Amazon and Double Helix Games' first project will target "avid video game players", according to a job listing on the retailer's website.
According to the advert, Amazon Game Studios and Double Helix Games "are passionate about building highly creative, exciting, and innovative entertainment". The post also suggests Amazon intends to expand its game development arm beyond Double Helix.
It reads: "As a Software Development Engineer developing tools and technology, you will be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with designers and gameplay programmers on new tools for our existing and future game teams."
Sources said to be familiar with the company's plans have suggested the device will offer support for streaming top tier PC games at 30fps from Amazon's server farms.
Amazon's platform has supposedly been in development since April 2013, is in testing now, and may begin shipping as early as April 2014.