Joe Danger and No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games is not having a happy holiday. As a result of the storm that moved through the United Kingdom today, the company’s office in Guildford was completely flooded, the developer said on Twitter today.
“Oh god. Water moves really quick. Hello Games has been totally flooded,” the studio wrote. “Everything in the office has pretty much been lost :(“
“A lifesize cardboard cut out of Joe Danger went floating past face down. Poor Joe. He’s taking this the worst,” Hello Games added. “Massive thanks to everyone who tried to help here today. We have learned that laptops float sometimes.”
“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, which has fewer than 10 employees, is currently working on the ambitious, procedurally generated game No Man’s Sky and Joe Danger Infinity. It is not clear how the office’s flooding will affect development on those titles.
We will continue to monitor the story as it develops.