Hey, Hi, How you Doing, Im John Mitchell, Currently based in Whitstable, Im in the process of taking the leap into Business ownership after 11 Years in the Hospitality sector, I'm hoping to Transform a High street premises in canterbury into a quality, fun and safe independent Virtual Reality Arcade.
Aim To Game
The hope is to offer a quality, fun and safe space for people to enjoy the benefits of Virtual Reality, all while retaining that feeling of wonderment that comes from being at an arcade. The benefits of VR are widely documented and have been shown to increase creativity in its users and imbue the user with a sense of pride and confidence.
Most VR games are fun though not educational, it is part of my plan to include a selection of games to help express the local communities creative side (Such as Tilt brush) and give people a new exciting median to convey it through.
What do we need Funding for?
Starting any business is going to be an expensive venture but with VR come new risks and costs that quickly add up, Dependent on premises location and size the budget allows for a total of 6 smaller single person VR rooms and 2 Large family sized rooms along with a party room, seating area for those not playing but observing and the equipment neccsary to make this all happen.
A total of 10 HTC VIVE Headsets and controllers will need to be sourced along with 10 High End Computers to run everything smoothly, There will also be UV cleaning stations imported from a specialist US based company.
This along with the standard POS and other ammenaties rack up the costs greatly and make it a challenge to self fund a project of this size.