Forever Undead: Dean Hall And Indie Stone Talk Zombies

Mid-way through Rezzed, I decided that somebody must have cloned Dean Hall. The DayZ creator was everywhere. One minute he was talking about the most frightening moment of his life – hanging off the side of Everest, I hear – and the next he was playing games on the showfloor. If he wasn’t admiring Maia with an excited twinkle in his eye, he was telling interested parties about how much he digs Project Zomboid. The man loves games and since he has so many interesting things to say about them, we should be thankful that he enjoys talking about them quite as much as he does. One panel involved The Indie Stone folk and Hall talking about zombies. They offer a defence of the oft-maligned enemy and it’s often compelling. Behold.

My favourite thing about the video is the habit of every British person on stage to say Day Zed, particularly when the timing makes it sound like they’re correcting Dean. I don’t fall into that trap myself, preferring to quietly hum ‘DayZ, DayZ, give me your answer do’ whenever somebody talks about the game.


  1. TimePointFive says:

    can not wait for them to flesh out the multiplayer a bit more.

    • FrozenLiquidity says:

      I’m right there with you. We should try it sometime. I promise I won’t burn your house down or steal your tractor.

  2. Artist says:

    I remember Hall once said he calls it “Dayzee” himself.

    • Armante says:

      I seem to recall him saying the same, which I find strange. As he is from New Zealand, it should have been Zed, and not Zee. I’ll stick with zed myself, even though I don’t play the game

      • puppybeard says:

        Is it a military thing? Seem to recall something along those lines. Or would that be DayZulu?

        I like to pronounce it Day Zed, and I also call the rapper Jay Zed, but I copied that from Adam and Joe.

  3. sinister agent says:

    That’s because it is Day Zed, in the same way that it is Dragonball Zed.

    Orange Z.
    Umbrella Z.
    Day Z.


    • xtintion says:

      It’s “Dayzee” since the devs/Dean Hall call it “dayzee” … I think they know best ;)

      By the way, these have spaces before the Z:
      Orange Z
      Dragonball Z
      Umbrella Z

    • Anders Wrist says:

      As someone already mentioned, it’s “Dayzee”, not Day Zed.

    • SominiTheCommenter says:

      But it’s the only way the “Today is the DayZ” can work.

    • Talksintext says:

      Wait, so people don’t just say “dayz”. I mean, it’s one syllable. Quit being pedantic.

    • zenthro says:

      So, is zebra pronounced zedebra?

  4. vahnn says:

    It’s the same thing as when playing a game and some people say, “I’m going to objective Ay,” rather than, “I’m going to objective Alpha.”

    It’s clearer to say Zed, since it’s less likely to be confused with other letters. But Zee is technically correct.

  5. Jerppa says:

    Driving Miss DayZ.

  6. Spacewalk says:

    I am DayZ and confused with all this pronunciation business.

  7. Sacarathe says:

    Daisy, Daisy

    Give me your answer, do!

  8. Notelpats says:

    I can’t take anything Dean Hall says seriously after his “I’m a grenade” skit.

  9. nasKo says:

    Aaaargh. Why is everyone using those way outdated pictures of Project Zomboid D: