No Mans Sky Devs Hello Games Office Flooded In Storm

Written by Stuart Thomas on Thu, Jan 2, 2014 11:35 AM
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No Man’s Sky and Joe Danger developer Hello Games has had a Christmas to forget after the teams offices were wiped out by a flood in Guildford, England.

Strong storms hit the UK in the build-up to Christmas, with a river bursting its banks causing the damage to Hello Games office, water damage destroying the dev teams PCs and monitors…

Hello Games seemed to be trying to remain chipper about the situation, tweeting on Christmas Day; “A lifesize cardboard cut out of Joe Danger went floating past face down. Poor Joe. He's taking this the worst,” “A river broke its bank nearby yesterday, and A LOT of water flooded in really quickly. A biblical amount. It was coming in the windows!"

Among the damaged items were the teams PCs, monitors, a massive retro console and game collection, and even a wall. The massive damaged seemed bad enough but it’s also become apparent that insurance won’t cover any of it, “BAD NEWS! Had a 'hilarious' call with insurer yesterday. Small print is if you are in a flood risk zone, you are not insured for flooding :(

This will come undoubtedly come as a big blow to the development of No Man’s Sky, it’s unknown at the moment how badly the flooding will have affected the development of the game but the lack of insurance does have a silver lining, meaning the team can get straight to work sorting things out.

We’ll update you as soon as we know how severe the effects are for the status of the game’s development.

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19:14 Jan-02-2014

The one game I was looking forward to the most and this happens. Why oh why :(

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15:51 Jan-02-2014

Never even heard of this title, sounds intriguing...(isn't that a Cobra MkIII?)

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19:12 Jan-02-2014

You should watch the VGX reveal trailer for the game on youtube or something. :)

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15:21 Jan-02-2014

thats a real shame if they cant get the equipment back one of the possibly greatest sandboxes since minecraft could be stopped in the water:(

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12:20 Jan-02-2014

Oh no! Poor guys. Right on Christmas too! I just hope no one was hurt and that they have some backed up data for the game. Sigh, it happens, I guess...

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12:17 Jan-02-2014

I'm unaffected, but I keep on hearing about all these floods.

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