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In British folklore, selkies are people who change from seals to human form, by stripping off their sealskin like a cloak. To change back, the selkie must slip on their skin.

In many tales, a human steals a selkie’s skin. The human threatens to destroy the skin, trapping the selkie on land, unless the selkie marries them.

In Sealskin, the Captor has forced the Selkie to marry them and give them children. But now, the Captor has died, and the stolen skin has been found.

Play as the Selkie and their loved ones. Together, you must decide if the Selkie should continue their life on land, reclaim their skin and life in the sea, or (perhaps hardest of all) try to live in both worlds.

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Sealskin Layout 01.pdf 372 kB

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A game that explores trauma and lost of a captive selkie who is finally free. It eschew the traditional male perspective of the selkie folklore, and examine the events from the other side (as it should be).