Emulate your favorite retro arcade games in an environment engrossed with retro realism and extremely detailed surroundings. Play together with friends in your own arcade, either with or WITHOUT a VR Headset and realise what arcade life felt like back in the 80’s/early 90’s.
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Mostly Positive (22) - 77% of the 22 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (296) - 82% of the 296 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Aug 1, 2016

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December 22, 2017

Created new and improved Arcade Builder tool!

Dear Retro Fans,

For those who missed it, please take a look at our previous announcement which goes into detail with what we’ve recently been up to: http://steamcommunity.com/games/465780/announcements/detail/1471979126291199601
Well, we promised you we are still here and have been working on Neon. Santa has arrived early with a nice gift for you: New and improved Arcade Builder tool with new system for customising your perfect Arcade and more!

  • Here are the latest patch notes:
    Fixed Color setting for console cartridges didn't work.
    Fixed GameBro backlight enabled by default.
    Fixed Special Cabinet screens aren't aligned properly which lead to pixel bleed.

    Added missing formats.
    Added New Radio Stations for Boombox.
    Added Launch Options into map (Classic, Neon) for the Arcade Builder .
    Added Asynchronous Texture Streaming System for faster Texture and Level loading.

    Created new and improved Arcade Builder tool.

    This new Arcade Builder works with the new Arcade format used in Neon to improve usage with multiple custom arcades and content.

    Check out the tools button on the top bar to begin importing and fixing legacy-arcade format XML files to work with the new format.

    Create a layout from the heading on the left to specify the locations of each arcade or cartridge in the map.

    You can drag and drop nodes from the list onto the layout map itself, or onto the list of nodes on the right.

    Also, you can right click on nodes or tabs to find more options.

    (More information about New Arcade Builder tool below:)
    New Features:
    Arcade Layout System - Create a Layout which specifies the location of your custom arcades within the environment. (Instead of one entire template for the whole arcade) Legacy Import Tools - Import your old arcades from the old XML format to the new JSON format, they can then be used in your custom Layouts. Tabs - You can edit multiple peices of content at once with a more intuative and tab-based interface. Audio Previews - You can preview your audio files for Attract Screens or Tapes within the builder. Texture Previews - You can now preview textures in any supported format, within the builder. Filters - You can use filters to help narrow down a large list of user content to a specific game or platform. Themes - Some people want a more professional and clean interface, we have the option for them! Please note this version is still a work in progress, certain features may not be fully implemented at the moment.
We hope you have an amazing festive break and enjoy your time off with family and friends. Bring on 2018!

Have fun in-game! - Joe

Warmest Regards & Festive Cheers,
Digital Cybercherries Ltd.
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December 9, 2017

Message to our Community

Hello everyone,

So, I know things have been very quiet at our end and now that most of the dust has settled, I’d like to briefly explain what has been going on.

Unfortunately, within our team, and due to unforeseen circumstances, we’ve had some major restructuring. This involved some of our beloved members venturing onto new things. We wish them the best of luck and cannot explain how thankful we are for all their hard work and dedication to our projects.

I can appreciate it may seem very unusual for us to be this inactive in terms of communication with you all, especially in view of how responsive and transparent we usually are. It was never our intention for this to happen.

Most of you probably do not know, but Digital Cybercherries consists of only a small team, (even smaller now,) and we do not have an actual studio. We all work from home and some developers are in different countries. In fact, many of us work full-time jobs to keep development prosperous and healthy. We simply have not made enough funding in order to develop both NRA:N and HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed full time.

We originally set up Digital Cybercherries as a group of close-friends with the sole purpose of being able to create awesome and entertaining content. Our dream was, and still is, to eventually have enough finances to work from our own studio and be able to make and develop games full time. An enormous amount of effort has gone into this goal. Don’t get us wrong, it’s not all about money. We develop games because we love to do it, it’s our passion. But at the same time we have to be realistic. Without enough funding we cannot keep up with the strains of continuous work.

Looking back now, maybe we were not honest enough with you regarding our current situation / set-up. We wanted DCC to be perceived as a Triple-A studio, even though technically, we never had a studio, just a virtual one. Everything we have done, from development to communication was with the intention of being perfect, to every fine detail. But as life goes, it’s simply not possible to maintain such a mindset given our position.

Right, onto a more positive note:

Have we still been developing HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed?
Yes, we haven’t stopped working on it.

When is the next update for HYPERCHARGE: Unboxed?
Due to planning and major restructuring within the team, I cannot now give an honest answer. I promise I will keep you updated regarding this.

Have you abandoned New Retro Arcade: Neon?
Definitely not.

Have we still been developing New Retro Arcade Neon?
We have done little bits here and there. Once planning has been fully established, we’ll start updating Neon.

I’m not making excuses for us, but rather, valid reasons. There is heart and honesty in this post. I wanted to be fully honest with you guys. There has been a lot going on development wise as well as within our team which I won’t go fully into. Sometimes it's not all what it seems from a player's perspective. Things are always more complicated than you may believe. Once we have a solid foundation within our team and planning, we’ll get back to the good ol`days of regular updates.

You’ll see a lot of positive changes in 2018. After all our obstacles and hindrances, we will not give up. We believe in ourselves and the passion our fans provide. We certainly won’t give up on you.

We’re utterly sorry for the lack of communication and any inconvenience we may have caused.

To those who have stuck by us since day 1, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. You will be kept up to date with our plans. I ask that you trust in our word and continue to walk with us on our journey. We’re not going anywhere. - Joe

With love,
Digital Cybecherries Ltd. X
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“New Retro Arcade: Neon' is an immensely detailed arcade simulator”
Road to VR

“New Retro Arcade: Neon is a Classic Arcade Gamer's Paradise”
Upload VR

“Whether or not you own a VR system, NRA:N allows players to build their own virtual recreational rooms”
Tech Gaming

About This Game

New Retro Arcade: Neon is an Emulator Frontend where you can add and play your own game ROMs in Virtual Reality. There is support for over 30 arcade cabinets, 18 console cartridges and 10 handheld games for you to setup and play using your personal collection of game ROM's and our Arcade Builder tool.

Click here to check out the Arcade Builder Guide, for help with customising each aspect of Neon including games, artwork, music and video.

Don't forget to check out the demo version of New Retro Arcade!

Key Features

  • Fully playable for gamers WITHOUT a VR headset
  • Multiplayer networking allowing for up to 6 players in a game
  • Customise Arcade Cabinet artwork, button layouts and attract screens
  • Customise video files or stream from online sources such as Youtube to the Projector
  • Customise music or internet radio URL's to casettes for the boombox
  • Over 10 mini games including Zombie Problem II, Bowling, Air Hockey and Skeeball
  • Packed full of usable objects such as guitars, drum machines and light guns

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: New Retro Arcade Neon supports non-VR, as well as all VR headsets, however motion controllers are recommended for the optimum gameplay experience.
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel i7-4770
    • Memory: 16 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 980
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: New Retro Arcade Neon supports non-VR, as well as all VR headsets, however motion controllers are recommended for the optimum gameplay experience.
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