[UPDATE] This morning, Hello Games provided more details about its Christmas Eve office flooding on Twitter, but it remains unclear if any projects are going to be materially affected by the damage.
"Ok so this is a weird Xmas day. Thank you to *everyone* for being lovely and thoughtful in this crappy time - now go enjoy your Christmas. A river broke its bank nearby yesterday, and A LOT of water flooded in really quickly. A biblical amount. It was coming in the windows!
We've lost most things - PCs, monitors, furniture, a door, a wall. You'd think the massive water cooled mega PC would be ok? It was not :( Lots of personal stuff lost (my console collection! my super rare neo geo pocket!) - that line between home and office is a little blurry.
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 :)"
The original story is below.
Joe Danger and No Man's Sky developer Hello Games is not having a happy holiday. As a result of the storm that moved through the United Kingdom today, the company's office in Guildford was completely flooded, the developer said on Twitter today.
"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."
"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, which has fewer than 10 employees, is currently working on the ambitious, procedurally generated game No Man's Sky and Joe Danger Infinity. It is not clear how the office's flooding will affect development on those titles.
We will continue to monitor the story as it develops.