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
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

Lead Producer
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
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?

6-Month Game Design/QA Internship (mandatory internship, full-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote in Germany

Tasks:

• Creating design documents, core systems, features, UI flows, and gameplay
• Quality Assurance through bug detection & reporting
• Reverse engineering of games or game systems
• Balancing of character skills & systems
• Setting up, organizing and working with spreadsheets

For full job offer click here:

Game Design/QA Internship

Game Design/QA Internship
You?

6-Month Web Game Developer Internship (mandatory internship, full-time) m/f/d Cologne or remote in Germany

Tasks:

• Development of web games for desktop and mobile devices using JavaScript
• Work independently in cooperation with graphics and game designers
• Contract work for established brands from the entertainment sector
• Work on long-term, ambitious projects

For full job offer click here:

Web Game Dev/QA Internship

Web Game Dev/QA Internship
You?

6-Month 3D Internship (mandatory internship, full-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote in Germany

Tasks:

• Graphic design for cross-platform browser games
• Work autonomous in cooperation with developers, designers and other 2D and 3D artists
• Low-poly-modeling
• UV-mapping
• Rigging

For full job offer click here:

3D Art/QA Internship

3D Art/QA Internship
You?

6-Month 2D Game Artist Internship (mandatory internship, full-time) m/f/d, Cologne or remote in Germany

Tasks:

• Graphic design for cross-platform browser games
• Work autonomously in cooperation with developers, designers and other 2D and 3D artists
• Screen design / UI design / layouting
• Creation of 2D game assets
• Quality Assurance through bug detection & reporting

For full job offer click here:

2D Art/QA Internship

2D Art/QA Internship
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
• Monitor the products in real time
• Get proper alerts when something is wrong or unavailable
• Help resolve problems either through online support or technical troubleshooting
• Last, but not least, contribute directly to game development

For full job offer click here:

DevOps Engineer

DevOps Engineer
You?

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

Tasks:

• Develop the client for a massively multiplayer 3D web game using JavaScript
• Build a performant and secure frontend that delivers amazing gameplay on all browser, be it a 5 year old mobile phone or a cutting edge desktop PC
• Bring a massive open world to life in 3D using three.js
• Communicate with the backend using Websockets and REST & RPC APIs
• Write reusable code and libraries
• Development of cutting edge WebGL games for desktop and mobile devices

For full job offer click here:

Frontend Web Game Developer

Frontend Web Game Developer
You?

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

Tasks:

• Develop the backend for a massively multiplayer 3D WebGL game using JavaScript
• Build the architecture of the system while minding scalability, security, speed, and stability of the application
• Analyze requirements & goals, handle bugs & errors, come up with efficient solutions
• Manage and develop APIs for communication between different services and with the client
• Write reusable code and libraries
• Scaling the application to handle load changes & large amount of data traffic
• Interact with the database to store and retrieve huge amounts of data in realtime

For full job offer click here:

Backend Web Game Developer

Backend Web Game 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.