The Welcome Home Restoration Project, more informally known as Welcome Home ARG, has taken the internet by viral storm. But how much truth is baked into this site? Was Welcome Home a Real Show? – Welcome Home ARG Lore Explained.
Was Welcome Home a Real Show? – Welcome Home ARG Lore Explained
If you’ve taken a stroll around the colorful Welcome Home site, you’ll quickly realize that it’s meant to be dedicated to the lost television show, Welcome Home. Thus, the name The Welcome Home Restoration Project!
But how much of it is real? The site is well-written, well-illustrated, and altogether a professional product. It’d be easy to think that there really is a show that’s spawned such a beautiful passion project. Unfortunately, Welcome Home is not a real television show, and it never has been.
It’s likely that the show this site is based on took inspiration from Sesame Street, Mr. Rogers, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, and a few Creepypastas. One Creepypasta in particular was probably influential, and that’s the infamous Candle Cove.
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Candle Cove, for those who haven’t read the story, involves a series of forum posts where people discuss a show that is otherwise forgotten. The show involved a series of creepy puppets and some ominous imagery.
But Welcome Home is certainly a new thing altogether, though it might take some early inspiration from these sources. It’s hard to know precisely what direction it will go in, as it’s still in its prologue, though there are plenty of secrets embedded in the site that hint at something more ominous beneath the surface.
Perhaps quite literally.
If you’re curious about what those secrets are, you can check out the complete list of all found secrets here: All Discovered Secrets in the Welcome Home ARG. But if you’d like to discover them yourself, and you’re not quite certain how to get started, check out our guide here: How to Play the Welcome Home ARG.