Video Game Development: Key Takeaways from Uptycs' Gametech Webinar

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Laura Kenner

The gaming industry is burgeoning, and with its growth comes the increased need for security. Uptycs, in partnership with AWS and insights from the Enterprise Strategy Group, recently hosted a Webinar, Secure Game Development and Online Gaming with AWS and Uptycs,  to discuss the intersection of game development and cybersecurity.


Here are the key takeaways from this engaging discussion, aiming to enlighten and equip those at the forefront of game tech development.


The gaming industry's rapid growth

The webinar kicked off with a staggering projection from PWC's global entertainment and media outlook: the global gaming industry is expected to be worth $312 billion by 2026, with a trajectory aiming at $500 billion by 2030. This explosive growth underscores the pressing need for robust security measures to protect developers and players alike.


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Big economic opportunities in the gaming industry. Image generated by OpenAI's DALL·E.


AWS's purpose-built game development capabilities

John Brunot from AWS outlined the comprehensive range of AWS services tailored for game development. AWS for games offers six solutions areas including cloud game development, game servers, live operations, game security, game analytics, and game AI and ML. These tools are designed to simplify game customers' use of AWS, enabling faster time to value and reducing the investment required to adapt to the cloud.


Uptycs' integrated security approach

Andre Rall from Uptycs highlighted how their platform addresses the gaming industry's unique cybersecurity challenges. Uptycs' comprehensive solution, scalable from code to cloud, ensures secure game development, downloads, and deployment. Their platform offers a unified solution encompassing compliance, security at scale, and the ability to respond swiftly to suspicious behavior.


Democratizing advanced technology

The discussion emphasized how AWS and Uptycs are democratizing access to advanced technology. Smaller companies and individual developers can now leverage these powerful tools to build and deploy secure games at scale. This shift not only fosters innovation but also levels the playing field in the gaming industry.


Security at scale

A significant part of the conversation was dedicated to the concept of security at scale. As game developers push to deliver immersive experiences to millions of players worldwide, the need for scalable, flexible security solutions becomes paramount. Uptycs' platform is designed to grow with developers' needs, ensuring that games are secure, compliant, and resilient against threats.


Key security considerations

Andre Rall shared valuable insights into the key security considerations for game tech development. These include a robust identity and access management strategy, visibility of resources, and a prioritized approach to addressing vulnerabilities. Uptycs aids developers in navigating these challenges, offering a simplified view of their security landscape and enabling quick, decisive action.


The AWS and Uptycs partnership

The synergy between AWS's scalable cloud services and Uptycs' comprehensive security platform represents a powerful combination for game developers. This partnership ensures that games developed on AWS infrastructure can leverage Uptycs for enhanced security, compliance, and risk management.


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Catch the replay

For those who missed the live discussion the webinar is available on demand. It's an invaluable resource for game developers, cybersecurity professionals, and anyone interested in the future of gaming technology.


Watch the Webinar on Demand


The webinar provides a wealth of knowledge, from the burgeoning growth of the gaming industry to the comprehensive security and development tools available through AWS and Uptycs. It's clear that as the gaming industry continues to evolve, the need for robust security measures will only grow. With the insights and tools discussed, developers are better equipped to meet these challenges head-on, ensuring a secure and thrilling gaming experience for all.


Watch the webinar to learn how AWS and Uptycs can elevate your game development projects, ensuring they are not only innovative but secure and compliant. Shift up your security with Uptycs and AWS, and take your game tech to the next level.


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