I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: play Emily is Away. Not only — in my opinion — is it one of 2015’s best games (that I played 13 times), but its getting a sequel soon. How soon? Well today, lone-wolf developer Kyle Seeley announced that the sequel, Emily is Away Too, is poised to launch on May 26th for PC, Mac, and Linux for $4.99 USD.
For those that don’t know, Emily is Away is an interactive story, where you create a screenname and choose your path through a branching narrative. If the sequel is anything like the first game, then it will brilliantly pull on the nostalgic strings of anyone who grew up during the AOL Instant Messenger days. Essentially, Emily is Away Too, is more of the first game, but with more features, and a new narrative. The game is specifically described as a spiritual successor to the original.
In it, you message as both Emily and Evelyn as you determine the outcome of your senior year. You can extend the story past the chat window with things like youtube links, facebook profiles and file transfers. And most importantly, you can change your text color to a lime green or deep red, to let everyone know you’re the coolest ever.
Emily is Away Too boasts multiple endings triggered by your dialogue decisions. It also features the following:
- Buddy icons, customizable profiles and away messages.
- Independent IM conversations with branching paths.
- Youtube links, Facebook profiles and even file transfers.
- An interface you thought you’d never use again!
Below, you can check out the game’s latest trailer: