29/06/2015

☆ The Alcatraz Barcade Dream ☆ #Retrogaming #GamersUnite @AlcatrazLondon

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We've all had the dream of opening up our very own Barcade haven't we?

I've always felt that there are definitely not enough great barcades in London and there is a definite gap in the market for a top Barcade like the Brooklyn Barcade to be opened in London.

I have been in contact with a guy called Marcus Gordon who is looking to make that dream a reality by opening Alcatraz Bar in London.

Alcatraz Bar is currently trying to get funding to open a retro/current console gaming bar in London, with a unique flavour........




I caught up with Marcus to try and find out a bit more about the Alcatraz Bar and its plans aswell as what makes Marcus tick as a gamer......

"I've been playing video games for as long as I can remember, and even though I grew up in single parent family, and money was tight, I was lucky enough to get a lot of the early generation Sega and Nintendo consoles.

Even when we'd go on holidays to the British seaside (we use to actually have good summers back then, shocking right), I'd spend all my time in the arcades with my Nana while the rest of the family was sun bathing (I have a built in tan, so it didn't appeal to me).

A lot of my good childhood memories involve playing video games, and growing up sucks, so I thought I'd do something to bring back the good old days and put off being a proper adult for longer. 

My idea is based around creating a community of retro and current consoles gamers, but it will be more than just that. 

Although I can't reveal too much about what the the others ideas that will really make this a community bar gaming bar at this stage.

Over the last few months getting I have been sourcing business advice, doing research and creating a business plan, which has been getting great feed back so far. 

Now all is needed is to get the start up capital to make this dream a reality. 

A crowd funding campaign is being worked on at the moment, and hopefully it'll be rolled out in the next month or two. 

In the mean time, I'll be using my spare time to try and get a buzz in the gaming community going.."

Marcus' plans seem very exciting and I will be keeping a close eye on how this will pan out over the coming weeks and months.

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