The Plugged Inn gaming cafe
The Plugged Inn gaming cafe
The Plugged Inn is an upcoming gaming cafe. Think board games, arcade machines, games consoles, live events all under one roof!!
The Plugged Inn is an upcoming gaming cafe. Think board games, arcade machines, games consoles, live events all under one roof!! Read more
I am Callum and i'm passionate about two things- games and food. I live in a typical British seaside town, so when i'm not playing games at home, I could always be found at friends houses playing games with them! The social side of gaming has been a fundamental part of my life since an early age.
In my current job, I already service Aberystwyth's foodie population, having being a supervisor at a local Starbucks Franchise for 3 years.
I am a host at heart- I love nothing better than to have all of my friends over, so we can all sit together around a board game, or passing round the controllers of our favorite games consoles.
With my Kickstarter venture, I want to invite everyone to join us at our table.
About The Plugged Inn
I want The Plugged Inn to be the premier venue for social gaming in Ceredigion. As well as games consoles available to play, I will have arcade machines such as Pac-man, Space Invaders and an extensive collection of board games and with enough funding, I can hopefully bring even more fun additions to my venue. In the evenings I will host various tournaments and themed events with support from the Steam community.
The food offering will be a mix of good value snacks and drinks, as well as some larger, quality meals and beverages, so that customers will have the choice to either graze as they game, or enjoy a hearty meal in good company and relaxed surroundings.
I decided to use Kickstarter to look for funding because I really think that this entire business revolves around you. I want to make the kind of venue that Aberystwyth seriously needs and I want to make sure that the local community can help us shape it.
The more money I raise through Kickstarter, the more entertainment equipment I can provide for you when you visit us.
The Plugged Inn Membership
Patrons of The Plugged Inn will be able to buy membership cards either from the cafe once open, or by donating £10 or more to this Kickstarter campaign.
Membership will last 1 year from the date of issue and will allow the member to benefit from special daily offers on food and refreshments at the cafe, as well as discounts off any paid events and contests hosted by The Plugged Inn!
I have various stretch goals in mind for if I successfully beat our target of £11,000, including specific arcade machines, and extras. One idea I have is for a display cabinet full of retro handhelds which members can get exclusive access to while in the cafe.
I will give more information about potential stretch goals if we surpass our £11,000 target
our homeless strategy
The food supplier we will be working with prepares lunch packs, I plan on buying around 10-15 a day to distribute to Aberystwyth's homeless community through a third party source already doing this. The packs will be entirely funded by The Plugged Inn, and contain fruit, Chocolate, Drink & crisps. As we believe in the fight for homelessness.
Risks and challenges
I project that I will need £25,000 total capital to comfortably open The Plugged Inn, which is considerably more than my Kickstarter goal, but once I have successfully completed my Kickstarter funding, this will give me a stronger position to acquire funding from elsewhere, as I can prove that there is demand for this type of venue that we are offering. The dream scenario would be that we manage to get to £25,000 in Kickstarter backing and then we won't need to seek extra funds elsewhere.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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