No Man’s Sky developer Hello Games had a streak of bad luck lately: first their office in Guildford, UK has been flooded, destroying all the studio’s equipment, then they discovered that insurance will not pay for the damage.
Unfortunately it seems there are more problems incoming, as a second flood is threatening the studio even if the team seems to be keeping a positive attitude:
Guildford is slowly flooding again. Jokes on them, everything is already really really wet.
This time round, must remember *not* to drop any phones in the water whilst taking photos.
In spite of adversity, they’re definitely looking at the future with a positive attitude, going as far as talking about hiring new developers to work on No Man’s Sky:
Damn this second flooding. The Ark still isn’t ready, and we only have two of artists and coders… Still need pairs of producers/designers.
And no, I haven’t forgotten we need QA in the game dev Ark. They’ll be there, desperately trying to find all the many leaks we have.
I have to say that it’s uplifting to see a small team like Hello Games keeping such a positive attitude despite their recent bad luck. Our best wishes go to them and the many affected by the recent flooding and bad weather.
Hopefully later in the year we’ll be able to write about this all as a positive story about recovery and the tenacious indie spirit.