Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer and writer who is best known as the creator of the Metal Gear series. Initially Kojima wanted to become an artist, illustrator or filmmaker but was discouraged as the social norms in Japan in the early 1980s favored a stable salary job over creative pursuits. His father died when he was 13 years old leaving his family in a financial bind and his uncle who was an artist struggled to make a living influenced his decision to study economics in university instead of pursuing his creative passion.
Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, director, producer and writer who is best known as the creator of the Metal Gear series. He began his career with Konami in 1986 in Konami’s MSX home computer division as a designer and planner. His first assignment was Penguin Adventure, the sequel to Antarctic Adventure where he acted as the assistant designer. In 1987 Konami asked Kojima to take over a new project called “Metal Gear”, from a senior associate.