Devastating office flood won't keep Joe Danger Infinity from being released

Hello Games confirms latest title in the series launching January 9 for iOS despite damage sustained during Christmas Eve storm.

A massive storm ripped through the United Kingdom on Christmas Eve, leaving Hello Games' office in Guildford completely flooded. Despite the devastation, the studio will release Joe Danger Infinity, the latest installment in the stunt racing franchise, exclusively on iOS on January 9.

Studio founder Sean Murray confirmed the news in an interview with Polygon. The game is described as the biggest Joe Danger yet, and will include around 20 new vehicles.

"We're here in a cramped little upstairs room, with makeshift PCs and water slowly rising to the electrics ... because we have a game to release!" Murray said.

Joe Danger Infinity is the third installment in the series, following Joe Danger (2010), Joe Danger 2: The Movie (2012), and Joe Danger Touch (2013).

Hello Games is also working on the ambitious and procedurally generated space game No Man's Sky.

The studio reportedly lost everything--including PCs, monitors, and furniture--during the flood last month, and the company's insurance will not cover the damage. It remains unclear how the developer will move forward and if No Man's Sky has been materially impacted.

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16 comments
Harbinger_CR
Harbinger_CR

If buying Joe Danger Infinity helps them with money for No man's Sky, then guys let's get our wallets ready.

martingaston
martingaston moderator

Joe Danger is really good, give it a chance people. 

PlatinumPaladin
PlatinumPaladin

"Joe Danger Infinity is the third installment in the series, following Joe Danger (2010), Joe Danger 2: The Movie(2012), and Joe Danger Touch (2013)."

Can someone explain that one to me please? I should really give these Joe Danger games another shot. I played the demo but I just didn't get addicted to it. My interest for No Man's Sky is still strong though.

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

so this is not longer a video game site is more like news site with some  games pic. were are the new info on game there coming out?

xolivierx
xolivierx

just what the world needs....more crappy doofus games for mobiles

Romeric87
Romeric87

If they go to Kickstarter, they'll be rolling in money.

wEEman33
wEEman33

Joe Danger and Joe Danger 2 sucked.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

WHO THE HELL CARES? What is happening with No Man's Sky?

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

@PlatinumPaladin Yup. Eddie can't count. As for the games; I've enjoyed both of the console versions. They have a slightly less punishing learning curve than something like Trials, but still have quite a bit of challenge if you want to complete levels 100%. I get addicted in bursts though. I couldn't play them day after day.

ziproy
ziproy

@angelofbeast198 There isn't any so they have to come up with filler. That's all this guy is good for anyways, one of the worst journalists they have

EcksTheory
EcksTheory

@Sl4ckaWell if you want no mans sky, then buy joe danger. These guys obviously need cash coming in to pay for the game since the insurance wont cover the damages.


So to answer your question, you care!

phoenix1289
phoenix1289

@Sl4cka The people who like Joe Danger care. Not everything revolves around what you want.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

@Sl4cka Exactly. What looks to be one of the most ambitious projects and the only good game shown at VGX is the thing they choose NOT to comment on.

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

@EcksTheory Yeah, let me just pop in into a shop, and buy an iphone first.