Based on true stories
Welcome to Elk is a biographical adventure set on an island like no other, where every character you encounter has a story to tell. From the weird and wonderful to the dark and desperate, all the tales told on Elk are based on true stories of life on the road less traveled.
Unique mini games
Help your new friends on Elk through playful mini games. All games are uniquely tailored to underline the story and the mood of the game. Some are fun and made for laughter others dark and made for reflection.
Meet the people who told the original stories
On Elk, you will meet weird and wonderful characters – people whom the world has either ignored or forgotten and follow their ups and downs. But you will also meet the people who told and lived the original stories that welcome to Elk is based on.
We want to introduce you to Mister Bo.
Mister Bo is one of a kind. A man who doesn’t just generate one story but hundreds, even if most are probably rumours.
It would be true to say Mister Bo has a lot. He lives in a big house full of expensive bits and bobs. He owns a bar, which he only opens when he wants to hang out with friends. […]
I was working as a carpenter in Greenland. I was young at the time and it was my first winter in the bygd (small settlement in Greenland) All days were cold and dark and nothing like what I was used to back in Denmark.
I was working all weekdays with almost no daylight, when I was hammering nails, the nails would stick to my glove because of the frost. […]
How we have used true stories in Welcome to Elk.
True stories? How to use a true story in an ethical way? This is how we have dealt with it in Welcome to Elk:
The stories in Welcome to Elk are told by the people who we know and/or were there when the events took place. All are told from memory. The way they are used both on our web page, and in the game, is true to the core story. However everything like names, locations and other details are changed, renamed and often re-framed to protect the real people behind them, therefore, we call them tall tales. The stories are not 1:1 like you would experience in true crime for example. They are rewritten and combined into one linear narrative. Characters may play a role in one story where they were not a part of originally, and it’s only us who designed the game that will ever know – or come close to the real truth of the stories.
Welcome to Elk might look like a “fun” game but it’s about telling stories – some are filled with humour, others are dark, but they go hand in hand.
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