Amazon's proprietary game engine, Lumberyard, has expanded its capabilities with mobile support and the simpler integration of multiplayer components. The latest engine update has a number of large improvements, fixes and new features included. Of particular note is the new particle editor shown in the demo video below.
Mobile is a major area of investment for us, and we want to balance achieving high-performance on today’s most popular devices, while broadening support for additional hardware. In this release, you will see the addition of the Samsung Note 5 and Motorola Nexus 6 to our list of supported Android devices. We’ve made improvements to the GMEM rendering path for iOS developers so you can better use Lumberyard to create high-fidelity iOS visuals by directly talking to the hardware and using the same deferred rendering techniques available on high end PC platforms such as vegetation, glow, flares, and color grading. Lumberyard Beta 1.2 also supports process life management for mobile devices, so your games can handle operating system messages (such as phone calls, low power, etc.) gracefully and with minimal disruption to gameplay.
Head to the Amazon Lumberyard blog to learn more.