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Welcome To Elk

Tales of real stories

Elk is an island with tales of real stories. Stories from people who have experienced them or who have heard first-hand accounts, like Lauge who lived in Greenland and rural California. (Lauge is also brother to Astrid, the director on Elk.)

Tragic stories told with love and sometimes humour

On Elk it’s known that humour, love and death go hand in hand. Life may seem hard sometimes, but it is always followed by laughter.

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.

Story

You play as Frigg, a young carpenter traveling to Elk for an apprenticeship. She is used to an outgoing and hectic lifestyle in the city. How will she handle the isolated life on Elk with only few young people around her and no internet?

Make new friends

On Elk, you will meet weird and wonderful characters – people whom the world has either ignored or forgotten. Follow their ups and downs, their odd drinking rituals and their unique ways of tackling whatever life throws at them.

Meet the people who told the original stories

We value the importance of storytellers, those who carry the tales of others and share them. That’s why, in Elk, you will also meet the living storytellers who inspired us to make this game.

Release 2020

Follow our Letters from Elk and get a postcard!

When was the last time someone sent you an actual letter, a real one, handwritten and with a stamp? Let us send you one!

Everyone who subscribes to Letters from Elk, can choose to receive one handwritten postcard from someone on the team. If you want a postcard then leave us your address! We will only use it this one time and delete it after.

Our Letters from Elk are the true stories the game is built on – don’t worry they won’t spoil the game, but are part of the whole mystery surrounding the island of Elk.

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True Stories

Sometimes someone tells you a story, a story so good, crazy or weird that it’s hard to believe this actually happened. We have created Elk using stories like this.

We have changed names and places in the real stories, most of them are write-ups from transcripts of Lauge telling the story to the team behind Elk (often including beers). We will post a new story each month here on the page and in our newsletter.

When Anders died

Anders lived up in the woods in the trailer that his parents had left his sister Annie and him. Each day he would walk through the woods to the Hermit bar when they opened around 12 noon. He would stay until the bar closed and before going back home he would buy himself some more beers for the walk.

Sometimes if he felt the night was still young […]

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