Welcome to Elk

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Welcome to Elk you play as Frigg, a young carpenter trading their busy life in the city for an apprenticeship in a small town.
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About Welcome to Elk

About this game

Tales of real stories

Welcome to Elk, an adventure game set on a fictional island stitched together with true stories and tall tales, and inhabited by the people who lived them.

Story

You play as Frigg, a young carpenter trading their busy life in the city for an apprenticeship in a small town. When she arrives in Elk, Frigg worries that the slower pace of life will be boring (they don’t even have the internet), but quickly discovers nothing could be further from the truth!

Tragic stories told with love and sometimes humour

The stories reflect the drama of our lives, 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.

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.

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.

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.

How we used true stories in the game?

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 webpage and in the game is true to the core story but 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 one to one like you would experience in true crime for example. They are rewritten and combined to one linear narrative. Characters may play a role in one story where they where not a part of originally and only us who designed it 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.

Game Details

Platform:
steam
Release Date:
September 17, 2020
Developer:
Triple Topping
Publisher:
Akupara Games
Rating:
ACB rating of 15
ESRB rating of 17
Supported Languages:
English +
Link:
Genre:
Adventure
Themes:
Hand-drawn
Colorful
Play Styles:
Singleplayer
2D
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Singleplayer

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
  • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

Critic Reviews

82

Eurogamer Italy

70 / 100
"Quotation forthcoming."

Buried Treasure

91 / 100
"This is a series of stories that creates a game about telling stories, and indeed portrays the act of being a game about telling stories. Its ending is something I’ve never...

Vandal

90 / 100
"Welcome to Elk feels like a play turned into a video game. A shocking, but also heartwarming adventure, we recommend to everyone who’s interested in a story-based experience."
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Frequently Asked Questions

According to ESRB, Welcome to Elk is suitable for players aged 17 and above.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
  • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
  • Storage: 2 GB available space
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
Yes, Welcome to Elk has broad critical consensus. 71% of critics on Metacritic recommend Welcome to Elk. The Metascore is 82 out of 100.
Welcome to Elk was released on September 17, 2020
Yes, Welcome to Elk supports MacOS.
Welcome to Elk is published by Akupara Games
Welcome to Elk was developed by Triple Topping
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Welcome to Elk as Adventure
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Welcome to Elk as Hand-drawn
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Welcome to Elk as Colorful

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