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NASA, Hideo Kojima Team Up on Anicorn 'Space Ludens' Watch

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NASA and Hideo Kojima have teamed up to release a wristwatch based on the video game developer's mascot, Ludens. Produced by Anicorn, the Space Ludens timepiece(Opens in a new window) features elements of futuristic explorer Ludens' iconic gray-and-gold aesthetic, designed by Yoji Shinkawa. "Anicorn is honored to present the once-in-a-lifetime collaboration timepiece—Space Ludens, an epic partnership that is inspired by Ludens to proclaim creativity, imagination, and the play element in culture," the company says.

Through a series of tweets(Opens in a new window), Anicorn highlighted various features of the watch, like the engraved serial code and four "Turing pattern"-like corner nails that mirror Ludens' extra-vehicular creative activity (ECA) suit; NASA's worm logo; and Kojima Productions' motto "From Sapiens to Ludens," inscribed on the bezel at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions.

The Space Ludens watch will be available to purchase starting Sept. 27. There's no word yet on pricing, but if previous Anicorn x NASA tie-ups(Opens in a new window) are anything to go by, you can expect this product to start somewhere around $1,000.

Described by Anicorn as "a perfect alignment with the concept of 'bringing fun into the unknown universe'"—this collaboration isn't limited to just a special-edition clock.

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