We craft truly frictionless games for the metaverse.

Flying Sheep uses the power of the web to make super accessible video games.
We create virtual worlds that can be enjoyed...

...without installation or noticeable download

...on different types of devices (mobile, desktop, tablet etc…)

...not just on the newest, but also on older or low-end devices

Our Work Culture

We have created a respectful work environment, which values each team member’s work-life-balance and fosters continuous improvement.

Respect

We foster and value diversity in our team. We do not tolerate any toxicity whether within the company, nor in our games. We make sure to regularly play together and do some “non-productive” activities together. We support several initiatives such as the Fem Devs Meetup and team diversity.

Work-life-balance

We offer very flexible working conditions. You can choose whether you work in our Cologne office, or from anywhere else in Germany. You work when you want with super flexible working times and just a small amount of core hours during the day. We have never and will never use crunch to develop our games.

Continuous Improvement

We make sure that each one of us gets to hone and improve their skills, through in depth feedback and by offering workshops and trade conference visits. Furthermore we constantly keep iterating on our own processes to work as efficiently as possible.

Meet Our Team

Thomas

Skills Lvl
Project Incantation 31
Numbers Sorcery 30
Tea Crafting >9000

Fun Facts
Thomas lived in France for over 20 years, which explains his taste in hats.

Favourite Games
Dungeon Keeper 2 · Warcraft 2 · Worms Armageddon

Founder | Managing Director
Daniel

Skills Lvl
Code Wizardry 31
HTML5 Alchemy 30
Morning Person -7

Fun Facts
Has seen more trash movies than anybody should.

Favourite Games
Alpha Centauri · Dwarf Fortress · Spec Ops: The Line · Old school point’n click

Founder | Technical Director
Ben

Skills Lvl
Game Design Conjuration 31
Photoshop Magic 30
Beard Growth

Fun Facts
Uranus is visible to the naked eye in dark skies, and becomes an easy target even in urban conditions with binoculars.

Favourite Games
Kerbal Space Program · Freespace 2 · League of Legends · Bahamut Lagoon · Mass Effect · FTL

Founder | Creative Director
Guido

Skills Lvl
Game Idea Summoning 31
Pixel-Fu 30
Cycling Skull and Bones Skull and Bones Skull and Bones Skull and Bones Skull and Bones

Fun Facts
Spent a summer holiday to learn how to juggle.

Favourite Games
Papo & Yo · Roller Coaster Tycoon · Guild Wars

Design Director
Lena

Skills Lvl
Plan crafting 30
Culture-enthusiast 31
Suitcase packing Tetris God

Fun Facts
Can read anywhere, any time, under any circumstance.

Favourite Games
Marvin’s Mittens · Stardew Valley · The Harry Potter games · Ori and the blind forest · Pokémon Go

Finance Director
Nici

Skills Lvl
Staying angry -20
Master of confusion 9000
Cooking ́n baking delici-NOMNOMNOM

Fun Facts
Starts baking or cooking when she´s upset.

Favourite Games
Golden Sun · Kingdom hearts · FFX · Portal 2 · Catherine · Zelda · Prof. Layton · HotS

Creative Producer
Rüdiger

Skills Lvl
Project Brewing 31
Team Diplomacy 30
Camera Mastery Extreme

Fun Facts
Loves cameras. Cameras are the most beautiful of all the tech.

Favourite Games
Kentucky Route Zero · Gothic · Siege of Avalon · Commander Keen · Guild Wars (1!) · Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines

Creative Producer
Christian

Skills Lvl
Enjoying Music super high
Being confused by code 31
Being engaged at work 31

Fun Facts
Christian can rapidly wiggle his pupils (like really fast).

Favourite Games
All Command and Conquer games (especially Generals Zero Hour) · Starcraft 1 & 2 · Tomb Raider games · Oddworld Abe’s Oddysee · Gex 3D · And many more old Playstation games

Development
Meysam

Skills Lvl
Nocturnal life Don’t even go there!
Photography <3
Debugging: 11!

Fun Facts
He slept once when he was crossing the street early in the morning and an old cyclist woke him up by hitting him … He was only 12 yo at that time!

Favourite Games
Portal 2 · Super Meat Boy · Grim Fandango

Development
Denise

Skills Lvl
Lowpoly modeling Padawan ☄️
Cake baking star baker 🌟
Enamel pin collecting countless 💗

Fun Facts
Can turn eyelids inside out.

Favourite Games
Stardew Valley · Breath of the Wild · Kingdom Hearts · Animal Crossing: New Horizons · Overwatch · The Witcher series · Point n’ Click adventures

3D Art
Kilian

Skills Lvl
Experience 200+ years
Soul Darkness 🧅
Closeness Not even

Fun Facts
Prefers non-screen tablets (they’re better for your neck too).

Favourite Games
League of Legends · Anything FromSoft · Under Night In-Birth · One Step From Eden · Devil May Cry 4 · A Hat in Time

3D Art
Franzi

Skills Lvl
Design Sorcery 31
Time Management 30
Math trying

Fun Facts
Is an incredibly good swimmer.

Favourite Games
Apex Legends · Valorant · Mario Kart · Assassins Creed (all of them but Black Flag)

Game Designer
Daniil

Skills Lvl
Loud talking 999
Luck 30
Bug creation 2

Fun Facts
Thought programming is the magic, the main reason why he started learning it.

Favourite Games
Disciples (all parts except 3rd one) · Warcraft Frozen Throne · Assassins Creed: Revelations · X-COM · Total War: Warhammer · Witcher 3

Development
Lisa

Skills Lvl
The Art™ +hopefully much
Caffeine Consumption +much
Fangirling about favourite games +even more

Fun Facts
Caffeine is a designer’s Hi-Potion.

Favourite Games
Final Fantasy X + XIV · NieR: Automata · TLoZ: OoT · Kingdom Hearts 2

2D/UI Artist
Marta

Skills Lvl
Water near bending️
Organisation gaps Terminator
Monkey maybe️

Fun Facts
Kanji and Egyptian Hieroglyphs follow the same compository system.

Favourite Games
Red Dead Redemption 2 · Dark Cloud · Final Fantasy X · SSX · Tetris PvP · World of Goo

HR | Admin
Chris

Skills Lvl
Assassin’s Creed knowledge Sea shanty lyrics
League of Legends Gold hard
destination stuck Riven main️

Fun Facts
Is getting addicted to competitive games since he was playing Magic the Gathering at tournaments as a child.

Favourite Games
League of Legends · Magic the Gathering · Pokemon(Blue/Red) · Guild Wars 1 · Terranigma

Development
Nils

Skills Lvl
Cooking always
Rabbithole Pathfollowing one Step ahead
Hoarding -1 physical / +100 digital

Fun Facts
Has extensive horseshoe-knowledge.

Favourite Games
Wildstar · Smite · Links Awakening · Secret of Mana

Game Designer
Thiago

Skills Lvl
Code crafting 31
Coffee brewing 30
Despair management 7×1

Fun Facts
Looks forward to household chores when there are new podcast episodes.

Favourite Games
Super Metroid · Celeste · Life is Strange · Fighting games (especially from Arc System)

Development

Join Our Team

You?

Head of Diversity Full-time, m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Act as the diversity stakeholder within the team internally and externally
• Support the game design and UX team
• Make sure that every decision and every feature supports the goal of creating the most accessible and inclusive game experience possible
• Be an advocate for diversity in teams and games publicly
• Travel to events world-wide
• Give talks, interviews, take part in panels about the theme of diversity in games
• Prepare and maintain pitches and presentations

For full job offer click here:

Head of Diversity

Head of Diversity
You?

Virtual Economy Designer Full-time, m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Define, model and tune the economy of our games, including managing multiple currencies, marketplaces, virtual items,
virtual real estate, special events, etc.
• Work with the game design team to make sure that the in-game economy fits seamlessly into the games and
is a pillar of the overall experience for the players
• Continuously track the performance and work on improving all relevant KPIs after launch
• Create reports for various stakeholders

For full job offer click here:

Virtual Economy Designer

Virtual Economy Designer
You?

Web Game Developer Full-time, m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Development of cutting edge WebGL games for desktop and mobile devices using JavaScript
• Work independently in cooperation with graphics and game designers
• Work on long-term, ambitious projects
• Contract work for established brands from the entertainment sector
• Work independently in cooperation with a team of experienced web game developers
• Last, but not least, contribute directly to game development

For full job offer click here:

Web Game Developer

Web Game Developer
You?

DevOps Engineer Full-time, m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Contribute to an ambitious web3 game from the get-go
• Design, deploy and maintain scalable, secure infrastructure for a large-scale web game
• Develop and maintain our CI/CD pipeline
• Provide monitoring and alerting to efficiently identify and fix issues
• Work independently in cooperation with a team of experienced web game developers
• Last, but not least, contribute directly to game development

For full job offer click here:

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer
You?

Game UX Designer (full-time or part-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Development of UX strategies for browser-based cross-platform 3D games running on desktop and mobile devices
• Designing the UX for player-facing content creation tools
• Designing the UX for in-house development tools
• Planning of player onboarding and interaction design
• Visualization and prototyping of UX and interface concepts
• Work independently in cooperation with developers and designers
• Work on long-term, ambitious projects

For full job offer click here:

Game UX Designer

Game UX Designer
You?

Senior Frontend / Node.js Developer
(full-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Development of cutting edge tools to help create 3D WebGL games for desktop and mobile devices using JavaScript
• Development of in-game editor tools to enable the creation of user-generated content
• Work independently in cooperation with graphics- and game designers
• Work on long-term, ambitious projects

For full job offer click here:

Senior Frontend / Node.js Developer

Senior Frontend / Node.js Developer
You?

Senior WebGL 3D Developer (full-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote (within Germany)

Tasks:

• Development of cutting edge rendering technology to help create browser-based 3D WebGL games for desktop and mobile devices
• Work independently in cooperation with graphics- and game designers
• Work on long-term, ambitious projects

For full job offer click here:

Senior WebGL 3D Developer

Senior WebGL 3D Developer

What happened so far

2022

New Partners

In 2022 Flying Sheep Studios joined the iCandy Interactive group, to unite our forces and use our know-how to create frictionless experiences for the metaverse, accessible on all devices.

2020

New working models

With the pandemic forcing us to work from home for a while, we learned to embrace and enjoy that working style and so decided to make “office optional” our new policy, and provide the most flexible workplace possible.

2016

Active in the ecosystem

Beside making games, our team is also very involved in the local ecosystem, organising multiple networking events, having cofounded a coworking space, being founding members of the federal as well local game association, and supporting other initiatives such as the fem dev meetup.

2015

In-house HTML5 Engine

To ensure the best possible quality, we built our own in-house dev tools. That enabled our team of 20 Sheeps to deliver over 200 of the best crossplatform webgames on the market.

2014

Hello World

Flying Sheep Studios was founded in 2014 by Thomas Rössig, Daniel Nienhaus and Benjamin Cid Pérez in the beautiful city of Cologne. From the start, our goal was to build the best cross-platform HTML5 games possible. We soon started making games for some of the coolest brands out there, such as Lego, Barbie and DreamWorks.