Hideo Kojima is a Japanese video game designer, writer, and producer originally employed at Konami. As the director of Kojima Productions and a former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment, he is famous for his video games like the Metal Gear series of stealth games, the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts, Zone of the Enders, Boktai and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. He was named as one of the top ten people of 2002 by Newsweek. He was honored with two Lifetime Achievement Awards at the 2008 MTV Game Awards and the 2009 Game Developers Conference respectively.
During the mid 1980s, he pursued filmmaker career, however, then when having a chance to discover Nintendo's Entertainment System, he found an interest in videogames. After finding a number of games companies in Japan, he was hired by Konami Entertainment, working on the MSX home computer department, where created an opportunities for him to develop games designer career.
He got married and had one child.