Kojima Productions is teaming up with NASA – but they’re not making a game. It’s for a watch.
Announced today, the Space Luden watch is produced by the watch designer Anicorn and based on the visual style of Kojima’s company mascot while incorporating design elements from the NASA logo.
“ANICORN is honored to present a once-in-a-lifetime collaboration timepiece – Space Ludens, an epic partnership inspired by Ludens to proclaim the element of play in creativity, imagination and culture,” they said. 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 pretty cool, with the designers using the styles of both Kojima and NASA in an unmistakable way.
“ANICORN designed SPACE LUDENS with KOJIMA PRODUCTIONS using the NASA logo as one of the design motifs,” they revealed. “It’s a perfect alignment with the idea of ’bringing fun to the unknown universe’.”
The timepiece is inspired by the extra-vehicular creative activity suit worn by the Ludens – Kojima company mascot. Anicorn explains that the mascot was designed by Yoji Shinkawa, based on the idea of an astronaut exploring a digital space.
“We are homo ludens,” they added. “We 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 after he announced a new podcast at Gamescom last month. However, a new teaser image seems to indicate that Elle Fanning will be joining Kojima for something…
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Whether this is a new upcoming game remains to be seen. But I think we can rule out his involvement in the design of this Kojima watch. for now More details on the upcoming timepiece will be revealed in a few days, but what’s going on with Kojima and Fanning remains a mystery.
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