Amazon has unveiled a new social network targeting mobile gamers dubbed Amazon GameOn.
The social network makes it easy for users to capture and share gameplay via mobile devices, creating space for them to edit and share key moments in their games.
While platforms like Twitch, YouTube, and Facebook focus on longer video content, Amazon GameOn is very similar to the TikTok equivalent.
However, Amazon GameOn is not just a social network, as the mobile app works very much like a video recorder and video editor together.
Users can record clips spanning between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in their favorite mobile games using the Android network app.
Amazon GameOn supports more than 1,000 games at launch, including PUBG Mobile, Angry Birds 2, and Final Fantasy Brave Exvius.
The clips are stored within the user’s device and can be modified within the application and then shared via the user’s account page within the social network.
Users can also customize the videos using the front camera to add private recording with caption.
The social network app allows users to start and stop recording at will, and there is also a Recall feature, so that one can press the Recall button and save only the last few minutes of playing.
Users can adjust the length of the saved clip, from 30 seconds to five minutes. In addition to providing a place for users to share playing clips, users can also participate in challenges.
The Featured Challenges section on the social network homepage includes game timed contests where users can view their favorite gameplay clips.
Clips can be voted on, and the most popular clip receives a digital rating badge.
One of the challenges going on now asks players to win a game in PUBG Mobile where the playing area is very small, and you can see the entire ocean across the screen.
The social network Amazon GameOn arrives after the launch of Luna, a cloud gaming platform designed to compete with Google Stadia.
Luna is now available in Early Access, and the initial subscription is $ 5.99 per month.
It is reported that Amazon bought the game streaming platform Twitch and launched its Lumberyard gaming engine, based on the CryTek CryEngine engine.