The Creative Gene: How Books, Movies, and Music Inspired the Creator of Death Stranding and Metal Gear Solid

Hideo Kojima

Translation of: Sousakusuru idenshi: Boku ga aishita meme tachi by Hideo Kojima, copyright Ã2013.

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Publisher: Viz Media
Publish Date: 10/19/2021
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 9781974725915
ISBN-10: 197472591X
Language: English

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The ferociously talented Hideo Kojima, creator of Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding, shares his perspective on the stories and movies that influence his work! Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima's enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture. Ever since he was a child, Metal Gear Solid and Death Stranding creator Hideo Kojima was a voracious consumer of movies, music, and books. They ignited his passion for stories and storytelling, and the results can be seen in his groundbreaking, iconic video games. Now the head of independent studio Kojima Productions, Kojima's enthusiasm for entertainment media has never waned. This collection of essays explores some of the inspirations behind one of the titans of the video game industry, and offers an exclusive insight into one of the brightest minds in pop culture.

About Hideo Kojima

Born in Tokyo in 1963, Hideo Kojima is a world-renowned video game creator, and a well-known movie and novel aficionado. He made his directorial debut in 1987 with Metal Gear, which became a series and provided the foundation for the stealth game genre. In 2001, he was selected as one of the ten most influential people in Newsweek magazine's special feature "Who's Next."

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