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 (46 reviews) - 67% of the 46 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,188 reviews) - 69% of the 2,188 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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Hacker_v2.0
2.9 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 30
BELISSIMO IL FATO CHE STAI IN CASA E GIOCHI DA LI I GIOCHI LOL :D
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wreyne
3.2 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 28
8/10
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Gamertron7500
0.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
I never managed to start the game up. It tells me that I need to have the latest version of Flash in order for it to work, an I followed the instructions that it was provided by the link on the pop-up message. The result? No luck.
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krattex
0.3 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 27
best game for watching ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s +1
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DemBears
6.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 26
Really Good.
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peob
0.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 24
I want this game so bad but i cant get it because of the flash. This needs flash 11 but it wont work with flash 22. so im going to wait tell flash is updated on this game tell i play it.
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flareonflare
9.8 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
virtual mancave, have a room filled with dumb youtube clips, have a room filled with scifi movies, have a room that just has a shrine to blasto the jellyfish saviour of the citadel, defy the laws of gravity with your lair of media, have all your desktop shortcuts to your games become arcade cabinets that play trailers for those games

once they get the user interface working a little bit better for videos itll be pretty damn great

itd be even better if they could somehow make money from this so they could make a proper engine :P source engine still kinda sucks

But for a source engine game this is prettttty sweet
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gammaquad
0.6 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
10/10 Pirating Simulator 2016
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BrassGuitar
18.1 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
This "game" is more of something to do while your games are updating and your internet is total crap so updating 20mb takes an hour. It's got good features, plenty of content. 7.5/10 would arcade again.
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CRD716
4.4 hrs
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
A great game the only bugs are some games won't show the screen and gamejolt doesn't work.Other than that it's amazing!
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 4
-x+x- PROS -x+x-
-Really really clever idea
-Immersive
-Interactive
-MULTIPLAYER
-Lots of choices + Cuztomization options
-Games
-YT
-Pictures!
-Makes me feel useful when in reality I'm sitting in front of a computer screen doing nothing productive or useful
-Freaking arcade-ception
-Downright AWESOME


-x+x- CONS -x+x-
-The virtual UI in videos n stuff is kinda bad and laggy
-Players are just floating heads (?)
-Lights get waaaaaaaaay to bright sometimes
-The overall interface needs to be fixed
-Community is kinda small / dead

P.S. I wrote this in Anarchy Arcade inside Anarchy Arcade inside Anarchy Arcade.

Giving a generous 7/10, could recommend to a friend but needs some improvements
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 3
I can finally look at porn without having to delete my search history!!!

10/10 Would fap again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 19
A great game the only bugs are some games won't show the screen and gamejolt doesn't work.Other than that it's amazing!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
18.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 20
This "game" is more of something to do while your games are updating and your internet is total crap so updating 20mb takes an hour. It's got good features, plenty of content. 7.5/10 would arcade again.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 21
virtual mancave, have a room filled with dumb youtube clips, have a room filled with scifi movies, have a room that just has a shrine to blasto the jellyfish saviour of the citadel, defy the laws of gravity with your lair of media, have all your desktop shortcuts to your games become arcade cabinets that play trailers for those games

once they get the user interface working a little bit better for videos itll be pretty damn great

itd be even better if they could somehow make money from this so they could make a proper engine :P source engine still kinda sucks

But for a source engine game this is prettttty sweet
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: August 3
Steam has to update there flash player for windows 10 users i looked up how 2s still can get the bloody game to work please do yourself the favor and dont download this "game"
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
553 of 636 people (87%) found this review helpful
615 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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319 of 358 people (89%) found this review helpful
40 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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390 of 454 people (86%) found this review helpful
61 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
496 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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