Nerdgasm - be who you are and do what you love. Enjoy gaming, drinks, local art and bands in a community focused establishment!
We have been over this part of our Kickstarter hundreds of times. We need to make this part witty and inspiring enough to encourage you to give us money, however the more we think about it the more we just want to be honest with you, the general public.
Nerdgasm is BASED off how we all grew up; hanging out with friends and, "nerding out". Before the internet and Xbox Live all of us used to get together with friends and do what we still do now, but together. We want that back.
Nerdgasm, as an idea, was STARTED while attending midnight releases; specifically movie releases but video game releases count as well. We would come out and need a cool place to go where we could hang out and talk about the movie or play the games.....sadly, no such place exists in Indianapolis.
Nerdgasm is FUELED by, and will continue to grow on, the passion that is this market...the nerd market. We need more of the Beercades and the Emporiums. We need a place to be the leader in uniting the nerd community in ways never seen. The local artist needs to be supported, the local band needs to be promoted, and the local community needs to be highlighted for its support of the local breweries and nerd culture.
So how do we do this? Nerdgasm, simply put, is a video game bar. We only have local beverages on tap and specify, for the time being, in beer. Outside of that, we will showcase a wide variety of arcade games, nerd decor, and console video games ready to be played at any time (including midnight releases). Amongst all of this we also will sponsor tournaments of all kinds of games; anything from cards to board games to handhelds. All decorations and events (such as live bands, tournaments, or midnight releases) will be promoted with local business partnerships--the basic idea is to make sure another business in our community (comic book shop, record store, etc.) is always involved.
That is the how and why, but the what is simple. We are starting a Kickstarter to raise funds to cover our building expenses such as: remodeling, building the bar, plumbing, and furnishings. Kickstarter will also be a great way for our brand to get exposure.
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Our biggest challenge is getting the people out to us. What if everyone is past the point of wanting to even go out and enjoy these games that they could easily play at home for free. Why put pants on, go out to a bar, and be annoyed by the loud music and people talking when you could just sit at home?
On a more financial basis, our biggest concern is the economy. The area we have chosen for our building location does not worry us in the least, however the economy does. We are first time business owners, so putting this amount of money into something that could fail miserably is just plain scary.
We are hard working, passionate people. You have no idea who we are or what our personalities are like. Hopefully by reading our Kickstarter you can get a hint as to what we are like as people, but trust me when we say that if you knew us personally you would say, "those guys need to own their own business." We cannot tell you that our years of experience and tons of money will keep us from failing, because we do not have that and it won't work. I can tell you that we will not accept failure, plain and simple.
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
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