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 (43 reviews) - 67% of the 43 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (2,151 reviews) - 69% of the 2,151 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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Recent:
Mixed (43 reviews)
Overall:
Mixed (2,151 reviews)
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DancingPants2006
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Pretty good, could use some work though.
It dosen't hurt preformance too much.
Worth a try.
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BILL GATES
( 7.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Doesn't even work. I uninstalled it because the 2 gigabytes it took up were just dead weight.
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|TeRa|Sushie~☢ #TEAM PYRO
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Awesome idea But the game itself Runs like ♥♥♥♥ing HELL

on the smallest map i was getting frame jumps going from 90 to 18 to 52 to 90 to etc

if this gets fixed and i can play this at a stable fps ill be so happy but for now i cant recommend this
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Mang Scoos
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
It crashes alot
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RedPanda
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
Can't get it to work sadly. I tried all the solutions the devs and other people provided.
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Electafree
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
This is a great concept and I hope this doesn't fall the way of other Early access games. If enough innovative new features were implemented and the visual give a small extra polish I'd be happy paying money for a full version if it was ever made.
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Trateler
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 30
The idea for this was great, but the execution was terrible.
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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
( 19.1 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 (Camping)
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: July 27
Ew.
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25 of 31 people (81%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,372.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: July 2
I live here.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 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 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.1 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.
Was this review helpful? Yes No Funny
4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
5 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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548 of 631 people (87%) found this review helpful
607 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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389 of 453 people (86%) found this review helpful
60 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
493 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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