Japanese indie game gets themed rooms at Kyoto hotel

The Kyoto hotel room has 8-bit pictures on the walls.

The penguin smokes, but I think it’s a non-smoking room.
Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel

In the past, Kotaku informed you of themed rooms in Japanese hotels. Typically, these rooms are for established franchises As Kingdom Hearts. But now a Kyoto hotel offers a room plastered in Japanese indie play, Unreal life.

The premium Unreal life released on Nintendo Switch and Steam. Here is the description of the game:

After losing her memories, the girl could only remember one name: “Miss Sakura”.
She set off in search of Miss Sakura, aided by a talking traffic light and the power to read memories of things she had touched.

“Unreal Life” is the story of his journey.
Compare memories of the past with the present, solve mysteries and follow the girl and the traffic light in this atmospheric puzzle adventure game.

Follow the memories, follow the path, and what you will find is …

The Anteroom Kyoto hotel has partnered with Unreal life developer Hako Life to create two themed rooms. But it’s not just a collaboration where imagery is everywhere. Oh no, there is more. Hako Life designed Unreal life-themed amenities, such as a laundry bag and toothbrush, and even created a mini-game just for the guests.

A close-up is shown of the game's guest menu screen.

A video game for the guests.
Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel

The hotel will even prepare meals found in the game for guests. This is the total Unreal life experience, I guess.

Bread, eggs, bacon, fish and other food are placed in bowls on a table.

It looks delicious.
Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel

If you are familiar with Kyoto, the hotel itself is a short walk from Kujo station, and has an art gallery and several themed concept rooms. It looks like a neat hotel.

A peek inside the other Unreal Life hotel room.

This room looks very blue. But I think it’s the lighting.
Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel

Currently, Japan is banning tourists from entering the country due to the covid-19 pandemic, but once that is lifted, we hope international indie game fans can stay in the rooms.

A wide shot of the Unreal Life hotel room shows controllers.

There are even controllers on the table for people to play.
Picture: Antechamber of the Kyoto / Hako Life hotel

The Unreal life rooms will be available until january 31, 2022, so hopefully the ban on tourists will be lifted sooner, rather than later.