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GameOn Release Notes

Amazon GameOn provides frequent incremental releases to introduce new capabilities and to provide fixes for issues.

Release 20190712

July 12, 2019

GameOn Console

  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Game API

Release 20190523

May 23, 2019

GameOn Console

  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Game API

  • Minor bug fixes.

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Release 20190509

May 9, 2019

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

GameOn Console

  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Release 20190425

Apr 25, 2019

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • Streamers can now ban and remove players.
  • UI improvements and bug fixes.

Release 20190411

Apr 11, 2019

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • Streamers can now create tournaments based on stats.
  • Introduced a toggle to enable auto-refresh on the GameOn Tournament Organizer leaderboards.
  • Updated UX for granting permissions on the GameOn Tournament Organizer
  • UI improvements and bug fixes

GameOn Console

  • Developers can whitelist stats for the GameOn Tournament Organizer on the Game Configuration page.

Release 20190315

Mar 15, 2019

GameOn Console

Game API

  • New attributes on existing APIs to support GameOn Stats-based Leaderboards feature. For details, see Stats-based Leaderboards

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • Streamers now can customize GameOn Tournament Organizer extension to fit their themes
  • UI improvements and bug fixes

Release 20190306

Mar 6, 2019

Game API

Release 20190228

Feb 28, 2019

Game API

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • GameOn Tournament Organizer Twitch extension now supports profanity filters on competition titles

Release 20190214

Feb 14, 2019

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • Minor bug fixes

Release 20190129

Jan 29, 2019

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • GameOn Tournament Organizer Twitch extension can now deep link to games in your player's Steam library. For details, see Deeplinking to Steam
  • Tournaments can be pinned to show up as the default tournament. Streamers will be prompted during first time setup and provided reminders when they set up tournaments.
  • Number of players in a tournament now auto-refreshes along with leaderboard results
  • New time and date picker
  • Cursor effects and tool tips added for improved usability

GameOn Console

  • Games can be tested in the extension behind a whitelist prior to going live
  • Developers can restrict the creation of tournaments to a desired list of streamers with new streamer whitelist feature
  • Developers can impose limits on tournaments created in the extension, including tournament duration, max players, and max attempts per player
  • Players and streamers can be banned from participting in tournaments and creating tournaments in the extension
  • Players and streamers can be removed from leaderboards

Release 20190115

Jan 15, 2019

Game API

Release 20190111

Jan 11, 2019

Game API

Release 20190103

Jan 3, 2019

Admin API

  • New API to delete an in-app prize. For details, see Delete Prize

GameOn Tournament Organizer

Release 20181204

Dec 4, 2018

GameOn Console

  • Usability and selection/copy enhancements on Prize List page
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

Release 20181120

Nov 20, 2018

GameOn Console

  • Added In-App Prize Management on Admin Console. For details, see Manage Prizes
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

GameOn Tournament Organizer

  • Minor improvements and bug fixes

Release 20181106

Nov 6, 2018

Game API

  • Added prizeBundleClaimStatus field to the response of GET /matches API.

GameOn Console

  • Moved various settings into advanced options in Create Competition on Admin Console. Some fields on that page are now optional.
  • Minor improvements and bug fixes.

Release 20181025

Oct 25, 2018

GameOn Tournament Organizer

New API methods to provide Tournament Organizer capability. For details, see Tournament Organizer Overview

Release 20181023

Oct 23, 2018

GameOn Console

  • You can now create Team Competition from the console. For details, see Manage Team Competitions
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

Admin API

Release 20181009

Oct 09, 2018

This release includes updates to the Game API, Admin API, and GameOn Console to support Country Restrictions. For details, see Country Restrictions.

Admin API

Updated methods:

Game API

Updated methods:

  • Get Tournaments - new fields description and tournamentState in the response.
  • Get Player Tournaments - new fields description and tournamentState in the response.
  • Get Leaderboard - you can now retrieve a leaderboard (top n participants in a match) without having a player in that match.

GameOn Console

  • When you create a new competition, the new Countries panel allows you to limit the competition to specific countries or Amazon marketplaces.
  • In the Tournament Details display, the Countries panel lists the selected regions and countries.

Release 20180927

September 27, 2018

This release includes new and updated capabilities to support team competitions.

Admin API

New methods:

Updated methods:

Game API

New methods: None.

Updated methods:

Release 20180912

September 12, 2018

Admin API

GameOn Console

  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

Release 20180828

August 28, 2018

API

  • Enabled CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) for Game API.

GameOn Console

  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

Release 20180815

August 15, 2018

API

GameOn Console

  • Registering a game with advanced security now generates longer (4096-bit) public and private key pair.

Release 20180731

July 31, 2018

GameOn Console

  • Prize Bundles can now be set up from GameOn Console, including the ability to specify optional fields such as ImageUrl and Description. See instructions to add prize bundles to a competition for more details.

Release 20180720

July 20, 2018

GameOn Console

  • Fixed an issue that limited the number of prizes that can be associated with a competition
  • Fixed an issue where Tournament Details screen would encounter an error if no one entered the competition and the competition was closed
  • Miscellaneous UX styling enhancements
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes

Release 20180703

July 3, 2018

GameOn Console

  • ImageURL can now be specified for a competition from the GameOn Console.
  • Miscellaneous minor bug fixes.

Release 20180620

June 20, 2018

GameOn Console

  • Valid AWS account now required to register new games and to continue operating your existing games. Go to the Game Settings page to add or change your AWS account, or to view your bill. See Billing Overview for more details.
  • Improved prize selection during competition creation. The Prizes dropdown now shows Prize ID (first five characters) on the second line below the Prize Title. You can also search the prizes by Prize ID by typing/copying it fully or partially.

Release 20180606

June 7, 2018

API

  • The Create Tournament admin API will no longer allow creating tournaments with special characters (such as <>\%&;^*?#()) for tournament metadata. The alternative is to use Base64 encoding.

  • Fixed a bug where a player’s prize claim status is stuck in “Unclaimed” state even after claiming the prize, due to a race condition.

GameOn Console

  • Tournaments can now have a start date in the past.
  • Tournaments can now have an end date greater than one year in the future.
  • Clarified that the competition start times and end times are entered and displayed as local times.

Release 20180601

June 1, 2018

API

  • None

GameOn Console

  • Fixed a bug where trying to create a competition with real world prizes caused errors in some circumstances.

Release 20180522

May 22, 2018

API

  • The field advertisingId was deprecated from our systems. It is no longer required when creating a tournament.
  • Added a restriction that tournaments must end two days before the expiry date of any real world prize.

GameOn Console

  • Tournament list and details pages now display number of players and scores submitted per competition
  • When adding prizes to a competition, the UI will filter out any real-world prizes that expire within two days from the tournament end.