Remember the simpler times of Facebook with the new game Emily is Away <3
I’m going to take you out of my Top 8 – wait, wrong social media platform.
Emily is Away <3 is the third game in the branching-narrative, text-based adventure from Kyle Seely. In the first two games, Emily is Away and Emily is Away Too, nostalgia runs rampant as basically everything is done from inside EOL, a messaging service that should look, feel, and sound familiar to anyone who spent hours of their days on AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
Now, Emily is no longer away, but instead back again in a third game. This time, however, instead of the comfortable world of EOL, gamers get the chance to explore the early days of Facenook. And yes, obviously, this is supposed to hit on the nostalgic points of early Facebook.
It’s pretty crazy to think about, but I mean, Facebook has been around since 2004, and many of us have been on the service for 10 plus years. From the trailer (below), Emily is Away <3 seems to nail the feel of the platform extremely well, and even the music and movies that you see throughout feel right at home.
Emily is Away <3 official trailer
There is no release date set for the new title, but it will be shown off at PAX 2019. Seely, in a comment to The Verge states, “I really grew up on the platform. Plus I feel like present-day Facebook is a shadow of its former self. And much like how the first two Emily games showed AIM in its teen-drama heyday, I wanted to make a game that did that for old school Facebook.”
If you want to try out the first two games before the new release, the original is currently free on Steam.
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