Recently we wrote about Lumberyard, Amazons free to use game engine with inbuilt support for Amazons own cloud platforms and Twitch, another Amazon property.
Well it turns out that with Lumberyard, Amazon are thinking of the future. Your future. As with most pieces of software Amazons terms and conditions don’t give you a license for use in life-threatening situations. Unless of course there’s a zombie outbreak. Clause 57.10 of the Lumberyard terms and conditions states that you can’t use it for the operation of systems such as those in nuclear facilities, or spacecraft, unless a zombie outbreak occurs.
57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must comply with the AWS Acceptable Use Policy. The Lumberyard Materials are not intended for use with life-critical or safety-critical systems, such as use in operation of medical equipment, automated transportation systems, autonomous vehicles, aircraft or air traffic control, nuclear facilities, manned spacecraft, or military use in connection with live combat. However, this restriction will not apply in the event of the occurrence (certified by the United States Centers for Disease Control or successor body) of a widespread viral infection transmitted via bites or contact with bodily fluids that causes human corpses to reanimate and seek to consume living human flesh, blood, brain or nerve tissue and is likely to result in the fall of organized civilization.
It’s worth noting that, in the event of a zombie outbreak, I for one won’t be looking to play any games on my Kindle Fire. I’ll be grabbing my tinned food and heading for the hills.