DayZ Creator: 'I Am Angry About The War Z'

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DayZ creator Dean Hall says he's pissed about The War Z, the controversial zombie game that seems have cloned a ton of DayZ's elements, including theme, genre, and title.


Writing on Reddit yesterday, Hall said the accused clone "hasn't made [his] life very pleasant":

I am angry about the WarZ. I'm very angry. I'm quite hurt personally because anyone can see how similar the words are, and while the average gamer knows the difference individual people don't. I've had family members/close friends mistake the difference and confront me about what they believed was unethical behavior they thought I was making. I really don't think anyone can understand just quite how exasperated that can make you feel when you've gambled everything on something, put your whole self and reputation on the line. So it hasn't made my life very pleasant and I disagree entirely with the conduct and how consumers have been treated.

I think the word "scam" is such a loaded word that isn't really relevant in the discussion, much like the word "terrorist" is a very loaded word and very much dependent on point of view.

Hall recently announced that the standalone version of DayZ would go into closed testing soon.

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Prima donna much? Welcome entertainment media. If you make something good/successful, others will try to clone you.

I know it sucks, but he's making it seem like he's this big victim. He's as much of a victim as any other developer/producer/director/writer who has made a successful product and seen others try to imitate it to latch onto that success.