Why twofour54 is the best place to start your video game business

Why twofour54 is the best place to start your video game business

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Anyone thinking about launching a game development or eSports business in Abu Dhabi will first need to find a place to get their business licence.

Well, I’d like to use this blog to explain why twofour54 provides all the resources you need to make your innovative new venture a huge success.

We’ve helped make countless gaming & esports business plans come to life, and yours could be next…


If you have reached this blog and you’re still new to gaming, take a look at a few tips on starting a career in gaming here.


Support with setting up your game development business


Not only will we help you obtain the correct licence for launching your video game business, but we’ll also guide you through every step of the process.

Here at twofour54 we have gone to great lengths to make setting up a business as quick and easy as possible.

We’ll provide you with a list of all the documents you need to get your business licence, and support you with the visa and Emirates ID applications for both yourself and your staff.

Then, once your business plan and application is approved, we’ll help you find a cost-effective office space, sort health insurance, and assist you with finding work through our vast network of local and international partners.

Or, if you’re looking to commission some part time services providers, we also have a pool of talented media freelancers that we can put you in contact with.


Extensive categories for the gaming sector


Last November, twofour54 and the Media Zone Authority (MZA) decided to introduce an amazing 57 new license categories for gaming freelancers and businesses.

This means we are now able to help more video game businesses than ever before, including those specialising in game development, eSports, virtual and augmented reality, animation, web and app development, and many more specialisms.

In fact, we’re super proud to be the first free zone in the GCC to offer a dedicated e-sports licence. So, if this is an area that you’re looking to explore and profit from, then you need look no further than twofour54.


Amazing benefits


As well as offering licences for all kinds of gaming businesses, setting up with twofour54 also comes with a wide range of advantages.

Firstly, we offer fully waived licence and registration fees for the first two years. The first year alone would normally cost new businesses AED 15,000 in licence fees and AED 3,500 for registration, but with us you get to avoid all of these costs.

In addition, we offer 100 percent business ownership, 0 percent income and corporate tax and the opportunity to attend our regular networking events. These large gatherings are attended by over 600 international and local companies, offering countless opportunities to forge new connections and expand your business.

We also partnered with Unity Technologies, and they’ve set their headquarters for the Middle East and Africa region right here in Abu Dhabi. They’re offering exclusive free support services to all game development businesses licensed at twofour54!

We also host regular on-campus seminars and roadshows, and events that allow our businesses to mix and interact with the local community.


An exciting future at Yas Creative Hub


By the end of 2021, twofour54 will move to its new, purpose-built campus at Yas Creative Hub on Yas Island.

Designed to encourage growth and collaborations within the wider media and entertainment industries, this innovative space will allow gaming businesses will to work alongside PR professionals, media giants such as CNN, Vice and Unity Technologies, journalists and many more key figures within the entertainment sector.

The number of freelancers and businesses working within this dynamic hub is expected to triple to 16,000 by 2031.

Offering over 70,000 sq m of offices, studios and post-production space, state-of-the-art facilities such as an outdoor amphitheater, retail outlets and numerous F&B options, plus a fully walkable campus boasting flexible, tech-enabled, community workspaces, it’s the ideal environment for growing and developing your video game business.

Plus, with direct access to Etihad Arena and all the five-star hotels, fantastic dining experiences and extensive recreational facilities at the up-and-coming Yas Bay area, you’ll also be right at the heart of all the action in the UAE capital.

Find out more about starting a video game business at twofour54.