Hello Games, creators of “No Man’s Sky” have opened a department for financing indie games

The head of Hello Games, known for the No Man’s Sky project, Sean Murray said that his studio will soon open the Hello Labs department, designed to help independent developers. On March 9, the portal Venture Beat drew attention to Murray’s words.

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According to Murray, first of all, Hello Games will help studios, working on games with procedural levels generation. With its use, many elements of the game are distributed in a random order, so that users do not leave a sense of novelty. The developer claims that behind this technology lies the future of his studio and the entire gaming industry.

How Hello Games sees the future?

I’m sure that the random level generator will soon become a full-fledged part of game development, its elements have already been used in such large projects as Horizon Zero Dawn and Ghost Recon: Wildlands.

This process is also an important part of the future Hello Games. We want to continue working on strange and unique solutions that one day will help us create a new technology that will impact the entire industry.
Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games

Murray stressed that he faced difficulties in working with companies such as Criterion Games and Electronic Arts, but the creation of No Man’s Sky put him in a new environment in which he needed money.

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The reasons

Thanks to the work on No Man’s Sky, I know very well what it’s like to try to create a new experimental game and at the same time experience a shortage of funds.
Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games

That’s why the founder of Hello Games announced the search for talented young employees who are ready to work in the direction proposed by the studio and about the opening of the Hello Labs department, which will help those who want to complete their project themselves.

If you want to create a game similar to No Man’s Sky, but at the same time make it your own, we are ready to help you. To do this, we are opening a modest at the moment the Hello Labs department, which will try to provide financial support for a small number of projects. One of them is already under development. We are focused on procedural generation, experimental games and their research. I will tell you all the details later.
Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games

Released in August 2016 No Man’s Sky was the first project of Hello Games and received mixed reviews, largely due to the fact that its release version did not contain much of what the developers promised.

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