Hello Games offices flooded in holiday storms

"Everything in the office has pretty much been lost"

The office of Hello Games, the team behind the Joe Danger series and the ambitious forthcoming open world space sim No Man's Sky, has been completely flooded in the storms which soaked Britain over the holiday period.

The flooding occurred just before Christmas, with the developer's Guildford offices being almost completely immersed. The team announced the disaster via Twitter on Christmas eve, before going on to catalogue the extent of the damage, which included PCs, laptops, furniture and, incredibly, an entire wall. Large amounts of personal belongings were also lost.

The flooding resulted in water pouring through windows and washing away cars from the streets by the river which had burst its banks outside. Whilst some efforts were made to recover what remained undamaged, Hello Games quickly allowed firefighters and rescue workers to move on to other buildings in the area, many of which were residential homes preparing for Christmas.

To add insult to injury, it was later confirmed that, as the building was in a designated flood risk zone, none of the possessions would be covered by the firm's insurance. Whilst code for No Man's Sky is hopefully backed up off-site, it's likely that development will be set back somewhat as the team replaces lost equipment and looks for new offices to operate from.

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robert troughton Managing Director, Coconut Lizard4 years ago
Sorry to hear that :-( ... It sounds like Born Ready Games were also flooded - but with much less damage ([link url=""][/link]) ...

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