Kojima Productions is teaming up with NASA – but they're not making a game

Kojima Productions and NASA are Partnering to Release... a Watch It’s for a watch


Kojima Productions is teaming up with NASA – but they're not making a game. It’s for a watch.
Announced today, the Space Ludens watch is produced by watch designer Anicorn and is based on the visual style of Kojima’s company mascot while incorporating design elements of the NASA logo.
“ANICORN is honored to present the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration timepiece – SPACE LUDENS, an epic partnership that is inspired by Ludens to proclaim creativity, imagination, and the play element in culture,” they said via Twitter.

It may be an unexpected collaboration, but the watch itself looks pretty cool, with designers leveraging the style of both Kojima and NASA in an unmistakable way.
“ANICORN designed SPACE LUDENS with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS using the NASA logo as one of the design motifs,” they revealed. “It is a perfect alignment with the concept of ‘bringing fun into the unknown universe’.”
The timepiece is inspired by the Extra-Vehicular Creative Activity suit worn by Ludens – the Kojima company mascot. Anicorn explains that the mascot was designed by Yoji Shinkawa, based on the idea of an astronaut exploring a digital space.
“We are Homo Ludens,” they added. “We are those who Play.”
The Kojima x NASA watch will be available to purchase on September 27, 2022. This isn’t the first announcement to come from Kojima of late after he announced a new podcast at Gamescom just last month. However, a new teaser image seems to suggest that Elle Fanning will be joining Kojima for… something.
Every IGN Kojima Game Review<a href=“https://www.ign.com/articles/1998/10/22/metal-gear-solid-6”>Reviewed by Randy Nelson</a><br></br>
October 21, 1998<br></br>
An admittedly ambitious project from the very beginning, Metal Gear Solid has managed to deliver dutifully on all of its promises. From beginning to end, it comes closer to perfection than any other game in PlayStation's action genre. Beautiful, engrossing, and innovative, it excels in every conceivable category.
<a href=“https://www.ign.com/articles/2001/11/17/metal-gear-solid-2-sons-of-liberty”>Reviewed by David Smith</a><br></br>
November 16, 2001<br></br>
That's an argument that will go on long after I've passed my judgment, though. The fact of the matter is that Metal Gear Solid 2 is more than just a story, more than just a movie. It's a game, and one of the best ever made. If it isn't the best story ever told, well, the games industry obviously just has a ways to go in that regard. I sincerely wonder, however, after playing something like this, how much head room there is to make a better game experience. ... For the time being, it's worth it for the chance to play this game, and to play it again some more.<a href=“https://www.ign.com/articles/2002/11/08/metal-gear-solid-2-substance”>Reviewed by Kaiser Hwang</a><br></br>
November 8, 2002<br></br>
Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance is like a fully loaded special edition DVD of your favorite movie. In this case, the movie is Sons of Liberty. ... On the other hand, if you've never played the PS2 version of Metal Gear Solid 2, then this game is a definite must-play. Even though the game is year old, it is still an unbelievable game. I know many of you are wondering if it is better than Splinter Cell, but the truth is, they're really different games. Sure, both involve sneaking, and the government, and all that other hoopla, but the approach is entirely different, just like Gran Turismo 3 and Need for Speed are both racing games. If possible, get both games. If not, try them both out and see which one is more your cup of tea.<a href=“https://www.ign.com/articles/2004/11/17/metal-gear-solid-3-snake-eater”>Reviewed by Ed Lewis</a><br></br>
November 16, 2004<br></br>
Once again, this is the best game in the Metal Gear Solid series and it pushes the PS2 just as far as it can go. With a total of 20-25 hours for the first time this provides a fantastic experience that will stimulate multiple parts of your brain and make you feel all fuzzy inside. The storyline plays out like a twist-filled spy novel and the rest of the characters and action fit well into this earlier version of the Metal Gear universe. With so much going on this is a game that will easily please fans of the series and help to woo back those who were dismayed by MGS2.<a href=“https://www.ign.com/articles/2010/06/08/metal-gear-solid-peace-walker-review”>Reviewed by Greg Miller</a><br></br>
June 7, 2010<br></br>
Here's the thing; I could write another nine pages on Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. I could do it with ease. From the missions that have you listening to bird calls to the missions that have you taking photos of ghosts to missions that have you holding people up with bananas, this game is insanely deep. It's crazy and I want to go on and on about every little thing, but there's no reason for me to sit here and spoil it for you. Not only is it in the running for the title of greatest game ever on the PSP, Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is one of the greatest games in the entire Metal Gear franchise.
Whether or not this is a new upcoming game remains to be seen. But I think we can rule out her involvement in the design of this Kojima watch. For now. Further details of the upcoming timepiece will be unveiled in a few days, but what’s going on with Kojima and Fanning remains a mystery.
Want to read more about Kojima’s projects? Check out the anti-war item Kojima sold to raise funds for Ukraine, as well as how Hideo Kojima worked on a concept similar to The Boys.
This story originally appeared on: IGN - Author:Ryan Leston

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