Developer Kyle Seeley has announced that free-to-play, nostalgic Emily is Away is now available for PC.
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, an interactive story. 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.
- Buddy icons, profiles and away messages.
- A dialogue decision-based branching narrative.
- Over an hour of nostalgia-inducing gameplay.
- 5 Chapters spanning 5 Years of the main characters life.
- Computer sounds you hoped to never hear again!
Emily is Away was conceived at Indie Cabin 2015 by Kyle Seeley. Kyle set out to create a game that was relatable but unique to him. He drew upon his childhood memories of AIM and his more recent experience of college to form the game’s first design. Since then he has focused on completing the fully realized game. A nostalgic interactive fiction, set in a retro chat client with a serious and decision-based branching narrative.
Here are several new screenshots:
Take a look at the gamplay trailer:
Source: Press Release