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
Yeah I read this on their twitter feed. It sucks.
Wow, Merry F@#kin Christmas, that sucks.
Inside job to get more publicity and launch a Kickstarter. Lol just kiddin. Although it makes sense.
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
Yep I hope their data is backed up and safe also hope they are fine as well :p.
Sad news...just in time for the holidays.
Insurance, backup, and everyone surviving, please?! More info!
No backup it appears.... They talked about not wanting to go back in HDD I am calling lower your expectations highly delayed or cancelled
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.
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
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.
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.
Surely they have off-site backups? :(
So the one good thing at the VGX could be gone?
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.
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.
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.
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...
Most studios use things like perforce or alienbrain to back up all their data to off-site servers.
Not sure why you get a disagree. We're using perforce in our company.
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.
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!!!
That would be nice... But I think we'd be hard pressed to find a publisher who would help them without any strings attached.
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 =(
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 ... :(
Learn from this experience and get a back up computer for secure purposes or get some more backup files
Huge bummer! And on Christmas Eve of all days. Hope all is well and they bounce back quick
Heard this excuse before. Project zomboid anyone?
Are you being horrible for the sake of it or does it come naturally?
Excuse? Having 2 laptops stolen when not properly prepared is a hell of a lot different to having your entire office engulfed by water in a random act of nature. Pretty sure they have backups or they'd likely have said something on twitter.
They are similar in the fact that neither actually happened.
Neither actually happened? Are you insane? The Zomboid guys caught back up on the lost time as quickly as they could and massive chunks of Guildford ARE flooded, including where Hello Games are based. It takes a tiny amount of research to confirm that. Holy crap. People have no grasp on reality at all. How is it easier for people to believe foul play or conspiracy when a well documented event has just taken place?