Integrate your game client with Amazon GameLift - Amazon GameLift
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Integrate your game client with Amazon GameLift

The topics in this section describe the managed Amazon GameLift functionality that you can add to a backend service. A backend service handles the following tasks:

  • Requests information about active game sessions from Amazon GameLift.

  • Joins a player to an existing game session.

  • Creates a new game session and joins players to it.

  • Changes metadata for an existing game session.

For more information about how game clients interact with Amazon GameLift and game servers running on Amazon GameLift, see Amazon GameLift and game client server interactions.

  • An Amazon Web Services account.

  • A game server build uploaded to Amazon GameLift.

  • A fleet for hosting your games.