Blockchain gaming firm Immutable is working with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop infrastructure solutions for the crypto gaming industry, Immutable announced Tuesday, in an effort to make it easier for developers to launch and scale their blockchain games.
Immutable has joined AWS’s ISV Accelerate Program, a sales program for companies that use AWS services in their products. Game developers using the Ethereum-compatible Immutable X blockchain can now join AWS Activate, a program for startups that offers technical support, up to $100,000 in AWS credits, and other resources.
“By joining AWS ISV Accelerate and AWS Activate programs, we’re able to provide our vast network of game developers with a turnkey solution for quickly building and scaling web3 games,” said Immutable Chief Commercial Officer Jason Suen in a statement.
“Gaming is one of the fastest growing subsectors of the blockchain industry,” added AWS Head of Startups John Kearney in a statement.
Kearney would not confirm how many crypto firms are part of the AWS ISV Accelerate Program, but told Decrypt’s GG that in order to qualify, companies must be a part of AWS’s Partner Network as well as meet other unspecified requirements.
Kearney did not specifically elaborate on AWS’s stance on blockchain games, but said that many different studios are currently exploring how to use crypto tech in their games and that he looks forward to “seeing what the future holds” for crypto-powered games. AWS is also working with the Blockchain Game Alliance, he added.
AWS offers cloud computing platforms and data storage services. In the gaming sector, it offers cloud gaming services, game servers, game security services, game analytics, video game artificial intelligence and machine learning offerings, to name a few.
Immutable is not the only blockchain firm working with AWS, however. Back in January, Avalanche announced that it joined the AWS Partner Network and AWS Activate—and is offering Avalanche subnet deployment as a service through the AWS marketplace.
Immutable X and the upcoming Immutable zkEVM are both Ethereum scaling networks, and they support crypto games like Immutable’s own Gods Unchained and Guild of Guardians, along with Illuvium, MetalCore, and Cross the Ages.