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Anarchy Arcade

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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 BrowsingAArcade is a "game between games" where you walk up to what you want and click LAUNCH. No more down-time between games!CustomizeEasily spawn in new shortcuts or props, modify their properties, and build your dream arcade!Full Version Games & AppsAArcade 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 & ModdingUse 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 WorkshopShare 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!ExploreDiscover how deep each rabbit hole goes when exploring the massive creations of other players, past & present.MultiplayerHost 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 ProductiveAArcade 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 ModeWhen 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 & AchievementsCompare 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 & IndieAArcade 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 RealityAnarchy 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.
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Elijah Newman-Gomez
Elijah Newman-Gomez
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System requirements for PC

  • 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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Last Modified: Nov 28, 2023

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Anarchy Arcade reviews and comments

This is a brilliant idea in the wrong pair of shoes. What this actually pioneers in someway is a virtual room filled with links, videos, games, movies and cosmetic furniture and other interactive stuff to play around with.

This has an enormous potential as an alternate desktop environment. It also supports multiplay.

The problem this "game" has is its a half-life mod and therefore it looks outdated as hell and is terrible to navigate and use. I mean its not difficult to use it or anything.

A great idea but restrained by it's framework.
«Ugly as my life»
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Early Access Review This "Game" is frigging awesome. I installed it 10pm an just wanted to try it out. I turned of my Computer at 5:30am. Creating the arcade of yar dreams is so cool
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Early Access Review Not really amazing in my opinion. why having to launch an extra program only to walk around and then launch the game? Its free yes but meh its not really spectacular nor usefull in my opinon. so thumbs down
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Early access review it's not really a trick to take for what I took them but I needed Flash I know more what I download them but its still not working so I do not RECOMMENDE at all good game has got that successful
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Early access review this game probably could have been nice if I could have played, I explain tutorial in English a little bugged, so I could not complete it. A single server is currently available with a huge ping, so I can not get to know me.
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Early Access Review That's not a Game, but it's a really nice Idea to create your own virtual Space with everything you want. + Virtual Atmosphere + Custom Maps + Show Trailer of Games you downloaded but have never played + Course in your virtual Space around + watch even more Trailer + See distorted Steamgame covers + Look yet MORE trailer + SPAAAAT USK 89 + 10/10 IGN 100%
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Early Access Review I didn't play much, but still I give a review The game Has a very good concept and I hope that the game comes out big the only thing I'm missing is the Multiplayer, though there is one but this one only owns lan server either m Do I ask something wrong or it is not quite finished any case a very good game that leaves a lot of freedom and creativity I recommend it
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Early Access Review The Idea behind it isn't bad. To have Your own Apartment and to have Consoles in it that you could play DayZ, Borderlands etc. is ne Hammer's Idea. In Practice, however, this is not too nicely implemented, although I am sure that is still possible and the Developers also thought they want to revise the Game. At the moment, however, it is too confusing for me in terms of Control and Objects. Underm Knit: The Game is not bad, but the best Game in the World is not. In the Tutorial far too little is explained and otherwise I can't really get away with the Controls either. However, to say something positive, as I said, the Idea is not bad, that one is only now trying to put something on my Feet does not convince me, because something like that is quite Inovative and I have never seen anything like This before. However, I would still wait for the Game to develop a bit further. I hope the Review was Informative enough and I am pleased to receive Feedback;). Greeting, Soul.
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