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DayZ has sold 3 million copies even though it’s still in development

Open-world zombie survival game DayZ has sold over three million copies since launch in December 2013, according to developer Bohemia Interactive. It sold one million copies during its first month on sale, and passed the two million mark during its first four months. Those are impressive numbers for any game, let alone one that spawned from a user-generated mod and is still in the alpha stage of development.

But DayZ (and its me-too competitors, The War Z and Rust) is one of the only places for gamers to fend for themselves in a lawless, digital world. Players are tossed into an abandoned wilderness with few supplies and are left to their devices to find a way to survive through unpredictable encounters with other desperate survivors….

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The incredible life story of ‘DayZ’ creator Dean Hall

Dean Hall, the man whose name is nearly synonymous with DayZ, shocked fans last month when he announced that he was moving on from the survival zombie game that he labored so hard to build. But if you hear his life story, the move isn’t nearly as much of a surprise. Eurogamer has published an extensive interview with Hall that paints the New Zealander as a deeply intense game designer who’s long struggled to manage the ideas whizzing through his head and the sky-high expectations he sets for himself. It’s not the type of story you’d expect for a game developer: Hall went through a near-death experience during army survival training in Singapore, and in the middle of development on DayZ he punished himself with a last-minute trip to…

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