Flying Sheep Studios

Team

We love games!

Flying Sheep Studios was founded early 2014 by Thomas Rössig, Daniel Nienhaus and Benjamin Cid Pérez in the beautiful city of Cologne. They had met some years before, while working at the biggest German flash game publisher. Having recognised the need for web games which could be played on all platforms, they decided to open a game studio together.
They are now working hard to grow Flying Sheep Studios into an established games company, and have been joined in that endeavour by a team of people as enthusiastic as they are themselves.

Thomas

Thomas

Founder | Managing Director

Thomas takes care of the business side of Flying Sheep Studios. He is the oil which keeps the game making machine running smoothly. His tasks include sales, project management and business administration.

Thomas has been preparing to found a game company for a long time. During his business studies with entrepreneurship focus, he wrote his master thesis on the subject of free-to-play games. In his previous work experience he had jobs in various positions in several web and gaming start-ups. This gave him the opportunity to explore all the facets of running a company, and developing game projects.

Daniel

Daniel

Founder | Technical Director

Since he was a little kid, Daniel loved computers and technology. Learning to program was the natural thing to do. Decades later he is still learning.

Daniel is responsible for keeping the company on the cutting edge of web technology, from backend to frontend. Before co-founding Flying Sheep he worked on a web-based multiplayer platform and browser games.

Ben

Ben

Founder | Creative Director

When Ben got his first gaming console at the age of 10, the first thing he did was mostly ignore it and begin drawing down ideas for all the awesome games that popped into his head. After many years, little has changed and Flying Sheep's creative director still spends more time designing games than actually playing them.

Guido

Guido

Project Management & Game Design

Guido is on board for herding cats (Project Management), graphics and game design. He works as a Media Designer since 2005.

He studied Integrated Design at KISD (Germany) and UFPR (Brazil). During this time he specialized in games and graduated in 2013 with his final thesis about a re-design of a game classic. After graduation, he started his own game prototype project Magnet-O-Bro with the help colleges.

Guido also worked as a game design teacher at a private college for two years.

Nicolay

Nicolay

Project Management

Having started in film production, Nicolay found his true home in game studies and development. At Flying Sheep, he now takes care of project management, doing his best to make sure everybody has a good time working on what they love - while keeping their deadlines.

His academic path took him through a B.A. in English-language Literature to the Cologne Game Lab, where he is currently writing his M.A. thesis on Player to Character relationships.

Sylvia

Sylvia

Graphics

For as long as she can remember, Sylvia has always been fascinated by media and storytelling. She arrived from Colombia with a bachelor degree in Graphic Design, some experience as an animator/vfx artist and the sensible dream of becoming a game developer.

Currently she finds herself working as Game artist / UI designer at Flying Sheep Studios while studying a Master in game development at the Cologne Game Lab.

Carlos

Carlos

Graphics

Carlos is in charge of graphics, everything from game assets, animations, texturing, and UI design. He has always loved games, and always wanted a career making them.

He was born in Colombia where he previously worked in several media, animation, and other game projects. He has also designed some games in his free time.

In 2016 Carlos became a part of Flying Sheep, while he finishes his master studies at the Cologne Game Lab.

Casilda

Casilda

Graphics

Casi is a Jack of all trades currently on board (mainly) as a 3D generalist.

Her jobs have shifted from cameraperson to foley artist for TV, though her most persistent role has always been dedicated to postproduction: editing and CGI. She graduated in Audiovisual Communication B.Soc.Sc. in 2015 at UPV (Spain) with her first video game concept, and is now writing her thesis on Game Development & Research M.A. at the CGL (Germany).

She likes to experiment with all kinds of media and truly believes in games as an art form, like cinema, theatre or literature. Hence they aswell deserve to be criticised, analysed and -of course- enjoyed.

Marina

Marina

Graphics

Marina knew early on, that she's gonna work in a creative job. Not knowing for a while what exactly this job is gonna be, she finally found it in the games industry. She got inspired by fantasy worlds such as Final Fantasy and started creating her own because of it.

She finished her bachelor´s degree with the bachelor thesis about “Environmental Storytelling in the german game industry” at the SAE Institute in Cologne in the area of game art and 3D animation. Now she works as 3D Artist at Flying Sheep. This includes environmental asset creation (modeling, texturing) as well as character creation (concepting, modeling, texturing, rigging, animating).

Nici

Nici

Graphics

Most of her childhood she owned neither a pc nor a console, so all she did was drawing (oh and playing games from her friends ;D). It developed to more than a hobby when she got her first own laptop and started working on commissions. She tried out different ways of being creative, like working at an art academy as well as teaching art. But ever since she started, she admired all the creative work behind videogames and dreamed of someday being able to create something other people would enjoy as much as she did.

Currently she´s studying Illustration and Graphic design at the KDA, cologne. As part of that she´s now a little 2D-Sheep at Flying Sheep.

Jonas

Jonas

Graphics

Since he was a kid Jonas always liked special effects in movies and videogames in general. In school he started experimenting with vfx and 3d and got stuck to it. After school he started studying 3d game art at sae institute in cologne and after 2 ½ years of modeling trash cans and barrels (and some other stuff of course) he still thought 3d art was cool. He finished his bachelor degree and is now working at FlyingSheep studio as a 3d artist. Since that day he never stopped having fun working with 3d.

Lea

Lea

Graphics

Lea designed her first games in elementary school when everybody was bored by hide and seek. Decades later she studied Game Design at the h-da in Darmstadt, while she never slept, drank gallons of coffee and mostly stayed in dark rooms, she was having the time of her life! She was convinced that working in the game industry was the right thing for her, thus after one semester abroad and finishing her Bachelor degree she moved to Bonn and gained 3 years of experience in an indie game studio. In 2017 she was curious for new adventures and found a cozy spot as a 2D Artist at flying-sheep studios.

Raheel

Raheel

Development

Raheel is a programmer at Flying Sheep Studios. He spends most of his time writing code and wondering why the web can’t be more like compiler based languages.

Raheel hails from Pakistan and is pretty new to the Federal Republic of Germany. He is studying for a Masters in Media Informatics from RWTH Aachen institute. He has a degree in Computer Science and has formerly worked on game design and programming of Unity Engine based 3D games.

Emil

Emil

Development

Emil is part of the programming team at Flying Sheep studios and focuses on 3D development.

He's is originally from Sweden but moved in together with his girlfriend in Cologne after finishing his Computer Science BA in Game Programming. In his spare time, Emil likes to go swimming, a hobby he's kept going since he was 6.

Lutz

Lutz

Development

Lutz’ path as a game developer started early. In his childhood he invented a board game that he drew on paper and forced his family to play with him. At the age of 15 he made his first steps with creating computer games and created more and more of them in his free time besides school.

After his bachelor degree in media informatics he decided to make a job out of his hobby and started studying game development. A year later he started working as a developer here at Flying Sheep.

Fabian

Fabian

Development

Fabian was always someone who loved reading books, even from an early age. What started with an insatiable appetite for fantasy books changed to a love for videogames shortly after he tried his first one and got even bigger since then. His love for videogames and his mind, which was eager to explore what was behind these games, led to his interest in programming.

After he finished high school, he studied game development for two years and followed up with his Bachelor, which he finished in Dublin, Ireland. Now he is working as a Developer at Flying sheep.

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This could be you!

Join a small informal team, and enjoy working at the cutting edge of webgames. We can’t wait to read your application! Whether your speciality is:

Don’t hesitate to send us your resume and portfolio. We offer:

  • flexible working times
  • an office in the heart of cologne
  • the chance to contribute your own ideas
  • regular team events