You’re about to read Lotus, a meditative story enriched with sound, color and animations. The first two chapters are free.

“You literally recoil from the screen, that is how much impact the use of text portions has.” – BRIGHT

The young programmer Luc Numan takes a journey through the night, encounters a supporting cast of varying plumage, learns a lesson from it all. But that’s ten years ago. Now, two game makers immerse themselves in his experiences, and you, the reader, go with them.

Lotus was created by writer Niels ’t Hooft, artist Saskia Freeke, game studio Codeglue, and audio studio SonicPicnic. You put on your headphones, shut yourself off from your surroundings, and float away into a new kind of narrative experience.

It’s a pilot of Immer, the new way to read, developed in the Netherlands and based on years of research. In this app you’ll find the text portion and progress ring, two inventions that help you screen-read more pleasantly.

Lotus is a feature-length story, reading time ± 90 minutes. You can choose between the English translation by Jenny Watson and the original Dutch. For those who are left wanting more, the app also contains three short stories.

The petals drift in the current, inexorable, as if they have always been there. Time to surrender to it. You can do this, you can.

What’s New

Version 1.01

Added Goodreads button
Small improvements

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating


Immer Systems B.V.
197.2 MB

Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Dutch

Age Rating
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
In-App Purchases
  1. The full story $3.99
  2. Short story: Tunnels $0.99
  3. Short story: Lens $0.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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