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Emily Is Away

8 months ago

Emily Is Away <3 is dragging the chat-adventure series into 2008

Kyle Seeley's Emily Is Away series feel like interactive time capsules. An all-too-vivid recollection of what social media felt like, and how it affected the lives of people back in the day. In the upcoming third instalment Emily Is Away <3, Players have to say goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger and begin their descent into the only slightly invasive (at the time) vortex that is…

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2 years ago

Instant message ’em up Emily Is Away Too is out now

Oh God. Emily Is Away Too [official site], a game about instant messaging, is giving me horrible flashbacks to when I used MSN Messenger in school and used random 50 Cent lyrics as my screen names on rotation. I even put the little music note icons at either end like quote marks. I was so cool. *Shivers*. Anyway, the game is a throwback to your teen…

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3 years ago

Emily Is Away Too Is Another Jab At That ’00s AOL Kid in You

Emily Is Away was a huge callback for me. It instantly took me back to the days where I would languish on AOL Instant Messenger and wait for my role-playing buddies to sign on so I could pretend I was talking to Dragon Ball Z's Vegeta. So, despite my issues with the wishy-washy dialogue in some instances, I'm glad to see its getting a sequel…

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4 years ago

Emily Is Away Is A Chat Client-Based Relationship Game

Ah, the good ol’ days of instant messenger. Hours upon end wasted, waiting for that guy or girl you fancied to sign in, before waiting five minutes to initiate conversation because, if 90s rom coms taught you nothing else, playing hard-to-get was the only way to woo the opposite sex. Five minutes later and they’d have signed out again. So many dreams, so many let…

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