We are The Lost Colony, Roanoke's first and soon to be greatest Arcade Bar/ Tournament Venue/ Nerd Hub. Imagine showing off your skills to your friends while enjoying some fresh, cold local brew. Or playing Pac-Man while sipping on an appletini. Or watching the big video game tournament on Twitch. That's what we are about!
What we are:
We are a team of gaming enthusiasts, business professionals, creative writing majors, you name it, we got. Pushing labels aside however we are one thing and one thing only, dedicated. All of the owners are putting their own money and their reputation on the line to make this thing a reality.
Why we are doing this:
We are doing this because we want to do something big. There is a huge gaming community in Roanoke that is displaced. Right now they meet at local bars that are not able to handle huge crowds. Right now there are very few tournament venues that are able to draw in crowds due to size. Most importantly there is no place to enjoy the classic feel of old school arcades games. We want to have a place were you can play arcade games, watch a Twitch stream, but also play on the big screen.
Why should you help:
With your support we can make our dreams a reality. We want to make a place that is both exciting but nurturing for the gaming community in Roanoke. Its not if this will happen, its a matter of when this will happen! With your help we can bring this dream to Roanoke and we can make this fantasy a reality.
It's All About the Locals
What we want to have is a bar that gives as much back to the community as possible. Roanoke is a great place to live; Lets utilize that charm. We want to work with local micro brews, already established gaming clubs, local farms, you name it and it will be local!
Never Stop Gaming
Never stop gaming to us is not just a slogan but it is a commitment. To us we understand that most consider gaming to be just a side thing. But we disagree. We have seen the power of gaming first hand. We've have seen it bring people together to fight not only monsters, but also monsters that affect children of all ages (child's play). We've seen it bring family's together. We've seen children and adults of all ages share experiences through the realm of gaming. That's why we are going to have The Lost Colony be a family friendly place.
Made in Roanoke
We are building a place that supports local nerd culture. We want Cosplayers to show up, gamers, Warhammer players, card game enthusiasts and everyone! We want all nerds and non nerds to come by! Because we are nerds and we want to bring this place to Roanoke!
Risks and challenges
We are working hard behind the scene. Obviously there is much to do but with the help of your support we will be able to take this to the next level.
Due to the nature of Kickstarter we want to have a goal that is not only obtainable but is rather large. We understand that there is a small chance of failure but if we did something as large as say....200 thousand... the chance of not reaching those goals will be higher. Plus this not the only source going into funding the bar. All of the owners are pooling most of their resources into opening this bar.
Yes we do, at this point we are being very hesitant to share it for obvious reasons. However if seeing the business model will help ease some hesitations please feel free to message us. We could work something out.
Here at the Lost Colony we have a board of mangers working together to open this bar. We have a couple of people on the board who have done a project such as this. They are the ones that are leading the project.
All of the Gold-level rewards your name on display in our plaque, plus invitation to our private party the night before opening. Catering provided. Come party with Nate, Walter, Jesse, and the rest of the Lost Colony crew!
All of our gold-level rewards, your name on our plaque, free tokens for LIFE. As long as we're open, you're gaming! Also, a free appetizer at ALL OF OUR EVENTS. Every time we throw a tournament, you're getting your party started right!