The Run Away

Player Rating3.00/8

"#475 overall, #38 for 2001"
based on 108 ratings since 12/14/2004
played 1,361 times (finished 145)

Story Difficulty3/8

"trek through the forest"

Play Length3/8

"A nice jog down the driveway"

Maturity Level3/8

"must be at least this tall to play"
Contains content that may not be suitable for persons under age 10. If this were a movie, it would probably be between G and PG.


You are Jason Mason, 14-year old resident of Perth, capital of Western Australia. Determined to make a name for yourself, you decide to run away early one Saturday morning and head off into the world.
This is my first game.

Player Comments

This story was quite odd, and that is meant as a compliment, believe it or not. It was random, but the main character's sudden misfortune in some of this game's "dead-ends" were what surprised me the most.

This was quite fun to read :)
-- TharaApples on 10/16/2016 7:08:46 AM
Like madglee said, exploring the house was fun but maybe add more about being on your own. Jason certainly has an interesting family doesn't he? Also, too many of the deaths were random and unpredictable. (I can maybe understand the cult) Doesn't this kid know his own house? It would be nice if before you made decisions you were given some background information on what you know about that (I think the kid should remember the rotweiler before leaving) then let the player decide which risk to take. Also, does Jason's family have a GIGANTIC toilet or something? 'Cause that's the only half-plausible way to die from being flushed.
-- Melike on 1/2/2009 12:14:52 PM
Pretty nice writing and a lot of choices early on. After thoroughly exploring the house, I was thinking, "this story is pretty good," then went to step outside for my adventure. Instead, every link ended the story. Hrmph. This should be called, "Prelude to actually running away." Expand the story to include what happens when you do run away and it could be pretty good.
-- madglee on 9/20/2006 9:59:28 PM
I don't understand the story
-- LOLiHAVEnoFACE on 5/5/2017 11:39:56 PM
i went back and trid multiple things and some are really funny
-- s on 5/2/2017 8:59:46 PM
This was... unusual. It was still fun.
-- Rami Levin on 5/1/2017 5:57:21 PM
Uh, random... WHAT IS THIS?
-- chickdove on 4/30/2017 8:01:13 PM
Another very random story game. I wonder how a cult of crazy EndMasters can hide in a family's garage. Otherwise, this game was extremely random. You can die from the most unknown things. For example, Raspberry Fanta + green chemicals = thermonuclear explosion. This is in the basement of your house. This also doesn't make any sense. Their is about one page of you running away, the rest is just you dying a number of ways in your own house. I wonder how you can even live until you're this grown up in such a dangerous place… Seriously.
-- WizzyCat on 2/15/2017 8:28:31 PM
Nice job.
-- Maxwell on 9/2/2016 1:21:26 AM
very funny indeed
-- reader73 on 3/7/2016 4:24:14 AM
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