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'DayZ' creator says imprisoned 'Arma 3' developers 'need as much support as they can get'

DayZ creator just wants to see his co-workers return home

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DayZ creator Dean Hall of Bohemia Interactive briefly discussed his imprisoned fellow developers at the Eurogamer Expo today, saying during a presentation, "I just want to see them home."

After clarifying that he was speaking only for himself and not on behalf of Bohemia — the studio released an official statement last week defending the developers, Martin Pezlar and Ivan Buchta, and its chief executive later spoke out himself — Hall told the crowd, "Anything I can do to see them back is important," according to VG247.

"We don't want to get angry," he added. "We just want to see them home." Hall also mentioned that Pezlar and Buchta had worked with him on DayZ's Chernarus Plus map.

The Greek government is still detaining the two developers, who were arrested earlier this month for allegedly spying on military installments. Bohemia is asking for fans to sign an online petition to help bring them home; the petition can be found here.

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