Hello Games

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Hello Games Ltd
Private
Industry Video game industry
Founded 4 August 2008; 8 years ago (2008-08-04)
Founders
  • Sean Murray
  • Grant Duncan
  • Ryan Doyle
  • David Ream
Headquarters Guildford, England
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Products
Number of employees
16[1] (2016)
Website hellogames.org

Hello Games Ltd is a British video game developer and publisher based in Guildford, England, who are best known for the science fiction adventure game No Man's Sky.

History[edit]

Founders Sean Murray (left) and Grant Duncan

Hello Games was founded in August 2008 by former employees from other video game companies, such as Criterion Games, Electronic Arts, and Kuju Entertainment. At the 2010 Develop Awards, they won two awards: Best New Studio and Best Micro Studio.[2][3] In September 2010, they were listed by The Guardian as one of the 100 most innovative and creative companies of the previous 12 months.[4] At the 2011 Gamescom press event, they announced their second game, Joe Danger 2: The Movie.[5] Hello Games announced a new science fiction adventure game, titled No Man's Sky, at the VGX 2013 award show.[6] On 24 December 2013, the studio's offices were flooded after a nearby river broke its bank, with much of the hardware used in the development in the game being destroyed.[7]

Originally, No Man's Sky had been set for release in June 2016, but a month prior, Murray announced that the game had been delayed due to need for last minute fixes and polishing, and would launch two months later in August.[8] After the release of No Man's Sky, Hello Games was accused of dishonesty surrounding their promotion of the game, and the subsequent lack of promised features.[9]

Games developed[edit]

Year Title Platform(s)
PS3 X360 PS4 Win Mac Lin PSV Droid iOS
2010 Joe Danger Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes
2012 Joe Danger 2: The Movie Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
2014 Joe Danger Infinity No No No No No No No No Yes
2016 No Man's Sky No No Yes Yes No No No No No

References[edit]

  1. ^ "About Us". Hello Games. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ Howson, Greg (15 July 2010). "Develop Awards - Heavy Rain, Angry Birds, Arkham amongst winners". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Elliott, Phil (15 July 2010). "Hello Games wins 2 awards". GamesIndustry.biz. Gamer Network. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ "Tech media invest 100". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  5. ^ Fletcher, JC (12 August 2011). "Joe Danger: The Movie is Hello Games' next stunt". Engadget. AOL Tech. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  6. ^ Good, Owen (8 December 2013). "Wow. No Man's Sky Just Stole The Show At The VGX". Kotaku Australia. Allure Media. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  7. ^ Nix, Marc (26 December 2013). "Hello Games Hit By Flood". IGN. IGN Entertainment. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  8. ^ Murray, Sean (27 May 2016). "No Man's Sky Coming to PS4 in August". PlayStation Blog. Sony Interactive Entertainment. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  9. ^ Wilde, Tyler (15 August 2016). "The anatomy of hype: how No Man's Sky became the best and worst game ever". PC Gamer. Future US. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 

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