Hideo Kojima (born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese game director originally employed at Konami. He is currently the director of Kojima Productions and was promoted to Vice President of Konami Digital Entertainment in early 2011. His previous positions include being vice president of Konami Computer Entertainment Japan.
He is the creator and director of a number of successful video games, including the Metal Gear series, Snatcher, and Policenauts, and also produced both the Zone of the Enders and Boktai series. Kojima is consistently named by fans and industry experts alike as being one of the most influential and innovative video game directors and writers in the industry.