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The Arcade Vaults - A New Home

£1,610 of £5,000 goal

Raised by 41 people in 3 months
Created September 12, 2018
The Arcade Vaults
on behalf of Chris Munasinha

At The Arcade Vaults we have spent the last year and a half presenting a slew of exciting video game events around Cardiff and South Wales across a huge range of locations with support from venues throughout the local community. Whilst we continue to love these partnerships, we think it's time we had a home of our own as well.

Over the last few months we have been quietly shifting the business into a whole new place. We now operate as a solely not for profit, Community Interest Company, meaning the business operates not to make profits, but to create exciting new communal events around gaming, provide opportunities for local video game developers to grow and develop, to inspire conversation and discussion around the industry we all share a passion for and ultimately to drive, grow and develop a bigger, better and more inspiring community for gamers throughout Cardiff, South Wales and beyond.

A beautiful space in Cardiff's High Street Arcade is where we're aiming to make this happen, opening a warm and welcoming new venue in Wales' capital that will give people a place to meet, game, play and work, with a fun and friendly atmosphere that will be unlike anything we have in the city at the moment.

Those of you who visited our pop-up venue in the Summer of 2017 will remember what we did with very little and a whole bunch of hard work. With your funds and support, The Arcade Vaults' new venue will be bigger and better than ever. There is a lot to do. Walls and flooring will need to be pulled apart and redecorated, we need furniture, chairs, tables and sofas for you all to enjoy your games on, and essential resources that will help us create a beautiful place for us all to come together and celebrate the games that we love.

These are vital parts of what will help us make sure that when our doors open we can provide not just a new gaming experience in Cardiff, but the BEST gaming experience we could possibly imagine. Comfortable and cosy, exciting and inspiring and one that is,  more than anything else, yours as much as it is ours.

Your help will make you a part of a new home for The Arcade Vaults.

Any donors who leave their name in the comments will get free entry to the arcade or co-working space for a day. Don’t forget you can share the page and help spread the word! Thank you all, for your amazing and continued support.

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For more Information on The Arcade Vaults please visit our website: thearcadevaults.co.uk 

or find us:

 - on Instagram @thearcadevaults
 - on Twitter @thearcadevaults 
 - on Facebook facebook.com/thearcadevaults 


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So after a wild couple of weeks we are open, at long last!

We wanted to thank everyone who came to the new venue for our grand opening on Friday and Saturday. It was great seeing everyone milling around, having a good time and most importantly, playing games.

It's a been a huge undertaking getting this place up and running and as much as it should feel like we've crossed the finish line by opening our doors thats far from the case. The to-do list keeps on growing as we aim to add more art and graphics to the walls to accompany Ellwyn Males wonderful artwork, improve the lighting throughout the ground floor and add more options to the bar so you can enjoy a wide range of food and drink while you play.

The Co-working space looks better than we could have hoped and the next steps involve adding office equipment facilities and any and all manner of additions to make it the best place in Cardiff, and indeed all of South Wales to work, develop and create your incredible Games.

The jobs not done. Not by a long shot. But God willing it never will be. We hope this will be a space that continues to grow and develop and just keep on getting better over the next few years.

We ask, as we head into the last week of this campaign, for any and all support we can get. Whatever you can give, share, and shout about goes far further than you can know, and we appreciate every drop of support.

Thank You
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Two weeks to go for the big launch! Aside from a few more pictures we have a bit of news - we will be closing the funding drive at the end of November! :(

If you have been thinking about donating please consider doing so before we finish, or if you know anyone who might be interested do send them our way. Remember, if you donate you go on a list and will be able to get free entry to either the Arcade or the Co-working space!

Thanks again to all our wonderful supporters - its going to be a busy couple of weeks!
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Just a quick update for our kind donors! Its been a busy busy week over at our new HQ. We got keys on Monday and proceeded to immediately tear the place apart! But it slowly but surely taking shape.

Don't forget to share the campaign and spread the word. We'll be opening late November.... !! :)
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So, its been a while since we've updated you!

You may have seen elsewhere, but we've had some updates this week! I can finally confirm that the new venue is a go at High Street Arcade in Cardiff. We should be opening late in November, just in time for party season!

And, in case you hadn't spotted it, we've also had a branding update with a new logo and website, plus a shift to a more appropriate .org.uk domain.

We're in a final push now to get to the end, so any sharing of this campaign would be, as always, gratefully received!

Thanks all,
Chris
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Raised by 41 people in 3 months
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on behalf of Chris Munasinha
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