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AWARDS CEREMONY

BIBLIOTECA DE MARVILA, RUA ANTÓNIO GEDEÃO, 1950-347 LISBOA

And the winners are...
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Game of the Year

Revealed November 17th

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Reveal of the Year

Revealed November 17th

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Studio of the Year

Revealed November 17th

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Community Impact

Revealed November 17th

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Developer of the Year

Revealed November 17th

Xisto Winners
Best Student Game

Revealed November 17th

AWARDS CATEGORIES

The Spotlight Awards are a way to celebrate the Portuguese game industry  by recognizing
their games, creators, studios and communities.

Game of the Year

Recognising a landmark Game for the Portuguese game industry in 2022 for its technical and artistic achievement, audience and media impact, or national and international reach. 

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Studio of the Year

Recognising a Studio in the Portuguese game industry in 2022 for transforming the national landscape through game releases, public presence, business deals, or presence growth. 

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Developer of the year

Recognising an individual Developer in the Portuguese game industry in 2022 for its merits in promoting and amplifying the voices and talents of the Portuguese industry though their work.

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Reveal of the Year

Recognising an unexpected or unknown talent in our industry. This is a wildcard category where you can nominate a videogame, a studio, or an individual developer or personality of our industry.

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Community Impact

Recognising a studio, an organisation or an individual for outstanding  impact in 2022, through community involvement and support, public actions to further, proactive action on fighting for social issues relevant in the gaming space. 

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Best student game

Recognising a game developed in a school context by students enrolled in a Portuguese school or college. This category is measured by the potential shown by the videogame developed either by its themes and narratives, technical achievement, or innovative design. 

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Our Award Juries

We picked jurors from different fields of our industry, with community involvement, that are driving
forces for our growth and outreach either by their work, volunteering, or public appearances.

FAQ
What are the Spotlight Awards?
The Spotlight Awards was an initiative by A Ludoteca and had a test debut in 2019, 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 industry, continent and islands alike, to more than just games, celebrating their creators, the studios, people and organisations behind them.
When will the nomination period end?
Nomination period ends on Friday, October 28th.
How do I know the winners?
The winners will be announced at the award ceremony and on our social media.
Where is going to be the award ceremony?
The ceremony will take place on 17th of November 2022, at Biblioteca de Marvila in Lisbon - R. António Gedeão, 1950-374 Lisboa.
How can I get tickets to attend?
Once the nomination period ends we will open an Eventbrite event where you can buy tickets to attend.