Hideo Kojima Shows and Explains Original Design of Kojima Productions' Mascot by Yoji Shinkawa

Today Hideo Kojima showcased a little treat on Twitter, in the form of the original design by Yoji Shinkawa of Kojima Productions’ mascot character, Ludens.

Kojima-san also explained what the vision behind the design was when he asked Shinkawa-san to create it:

Incidentally, the new Twitter accounts for the studio have been opened, in English and Japanese.

The English account of the studio provided further color on what the design was intended to:

Below you can see the design in full resolution, compared with the latest image released by the studio.

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Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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