Kojima Productions is hiring ‘Homo Ludens,’ has a store coming

Gay cough drops?

His contract officially terminated by Konami, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima just announced his new, independent studio, Kojima Productions, which is partnering with Sony to create its first project. Accordingly, it will be “console exclusive” to the PlayStation 4 (and may release on PC).

If you want to get in on the ground floor (and know Japanese, the language the applications are all in) there is also new website for the studio, which has a “careers” page hiring for just about every facet of video game development, though its expected Kojima also took some Konami employees with him.

There’s also this weird letter from Kojima where he writes, “We are Homo Ludens (Those who play),” which explains my sub-headline (best cough drop that doubles as anytime candy). “Even if the earth were stripped of life and reduced to a barren wasteland,” [Kojima does love Mad Max – Ed.] “our imagination and desire to create would survive — beyond survival, it would provide hope that flowers may one day bloom again.”

There’s also a “Store” section to the site coming soon, so you can buy crap with that siq logo plastered all over it.

[Update: Pretty standard shirt they’re going to sell]

Steven Hansen