Free Play Arcade

is creating arcades.
By becoming a patron of Free Play Arcade you'll be an active participant in their creative process.

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Don't You (Forget About Me)
$5
per month
Everything started with your support and we need it now more than ever. This tier gets you a shout on our Stream and, if we make it through this, your name will be included on a new Joe Skilz mural memorializing this fundraiser. And we will never forget you.
Don't You Want Me
$10
per month
We brought back the arcade and now we need you to save it. This tier gets you a shout on our Stream and, if we make it through this, your name will be included on a new Joe Skilz mural memorializing this fundraiser. You will also receive a secret discount code to use at our online merch store.
Includes promo code
Don't Stop Believin'
$20
per month
This tier gets you a shout on our Stream and, if we make it through this, your name will be included on a new Joe Skilz mural memorializing this fundraiser. You will also receive a secret discount code to use at our online merch store and an unlimited use (during your patronage), unique 10% e-giftcard discount code. E-giftcards may be used for purchase of any product at Free Play.
Includes promo code

104

patrons

$3,528

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About

On March 15, 2020, due to Covid-19 (the "Coronavirus"), it became clear that Free Play Arcade will not survive the coming months without help. We have made deep, dramatic cuts to all aspects of our business (including our unbelievably talented staff), maximized all of our available credit facilities, and reached into our own pockets - but we do not have sufficient funds to survive a prolonged period of dramatically decreased business or an extended closure. We need help.

March is traditionally the biggest month for Free Play Arcade, where a combination of improving weather and Spring Break drives our business into the summer and allows for capital improvements and our annual Spring Series. In the past 15 days, since Covid-19 began to change the world's behaviors, we have experienced a $150,000 revenue shortfall. Where we had contingency plans and insurance in place for a wide variety of scenarios, nothing will save us from what we are currently experiencing.

Indeed, this strikes at what is undoubtedly the worst time in company history. Our cash reserves were depleted during our Free Play Ft. Worth expansion and kept low as we progressed on Free Play Dallas. Still, we could have sustained a company-wide 25% loss of business without making dramatic changes. We could have sustained a 50% loss of business by making cuts where necessary. We cannot survive what we are currently experiencing (a 75-100% loss of business) without your help.

We've established a variety of Patreon levels. Some of the rewards will be less valuable if we are forced to close due to a mass shutdown of arcades, restaurants, and bars. Regardless, your support at any level is appreciated and will always mean the world to us.
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