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Amazon Announces GameOn, a Cross-Platform Competitive Gaming Service

Amazon has announced a new series of flexible APIs for developers. Called GameOn, the AWS cloud-based infrastructure is a series of cross platform APIs to help "developers easily integrate competitions natively into their games on mobile, PC and console". GameOn works on any operating system and provides developers with the tools to bring competitive gaming to their titles with ease.

Competitive gaming and esports are growing globally, and with Amazon GameOn developers have an easy tool to bring more players in on the action—allowing them to compete for in-game and real-world prizes fulfilled by Amazon. This service also gives developers the ability to drive engagement and increase monetization of their games. GameOn currently supports leaderboards, leagues, and multi-round competitions and gives developers the flexibility to create custom events such as local and regional competitions. Developers can also enable players and streamers to create their own user-generated competitions and invite participants, allowing players to connect with friends and expand their gaming network.

Amazon GameOn will be powering competitions in highly anticipated sequels from Vector Unit and Lima Sky with the ability to win prizes in both Beach Buggy Racing 2 and a brand-new Doodle Jump title. In addition, new upcoming releases from Canvas Games, Superpower, PlaySide Studios, and Asmodee Digital will leverage GameOn technology to bring competitions to their fans.

GameOn APIs are free through May 1, 2018. After that time, 35,000 views per day are free, with additional views coming in at $0.003 each.

Learn more on the GameOn API site.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom