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Dean Hall
Dean Hall at Mount Everest, early 2013.
Aliases Rocket, Rocket2Guns
Profession Game Developer
Role Lead Developer

Dean “Rocket” Hall was the lead Developer at Bohemia Interactive for DayZ before handing responsibilities over to David Durcak in late 2014. He is responsible for starting the development of the DayZ Mod, it's success having lead to the development of the DayZ Standalone game.

Overview[edit | edit source]

Dean Hall was Born in Oamaru, New Zealand, May 14th 1983. Even growing up Dean had the desire to develop games, starting on a Commodore Amiga Desktop that was given to him at a young age. During his time in the Army, he was inspired by the difficulties of his survival training to create a simulation using the ArmA II engine to prepare other soldiers for the emotional hardships they may face; this idea was essentially turned down by the Army, and so Dean decided to add Zombies into the game and release it to the public as a Apocalypse Survival game.

Dean is an active member in the DayZ community, constantly taking suggestions, responding to questions and giving updates about progress and work. He is set to step down from the role of lead Developer when the game reaches Beta Stage.

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Twitter[edit | edit source]

Dean often posts news about DayZ on his Twitter account, Rocket2Guns: [1].

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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Rocket Aviators are named after Dean's online nickname, Rocket.
  • Dean's face can be seen on the bottom of the .45ACP Ammo Box.
  • Dean's face is also now one of the available appearances to choose from when creating a Survivor (see above).
  • And of course,Dean Hall's face is also one of the zombie appearances after version 0.60, and he has high chance to drop a kiwi after he is killed
  • Dean's 2012 Reddit AMA