About the Company

Hypnotic Owl is a Germany-based independent game studio consisting of Jan Lachnit and Hannes Flor. In cooperation with various freelancers they develop games focused on the narrative and unusual game mechanics.


Hypnotic Owl was founded in 2013 by Jan Lachnit and Hannes Flor. Having met in college, they quickly realized that they not only enjoyed each other’s company, but creative work as well. After college, they went on to work for different game studios. Hannes worked as Lead Compositor and Background Animator for Daedalic Entertainment on numerous projects, most notably the award-winning point’n’click adventure “A New Beginning.” Jan started out as Game Designer for The Games Company until it went bankrupt. He was then hired by the newly founded Silver Style Studios as Lead Game Designer for their browser-based MMORPG “Herokon Online.” Having gained some industry experience and a distaste for corporate culture, the two friends decided to team up and make a living as indie game developers.

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