Checkpoint Gaming Lounge
Checkpoint Gaming Lounge
Gaming Lounge, Restaurant, Café and Bar. creating a social hangout for lovers of gaming and fans of Esports.
Gaming Lounge, Restaurant, Café and Bar. creating a social hangout for lovers of gaming and fans of Esports. Read more
About this project
What is Checkpoint?
Checkpoint is a gaming lounge for passionate and casual gamers alike; fans of PC, console, handheld and board/card gaming come together to enjoy casual or competitive gaming in a friendly and social environment.
We combine all of the best parts of your typical gaming café or LAN centre and mix it with the exciting environment and great food and drink you would come expect from a modern day lounge. Checkpoint will also hold regular tournaments held by both us and external tournament organisers. Got a tournament you want to hold? Then let us know and we can book a selection of our PCs or consoles out for you so you can compete against your friends...or better yet, let us organise it for you!
Whether you are a hardcore gamer who wants to climb the ranks alongside your team mates whilst drinking and having fun, or if you want to pop in between lectures or business meetings to destroy opponents and blow off steam during lunch, Checkpoint is sure to provide an experience unrivaled by any other spot in Cardiff.
If you are an Esports fan then you will know the pain of sitting at home and watching the video games you love whilst wishing that you could enjoy these games on the big screen in the same way that traditional sports are watched. Well now there is a place that you can! Checkpoint will host multiple wide screen TVs and projectors that will stream all of the hottest Esports. These TVs are dedicated to the viewing of Esports so what every you want to watch in the gaming world will be shown on our screen. Checkpoint will be number one place to hold your tournaments, parties, University socials and events that will be completely different from anywhere else in Cardiff.
What will we provide at Checkpoint?
As gamers we love to level up, gather loot, collect coins and unlock rewards. We want your experience at Checkpoint to reflect that and so we have come up with a loyalty scheme that not only rewards you for gaming with us, but turns every visit into a game of its own. An experience points (EXP) loyalty card will enable you to gain EXP as you spend time in checkpoint. these experience points will level up your account, unlocking in store bonuses as you increase in level. The higher level you are, the more rewards that will be available to you. Alongside being able to level up your Checkpoint membership, you will also be able to earn unique CheckPoints that can be used for exclusive in-store purchases and game time.
Alcohol and Soft Drinks
Checkpoint will be serving up a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks for our customers to enjoy whilst they are playing or watching games. Alcoholic drinks are great to enjoy while watching sports amongst friends. and now with this venue you will be able to experience that same atmosphere while watching Esports along side other Esports fans. We will also have a range of fun, game themed cocktails for those who just want to kick back and relax.
Non-alcoholic soft drinks will be avaliable to those who want to keep their head in the game or stay refreshed for long gaming sessions.
Customers can choose from our wide selection of items on the menu that are designed around ease of eating. items on our menu will be either bite sized, cut of or skewered for your eating convenience to enable you to game for longer whilst staying fueled.
We will have high-spec computers so that we can run the latest games on the highest settings, giving you the best gaming experience. These PCs will have the most popular single and multiplayer games on the market pre-installed so that all you have to do is log in and play!
Checkpoint will feature a variety of different consoles for you to enjoy playing: From retro consoles like the N64 to the modern day PS4 and Xbox one. There is currently nowhere in Cardiff that caters for groups of console players who wish to grab a controller and challenge their mates; we wish to change that!
Tournaments, Activity and Parties
We will be organising our own tournaments as well as hosting tournaments, University socials and parties for people around Cardiff who are looking for a venue that is aimed towards those who love gaming. We will also be holding board and card gaming tournaments which will be powered by Rules of Play Cardiff!
As a dedicated gaming lounge we will be streaming all the biggest games and tournaments in Esports from across the world, right to Checkpoint. If you also have a favourite streamer/channel, then come down and we will put the stream up on one of our dedicated Esports TVs.
Customers are welcome to use our in store WiFi for free, so they can play hand held, laptop or mobile games against each other without having to worry about data usage. customers are also free to come in and use the facilities to browse the Internet.
Below are some sketches that capture the lounge-like feel that we want to create. These awesome sketches were provided to us by Hannah Collins of House of Zinthos. check out more of their stuff at www.houseofzinthos.com
Where we are now, and why we need you
Risks and challenges
Checkpoint has been in-development for around 10 months and the business plan has been meticulously thought through and all of the potential risks have been evaluated and addressed. This does not mean that there not still obstacles in our way; one of these obstacles is a venue.
If our Kickstarter is successfully funded then we can use the money raised to secure a venue to make Checkpoint as perfect as possible for customers. Once this has happened, we have the means at hand to create Checkpoint!
We have a lot in store for any gamers who wish to use us. We hope to see you soon!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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