True stories told by real people. Welcome to Elk transforms the weird, wonderful, dark and desperate tales of the road less-traveled into an inventive, biographical adventure. This is an island like no other where drama, trauma, love and laughter hide around every corner.
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Very Positive (181) - 96% of the 181 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Sep 17, 2020
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“Welcome to Elk is funny, sweet, surprising and devastating”
Eurogamer

“‘Welcome To Elk’ Balances Real World Trauma, Comedy For Its Story”
Forbes

“The stories are based on real-life events, some of which are emotionally searing and morally perplexing.”
Polygon

Feature List

They've Gotta Learn Sometime - Frigg, a young carpenter from the big city, needs to adjust to their new small time life, rife with gossip and drama.

True Stories and Tall Tales - Every story in Welcome to Elk blends the tall tale with the tragic truth of everyday living just off the beaten path.

Tragic Comedy - Just as much heart as humor. Life may be hard, love and death might go hand-in-hand, but laughter always follows.

Imaginative Minigames - Every game in Elk is uniquely tailored to the stories and moods underlying Elk's intricate web of narrative.

A Good Storyteller - Nothing is more important than a good storyteller on Elk. That's why you'll meet them as you play.

About This Game

True stories told by real people.



Frigg has a lot to learn in the small town of Elk after life in the big city! An apprenticeship as a carpenter, a group of new, complicated friends, and a town predisposed to all kinds of difficult relationships. But they're going to find their way just like all the other off-beat immigrants to the island of Elk. It's how life is across the water.



And just as they have fun exploring all the little nooks and crannies of an old, storied island and its old, storied people, Frigg will face some tough decisions, some heartwrenching situations and a the kind of heartbreak that sits with you forever. Whether it's playing cards for candy, getting their feet wet at the beach or just sitting down to listen to a story well-told, Elk will be an adventure that Frigg will cherish for the rest of their days.



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 were not a part of it 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.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

The game contains scenes including deaths and children experiencing murder. Alcohol abuse, sexual assault, prostitution, violence and offensive language.

Welcome to Elk is built on true stories, told with respect and care. But because of the nature of the game and stories, the player might find themselves in situations that they find uncomfortable. You can read the true stories beforehand on Steam to get a feel for what you might experience in the game.

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    • 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
* Starting January 1st, 2024, the Steam Client will only support Windows 10 and later versions.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.8
    • Processor: Intel i5 Quad-Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 4000
    • Storage: 2 GB available space
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