Have You Played... Welcome To Elk?

At first glance, Welcome To Elk looks like the bright and breezy cousin of Die Gut Fabrik's alien soap opera Mutazione. Both feature young women travelling to a new island community for the first time, and while Elk swaps Mutazione's balmy tropical forests for the frozen hunts of a small Arctic fishing village, each game plays out in a very similar fashion. You spend a lot of time getting to know the locals, and every now and again you'll play a small, reasonably inconsequential mini-game to advance the story. But beneath Welcome To Elk's cheery cartoon exterior lies a tale of surprising depth and human tragedy, as the tales you hear and the people you meet aren't just made-up creations of developer Triple Topping. They're all people and events that are based in fact and have happened in real-life, and the resulting story is as affecting as it is disarming. Read more

May 5, 2021 - Rock Paper Shotgun
At first glance, Welcome To Elk looks like the bright and breezy cousin of Die Gut Fabrik's alien soap opera Mutazione. Both feature young women travelling to a new island community for the first time, and while Elk swaps Mutazione's balmy tropical forests for the frozen hunts of a small Arctic fishing village, each game plays out in a very similar fashion. You spend a lot of time getting to know the locals, and every now and again you'll play a small, reasonably inconsequential mini-game to advance..