GNOME Video Arcade

GNOME Video Arcade is a simple Mame frontend for any compliant desktop environment.

GNOME Video Arcade recognizes that the frontend is not the point; the games are. 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.

GNOME Video Arcade was written by Matthew Barnes and is released under terms of the GNU General Public License, version 3.

Latest Release

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.8 (Released October 30, 2017)


  • 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.


Main window

Game properties


Main window

Game properties



October 30, 2017

Released GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.8 to keep it working with MAME 0.191 and beyond.

April 28, 2017

Released GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.7 to keep it working with MAME 0.184 and beyond.

February 24, 2016

Released GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.6 to keep it working with MAME 0.170 and beyond.

September 14, 2015

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.5 released with more bug fixes and a big performance improvement to the game list.

August 26, 2015

After a long hiatus, GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.4 released with a bunch of bug fixes.
This release is mainly to scrape off the rust and get the app working again.

February 16, 2012

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.3 released with a couple bug fixes.

January 15, 2012

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.2 released to cope with MAME 0.144.
(Forget about 0.8.1. It had a critical bug that made the release unusable.)

May 15, 2011

GNOME Video Arcade 0.8.0 released for GTK+ 3.0.

May 31, 2010

GNOME Video Arcade 0.7.1 released.

Get Involved

Help improve GNOME Video Arcade:

If it crashes on you or doesn't work, please tell me.

If something about it annoys you, please tell me.

Got a suggestion or cool idea? Please tell me!

The best ways to contact me are direct email or report a bug.



Apps/GnomeVideoArcade (last edited 2019-01-12 22:46:27 by AndreKlapper)