Emily is Away <3

released on Apr 16, 2021

Emily <3 is a brand new game set on an old-new social media. Customize your facenook profile, send some friend requests and determine the outcome of your senior year.


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Reminds of when I was in high school chatting to birds on Facebook all day (pre-coming out arc). This was a surprisingly refreshing feel to the dating sim / choices matter type of games. The music you get sent was a great touch and just how the characters spoke really gave this game those late 2000's vibes.

Oh and Steve is an absolute wanker.

As for my man Mat you should of been a romance option, we were both there for each other the whole way through. He deserves the world.

7.5/10, good characters, good nostalgia and a refreshing entry to the genre.


This game is currently in the Humble Choice for August 2022, this is part of my coverage of the bundle. If you are interested in the game and it's before September 6nd, 2022, consider picking up the game as part of the current monthly bundle.

The third game of Emily Is Away now with more Zuckerberg

I’m just going to call this Emily Is Away 3 instead of heart sign. But that’s right, Emily Is Away is back, and this time instead of an AIM experience, players are creating their profiles on Facenook with the help of their friends. If you are new to Emily is Away, these are unique games where players focus on talking to in-game friends over AIM or now Facenook Messenger. While there are similar ideas here, this is a brand new story told over five chapters, each taking about an hour and telling a robust story.

I bought this game when it was released last year, and do enjoy the story, however, I don’t enjoy the game as much as there’s a desire to see different endings and experiences, but there’s no way to speed up the experience. If players want to see all the possibilities they will have to sit through mostly the same dialogues and make different choices, and Emily Is Away <3’s pace is plodding at times. It works the first playthrough because it’s fresh, but on a replay, it can be slow.

Pick this up if you want a unique storytelling experience. This is one of those games that explores how games can tell stories. It’s a strange experience where you start to connect to these characters due to how robust they are. It’s not perfect, but far better than you might expect. Also, the Facenook site is amazing, and users will send you to a spoofed Youtube page where you’ll see many classic videos, and remember what the internet was like over ten years ago.

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Para mudar um pouco a base do que já tinha sido apresentado nos dois "jogos" anteriores, "Emily is Away <3" se passa agora em uma versão inicial do Facebook em que após a "morte" do MSN em 2008 (que aqui se chama AIM), seu personagem é convencido por um amigo a criar essa sua conta no Face para assim ir conquistando as demais amizades que forem aparecendo nessa experiência nostálgica que irá novamente te direcionar até às duas personagens principais que são as "vilãs" de toda essa trilogia (Emily & Evelyn), onde só para ressaltar cada Emily e cada Evelyn em cada um desses três "jogos" são pessoas diferentes em épocas e contextos diferentes e esses três "jogos" não apresentam uma sequência narrativa, ou seja, cada um, conta uma história totalmente isolada da outra. Não há muito o que se dizer a respeito desse diferente dos outros já que é a mesma proposta mais precisamente do segundo "jogo" se baseando inteiramente em modo janela (agora do Facebook) não sendo possível colocá-lo em tela cheia como era com o primeiro. Novamente, a depressão é garantida com uma jornada ainda maior de relacionamentos que você pode fazer ao decorrer do "game" além de só às duas principais que sempre gira em torno dessas demais histórias interativas que ainda que exista uma chance de você conseguir um final bom com uma delas, a probabilidade de um final triste, realista e deprimente é gigantesca, ou seja, a lição que tiramos com toda essa trilogia é que se você conhecer alguma garota chamada Emily ou Evelyn não se envolva emocionalmente, ou melhor, caia fora!


softly but with feeling what the FUCK


Also an improvement over the previous game. Thanks to the more interactive interface, you can actually see photos of you and the partner you chose, and that really made me more attached to them and affected me even more in the ending. The music chosen for the credits also made me sad, and I'm pretty sure this game affected me in some way. Good game and very emotional story, I recommend.