Video Game / Emily Wants To Play

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A face only a mother could love.

"HELLO!? Your pizza's here...Gasp!"

Emily Wants To Play is a survival horror game with strategy elements created by Shawn Hitchcock. It was released on Steam for PC and Mac on December 12, 2015. A mobile version was released on January 30, 2016 for iOS and Android. There are plans for a Playstation 4 and Xbox One version of the game.

The game is played from the perspective of a pizza delivery man. He walks into a strange house on his final pizza delivery and is locked in by a ghostly girl named Emily. He then roams around the house looking for clues while trying to survive the night from Emily and her dolls. The story unfolds through notes apparently left by Emily and tape recordings of her mom. Throughout the night the dolls and Emily appear to the player attempting to play children's games. Playing these games incorrectly ends in the pizza man being attacked and the game resets to the beginning of the hour. The pizza delivery guy must make it through each hour of the night without being attacked.

You can purchase the game on Steam, iTunes App Store and Google Play.


Emily Wants To Play provides examples of:

  • Abusive Parents: One of Emily's notes says that she thinks her parents want to kill her. While this might not be true, her parents did lock her in the basement after she started to act creepy at their new house.
  • Ambiguous Disorder: Emily likely suffers from depression, and a note on the refrigerator says 'PICK UP EMILY'S MEDS'.
  • Apocalyptic Log: The tape recordings left by Emily's mom. The recordings end with the parents planning to move out, but Emily apparently killed them before they could.
  • Ax-Crazy: Emily is some twisted little girl.
  • Big Bad: Emily.
  • Black Eyes of Evil: Kiki's eyes are entirely black.
  • Blatant Lies: The whiteboard tells you the exact opposite of what you need to do against the dolls- 'Don't look at her' for Kiki (you actually have to stare at her until she goes away), 'don't stay still' for Mr. Tatters (you actually have to be completely still when he's looking at you), and 'don't run from Chester' for Chester (you actually need to run into another room).
    • Averted when the white board has "I HIDE YOU SEEK IN THE DARK" at 4 am, since this is exactly what happens- Emily turns off all the lights and hides somewhere in the house, and you have to find her before the countdown reaches zero.
  • Creepy Changing Painting: Each of the dolls can be seen sitting around random spots in the house. On second glance they are sometimes missing. Also the dark haired doll changes poses and position each time you stop looking at her.
  • Creepy Doll: Emily has three doll friends. A Japanese porcelain doll named Kiki, a creepy clown named Mr. Tatters and a wooden ventriloquist dummy named Chester.
  • Dark Is Evil: Kiki has black hair, black eyes, and wears a black dress.
  • Demonic Dummy: Chester can be found in various places around the house. Sometimes he can be seen right next to a knife in the kitchen. When he is suddenly heard scampering away, the knife goes missing with him.
  • Dual Boss: Two evil dolls may appear together at the same time.
  • Evil Laugh: Each of the dolls have their own specific laughter.
  • Heroic Mime: Almost. The pizza guy has one line at the beginning, and is entirely silent otherwise.
  • Light Is Not Good: Emily is pale, has white hair, and wears a light gray dress. She's the Big Bad.
  • Living Motion Detector: Don't move when Mr. Tatters the creepy clown is directly looking at you. Moving the mouse will also get you killed.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Sometimes, two dolls appear together. If they're Mr. Tatters and Chester, you're in trouble since the methods to get rid of them are exact opposites (stay where you are for Mr. Tatters and run away for Chester).
  • Monster Clown: There's a doll dressed up like a clown named Mr. Tatters, and he wants to play too.
  • Mystical White Hair: Emily.
  • Offscreen Teleportation: Kiki will move when you aren't looking at her, which does make it seem like she can teleport when you shift your gaze for a brief moment.
  • Race Against the Clock: After the pizza delivery man has survived until 4 AM, he must find Emily in a limited amount of time. If he fails, it's her turn to hunt him down. 75 seconds after 4 AM and 90 seconds after 5 AM.
  • Running on All Fours: Emily chases you down like this if you jump down the hole to the basement before 4 am.
  • Run or Die: Chester will charge towards you unless you escape the room. So, remember to have the door close by your side.
    • At 6 am, the front door will open and you'll need to make a run for it as fast as you can.
  • Self-Made Orphan: Emily's parents were found dead in their house about a month before the game.
  • Staring Contest: Always remember to keep an eye on Kiki the porcelain doll until she disappears.
  • Wasn't That Fun?: "ISN'T THAT FUN" can be seen with a smiley face on the whiteboard in 3 AM.
  • White Hair, Black Heart: Emily is a white haired dead girl that not only wants to play with you, but also kill you along with her murderous dolls.

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