Amazon has released a shiny new beta version of its Lumberyard engine, bringing it to version 1.12. This update adds over 400 updates that not only ease game development, but cloud integration as well.
With the AWS platform.
New to the table are additions like a new Fur Shader, Gems for rain, lightening, water, and snow, and updates to the Script Canvas along with the Text-To-Speech Gem. There are new components for the Component Entity System here, as well as range of new UI Editor features.
In order to celebrate this new launch, the company also put together a video:
Shows off the new abilities nicely.
Lumberyard is a free, cross-platform AAA game engine that Amazon has deeply integrated with its AWS and Twitch services. It provides full source code, which the company made available on GitHub this August.
Originally based on CRYENGINE, Amazon has overhauled over 50% of the original code base, as it moves full speed ahead to bringing it out of beta and into full release.
This free engine is available to everyone, and there are no seat licenses, royalties, or subscriptions required. Developers only pay standard AWS fees for the AWS services that they choose to use, if they integrate cloud into their games and creations.
You can download Amazon Lumberyard Beta 1.12 from the link below.
Download: Amazon Lumberyard