Emily is Away is an interactive story. Create a screenname and choose your path through the branching narrative.
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Very Positive (422) - 88% of the 422 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (28,631) - 88% of the 28,631 user reviews for this game are positive.
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Nov 20, 2015
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“It's one of those rare games that completely stopped me in my tracks.”
Jake Muncy, Wired

“A story game in which you return to a realm time forgot: AOL Instant Messenger.”
Nathan Grayson, Kotaku

“It reminded me both of Digital: A Love Story and Catholic-guilt-simulator Catherine. Which are not bad games to be compared to.”
Brendan Caldwell, Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

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Remember a time before Facebook and Skype? When Windows XP was the next big thing and AIM was king. Relive that era with Emily is Away. Create a screenname and browse buddy infos in this chat-bot meets adventure game. Explore your relationship with Emily, a fellow high school student, in a branching narrative where you choose the outcome. And most importantly, change your text color to lime green so people know you're the coolest kid in school.

Features
  • Buddy icons, profiles and away messages.
  • A dialogue decision-based branching narrative.
  • Over an hour of nostalgia-inducing gameplay.
  • Five chapters spanning five years of the main characters life.
  • Computer sounds you hoped to never hear again!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP Service Pack 2+
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 or later
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X 10.6 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
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