There aren’t too many biographical adventure games out there, but Triple Topping Games are looking to change that with the release of Welcome to Elk on Xbox One and PC via Steam.
In Welcome to Elk on Xbox One and PC, you’ll get to walk, talk, drink and share stories with Danish locals on the titular island of Elk, as you take on the role of apprentice to a carpenter, but get summarily dragged into the community’s various troubles. It’s a narrative-driven adventure game in the vein of Night in the Woods or Kentucky Route Zero, and – if we’re being frank – it all looks a bit snazzy. We’ve particularly fallen for the pared-back, black-and-white graphics and ragdoll animations.
The game is scattered with minigames to punctuate all the fishing and beer-drinking, so expect to help out your village chums in bizarre ways. Being biographical, the development team have also drawn on stories and memories from Danish travellers to give the whole thing an authentic, smells-like-sea-salt vibe.
So, if you’ve ever nursed a desire to become a Danish carpenter in a fishing village then you’re probably lying, but at least Welcome to Elk makes the prospect of it look attractive.
- Tales of real stories
- Unique mini games
- Meet the people who told the original stories
- Tragic stories told with love and sometimes humour
- Adventure on a fictional island stitched together with 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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