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Game Dev Lisbon

From Lisbon based game developers, to the game industry everywhere, connecting the Portuguese gaming scene to the world.

Who are we?

We are a collective of game developers from and based in Lisbon, founded on the idea of

local action with international reach.

Our goal is to create a space to connect different sectors of the industry, from development to marketing.By sharing opportunities, goals and knowledge in a professional forum, we hope to promote a safe, engaging and thriving space for debate, growth and showcasing our talent to each other and the world around us.

Community Events

Game Dev Meetups

Monthly community networking events in and around Lisbon. We promote big and small gatherings, from small dinners to sponsored showcases and mini-talks for the Portuguese game industry.

Highlight Action

Spotlight Awards 23

Join Game Dev Lisbon celebrating the Portuguese game development industry and vote for the games, studios, people, and organisations that have positioned Portugal as an international industry player. Save the date November 20th, at Biblioteca de Marvila in Lisbon.

Nov 2022 - 1st Edition

Spotlight Awards 22


  • Game of the Year Buck up and Drive

  • Studio of the Year Digitaly

  • Developer of Year João Sapiro

  • Community Impact Vanessa Dias

  • Reveal of the Year Beers and Boomerangs

  • Best student game Xisto

May 23 - 1st Edition

Spotlight Magazine 23


  • A catalogue of 39 Games & Studios

  • List of games and game dev Events all over Portugal

  • Find some of the schools and universities focused on game development!

  • Get to know the game dev Communities and the work that has been done over the years.

Industry Event

Game Dev Camp

Game Dev Camp is an event fully designed by the community, for the community. It always had in its mission to become one of the top meeting points for both local communities and professionals around the world.

Showcase Event


The creation, development and production of Video games in Portugal have a privileged showcase at Lisboa Games Week through the Loading Zone space. Studios, Developers, Universities and Polytechnics, publicize and test their projects with the public.

Sign up for our Online Community

We are building a professional online community to those that work in the games industry in a diverse range of roles. Our main goal is to connect the Portuguese games industry, reframing the opportunities within.

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