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.
Lauge and the diamond smuggelers
I was around 20 years old when Rosa (a good friend of mine) and I had rather spontaneously decided to go to India. It turned out to be a backpacking trip made of nightmares. Rosa lost her passport (or didn’t have one), we missed a plane in Istanbul and I ate something which gave me such a running stomach to the point where I had no […]
We already told you about how Anders died three times, (if you have not read it – you can find it here https://www.welcometoelk.com/2019/01/23/when-anders-died/) this is the story about how Anders’ sister Beth “died” too.
When Beth was not working she would hang with the rest of the people at the Hermit bar.
The Hermit bar was where everyone met, they did […]
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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