Amazon GameLift

Dedication makes all the difference. Get best in-class dedicated game server hosting with Amazon GameLift.


Now Available: Amazon Linux 2, New Instance Types, and CloudFormation improvements

Now you can create GameLift fleets backed by Amazon Linux 2, run game servers on the next generation C5, M5, and R5 instances, and leverage improved CloudFormation support.

Trusted by studios of all sizes

Gearbox Software
High Horse Entertainment
Cherrypick Games
Mission Ctrl Studios

The Amazon GameLift Difference

Let’s face it. Server infrastructure can make or break your multiplayer game. Without reliable gameplay experiences, players will go elsewhere. That’s where Amazon GameLift comes into play. Dedicated game server hosting in the cloud means minimizing latency and wait time, and maximizing cost savings. The difference is in the numbers:
45 ms

global median latency

Deliver games to players around the world without adding lag. Learn more »
Up to 70%

compute cost savings compared to colocation solutions

Autoscaling and Spot instances mean you get reliable compute for reliably low costs. Learn how »
100 ms

match start time

Instantly get player groups into game sessions.

Accelerate Your Game Development

Ship your game faster and quickly bring players the gaming experience they expect. 

NEW Create and customize your game server in minutes

Building a multiplayer game is now possible for studios of any size and experience. With GameLift Realtime Servers, quickly create and customize your game server with just a few lines of JavaScript.


Automatically scale server capacity with player traffic.

Be prepared for unexpected spikes in player traffic, but stop paying for idle server capacity when there’s low player traffic.

Flexible Matchmaking

Use your own matchmaking service or our customizable solution, FlexMatch, to create competitive matches based on rules you define. 

No downtime for updates

Keep servers live and players playing 24/7 by using Amazon GameLift, even when releasing updates or new content.  

Support Cross-Platform Play

Connect your community across devices and broaden your pool of players for potential matches.

Works with your existing engine and workflows

Whether you use a AAA engine like Unity, Unreal, Lumberyard or a homegrown C++ solution, the Amazon GameLift SDK easily integrates to get your servers up and running in the cloud.  

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Get Started with Amazon GameLift

Creating or running an online multiplayer game? Get your dedicated game servers up and running with Amazon GameLift in three easy steps.  
Step 1 - Sign up for an AWS account

Request an AWS China account


Upload your build


Deploy your game servers


Need to create a game server for your multiplayer game? Get started with GameLift Realtime Servers »

Have questions? We've got answers. Learn more on the Amazon GameLift FAQ.

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