This company out of Japan decided to build their arcade to resemble the famed Kowloon City best know as the inspiration for games and movies.
Until its demolition 22 years ago, Kowloon Walled City in Hong Kong remained as one of the most bizarre places on Earth. And even if you’ve never heard of it, you’ve probably seen its influence in pop culture in video games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops and Shadowrun, as well as in movies such as Blade Runner and Ghost in the Shell. This is how it looked…
At its heights in the 1980s when Hong Kong wasn’t fully under China’s control, Kowloon Walled City was a 2.6 hectare area enclosed by military bases. It housed more than 33,000 people in devastating living conditions. In such a surprisingly tiny space, it was fitting that people would only cramp in by building shelters upward, thereby turning the area into a shockingly dense vertical slum.
Since its disappearance almost two decades ago, not much has been covered about this historic slum. However, it seems like it’s now acting as an inspiration to Kawasaki Warehouse Arcade in Kawasaki City in Japan. In short, the Kawasaki Warehouse Arcade provides you with a chance of reliving the dystopian glory of what used to be Kowloon Walled City and all the features that made it the world’s much loved cyberpunk slum.
From the heavy front doors to metallic tunnels that lead to ill-omened octagon spaces and pools of acids, this crazy arcade truly brings back the memories of Kowloon Walled City. Its cool high tech lights and low life structures will possibly make it internet’s new favorite cyberpunk slum.