Web3 gaming platform Immutable has partnered with Amazon Web Services to expand options for game developers as the cloud service provider expands its startup accelerator programs.
In a blog dated October 10 mailImmutable said AWS has added it to the list of companies under its Accelerate independent software vendor (ISV) program, where organizations provide software solutions that run on or integrate with AWS.
Additionally, developers looking to build on Immutable’s blockchain can join AWS Activate, a program that offers perks including technical support, training, and $100,000 in AWS Cloud Credits.
Amazon Web Services and Immutable are working together to shape the future of gaming!
Through our collaboration with Amazon, we will be able to reach a wide range of potential game studio customers, support successful deal closings, and up to $100K in the AWS Cloud… pic.twitter.com/SX7xfFqrtK
– immutable (@immutable) October 10, 2023
John Kearney, head of startups at AWS in Australia, told Cointelegraph that Immutable is “a great example of a local Australian startup going global” and reiterated the cloud provider’s commitment to expanding Web3 game development using its infrastructure.
Immutable is built using Amazon EventBridge and AWS Lambda, which are serverless services that use events to connect application components together. This has enabled the platform to “increase its scalability to handle a 10x increase in partner games,” according to the announcement.
Concerns have previously been raised about the centralization of gaming and Ethereum along with reliance on Amazon – the market leader with around a third of the cloud services market.
Michael Powell, immutable product marketing leader, allayed some of these concerns – explaining to luck In a report dated October 11:
“A lot of blockchain proponents are very interested in the idea of decentralization and that everything should be connected to the chain and that is a huge deviation from where game developers are actually building.”
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In August, Immutable began testing zkEVM, or zero-knowledge Ethereum Virtual Machine, in collaboration with Polygon Labs.
According to the company, zkEVM will lower development costs for game developers while providing the security and network effects that come with the Ethereum ecosystem.
Immutable was valued at $2.5 billion in March 2022 following a $200 million Series C funding round primarily led by state-owned Singaporean investment firm Temasek.
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