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About us

A chilean, an indian and three germans walk into a bar start making games together…

We are Cybermanatee – an indie game studio/team based in Cologne (Germany), consisting of five game developers from all kinds of professional and academical backgrounds. As a studio we are focused on creating entertaining and fun video games as well as virtual game-like experiences.

Cybermanatee was established in 2019 when five game-loving professionals from all around the world decided to persue their dreams together. Bringing a diverse set of skills and expertise in the areas of game and software development as well as audio-visual production to any project, Cybermanatee is currently working on their first fully fledged mobile, desktop and console release called Pizzabot.

Besides working on games, Cybermanatee is also a great partner for your ideas and projects. From shaping an initial vision into a produceable concept up until the final completion and delivery of your project – in budget, in time and most importantly in style!

What are our services?

  • Game Design & Development
  • Web- & Software Development
  • Interaction & UI/UX Design
  • 3D & 2D Art
  • Audio & Sound Design
  • Writing & Narrative Design

… for Desktop, Mobile, Web and VR / AR Applications.


Jonah Fintz
Co-Founder, Lead Programmer & Web Developer

With a freelance background in web and software development, Jonah takes on the role of Lead Programmer and Game Development specialist within Cybermanatee. Jonah has worked on numerous development projects and is a specialist for providing great systems, efficient code and a reliable technical foundation for any venture. Jonah currently studies M.A. Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab.

Sven-David Gießelmann
Co-Founder, Game-, Level- & UX-Designer, Producer

Originally coming from a backgroud in software development as well as TV- and Film production, Sven-David is mainly responsible for producing, conceptioning and designing our games and all other kinds of interactive projects we might work on. Next to his creative qualities & direction he holds all the managerial strings together to get everything done in an efficient and desired way. Sven-David currently studies M.A. Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab and also headlines all business developments for Cybermanatee.

Mitesh Amin
Co-Founder, 3D Artist, Art Director, VR Designer

Having previously worked as an architect and set designer before transitioning into game development, Mitesh is not only a creator, constructor and artist in the real world but also in the virtual realm. High quality concepts, immersive environments, consistent models and 3D kits are his trademarks as a designer. Mitesh is also a specialist when it comes to designing and constructing Virtual Reality experiences. He currently studies M.A. Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab.

Marc Kelbling
Co-Founder, Audio & Sound Designer, Narrative Designer, Research & Psychologist

Marc really knows how people tick. After working as a psychologist for a big part of his career, he transitioned into games bringing his audio and sound design expertise to the table as well as having a great sense of what makes people tick when they interact with products of any kind, emotional or commercial. Like the others, he currently studies M.A. Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab and also works on narrative aspects for Cybermanatee.

Joaquin A. Pelz
Co-Founder, 3D Generalist & 3D Prop Artist

Previously employed as a 3D Artist for TV and Film, Joaquin brings a lot of 3D design experience into the diverse skillset of the Cybermanatee team. With a passion for creating realistic models and props for games, Joaquin makes environments come to life with his attention to detail. And to no surprise, he studies M.A. Game Development & Research at the Cologne Game Lab as well.


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