No Man’s Sky Developers Not Deterred By Flood
No Man’s Sky is the single greatest thing to have come out of the train-wreck that was the VGX Awards. The weirdest thing of course being a genuine feeling of pity for poor Geoff Keighley but that’s a whole other kettle of odd.
In case you missed it, the quickest way to sum this game up is that it’s an indie title developed by four people with an interconnected universe between players that’s all about discovering new planets and locations.
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Recently the studio, Hello Games, was hit by a devastating flood that rendered it unusable however the developers are not letting this slow them down. They’ve already set up in a temporary location and are “back to full speed.” They are adamant that the flood will not cause the game to get delayed.
“We won’t let that happen,” Murray said of a delay. “At times recently I’ve wanted to be depressed, to wallow, but it’s impossible surrounded by this team. They are literally unstoppable. If we’ve lost some work, we’ll make up the time.”
He later added, “Everyone assembled over Christmas and we’ve been working super hard since. Right now we have set ourselves up at a new temporary (cramped!) location. Some of us are working from home. We’ve filled a couple of dumpsters with our old stuff, and built ourselves a make-shift post-apocalyptic set of workstations – but we’re back, full speed!
“Over the next few months we expect to be in a nice new office, or to rebuild our old one better than ever.”
It has been suggested that Hello Games seek help through Kickstarter but Murray stated that this was not on the cards.
“I like Kickstarter, and I love what it stands for,” he said, “I just don’t think it’s the right thing for No Man’s Sky right now though, and we’d probably rather not eat than do the wrong thing for this game.
“If people buy our Joe Danger games then that does support us. We’d rather you buy Joe Danger because you want to play them though… they are real good games.”
Perhaps the dark lining to the developer’s very positive outlook is that there was a great deal of property damage to PCs, equipment and even a wall but none of it is covered by insurance due to being in a high risk flood area.
Regardless, the dedication and perseverance of Hello Games is amazing to see.