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Plug and play, management-free entertainment for your property.

By combining the accessibility of arcade games with the flexibility of modern consoles, Polycade provides the best-in-class casual experience for your tenants without the headache of traditional arcade machines.

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Plug and play, management-free entertainment for your property.

By combining the accessibility of arcade games with the flexibility of modern consoles, Polycade provides the best-in-class casual experience for your tenants without the headache of traditional arcade machines.

BUY NOW

Financing available
Learn more>

The Polycade
Arcade Gaming Software


The Polycade software platform makes gaming easy. Whether you dabble in games or spend every free moment playing, Polycade will make your gaming experience painless and magical!


Available for download in December.  Get on the list for early access.

Polycade has a minimal footprint, so communities can gather in your building without a big machine cramping up your space or detracting from your design.

Polycade offers games specifically tailored to your community, resulting in engaging, purposeful spaces that inspire community, culture, interaction, & excitement.

Easy to use

Get your game on.

The Polycade software is designed for maximum flexibility with minimum friction. 

If you're just looking for the simplest way to fire up some games, Polycade AGS is the software you've been waiting for.

If you're a power user with an extensive background in emulators, you'll have all the control you could wish for, without the tedium of configuring everything.
 

One, unified library

Retro classics & Modern titles: Together at last.

Polycade compiles games from several sources so that you can organize and launch them all from one unified library.

We're adding more sources all the time! Currently supported are:

  • Steam
  • GOG
  • Itch.io
  • Utomik (coming soon)
  • ROMs. Pre-configured emulators included for:
  • Arcade (MAME)
  • NES
  • SNES
  • Sega Master System
  • Sega Genesis
  • Atari 2600
  • Gameboy Advance
  • TurboGrafx-16
  • Add additional emulators yourself!

Curated games from every era

A Unique Game Store

Looking for legal retro games or the best mid-core games ever made? Look no further!

Built into the Polycade AGS is a game store that features a variety of games curated specifically for a casual or mid-core gaming style. We focus our licensing efforts in a few areas:

  • Original, unmodified versions of retro games from the arcades and consoles
  • Great modern mid-core games
  • Social games: co-op, versus, and high score!

...and more!

Take your games with you

Powerful Player Accounts

Signing in to any Polycade install (your home setup, your friends setup, or the Polycade at your local bar!) is ultra fast - simply scan a code on-screen with your smartphone and you're in!

When logged in, you'll enjoy some great features:

  • Your high scores will be recorded
  • You can continue your saved games
  • You can customize the look and feel of the interface with unique skins
  • Any games you have purchased through Polycade will be playable!

Tiered leaderboards

Personalized Leaderboards

Games are more fun when you can compare your scores with your friends and family!

Leaderboards work with games you can buy from Polycade, and with any arcade ROM.

Polycade allows you to see high scores from a few angles so that you can compete on your terms. See leaderboard categories like:

  • Friends only!
  • Best score on this machine
  • Best score in your city
  • Best score in the nation
  • And more!

A meaningful achievement system

Patches!

Back in the 80's, you could get a high score on any Activision game, snap a photo, and mail it in to receive a special cloth patch! Pretty cool right?

The Polycade achievement system, called "Patches", rewards you for a variety of actions, from getting the high score in  game to real-life quests like "play on a Polycade in a bar!". 

The first 100 players to earn each patch will receive a free, physical cloth patch in the mail!

Find what you want faster

Unique categorization

Find what you want faster than ever with unique and meaningful game ratings that help you know what you're getting into with each title!

In addition to traditional categories like Genre and Platform (NES, Steam, etc), games are rated by:

  • Session Length (5 min, 15 min, 1 hr, etc)
  • Control Complexity (how many buttons?)
  • Learning Curve (easy to pick up?)
  • Recommended number of players
  • And more!

No duplicates!

Pick your favorite version of each game!

It's a real bummer when you open up an old game only to discover that it's some other version than the one you loved so deeply. Polycade enables you to select the version you remember!

Polycade rolls duplicates together, lets you select the default version to launch, and also gives you the option to launch any other version of the game you have installed. 

Awesome extras

Screensaver art!

If you leave your Polycade system idle, it will switch into screensaver mode. 

Polycade commissions animated artwork from artists around the world, like the one to the left from grabrela_arts.

Alternatively, you can set your machine to launch a game when idle - either a specific game or a random one!

Regular updates

This is only the beginning

We have some amazing features planned for 2021, and we're constantly revising based on feedback from our community forum,

Expect to be frequently surprised with new features you actually want!

Plug and play or DIY - you choose

What's your style?

Looking for a quality plug-and-play experience? We've got you covered - check out our premium quality hardware products to find a form factor that works for you.

Looking to build your own arcade machine? Awesome! We can help guide you through the journey via our community forums or our comprehensive online how-to guides (coming soon!).

Maybe you just want to get a quick fix on your laptop or desktop computer - downloading and installing Polycade is done in two clicks! Play with an existing Xbox controller, or grab one of our low-price, high quality retro controllers (available for pre-order Oct 13th 2020)

No need to break the bank

Free. For all.

Polycade AGS is 100% free, and if you already own a PC running Windows 10, all you need is an Xbox-compatible (xinput) controller to start playing. 

Polycade AGS is currently in beta. Join the beta and get notified when Polycade AGS is released by clicking the red button below!

Sign up for early access now.