10 Weird Hobbies of Video Game Developers

Ben Esposito

Studio: Giant Sparrow

Notable Games: The Unfinished Swan

Weird Hobby: Rock Climbing

I got the opportunity to hang out with Ben Esposito for a couple of days at his home in Santa Monica. After a long day of designing his first PlayStation game, Ben invited me out to his local rock climbing facility to take on the challenge of keeping up with him and his friends. Holy crap, this is a challenging sport.

In addition to the sheer level of body strength needed to master a wall, you need to be mindful of every hand and foothold. One errant stretch, one misplaced grasp, and you fall to your death. Well, maybe not your death... but you get the idea.

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