Turn your entire digital life into a game. AArcade is a 3D desktop that launches shortcuts to absolutely anything you like. Join the anarchy of the persistent online metaverse, or remain in your own private reality. Casual in-game building features, plus hundreds of thousands of addons.
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Mostly Positive (40 reviews) - 75% of the 40 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,145 reviews) - 69% of the 2,145 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 3, 2014

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What the developers have to say:

Why Early Access?

“Early Access allowed AArcade to be built around the suggestions of the Steam player community.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“AArcade's development is nearly complete and will be coming out of Early Access WITHIN A COUPLE MONTHS. The April 20th release date has been pushed back as we eagerly await news on a VR update to the Source engine.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“The full version will have an improved new-user-experience with tutorials and one-click-access to the the best community content. Great effort will be put towards orienting new users to the concept of a 3D desktop so that they may enjoy what AArcade has to offer for many years to come!”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“AArcade's 3D desktop features are ready to rock 'n roll. The multiplayer features and the new-user-experience are currently being revamped in preparation for coming out of Steam Early Access.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“AArcade will be free. You shouldn't have to pay for a program that just launches your own stuff anyways.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Feedback & suggestions have shaped AArcade's development over the Early Access period. Features such as cooperative building in persistent multiplayer servers now exist due to the community's many requests for it. The Steam community can talk to me directly every Wednesday during a live Twitch stream or through the Steam forums.”
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April 30

Client Update 4/30/2016

  • Changed the Main Menu to load maps in Singleplayer mode by default.

You can still load maps in metaverse mode, you just have to use the Custom Game menu for now.

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April 14

Client Update 4/14/2016

  • Added Auto-Pause to the Arcade options menu. You can choose from Full Pause, Minimal Pause, and No Pause.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Joypad Start button to unpause AArcade even if you were playing a different game.
  • Changed the button that unpauses AArcade to be KEYBOARD ESCAPE.
  • Changed the pause screen to be less ugly.
  • Removed "Adv. Host" button from Map Info screen until we are able to host our SP saves in Metaverse mode.
  • Added a way for weekly events to show up on the MotD screen.

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About This Game



Anarcy Arcade is a shortcut launcher, just like your regular desktop. It replaces your 2D wallpaper image with a 3D world, and replaces your 2D shortcut icons with 3D objects.

It transforms our PCs into 3D metaverses that we can explore with our friends while still getting work done. Performance is always put first. It will not lag your games down.



Use AArcade as your everyday desktop, or use it to manage your massive game, movie, or image collection and share with your friends.

Menu-less Browsing

AArcade is a "game between games" where you walk up to what you want and click LAUNCH. No more down-time between games!

Customize

Easily spawn in new shortcuts or props, modify their properties, and build your dream arcade!

Full Version Games & Apps

AArcade launches ANYTHING that you can run on your PC and runs them at full quality & speed. You'll NEVER have to choose between AArcade or running your games well.

Addons & Modding

Use the maps & models from over 30 of your favorite Source engine games as your 3D desktops! Over 50,000 compatible maps and many thousands of compatible props!

Steam Workshop

Share your customizations or your creations with the rest of the community with AArcade's BUILT-IN workshop publishing tool! Well over 1,000 items already shared!

Explore

Discover how deep each rabbit hole goes when exploring the massive creations of other players, past & present.

Multiplayer

Host any one of your 3D desktops in multiplayer mode. Watch videos with your friends, give tours of your collection, or just hang out on your desktop! (Note that port 27015 must be open to host a public server.)

Virtual Reality (OPTIONAL)

Truly experience the metaverse in 3D using your Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, or other VR devices. The tidal wave of the future is about to hit!

Be Productive

AArcade lets you use your Start menu, alt+tab, use your favorite programs, etc. The things you launch open right on top of AArcade, just as if it was your desktop wallpaper image.

Sleep Mode

When it needs to, AArcade goes into a deep sleep mode where it releases all of its textures, 3D models, etc. so that your PC is free to run what matters most: the stuff you launch.

Steam Stats & Achievements

Compare the size & stats of your collections with your friends. Earn achievements for reaching milestones, and for ever leave your mark on a map by being the 1st person to load it up in AArcade!

Free & Indie

AArcade is 100% free and developed by just 1 guy. It does NOT have built-in ads and is not a corporate attempt to sell you junk. It is made specifically to enhance your PC experience.

Features

  • Supports the Oculus Rift for a virtual reality experience!
  • Works with Steam games, non-Steam games, movies, YouTube videos, pictures, websites, etc.
  • Launches your files & programs. just like normal!
  • Instantly ALT+Tab to switch between programs.
  • Goes into sleep mode while you play other games. (Doesn't lag you down!)
  • Emulators are supported! (But not included.)
  • Automatically finds YouTube trailers and HD boxart to use on 3D shortcuts.
  • Does not interfere with Windows or your normal computer use.
  • Anarchy Arcade does NOT come bundled with any additional games or movies. It simply is a fun & entertaining way to access your personal media collection and share the experience with your friends.

Merging Reality with Virtual Reality

Anarchy Arcade lets you spawn real-life games, movies, pictures, and other media (directly from your PC or the internet) into the virtual world. In the screenshots here on the Steam Store page, we have labeled these real-life media items with a [CENSORED] sticker so you can easily see them. Just imagine your favorite stuff under those stickers.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7 (32/64-bit)/Vista/XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Video card must be 256 MB or more and should be a DirectX 9-compatible
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: A QWERTY keyboard and a mouse are also required. An internet connection is required for internet connectivity.
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nervyalloy5
( 23.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
this is an amazing game and i highly recomend it to annyone even remotley interested
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Metabloxer
( 13.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 28
What should be clear here is that this is NOT a game. This is really, at the very least, a toy.
It's a virtual desktop, where shortcuts take the shape of arcade machines, laptops, and whatever else you want them to look like.
But, you can also have art hagning up, props and models placed around, and even custom content from the workshop. You can further this by furnishing different houses, both in the game and from the workshop.
Last time I played, it was a bit confusing. This could really use an in-game tutorial or a hints menu.
IF it wasn't free, I would expect a lot more from this, and maybe I would hae given it a negative review. But it does what it says, and a bit more, without many bugs, if at all.
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Chloe
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
Ew.
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Crocs + Socks
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 26
It's not useful for me. 2/10 would build my house like that.
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Link
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 25
couldnt get past the tutorial lel looks gud whatever
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EPICNUKER129
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
its a neat idea but i do not want to deal with decorating it to my own desire it takes me way too long and i just want to hang out with friends
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Señor
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
I wrote this comment using the Anarchy Arcade game inside the Anarchy Arcade game inside this game called Anarchy Arcade

11/10 would Anarchy Arcade again
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Salem
( 45.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
By far one of the best games i have ever wasted my time on. If i can even call it a game.
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TheKilledCreeper
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
I played this game a long time ago, about six months after it came out.
It was so great because I could watch videos, listen to songs and most importantly play games with my friends in a virtual space that would be a replacement for my desktop, only better and more efficient.
Now, I come back to it, and it's all very confusing, and the multiplayer is SO TERRIBLE!
In my review I will be speaking about three things, multiplayer, design and concept.

Multiplayer -

I want to play this game with my friends and only with my friends, not some random people that all they do is get in my way all the time. And it doesn't make a single change even if I just set my game to singleplayer mode! No difference whatsoever! But I guess I can deal with that for the time being. But a thing I CANNOT deal with is the fact that multiplayer is completely broken in the way that you even can't see someone else's arcades (ONE OF THE BEST AND ONLY THINGS YOU CAN DO IN THE GAME)

Design -

The buildings themselves are gorgeous! They are very simple for sure, but still are very nice to look at, especially when you insert the furniture, which, speaking of, is also beautiful. But do you know what's not gorgeous? THE INTERFACE! The interface is disgusting and very confusing. You cannot navigate through a single menu without having difficulties because everything is too confusing to understand, from the location of the menu to the contents of it.

Concept -

The concept of accesing all your media through a 3D virtual space desktop is fricking awesome. It gives you a ton of place to work with and could really improve efficiency overall. I would give it a 10/10 only for the concept itself, but the execution ruins it all.

Conclusion -

I do not recommend this game / tool to anyone at its current state, but if it ever gets updated in a positive way, I will sure reconsider my review.
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mackenzie2005
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
This is a very fun game and allows modders to use there creative freedom
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
17 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,368.8 hrs on record
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Posted: July 2
I live here.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 15
Needs more work on startup and menu loading, I either crash on startup or load a start menu with no buttons, just the background and music. If I crash on startup, I have to verify the integrity of it. Also needs to have a feature where friends, not random strangers, can join in. Cannot recommend at this time.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
20.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: June 29
More or less, its a "Share your pirated albums Soundcloud playlists while playing illegally aquired games playing games in your steam library and watching that pack of The Simpsons episodes that you 'came across' online viral videos with friends!" simulator


10/10, the world needs more Anarchy Arcades.

Would be a 9/10, but the only problem I had was solved the day that the Kanye cardboard cutout was uploaded to the workshop.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11
Wow. I mean just wow. wow... wow.....










I just play it to decorate the houses. I never use it as a shortcut.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 24
I wrote this comment using the Anarchy Arcade game inside the Anarchy Arcade game inside this game called Anarchy Arcade

11/10 would Anarchy Arcade again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
Ew.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
548 of 630 people (87%) found this review helpful
606 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 11, 2015
I am using my computer to play this game to play on a computer to play a game about computers.

Computerception 11/10
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318 of 357 people (89%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 4, 2014
Have you ever dreamed of having your perfect gaming/anime/tv show high-tech home? Are you poor as ♥♥♥♥?
Well today is your lucky day!
For only 0.00 you can finaly have it!... but not really... since its only virtual... its still pretty damn cool though!
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389 of 452 people (86%) found this review helpful
59 people found this review funny
Recommended
8.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 5, 2014
You can play the game that you are playing at the same moment...But in that game you can play the same game inside of the game...
GAMECEPTION!
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347 of 402 people (86%) found this review helpful
491 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: September 15, 2015
I'm too ashamed of myself to make a porn hub account, so this is how I keep record of my favorite videos.
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