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Ouroboros: Merfolk

The Zero Game Studio, a unit of The Interactive Institute of Sweden, was a computer games research studio comprised of academics, scientists, artists and writers, whose mandate was research and development in the field of deep characterisation and dramatic game play in game.

My position there was Artist & Researcher. I was Art Director for the studio's main game project, Ouroboros - a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game environment. More about the project...

Above is my initial concept art for the Ouroboros character, Ambassador Shoalskerrie. She was of the Nordic pantheon and based on the merfolk of Norse mythology. I decided to make them somewhat more magical and changed the look to that of the regal, mysterious seahorse, but this illustration shows the frightening trademark hollow in the back of Norse merfolk!

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