Hideo Kojima Headlines Tribeca Film Festival's New Games Spin-Off

'Bioshock' creator Ken Levine, Funomena's Robin Hunicke and 'Overwatch' designer Michael Chu also on board for new event

Kojima will discuss on what’s next for him and the influences of cinema on his work Credit: Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival will recognize video games this year, launching the Tribeca Games Festival in partnership with Kill Screen. Hideo Kojima, Ken Levine and Sam Lake will headline the inaugural event. The event will run from April 28 to 29 and tickets are on sale now.

The Tribeca Games Festival will also feature a look at Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series, Overwatch senior game designer Michael Chu talking about character design on the hit game and Robin Hunicke, founder of indie studio Funomena. 

Virtual reality fans can also check out a celebration of the 25th anniversary of The Lawnmower Man with Brett Leonard, director of The Lawnmower Man, Jessica Brillhart, Principal Filmmaker for VR at Google, and Cy Wise from Job Simulator's Owlchemy Labs. 

“Five years ago, Tribeca was the first film festival to welcome gaming to the official program. Since then, we’ve continued to support the storytellers who have propelled it to become the world’s most popular and growing medium,” said Jane Rosenthal, co-founder of the Tribeca Film Festival. “Through Tribeca Games, with Kill Screen, we will create a can’t-miss event that will bring together the most creative and innovative creators, thought leaders, and insiders from the gaming world and beyond.”