AFK Gamer Lounge is the next level of gaming: Real-World & Social!
Our facility features a video game LAN center for PC and console gaming, an Esports Bar section for viewing of competitive gaming, and a lounge for offline socializing and strategizing. Together we can aim to build a vibrant community of social gaming that takes place in the real world!
Our Story Began with a Problem...
Most gamers understand that the image of the anti-social teenage boy playing video games alone in his room is dead wrong! In reality gamers today are all ages, genders, and extremely social. The real problem is that our favorite activity keeps us tethered to our desks and TVs at home, primarily interacting with our fellow video game enthusiasts via the Internet; we want to change this!
The AFK Solution
A dedicated space for gaming: Just think of the possibilities!
The LAN gaming area, the bar, and the lounge are simply the platform; the real exciting part is how we as a community will use the space. Everything from tournaments to launch parties is fair game. And why stop there? How about a showcasing of the most cutting-edge, scifi-esque gaming technology or a meet-and-greet with a professional gaming team? There is no end to the potential that gamers have when they come together, so lets make it happen together at AFK.
Below is the complete list of our pledge packages:
Some fine print:
-For the 1v1 and 2v2 matches, the chosen game must have a reasonable duration (aka no Sid Meier's Civilization V on Epic Game Length).
What's this "Pass" Thing?
An AFK Pass is how we organize users who want to play video games at AFK. The Pass will let you log into the PCs at AFK and remember your personal settings.
Why does AFK use these?
Because after talking to hundreds of gamers, one of the main pieces of feedback we heard was a request for an unlimited play time option. The gamers we talked to did not want hourly charges, as in the LAN center norm.
The Kickstarter Level-Up System
Every aspect of AFK Gamer Lounge reflects the gamers who created it; including out Kickstarter! Here's how the mini-game we created for this Kickstarter is played:
When you pledge to AFK, you get an amount of Experience Points associated with your pledge package.
As you check out, you choose how to assign those points into one of the 3 aspects of AFK (shown below).
Each square represents a possible feature at AFK Gamer Lounge. By reaching the necessary amount of points in a square, backers "unlock" that feature at AFK.
Feature squares must be unlocked from top-down and meet the prerequisite feature squares in order to get to bigger, better unlocks.
Instructions in Picture Form:
The purpose of the Level-Up AFK system is twofold: To involve our backers in the process of building AFK and to discover which features are most important to our future customers.
\\some important notes about the XP mini-game: In order to completely level-up (which would be awesome!) this Kickstarter would have to hit multiple stretch-goals; points can be distributed any way you want such as all in one square or into multiple features; this game is a guideline for what the AFK team will implement, however, unforeseen circumstances may cause an unlocked feature to become unfeasible -and- some locked features may be implemented anyway if there's a good reason to and we have the money to do so.\\
There are 3 aspects of AFK to Level Up
Use the points you get from pledging to level up the Bar, Lounge, or LAN aspects of AFK. These features are upgraded during the Kickstarter, and this graphic will be updated daily.
After you've pledged, click this image to cast your vote
OR click HERE to spend your Experience Points and level-up AFK!
Risks and challenges
The main risks for AFK Gamer Lounge are permits and unforeseen costs:
Permits: Although our team has done extensive research on which laws and permits apply to our future establishment, sometimes the bureaucracy of starting a new business can slow and full of red tape. To mitigate these issues, we have a number of professionals advising us throughout the process. If we do encounter some huge legal issue, we'll be straightforward with you, the backers, about how this will affect us opening.
Unforeseen costs: This category of risk includes things like the building we lease not having the wiring we need to support 100 gaming computers. Naturally, we try to anticipate these issues to avoid them completely, but there might be something costly that pops up along the way. If this happens, AFK will keep backers updated.
4x (3 month all-access passes) 4x ("Reported for AFK" T-Shirts) 4x (1 on 1 coaching sessions) 4x (Bricks with your name or username on them) and 4x (1-on-1 matches with the Founders of AFK) PLUS 10x (2-month all-access passes), 10x (AFK Team T-Shirts with your Team/Logo), 2x (team coaching sessions in any esports title), and 2x (5v5 showdown matches with AFK staff) and 440 Experience Points