No Man's Sky studio flooded on Christmas Eve
Hello Games, the independent studio behind Joe Danger and the highly anticipated No Man's Sky, had its office "totally flooded" as a result of a nearby river breaking its bank.
In a series of tweets on Christmas Eve (of all times), Hello Games described it as a "biblical amount" of flooding. "It was coming in the windows," the studio said, adding that "everything in the office has pretty much been lost." You can visit Hello Games' Twitter for all of the tweets, but below is a brief recap:
Oh god. Water moves really quick. Hello Games has been totally flooded. Everything in the office has pretty much been lost :(— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 24, 2013
A lifesize cardboard cut out of Joe Danger went floating past face down. Poor Joe. He's taking this the worst.— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 24, 2013
Massive thanks to everyone who tried to help here today. We have learned that laptops float sometimes— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 24, 2013
Leaving now and letting firemen to help real people (all the houses around us with kids and xmas) - rather than us drowning to save a hdd :)— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 25, 2013
Unfortunately, it appears that most things -- PCs, monitors, furniture, a door, and even a wall -- were lost in the flooding. Also, lots of personal stuff was lost thanks to the "blurry line between home and office."
Hello Games appears to be in high spirits following the flood. The studio just came off a huge reveal at VGX earlier this month. The four-man studio is working on a massive, procedurally generated, sci-fi exploration game that is worth getting excited about. It's unclear how much this flooding will affect the development of the game, but Hello Games seems committed.
We're taking stock today, but already I know we'll come back stronger :) - all we'll need is a place to work and a machine to work on :)— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 25, 2013