Welcome To Elk recognises we’lso are probably all overdue a vacation. Oh, a change of landscapes would be nice, but it’s the people who create the place – the unusual, sombre and frequently surreal stories through folks we’d never in any other case get to meet. While there’s still a worldwide pandemic heading on in the real globe, developers Triple Topping are using us on vacation to their storybook island starting today.
Sometimes funny, sometimes tragic, sometimes the little mix of the 2 – you could say the lotta reasons for the picturebook isle of Elk, but you possibly can’t say it’t boring.
As young carpenter Frigg, you’ll be pottering around the particular island of Elk, meeting fresh people and helping them deal with their problems. The island alone is painted as a beautiful colouring book, swapping into unique minigames every time an unfamiliar person has a challenge they require help with – be this it pouring a perfect pint, putting together Rube Goldberg contraptions, or throwing beer bottles at helpless seafood. Regular island stuff, obvs.
Thing is, though, while Antelope as well as its inhabitants may be completely fictional, the stories they inform are very much real. Instead than being written immediately, each story in Welcome To Antelope has roots in real-world encounter – whether real or relayed through first-hand accounts. A traveler who hopped from Greenland in order to rural California, with a short detour in almost smuggling precious gems through India. Their friend, Anders, a person who’s died 3 times at least.
It pulls me right back directly into a melancholy nostalgia for your evenings I spent hostelling in Utrecht, listening to travellers from most corners over a shitty €5 bottle of wine, using intermittent breaks as – one-by-one – they popped down the particular street to get blazed. Associated with sitting with a stranger within the midst of a loaded Berlin exhibition hall, listening because someone tries to piece their particular life together to an total stranger.
Man. 2020 actually has been lonely, huh.
If you do wish to go off for an island holiday, however, Welcome To Elk will be out now on Steam with regard to £11.39/€12.49/$14.99.