10 Weird Hobbies of Video Game Developers

Nels Anderson

Studio: Klei Entertainment

Notable Games: Mark of the Ninja

Weird Hobby: Renaissance Fencing

Games and weapons go hand-in-hand, but it takes a much more graceful subject to practice the elegant art of Renaissance era fencing. Slightly different from the Olympic version most of us are used to seeing, Nels and his classmates at Academie Duello use a wider range of blades and practice a much more cinematic type of fighting.

Nels assures me that there's plenty of opportunity to throw witty quips in the middle of battle - think of that scene in The Princess Bride - while he's carefully attacking his opponent with his weapon of choice; the rapier.

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