NØKKEN VR | 2022
“Once upon a time, The Nøkken’s lily pond was safe. Then, humans arrived and threatened its domain. The Nøkken invites you to see through its eyes…”
Nøkken VR (As the lilies bloom) is a fully immersive VR experience where you are immersed in Theodor Kittelsen’s painting “The Nøkken”. You embody this mythological creature exploring a mysterious underwater lily pond. You must react as your existence in this world is threatened by man. This experience is a twist on our relationship to nature, and invites us to see the world from a different perspective.
Winner of Nordic VR Forum’s 2023 VRINN awards under the Virtual Production Category.
VR experience made by Logic Interactive
Art direction: Ellen Lande and Thomas U. Fosseli
Concept and prototype version: Ellen Lande, Thomas U. Fosseli, Hedvig Idås, og Ståle K. Martinsen
Produced by Kristian Mosvold/Substans film
Client: Substans Film
My role: user experience and interaction, environment design, character design (lumberjack), digital design (magic book and early versions of the lily)
Early version of Nøkken VR (preview version):
Character and book design work-in-progress:
Screengrabs of a later version of NøkkenVR:
NøkkenVR in game:
Winner of Nordic VR Forum’s 2023 VRINN Awards in the Virtual Production category