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Early 2000s teenage online dating sim Emily is Away is getting a spiritual successor

Last year developer Kyle Seeley released a peculiar mix of dating sim and AI chatbot with Emily is Away, a game about being a teenager flirting with a girl you like over AIM in the formative years of the 21st century. Like Gone Home before it, Emily is Away was chock full of pop-culture references relevant to its era, transporting us back to those doodling in the margin days where we half paid attention to our teachers and half daydreamed about IMing our crush after school.
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