|Launch date||19 July 2018|
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Antstream Arcade is a freemium cloud gaming service developed and operated by Antstream Ltd with a focus on retro games. The platform currently has over 1100 licensed retro games across an array of retro consoles with regular titles being added, usually weekly.
All games are hosted locally on their servers and streamed via their client to the end user through Microsoft Azure servicing multiple locations around the world. The majority of games have global leaderboards allowing users to compare their best scores with other players around the world.
A unique feature of Antstream Arcade is the addition of unique and custom challenges this adds different mini games and expands on the core mechanics of each original title.
Antstream was founded in 2013 by CEO Steve Cottam
Platform was publicly available on 19 July 2018
In 2019 the platform was crowdfunded through a Kickstarter campaign and raised £70,301.
Originally Antstream was a paid service with a £9.99 / $9.99 monthly charge however they recently transitioned across to a freemium model.
Current consoles and systems streamed by Antstream Arcade include
Partnerships and Licensing
Antstream is available across a variety of devices mainly Mac, PC, Android tablet, mobile devices, Nvidia Shield, and Amazon Fire Stick.
 A steam release is expected  to complement the PC app with no current confirmed release date.
Regionally it has 23 serves to stream content from. (Asia - East, Asia - South East, Asia - South East (Thailand), Australia Central, Canada - Central, East China (Shanghai), Europe - Central, Europe - North, Europe - South West, Europe - West, India - West, Japan - East, Middle East - Central, PRE North, Russia - West, Scandinavia, South America, UK - South, US - East, US - North Central, US - South, US - West, and US - West Central)
Main competitors and Similar Services
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