue to hire the best talent available!