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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Mixed (2,262) - 69% of the 2,262 user reviews for this game are positive.
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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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November 18

Client Update 11/18/2017

AArcade: Source
  • Added an EZ Mode to the Library Browser.
  • Added a dynamic Arcade Crosshair that shows when you are hovering over an object.
  • Added an Arcade Crosshair to the Options menu.
  • Added a notification when you put a web tab into fullscreen mode.
  • Renamed "Inspect" to "Auto" on the Play tab. It still tunes to the best-determined web URL on the in-game screens.
  • Renamed Slave Screen to Video Mirror.
  • Renamed Backpacks to Favorites.
  • Added dynamic Favorite/Unfavorite buttons to the context menu.
  • Added dynamic Mirror/Unmirror buttons to the context menu.
  • Added an EZ Mode to the context menu.
  • Fixed a bug with holding down left-mouse button to see nearby objects.
  • Fixed an issue that prevented the YouTube scraper from showing the Apply Wizard button.
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November 8

Client Update 11/7/2017

AArcade: Source
  • Added a PowerPoint-style tutorial.
  • Removed the Library button from the Main menu. (Middle-click in the map to open the Library.)
  • Separated the Tab menu (TAB) from the Main menu (ESC).
  • Added computer voice notifications for certain events, to help new users.
  • Increased the visibility of the Meta Scrape button, when it becomes available.
  • Added Anarchy Bot Voice to the Sound tab of the Options menu.
  • Moved the Addons & Embedded menus into tabs of the Options menu.
  • Moved all Libretro options into the Libretro Properties menu.
  • Moved all Broadcast options into their own menu (called Twitch Bot Properties) accessible from the Embedded tab of the Options menu.
  • Added all Kodi options into their own menu accessible from the Embedded tab of the Options menu.
  • Added Import Steam Games and Tutorial nag buttons to the Main menu.
  • Added options for disabling the nag buttons to the UI tab of the Options menu.
  • Moved the Players tab to the Tab menu.
  • Renamed the 360 Screenshot tab to Panoramas and moved it to the Tab menu.
  • Added Skip Panorama Instructions to the UI tab of the Options menu.
  • Fixed various issues with taking panorama screenshots.
  • Added the number of entries contained inside of each tab of the Tab menu to its labels.
  • Fixed various bugs with the Tab menu.
  • Added the ability to rename your instances prior to hosting a multiplayer session.
  • Added a Servers tab to the Play menu.
  • Added Max Library Search Results to the UI tab of the Options menu.
  • Added the ability to hide items or props in your Library.
  • Added a button to unhide all library entries to the UI tab of the Options menu.
  • Added Image Viewer Mode to the UI tab of the Options menu.

AArcade: Web
  • Fixed a bug that caused players to spawn way off to the side of the map.
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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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