The eGames Lab is a national consortium composed by SMEs from several backgrounds, R&D Centres and Public/Private Non-Profit Organizations. It extends from Portugal’s mainland to the islands of Madeira and Azores and it’s main goal is to boost the Portuguese creative industries with a special focus on the game development sector.
The eGames Lab Agenda is set to develop the proposed activities until the end of 2025. Of course the idea is that these will translate in a self-sustainable national ecosystem that will guarantee the international awareness and competitiveness of the Portuguese videogaming industries, creating new long-term jobs, attracting more investment and launching successful titles worldwide.
The Agenda is part of the Portuguese Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR) under the main call for Portuguese companies being ranked #2 overall by the international jury. It represents a 29 million euro investment from which 23 million is funded by the PRR and the remaining by the private companies.
The eGames Lab mobilizes around 220 highly qualified jobs within the consortium members. From these, more than 130 are new job posts. Stay tuned on the Careers page for all the opportunities.
Despite being a consortium with rights and responsibilities, the eGames Lab is totally open to all the community.
Other Portuguese studios and companies that develop their work either on the gaming industry or on the creative industries can join us through the Partners Program and access several perks and advantages that the eGames Lab is putting together, either, finance/investment-access or codeveloping, internationalization process and access to trade shows, to specific research or even equipment and play testing in our Labs, there’s something for everyone.
The eGames Lab covers research/scientific advances on several topics ranging from Artificial Intelligence, Storytelling, Blockchain, VR and AR. Outcomes are several frameworks, new videogames titles launched internationally, a brand new IXP and marketplace, scientific papers but specially, a legacy that will really create a new long-lasting industry in Portugal.
Videogame companies that are part of the consortium make use of the main game engines available: Unity and Unreal Engine.
Some companies focus more on the mobile market while others are developing for PC and Playstation markets.