Kojima named Development Legend at Develop Awards 2016

At the 2016 Develop Awards, Hideo Kojima was presented the Development Legend Award. As a recipient of this award Kojima joins the ranks of gaming industry legends such as Phil Harrison, Tim and Chris Stamper and Tim Sweeney.


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“Received Development Legend Award, thank you very much.”


Update: a small video of Kojima receiving the award (starts at 4:38):

Source: Hideo Kojima Twitter, Ayako Twitter, Kojima Productions Twitter

  • I’m really happy for him. Well deserved for groundbreaking stealth and adventure games.
    The industry needs more people like our genius. I hope that he will continue creating the best games in our industry.

    • No Place For Hayter

      Definitely need more people whom DIRECT a game, and not simply be at the head, but to BE THE HEAD. It helps to be crazy like Kojima though 🙂

  • BurntFM

    He said it again in the Keynote with Cerny but Mandatory:

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet


    • Punished Fox


    • No Place For Hayter

      Doing what you love is a great thing 🙂

  • Lewis

    It hurts to say this, but the actual award/trophy looks like shit. I know it’s all about the achievements in the idustry and their acknowledgement, but they could at least try to make something less resembling a 5th grade homework.

    Still, very happy for Mr. Kojima, hope he delivers with Death Stranding.

    • Full Options

      I guess they designed it this way because development always has to stay minimalist in order for programs to as run fast as possible. Maybe they had this idea in mind, developers always like efficiency through simplicity.

      • Lewis

        I didn’t mean it was too simplistic. It just looks…cheap. Don’t know how to describe this feeling.

        • Full Options

          I understand it can appear cheap to you. At this level of success, the shape is less relevant. I am perhaps also influenced by Kojima’s pride while holding it and a simple “d” of develop’s font is perhaps not the most artistically original neither, but what a symbol, anyways ! ;D

          • Lewis

            It’s not even the shape. 😀
            The design is fine, but the materials look cheap and it just seems unfinished, unpolished. Really can’t find the proper description 😀

          • Full Options

            You mean it looks too “raw” or something… ;D But the develop legend club is so cool that it’s ok. ;D

    • Leguywhodrownedquiet

      Who cares?
      It’s not like they would give him a platinum trophy

  • Full Options

    Congrats BOSS !!!!

  • JJBYACHFullOptions2FucKonami

    Another award to the collection 😛 Good job senpai.

  • PrinceHeir

    Omedetou Kojima-san!

  • Gatsu

    Congratz Kojima-sama! The award definitely went to the right person <3.

  • No Place For Hayter

    Congratulations Kojima.

    (I’m just gonna sneak back in here and pretend like I wasn’t away for 5 months, ironically I come back at the most busy time of the year for myself.) Figured I better jump back into the fray with more stuff happening like the TPP artbook and Kojima seriously marketing the hell out of his new studio, lol. And I’ll be honest I missed here, and got pretty side tracked with things in life, but I’m back again, long time no see comrades, glad to be back.

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