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The guy who created DayZ made it to the top of Mt. Everest
The guy who created  DayZ  made it to the top of Mt. Everest
May 24, 2013 | By Kris Graft

May 24, 2013 | By Kris Graft
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Dean Hall is a soldier, a game developer, and now apparently an elite mountain climber. The creator of popular zombie apocalypse mod DayZ recently made it to the highest summit on planet Earth.

We just thought you'd like to know, because it's pretty impressive, plus he makes video games (and hey, it's Friday). Also, this is probably a good (if extreme) example of getting away from your desk, experiencing life, then perhaps applying that experience toward something creative.

Purely coincidentally, we have a nice interview with Hall up on Gamasutra today, about making DayZ.

Hall had revealed he would be taking on the climb about a month ago in the DayZ blog.

Scroll down for Hall's Tweet.




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Andrew Grapsas
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I, too, am a mountaineer, rock climber, and ice climber :) In fact, I climb with all software engineers. We have been all over the world together and saved one another's lives a few times... you definitely learn to appreciate risk, beauty, simplicity, and life.

Freek Hoekstra
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well atleast it's great teambuilding I presume!
congrats to Dean for his achievement! (unlocked)

quite a rare one too, and defenitally some bragging rights to be gained from this one!

Brian Handy
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That is incredible. Inspiring too, to think that you can keep improving your other talents/hobbies while becoming successful with your game making career. Congrats to him!


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