My name is Matt Bowen, I am 32 and Live and work in Looe Cornwall, I have been a taxi driver for 4 years in the town. I am a huge gamer, playing games online with a big community. I stream Live on Twitch which is a platform for all gamers to broadcast their gameplay to the world. I started Twitch in February 2020 and became Twitch affiliate in March 2020. I currently have 2,983 followers on twitch. Which are all part of the community. I want to open a community Gaming Internet Cafe. A place to get the kids of the street and socialising and gaming with friends , Meet new people with the same interests. A place for gamers to go if they feel isolated at home. I want to create a community where people can come and relax even if just for a chat about the latest games/ updates. Get community involved with game tournaments and evening D&D nights etc.
My online social media as follows
Twitch 2,983 Followers twitch.tv/iammattbowen
TikTok 11,000 Followers Tiktok.com/iammattbowen
Instagram 5,983 Followers Instagram.com/iammattbowen
Twitter 2,820 Followers Twitter.com/iammattbowen
So nearly 24,000 Followers based on my Gaming , Computer knowledge. Knowing the industry and with the passion I have for gaming and technology is enough drive to make this a possibility.
I have also met with some fellow streamers / gamers and built their systems for them
Dealing with the public is a Key part of my experience in starting some thing like this up. I am a huge fan of gaming industry. I also know a lot people struggling to play latest titles and consoles being in a poor economic situation this is why I came up with this business idea for a community Gaming Café.
As a Taxi driver I was sat on the Taxi Rank in Looe town, I was waiting and applying for trade. I then over heard a conversation between some teenagers that were sat on the bench talking about the new Fortnite update. One of the Teens stated he doesn’t know as he does not own a console and can not afford to buy one. His friends did make jokes about it and it which did touched my heart regarding this. This is how I came up with the idea of Gamer Studio. I want to be able to get people of the street and socialising together. If people has a place to go and game and hang out it could lower the chance of getting up to mischief.
The Gaming Café would be a place for all people any age and any gender. To come hang out and socialise. This would be a place for people to play games together and socialise about new games, content or technology. Whether its consoles or full computer systems this is a place for people to come and socialise. It will be a place for people to bring their broken tech to get repaired or replaced. To come get advice on gaming systems or new tech. Also we would be selling full custom gaming setups and accessories. A place that people will know and trust to come in and feel warm and safe in an environment they are comfortable in. Where parents can leave their teenagers while they go shopping or simply sit in the studio and have a coffee while their teen games. There would be also gaming events and tournaments for people to win prizes. Other Gaming events like D&D and other board games. A place to come get the latest titles or hardware for their computer. Accessories for their consoles and devices. A place to come and learn about new technology and get involved within the community on all social and gaming events.
The studio will also be a place to have gaming events to we would be doing tournaments for online games or board games.
A place for people to play the latest technology and games when they can’t afford them themselves.
The studio will be open from 08:00 – 22:00 7 days a week