Developer Hello Games, the small game studio responsible for the Joe Danger series and the upcoming No Man's Sky, have reported on Twitter that its Guildford, UK offices have been flooded.
Hello Games has been posting regular updates on Twitter about the flood: "Oh god. Water moves really quick. Hello Games has been totally flooded," the studio wrote. "Everything in the office has pretty much been lost :("
"A lifesize cardboard cut out of Joe Danger went floating past face down. Poor Joe. He's taking this the worst," Hello Games added. "Massive thanks to everyone who tried to help here today. We have learned that laptops float sometimes."
A huge storm as been batter the United Kingdom specifically around London. Guildford is about an hour outside London and has been dealing with heavy rains and wind from of the worst storms in recent memory.
Hello Games premiered its new project No Man's Sky (video above) during Spike TV VGX awards earlier this year. A procedural planetary hopper where players wouldn't be bound to any set structure of travel, making it one of the most ambitious online sandbox games ever. It's still unclear how much development was actually lost in the flood.
“We're taking stock today, but already I know we'll come back stronger :) - all we'll need is a place to work and a machine to work on :)"
Leaving now and letting firemen to help real people (all the houses around us with kids and xmas) - rather than us drowning to save a hdd :)— Hello Games (@hellogames) December 25, 2013