The Award Show for the Portuguese community
Spotlight Awards 2023
The Spotlight Awards are a way to celebrate the Portuguese game industry by recognizing their games, creators, studios and communities.
Turning on the light
The Spotlight Awards started as a small initiative by A Ludoteca at a bar, where Capture became the first award winner, getting a bottle of whisky, in Nov 2018. In 2019, we jumped into a bigger venue, testing the idea of shedding light on the surrounding talent and celebrating the games present at Lisboa Games Week's Loading Zone.
Now that the project is under Game Dev Lisbon's mission and values, we are opening the scope of the nominees to the entirety of the Portuguese game industry, mainland and islands alike, to more than just games, celebrating their creators, the studios, the people and organizations behind them. Now without whisky.