Amazon Web Services

Amazon Lumberyard


4 / 5
16 reviews


Average Ratings

16 Reviews

  • 4 / 5
    Overall

  • 4 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    Not provided by vendor
  • Pricing Details
    free, open-source
  • Deployment
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
  • Support
    Online

Vendor Details

  • Amazon Web Services
  • aws.amazon.com
  • United States

About Amazon Lumberyard

3D game engine designed to build games and fan communities. Offers VR preview mode, visual scripting tools, and Twitch integration.


Amazon Lumberyard Features

  • 2D games
  • 3D Games
  • In-App Purchase
  • In-Game Analytics
  • IT Asset Management
  • Multi-player Gaming Network
  • Physics Simulation
  • Player Management
  • Prototyping
  • Virtual Reality

Amazon Lumberyard Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Simply Amazing

Sep 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: > Increase productivity with better feature and content creation

> Integrated with the worlds largest streaming sight, Twitch.

> Manage work using modularity making your devs more efficient

> Host your game with Amazons other services for a highly available and robust server system.

> FREE! It is FREE! You only pay for the other AWS service you use which begs the question, are you on the cloud?

Cons: You are unable to distribute the engine you when you have customised the engine due to licence agreements. This is understandable but still disappointing if you have spent a large amount of time souping it up.

Overall: I work closely with developers in numerous Games companie. i administer and monitor these services providing cost reports and assistance where required. I have played games developed on this engine and they are simply sublime

Fantastic engine and enviroment

Jun 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: When it comes to programming enviroments and graphics engines lumberyard has and emmense amount of function and utulity.

Cons: Lack of support for use with visual studio unlike some of the others options around. Along with the lack of native cloud support options.

Lumberyard is a great multi-level program.

Feb 19, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: From when it first became available, I've loved using Lumberyard. It's got so many features that are all in one place that you really can't go wrong. It also has improved massively over the years, with more to come I'm sure. Just like anything else, though, you'll want to experience with every tool for your project.

Cons: Sometimes it would break down on me, but with the level of improvements, I think they're ironing out a lot of issues. I can also see how some things could be confusing for new users in the UI

Capterra loader

Great cross platform to build gaming application by AWS

Mar 15, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Good native support for C++

Good support for peer to peer and client topology

Supports Autodesk Maya or Adobe Photoshop, with all these we can able to create great quality games

Cons: Training is required to start and lack of trained developer to start

It would be great if pricing is reduced like other AWS products

Overall: Great product to start gaming application

Capterra loader

Amazing Scripting

Sep 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: You can do so much for this program and it will definitely animate almost anything you want to design. You can design virtual landscape, open areas, ballparks, and so on that, it's endless. It's still in its early stages and there is so much that it can offer to others if it can only be simplified. It's a designer's dream come true.

Cons: Complicated if you can forward through some of the jabber and building a project is very tedious. But if you have time, then it worth the effort.

Documentation is awful, but search out for the video tutorials for more help.

Overall: This engine has so many good uses, but if used and created properly it can go somewhere. Hopefully they will keep on with the improvements.

A really good start.

Feb 12, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: It seems to be brimming with potential.

It has one of the biggest financial powerhouses behind it, so the support is likely to be there.

Cross platform development

Cons: It can be just as cumbersome as CryEngine was.

Learning curve, but it's not too severe.

Total price is a little much for basic game design.

Strong Game Engine

Jan 02, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Lumberyard is a fantastic game engine, where you can build a plethora of high quality games and apps.

Cons: Has a tiny learning curve like most engines, but its doable. Pricing can get a bit expensive compared to other engines out there, but the quality for purchase is great.

Amazing platform.

Dec 03, 2018
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I was honestly surprised to find out Amazon provided lumberyard and was blown away by how much was available through it. They will be blowing the competition out of the water I am sure

Cons: Have yet to find any quirks or disappointments that hold back productivity at all.

Capterra loader

Always good for competition, but not sure if it can compete with Unreal yet.

Oct 29, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface is quite simple and the graphical quality is very good. I'm hoping that this will develop down a different route than unreal and create something interesting.

Cons: It just cant compete with unreal or untiy with regards existing training, and portfolio of developed games

Overall: I use Amazon Lumberyard, purely for prototyping and experimentation,, interested in seeing where the software goes from here

Amazon does it again

Dec 05, 2017
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Amazon is high quality throughout their businesses, and this is no different - very solid solution from AWS

Cons: It's expensive, as all their web services are. But there aren't many alternative. I wish they could work with us on price more

Lumberyard - Achievement Unlocked

Oct 30, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I like how easy it is to bootstrap your game into Amazon's game engine. It provides a lot of functionality right out of the box and helps small development teams to build what they want without the worry of cost.

Cons: There is not a lot of downside to lumberyard. Amazon doesn't lock you into their servers or pricing or game availability.

All heart, no software

Aug 30, 2018
3/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: In principle, Lumberyard was an exciting competitor to the Unity and Unreal dominated landscape of game making. Promising to integrate much needed features like streaming integration, it was going to be an exciting tool for indie and educational game developers looking for something new.

Cons: However, in reality, what came out after the hype died down was a buggy mess. Broken features, code conflicts, and poor customer support unfortunately encourage me to warn others to stay away.

Overall: Poor - although, hopefully, things will change.

I really enjoy the general concept of this software, but feel like it could be better.

Feb 02, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: The software in general is really easy to use and its a free cross-platform triple-A game engine that developed by amazon.

Cons: Occasionally the application will freeze up causing me to have to restart my computer, which is really annoying to be honest.

AWS's free tier enables developers to try out the service with no commitment

Mar 28, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Amazon Web Services allows me to create a virtual machine running Linux so that security, availability, elasticity, reliability, and cost factors are all accounted for. Information Assurance is of top priority, including claims-based authentication, single sign-on, MEAN stack, and secure SSH access with public and private PKI infrastructure to leverage AAA best practices.

Cons: AWS needs to improve their java-based browser SSH client. Both Azure and Google Cloud Platform far exceed AWS in this regard.

Seems pretty straightforward

Sep 06, 2017
3/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Great idea and helpful for the consumer. I would like to learn more about how to use it but will be researching more soon.

Cons: May not use on a daily basis, Don't know a lot about the product but am hoping to learn more with use.

I expected more from Amazon

Feb 19, 2018
3/5
Overall

2 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Overall, the number of things that Lumberyard can do is quite large. Amazon has the building blocks of something really great here.

Cons: Execution on just about every aspect of Lumberyard falls short of great. I feel that it's trying to do too many things halfway rather than doing a few really well. I intend to mess with it some more, but it's not making a good impression over other options.