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May 25, 2018

Guest Blogger

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I’d like to share some of the insight I gained from writing the score for Crypt of the Necrodancer.

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May 24, 2018

Meenal Nalwaya

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We are excited to announce the global availability of Amazon Creator, an online publishing tool that lets you create media-based Amazon Fire TV apps without writing a single line of code.

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May 22, 2018

Mike Hines

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Mobile ad install fraud remains one of the biggest challenges for app marketers. Fake installs affect your app metrics, forcing you to throw more and more money down the tube

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May 17, 2018

Chris Foley

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In this post, I will demonstrate how to craft your first API calls with the tool Postman. Postman is a tool for developing and testing APIs, and is available as a Windows, Mac, or Linux native client for free at https://www.getpostman.com.

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May 17, 2018

Guest Blogger

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In this entry, I will go over how to write your own timers and how to use them.

 

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May 15, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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We wanted to learn about the current sentiment and behavior around competitive mobile gaming among Amazon Appstore developers. So, we surveyed a pool of 1,290 U.S.-based developers published on the Amazon Appstore to get their thoughts.

 

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May 11, 2018

Nanaho Nishiyama

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In Japan, smartphone games that utilize IP are gaining popularity. On the one hand, this also means that meeting fan expectations can be a challenge. Gamegate shared their experiences developing the app, levaraging Amazon's catalog of existing Anime content, and using IP content.

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May 11, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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In this eBook, Nathan pulls back the curtain on everything from game design to creative processes to tackling tough mechanics.

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May 10, 2018

Mike Hines

On May 8, we released a security update to Amazon GameOn. One of the developer requests we addressed in this update is to provide both a standard and an advanced security model.  

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May 08, 2018

Guest Blogger

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Object introspection (also called metadata or reflection) is a cool feature that gives users information about their objects and data types at run time. This means you can use information about an object in your favor to perform cool tricks.

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May 04, 2018

Lance Martinez

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We're bringing back Mobile Masters, an esports tournament where both casual and pro mobile game players compete side-by-side for a $100,000 prize pool.

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May 03, 2018

Guest Blogger

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Today, I would like to go over how to create effects in your games. We will be creating an effect object, controlling its behavior with a state machine, and using scripts to streamline the creation of these objects in game.

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May 02, 2018

Tess Selim

Join current GameOn developers and increase player LTV for your game. You can use our Amazon GameOn APIs for free until June 1, 2018! 

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May 02, 2018

Emily Esposito Fulkerson

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In total, mobile revenues will grow 25.5% year on year to reach $70.3 billion. This means that for the first time, more than half of all game revenues will come from the mobile segment. 

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May 01, 2018

Shweta Kapil

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In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to the Media Session API to enable voice control on media apps on Fire TV. With MediaSession, your customers can play, pause, skip forward, or rewind content with their voice.

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