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No Man’s Sky and Joe Danger Developer Hello Games “Totally Flooded”, "Everything in the Office Lost"

Hello Games, the developer of the lovable Joe Danger series and upcoming sci-fi epic No Man’s Sky, has been hit by flooding, destroying everything in the indie developer’s office. - PSLS

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Eonjay915d ago

Yeah I read this on their twitter feed. It sucks.

FamilyGuy915d ago

Wow, Merry F@#kin Christmas, that sucks.

AliTheSnake1915d ago

Inside job to get more publicity and launch a Kickstarter. Lol just kiddin. Although it makes sense.

JohnnyBadfinger915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

Oh well. Shit happens. Get up get over it.

And it ain't sad... It's unfortunate. No lives were lost these developers could walk into any studio and get a job.

Think about the families who have ah loved ones killed on Christmas Day that's a sad story. Some business getting flooded is nothing to shead a tear over

Kayant915d ago

Yep I hope their data is backed up and safe also hope they are fine as well :p.

Foolsjoker915d ago

Sad news...just in time for the holidays.

Prime157915d ago

Insurance, backup, and everyone surviving, please?! More info!

ThichQuangDuck915d ago

No backup it appears.... They talked about not wanting to go back in HDD I am calling lower your expectations highly delayed or cancelled

iiwii915d ago

If I were Sony, I would be paying for professional data recovery on those hard drives. That's a whole lot of time and effort down the drain. It has to be worth the price of data recovery.

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Hellsvacancy915d ago

Is this a first for N4G? zero disagrees, that's is very uncommon

On topic this is VERY sad news, I SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO it's not all a total loss

3-4-5915d ago

One of the few games that looks just amazingly promising and this happens....:-(

Not cool

This is the type of thing that should happen to Superman 64, not this game.

extermin8or915d ago

oh damn, saw the pics from guilford and... i've never seen it flood there before and when I'm not at uni I go there all the time... This is such a shame.

Mr Pumblechook915d ago

Surely they have off-site backups? :(

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-Foxtrot915d ago (Edited 915d ago )

So the one good thing at the VGX could be gone?

Intentions915d ago

Not really, they can just make it again, although it will take a while.

Just hope they had it backed up or something, its sad when company's gets it data completely wiped.

imXify915d ago

That's pretty wierd, I thought the basic rule when working as a dev is always having an external hard drive and sync it every day with the main drive before leaving.

Perjoss915d ago

Agreed, you'd have to be totally insane to pump so many hours of hard work into something and not have it backed up at least once. Even if they lost all their work they seem to be a very talented bunch and very passionate about their games, so as long as no harm came to the devs its all good imo. Good luck to them whatever happens.

extermin8or915d ago

They probably did, but it was probably locked away at the office or something over xmas and flooding.... would probably have gotten all that stuff too-don't forget they are a small like 15 man team (I think) :/ might even be smaller...

porkChop915d ago

Most studios use things like perforce or alienbrain to back up all their data to off-site servers.

boing1915d ago

Not sure why you get a disagree. We're using perforce in our company.

Bladesfist915d ago

I am just a hobbyist game dev and I do these things, any major game dev will probably have multiple backup solutions and version control systems.

Riderz1337915d ago

Sony/Microsoft/Nintendo should help them fund this game or something. It sucks to hear this happening to a four man/woman team. Hopefully they didn't lose any valuable data and they had back ups.

Would love it if some big publisher/developer helps them out though, especially since Christmas is tomorrow...Help them out!!!

mhunterjr915d ago

That would be nice... But I think we'd be hard pressed to find a publisher who would help them without any strings attached.

Riderz1337915d ago

Yea that's true, which sucks. Probably they would ask for exclusivity deals or something =(.

Sucks for Hello games though, on Christmas Eve this happens to them =(

Studio-YaMi915d ago

If one of the big three helps them out without strings attached,I will have so much respect for whoever will help these guys get back on track again.

Such a shame,the best of VGX went down the drain ... :(

XiSasukeUchiha915d ago

Learn from this experience and get a back up computer for secure purposes or get some more backup files

Wedge19915d ago

Huge bummer! And on Christmas Eve of all days. Hope all is well and they bounce back quick