across areas of the UK has struck a productivity blow to indie developer Hello Games. Yesterday, via Twitter
, the house that birthed Joe Danger announced its Guildford office had been swallowed by rushing water. "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!"
"We've lost most things – PCs, monitors, furniture, a door, a wall. You'd think the massive water cooled mega PC would be ok? It was not," a follow-up Tweet
Hello Games is currently working on the gorgeous No Man's Sky
, a standout announcement at the VGX Awards
earlier this month.
Despite the loss, Hello Games is in good spirits. "We're taking stock today, but already I know we'll come back stronger," the dev's Twitter account promised
. "All we'll need is a place to work and a machine to work on."
Joystiq has contacted Hello Games to learn if the flooding has resulted in permanent data loss and its altered timetable for No Man's Sky
, but have yet to hear back at the time of publishing.