Turn your desktop into an endless metaverse of work & play. Replace your 2D wallpaper image with an interactive 3D world. Shortcut icons are physical 3D objects. Powered by the Source engine and the Steam workshop.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,984 reviews) - 70% of the 1,984 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?

“We have a small development team. Early Access allows us to focus our efforts onto the features that matter the most to our users.”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“Anarchy Arcade will come out of Early Access when the new meta game mode is implemented and the new player experience is well-polished. No later than October 2015.”

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

“The meta game mode will provide the AArcade community with a persistent world to create, live in, and share. Many of the planned community events will be directly tied into the meta game mode.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Anarchy Arcade is more than suitable for daily use as your primary 3D frontend to your PC. However, you will experience a small amount of bugs & game crashes (mostly in multiplayer).

You will also have to put some effort into learning how to do simple tasks, but after that it should be quick & easy to perform them.

The intro sequence is not very polished, so after the tutorial sequence you are going to be free to explore AArcade's functionality on your own, or with the help of the Steam community.”

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

“Anarchy Arcade is a mod built on the Source SDK Base 2013 Multiplayer game engine and is distributed to users free of charge via Steam. It generates no revenue, but donations are very appreciated.”

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

“The community determines which features of AArcade get improved and expanded upon through their feedback, bug reports, and suggestions. Communicate with the developer through the Steam community or live in a weekly Twitch stream.”
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February 6

Client Update 2/6/2016

  • Fixed a bug that could cause metaverse objects to spawn in your singleplayer arcades.
  • Improved metaverse mode caching to speed up item loading.
  • Improved dynamic object loading in metaverse mode to give you some walking around room.
  • Improved AArcade's ability to reliably connect to metaverse mode.

NOTE
The improved metaverse caching stuff will only give you a speedup starting the 2nd time you visit a particular metaverse map.

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February 1

Client Update 2/1/2016

  • Improved stability of metaverse mode.
  • Fixed various bugs that could cause "loopback" or "timeout" errors.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in the last update that could cause crashes in various maps.
  • Changed smaller default maps to fully load at spawn, rather than waiting for you to get close to objects.
  • Fixed the Libretro sound-enabled client.dll that was broken in the last update.

NOTE
Fixed an issue that caused player movement to lag you up at 2:48PM PST today.

NOTE 2
Pushed another attempt to fix the player movement lag in metaverse mode at 10:09AM PST 2/2/2016. It shouldn't cause severe lag anymore.

NOTE 3
The player movement lag is finally fixed with this 1:09AM update on 2/2/2016! Thanks for your patience!

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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.
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Early Access Review
Why not play your games in this game. wait what?
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Early Access Review
it's like having your own fully customizable gaming heaven in the one and only source engine.


pros:
+100% customizable maps
+supports all games on source engine (like tf2 and l4d2)
+has multiplayer
+workshop (duh...)

cons:
-HARDLY ANY SERVERS.
-the tutorial is kinda hard, too.

final score:

8/10 2nd best source mod ever
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
Early Access Review
The game is the most for VR
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306 of 352 people (87%) found this review helpful
425 people found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2015
Early Access Review
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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85 of 100 people (85%) found this review helpful
94 people found this review funny
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
Early Access Review
i don't have money to afford a big room so i play this intead
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