Kojima Productions is collaborating with NASA – but they’re not making a game. It’s to watch.
Announced today, the Space Ludens watch was created by the watch designer unicorn It is based on the visual style of the Kojima Corporation mascot while incorporating NASA logo design elements.
“ANICORN is honored to present a one-of-a-kind collaboration watch – SPACE LUDENS, an epic partnership inspired by Ludens to proclaim creativity, imagination and the element of play in culture,” they said via Twitter.
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Animation by Morning Giants Studio pic.twitter.com/XTgePvHXYv– Anicorn (@Anicorn_Watch) September 21 2022
It might be an unexpected collaboration, but the watch itself looks so cool, the designers take advantage of Kojima and NASA’s style in an unmistakable way.
They revealed that “ANICORN designed SPACE LUDENS with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS using the NASA logo as one of the design motifs.” “It is a perfect fit with the concept of ‘bringing fun into the unknown universe’.”
The watch is inspired by the creative off-vehicle activity suit worn by Ludens – the mascot of the Kojima Company. Anicorn explains that the mascot was designed by Yoji Shinkawa, based on the idea of an astronaut exploring digital space.
“We are Homo Ludens,” they added. “We are the ones who play.”
The Kojima x NASA watch will be available for purchase on September 27, 2022. This isn’t the first announcement to come from Kojima recently after he announced a new podcast at Gamescom just last month. However, a new teaser image seems to indicate that Elle Fanning will be joining Kojima for…something.
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It remains to be seen if this is a new game coming or not. But I think we can rule out her participation in the design of this Kojima watch. So far. More details about the upcoming watch will be revealed in a few days, but what happens with Kojima and Fanning remains a mystery.
Want to read more about Kojima’s projects? Check out the anti-war item Kojima was sold to raise money for Ukraine, as well as how Hideo Kojima worked on a concept similar to The Boys.