Flying Sheep Studios gets $1.2M in German government funding for metaverse game

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    Flying Sheep Studios said its Star Life title, a social massively multiplayer online (MMO) game targeting the Metaverse, has raised $1.2 million in funding from the German government.

    The game focuses on cooperation and community-driven experiences, prioritizing socializing, diversity, being a party, being part of the Metaverse, and ultimately hosting events and concerts for players. To do.

    Star Life, a subsidiary of Australia’s iCandy Interactive, is developed using web-based HTML5 technology to make the Metaverse easier to access.

    Flying Sheep Studios said, “We are thrilled to bring Star Life to players around the world and look forward to being part of the growing metaverse.”


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    Funding for this game comes from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action. Star Life is a highly accessible metaverse game that can be played from any browser and on any device. To develop this groundbreaking project, Flying Sheep has hired additional talent, including four of his industry veterans.

    iCandy Interactive has an international footprint with other video game studios in Asia (Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia) and Flying Sheep Studios is the first major investment made in Europe .

    Players can enter the Star Life metaverse with a single click via a web browser on both desktop and mobile devices. The game also prioritizes diversity, offering players a variety of options for character creation, shopping, and community-driven events such as concerts and exhibitions.

    Additionally, Star Life will incorporate optional blockchain-enabled items, or non-fungible tokens (NFTs), giving players more ownership and agency than virtual possessions. These possessions can be transferred and used on various platforms, streamlining the process and making it convenient. Star Life is a free-to-play game available to everyone.

    “We thank the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action for their support and trust in our project. It promotes the development of know-how and shows that it creates and secures jobs.”

    Flying Sheep has also hired additional talent, including four industry veterans. Frank Reitberger, Lead 3D Developer. Daniel Schemann is the head of backend development. Nina Kiel, Head of Diversity and Inclusion.

    Since Flying Sheep Studios was founded in Cologne, Germany in 2014, we have worked with brands such as Lego, Barbie and DreamWorks to deliver over 200 games to clients on time, quality and on budget.

    iCandy Group is supported by strategic shareholders such as Animoca Brands, Fatfish Group, Baidu, Singtel, SK Square, AIS, IncubateFund, as well as several Australian and international funds.

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