Hideo Kojima (小島 秀夫, born August 24, 1963) is a Japanese video game designer, screenwriter, director and producer. He was the director of Kojima Productions, which he founded in 2005, and a former vice president of Konami Digital Entertainment.

He is the creator, director and writer of the Metal Gear series of stealth games, and the adventure games Snatcher and Policenauts, and he also directed or produced games in other series, including Zone of the Enders, Boktai, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. More: en.wikipedia.org.