Web site: live.gnome.org/GnomeVideoArcade
Platform: Linux, UNIX-like
License: GNU GPL
First release: 2007 (?)
GNOME Video Arcade – a clean and simple MAME front-end for any freedesktop.org compliant desktop environment.
This project is targeted towards non-technical arcade enthusiasts who just want to easily play classic arcade games on their desktop.
Though it may be suitable for use in custom arcade cabinets, the project is not designed for that purpose.
As such, its chief design goal is to help you quickly find a game to play and then get out of the way. Its purpose is not to help you manage your ROM collection, nor to provide a confusing graphical interface for MAME’s plethora of configuration options.
– Focused on usability rather than customization.
– Tag your favorite games to easily find them again later.
– Read historical information and tips about your favorite games.
– Game recording and play back.
– Interactive search.
GNOME Video Arcade comes with a user manual that describes basic usage of the application. You can view it by choosing Help->Contents from the main menu in GNOME Video Arcade, or by starting Yelp and searching for “GNOME Video Arcade”.
GNOME Video Arcade was written by Matthew Barnes and is released under terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.
The last version is 0.8.8 released October 30, 2017.