2nd Digital Art (Interactive Art) Division Excellence Award
Metal Gear Solid
Video game (Playstation)
KOJIMA Hideo (Director / Planning / Script) [Japan]
Reason for Award
This work does more than just connect a number of different games with a coherent story, it is a work that manages to rise above the banal in the messages that it communicates to players, and in doing so it brings a new dimension to the computer games that are developing into one of Japan’s leading forms of contemporary culture. The scenario is highly refined, and it maximizes the player’s enjoyment of the unique technology used by the artist to achieve continued story development throughout the game.