Hideo Kojima opens new Kojima Productions studio

Today, it has been officially announced that Hideo Kojima has opened a new studio, once again called Kojima Productions. A website has been launched as well, which you can find here. And here is the studio’s logo:

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“This is new studio’s logo. Looks like a medieval knight and also a space suit. It expresses the vision of “aiming the new world with the latest technology and pioneering spirit”. –  (Hideo Kojima)

The press release reads as follows:

 

GAME DESIGNER HIDEO KOJIMA OPENS NEW STUDIO: KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS

Tokyo, Japan, Dec 16, 2015- KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS announced today that it has officially opened its doors. Lead by award-winning game designer, HIDEO KOJIMA, the studio will begin focusing its efforts in developing products that will push the boundaries in innovation and ignite consumer interest worldwide.

Stay tuned for future announcements.

Production Name

Kojima Productions

Representative

Game Designer HIDEO KOJIMA

Date of establishment

Dec 16, 2015

Web Site

www.kojimaproductions.jp

On his English Twitter account, Kojima posted the following message:

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We already knew several former staff members from Konami would be joining the studio, and now we have some names: concept artist Yoji Shinkawa, Kojima’s personal assistant Ayako Terashima and producer Kenichiro Imaizumi.
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Ayako-Kojima-Productions-ShirtIf you visit the official site, you can scroll down to find a message written by Hideo Kojima himself:

From Sapiens to Lupens

We are Homo Ludens (Those who play).

From the moment we enter this world, we instinctively invent ways to have ‘fun’, and share our inventions with those around us. 

We are not asked to do this, nor do we need reasons to create. It is simply who we are.

We find one another and complete with one another. We laugh together and cry together; all while playing together. Our experience bind us and liberate us. To share our most valuable experiences, we create stories, invent tools, and evolve the art of play. Play has been our ally since the dawn of civilization.

“Playing” is not simply a pasttime, it is the primordial basis of imagination and creation. Truth be told, Homo Ludens (Those who Play) are simultaneously Homo Faber (Those who Create).

Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland, our imagination and desire to create would survive – beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again. Through the invention of play, our new evolution awaits.

Kojima Productions – We are Homo Ludens. We are those who play.

Hideo Kojima

Scrolling further down reveals an extensive list of career opportunities, each of which can be visited for more information on the job requirements.

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Last but not least, at the bottom of the page is the announcement of a store that is ‘coming soon’. We already know what item will be sold here in the future, as Kojima announced on Twitter that they are planning to sell the Kojima Productions t-shirts sporting the new logo (they can be seen worn by Shinkawa and Ayako on the photos above).

Source: kojimaproductions.jp

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