_Ultra Resort Keroncuel_ is an exploration-oriented FMV adventure game. The
player is transported to a fantastic space resort and given free reign to
explore and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. There is only a light story and
some gentle puzzles; the focus is on exploration and relaxation instead of
problem-solving. In this way it’s similar to contemporaries like Saru Brunei’s
Jungle Park or more modern walking simulators such as Proteus. It’s played
from a first-person perspective and presented as a series of still images and
FMVs; it plays similarly to other Myst-style adventure games.
Its fantastical architecture and CG artwork draw from contemporary postmodern
arts movements including neo-futurism, superflat, and other Y2K-era art. The
art direction, by artist Katsuki Tanaka and multimedia production company
Media Craft, can be compared to contemporary work by multimedia artist Osamu
Sato. The music, by house producer Soichi Terada, comes a few years before he
would become better known in games for his work on Sony’s Ape Escape series.