But, credit where it’s due, they were one of the first and most high-profile cases. Not only did they make a game that was terrible and they fixed it, they released a series of updates and improvements that made many of the post-launch promises true, and even went above and beyond and added more features that were never promised in the first place. And not only did they do that, they did it all for free, which was the real impressive part: even Destiny and World of Warcraft won’t make their games fun unless they go through a few paid expansions first.
Fans have noticed this. And as a show of their appreciation, a fan named Cam G set up a GoFundMe page to buy a billboard two minutes away from the Hello Games office so they can express their thanks in a more personal manner. And also buy them some beer and a nice lunch.
Hello Games has put in a heroic effort to get NMS to where it is today. As a community on r/NoMansSkyTheGame we'd like to express our thanks.
The funds will be used to print and install a billboard in Guildford UK, within walking distance of the Hello Games LTD office. I've made a very simple design but I'm open to changing it to get something we are all happy with.
A portion of the funds will also be used to buy a case of beer and lunch for the team.
As of right now, of the $1,750 being asked for, he’s raised about… $3,096 bucks. So he could pay for their dinner, too, if he really wanted, but it seems the plan is to give the extra money to charity.
Yesterday I decided that all excess funds would be used to buy games and donate them to disadvantaged/sick kids. Well today I've been in touch with a local special needs school who I will be donating all the games/consoles to, I'll be posting pictures and maybe a video or two on reddit.com.r/thegiftofgaming. I created that subreddit yesterday to hopefully continue the idea of giving disadvantaged and sick kids access to gaming experiences.
For what it’s worth, Sean Murray – you know, the guy who lied about the game in the first place – has noticed and reacted on Twitter, I’m sure we’ll get more than a tweet, though, considering this frankly unprecedented level of fan support.
I’m all for fans expressing themselves and being supportive – it’s people supporting people, after all – and I hope this goes over smoothly. And I can’t wait to see what the billboard actually looks like when it’s finished.