|Founded||August 7, 2012|
|Divisions||Amazon Game Studios Seattle|
Amazon Game Studios San Diego
Amazon Game Studios Orange County
Amazon first announced that it would create computer games in 2014. Amazon recruited Kim Swift (Portal, who has since left for EA) and developers who previously worked Far Cry 2 and System Shock 2. Amazon sought to make games in-between the industry standards of small and large teams making casual and AAA games, respectively. Amazon Game Studios wanted to make teams of five to thirty people who would work on games for between a year and 18 months with a focus on "creativity" and "craftsmanship", whether the genre is for kids or hardcore gamers. Studio vice-president Mike Frazzini wanted to make projects like Minecraft, The Walking Dead, and The Room. The studio also wanted developers to impact the direction of their hardware, between its cloud services and Amazon-brand devices. For example, developers can offload processing to Amazon's cloud services and the Amazon Fire TV has expanded memory as a result of developer feedback. A lot of the company's developers left within a year of the company's founding. Amazon Game Studios went on to publish a number of mobile titles, including the horror game Lost Within.
Two years after the studio's initial announcement, at the September 2016 TwitchCon, the studio revealed its first three PC games: Breakaway, Crucible, and New World. Breakaway was a team-based brawler in which two teams of four fight to deliver a ball to their opponents' goal. It was designed for tight integration into Twitch, the streaming service Amazon acquired in 2014. Amazon Game Studios announced the cancellation of Breakaway in March 2018. Crucible is a 12-player, class-based game in which players form alliances to become the last man standing. An additional player will direct the game, letting viewers interact with the game's elements and triggering in-game events. New World is a massively multiplayer sandbox game with a supernatural colonial America theme. Players can form settlements, fight each other, or fight monsters out in the world. The two remaining games do not have release dates as of July 2019.
In August 2018, Christoph Hartman Co-founder of video game publisher 2K Games- a wholly subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive- became the new Vice President of Amazon Game Studios replacing Mike Frazzini.
In June 2019, during E3 week it was announced that layoffs hit the company. At this time it is unknown how many people were impacted. However, "multiple" unannounced projects had been cancelled.
|2010||Airport Mania: First Flight||Reflexive Entertainment
South Wind Games
|2011||Airport Mania 2: Wild Trips||Reflexive Entertainment
South Wind Games
|2012||Air Patriots||Reflexive Entertainment||Amazon Appstore|
|Simplz: Zoo||Reflexive Entertainment||Amazon Appstore|
|Lucky's Escape||Reflexive Entertainment||Amazon Appstore|
|Living Classics||Amazon Game Studios|
|2014||To-Fu Fury||Amazon Game Studios||Amazon Appstore|
|Tales From Deep Space||Amazon Game Studios||Amazon Appstore|
|Sev Zero||Amazon Game Studios||Amazon Appstore, Google Play, iOS App Store|
|2015||Lost Within||Amazon Game Studios||Amazon Appstore, iOS App Store|
|Til Morning's Light||Amazon Game Studios
|2019||The Grand Tour Game||Amazon Game Studios Seattle||PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
|TBA||Crucible||Amazon Game Studios Seattle|
|TBA||New World||Amazon Game Studios Orange County|
|Cancelled||Breakaway||Amazon Game Studios Orange County|