Hotel 626, an advergame created to promote Doritos snacks, is an amazingly innovative, beautifully-produced nightmare of a game. After "checking in" (giving the website your name, email and creating a password), you are immediately whisked away into the opening movie: your awakening, in the middle of the night, in your room at this hellish hotel. Strange noises echo in a distance. Your breath quickens, your heart races, and some animal instinct screams that you need to get out. You throw on your shirt, dash into the hallway, and then the real game begins.
Although the game is available to play between the hours of 6PM and 6AM only, you can change your computer clock to let you in immediately.
The journey through the hotel is comprised of ten levels, each of which involves its own creepy, unique task or puzzle. Some are extremely simple: locating the correct door, for example. Others involve more complex undertakings, such as figuring out a code or snapping a picture of a ghost's face. None, to be honest, are objectively very difficult or intellectually taxing. What you're really playing against is your own adrenaline, and the knowledge that if you mess up/take too long you're bound to meet a rather unfortunate end. And that, really, can be far tougher to overcome than any MENSA riddle. Luckily, if you do fail and die, the hotel is magnanimous to offer you the chance to either try it again or move on to the next level.
One impressive measure of the game's creativity is the lengths that it goes to create a sense of immersion in the scenario. At the beginning, while registering, you are given the option to allow access to your computer's webcam and microphone; if you do so, both those elements will be used in later levels. Also, near the end of the game, players in the United States can enter their phone numbers and receive a kah-reepy call from a "friend." Finally, as the name of the game implies, the Hotel is only "open" (accessible) from 6 PM to 6 AM, the better to set the spooky stage. However, for those of us who are impatient (me) or too chicken to play the game in the dark (also me), you can easily cheat by changing the time on your computer.
Of all the unanswered questions posed by this enigmatic hotel, perhaps the greatest mystery of all is how any of this relates in the slightest to Doritos (least relevant piece of viral advertising ever?). Still...I don't really care. Hotel 626 is superb, with wonderful visuals and audio, and manages to approximate the fear of such a situation (so far as I can imagine) better than any other online game I've come across. Heck, if it'll encourage them to make more of these, I'll go out and buy a bag of fake-cheddar-cheese-flavored corn chips right now!
If you're brave enough, your room is ready...
what is the code for hotel 626 room 7
Hotel 626 will once again open on Halloween 2012... :)
Yes, you can play Hotel 626 without a webcam or mic.
an online horror game.. and sequel to hotel 626
Hotel Dusk: Room 215
Hotel 626 is an Internet game that can only be played from 6pm to 6am. Players in the game are simulating being locked in a hotel room full of very creepy things. A player has to use their wits and common sense to try and get out of the hotel room before 6am.
change the time of your computer...
394 is the code!
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That is just an urban legend.
the answer is in google.com xD true i dont know
626 345-9667, i believe
yes. because some people called 911.. because after you finish the game you will get an unexpected call and it says "Its not over yet!" so people got freaked out and they call 911. i think thats why hotel 626 is no more :/ I miss it too
Many people received a call from a guy at night, who talked in a very eerie voice "It's not over yet" after they finished the game. Apparently this guy hacked the hotel 626 site (wow he must have GUTS i won't dare to hack such a scary site) and got people's Facebook information, and somehow got their telephone numbers. Obviously they were all freaked out, and sued/complained to the company, not sure of the exact details. So i think hotel 626 won't be online for a while. I'M GLAD.
because it gave people anxiety and someone got a heart attack.
what is the code on elevator in hotel626? the is 389 the signs is on the wall you look at good luck
click 100 times to right after you step down stares and he will run away and you win
There is one hotel by Sheraton in Pasadena, California. It is simply named the Sheraton Pasadena Hotel and is located at 303 Cordova Street. Bookings can be made online at starwoodhotels or via telephone direct with the hotel on 626 449 4000.
cos you half to be 21 noob. On the site it says you have to be 18.
they took down the game it was only a promotion for 2 old doritos flavors i dont know if they will bring back the game again