I'm pretty sure I've posted on this episodic piece of interactive fiction before, but if I haven't, I definitely meant to! Slick graphics and with an excellent soundtrack, there's a projected 10 episodes in total, so if you like it (or want to start at the beginning!) it's worth bookmarking the Inanimate Alice homepage to keep an eye on progress. They say:
"'Inanimate Alice' tells the story of Alice, a young girl growing up in the first half of the 21st century, and her imaginary digital friend, Brad.
Over ten episodes, each a self contained story, we see Alice grow from an eight year old living with her parents in a remote region of Northern China to a talented mid-twenties animator and designer with the biggest games company in the world."
Jump straight in and play Inanimate Alice Episode 4 (because we all know that starting at the beginning is just for big girl's blouses and about on the same level as 'reading the manual'!)