Hideo Kojima

The man responsible for inventing Stealth games needs no introduction. Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer and director who is best known for creating the Metal Gear franchise with Konami in 1987. Kojima initially wanted to work in film writing and eventually direct a movie. But, the gaming legend eventually joined Konami in 1986, and the rest is history.

He utilized his affinity for cinema and literature in video games, with titles like Metal Gear Solid 2 dealing with numerous philosophical questions. Before leaving Konami, Hideo Kojima altered the horror genre PT, a playable teaser for his canceled Silent Hill game. After Metal Gear Solid V, the ingenious creator started working on Kojima Productions’ first project, Death Stranding. Its story, gameplay, and mechanics cemented his role as an auteur of gaming, mostly for the better. Kojima has received a myriad of awards celebrating his career, and he deserves each one of them.