Gaming Hub for Startups planned by Twofour54 and Unity at Abu Dhabi

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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A gaming hub will be launched in Abu Dhabi under the collaboration of Abu Dhabi media cluster, Twofour54 and Unity Technologies, renowned for its game development platform, Unity Game Engine.

The partnership has been signed between the two entities for a period of 10 years.

With the support of Twofour54, Unity will develop a “Centre of Excellence” for start-ups and students where they can learn and develop their skills required in the gaming industry.

Unity will provide complete technical and business support to the startups and companies which are affiliated to the gaming hub.

Mohammed Al Mubarak, Chairman Twofour54 said, “Unity is at the forefront of the technology curve – I join the Abu Dhabi Leadership in welcoming them to Abu Dhabi to establish their Middle East and Africa regional headquarters”.

“Unity’s arrival is a game-changer for the industry. The strategic partnership will deliver the areas that are essential for industry growth, such as talent development and game building technical support,” said James Hartt, Director of Gaming and Strategic Development, Twofour54.

Dave Rhodes Image“The initiatives we’re bringing to the table through this partnership will exponentially enhance Abu Dhabi’s offering across the industry value chain, from hands-on academic training to business development and game developer support.”

Dave Rhodes Senior Vice-President & General Manager, Unity Technologies

A comprehensive unit training and certification program will ensure that Abu Dhabi has a world-class talent pipeline that nurtures the capabilities needed to support the world’s fastest-growing gaming hub.