Thursday, January 9, 2014

'Episode: Choose Your Story' Features: Interactive, Animated Stories, Where You Make Decisions - iOS App.


Episode: Choose Your Story by Episode Interactive, features interactive, visual stories, where you get to make decisions for the main character and change the story's path.


Episode features a catalog of stories, with a range of genres. Featuring stories about; freshman year on campus, to private investigators, teens who find out their witches, a girl who ends up in her favorite movie, a group of teens on the run at area 51, and more...

At the moment their are 10 stories available to read, all of them having at least 10 chapters, with some having 30+. Now, in my opinion, most of these stories are targeted at female audience. With almost (except a couple) all the stories featuring a female, as the main character. This might balance out a little in the future when more stories are added...

Reading a story is pretty straight-forward. Choose a story, and tap the screen to move on to the next line of dialog. The stories feature animated characters, that move, walk and even move their lips to show that they are talking.

About the interactive part of Episode, as you're reading the story you'll get to a part where the main character needs to make a decision. You'll be presented with a few option, and whatever you decide will change the story. Sometimes it may be a small decision, like what to wear, or sometimes it can be a bigger choice, like should you talk to someone, should you go to a party - or study, or which fraternity's party should you go to.


After reading a chapter of a story you must wait a certain amount of time before you can start the next chapter. This time seems to increase as you progress in the story.

There is also a writing opportunity at Episode. If you are an inspiring writer, and want your story told - you can write a page of dialog and email it to the Episode Team.  And you never know, maybe your stories will get to be on this app one day.

Any format that gets teens reading, I think is good. The animations help give visuals to the story, and the ability to make decisions for the characters can be really fun. Not sure about the whole waiting period - I guess its so users don't read all the material too quickly... I can understand a short waiting time between stories - but anything more than a few hours may be a little much. Either way, good app for teens. I think the interactive story feature is cool. The app could do with some interface improvements, story sorting options, maybe more stories for guys (if they want that audience), ect... But it's worth downloading and checking out now.


Episode: Choose Your Story is FREE to download (contains some in-app purchases),  and is available for iOS (designed for iPhone and iPad) devices. Download now, from the App Store.


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114 comments:

  1. My question is how can you start over in that game without buying a start new game thats the flaw i do not like about that game. not everyone has the funds to buy iit

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    1. I guess you could delete the app and re-install. See if that works. But that would also reset all the stories you're reading.

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    2. srry, I tried doing that but it actually saves your progress, i just wish that youd have more than 2 episodes a day well everything has a disappointment

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    3. yeahh i have also reinstalled it and i dont like how it saved the progress.. is there any way to reset the app?

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    4. Its a buttin at the end of an episode, who says that you can go threw some of your desicions... I havn't tryed it so I dont know if it works :/ (sorry for my english xD)

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    5. It didn't work it's still saved.

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    6. Well, Episode recently updated, so you can choose whether or not you want to start the story over now. Have you even updated it? If not, I suggest you do. On the other hand, I'm writing this in July.

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    7. I dont think u can but heres my referral code 5BD5P8V3EH

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    8. But who would want to restart you could probably change with different

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    9. Hey! If you use Samsung, tap and hold on the episode app and drag it to app info then clear the cache, history, data, and everything!
      For Apple users, go to where you can clear the apps data and cache and clear them.

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  2. how do you make your own story its telling me to go to this website and I cant find it and go to this tutorial stories and that but I cant seem to find it and I really want to do my own story

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    1. Pg-story.appspot.com

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    2. go to this site - www.episodeinteractive.com - that's the wbsite where u can make ur own stories

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    3. does it cost money in any way to create your own episodes?

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  3. Yeah it's so annoying how you can't restart your progress. And I hate having to wait so long between chapters. They probably think it will gain them more users hooked on it but in reality it makes them frustrated. I myself have contemplated just deleting the app and forgetting about it all, which is probably what I'll end up doing.

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  4. I only have two of the stories, even thought it says I should have ten! My sister has the game on her ipad and has all ten. Where can I get the other stories? And yeah I agree that its extremely frustrating having to wait between chapters, especially because the chapters are so short.

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    1. You press "unlock more stories" and then you can choose one every 3 days,you can read what the stories are about and unlock it... Then wait 3 days and unlock another one :)

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    2. I don't see the unlock more stories anywhere on my screen... I have a galaxy s3 could it be a difference with iPhone?

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    3. It's at the bottom of your home page--the page contains story list. Just scroll down the Home Page, you can see the option to Unlock More Stories and Write Your Own Story

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    4. I scrolled down and I really don't see this button! It has a write your own story button, and a legal stuff button! I really want more stories! What do I do?

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    5. I have the same problem but apparently people here only care about posting their code than helping us.

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  5. why are we waiting in 3-4 hours to play the next episode :(

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    1. thats what i said i just wrote them a letter saying how it should be like 2 hours cuz 4 is too long and that other player will agree

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    2. I used a code as well an u can only use it once to get 1 free chapter mine dosent let me use another code to get more 4 hours is way to long agreed u lose intrest in the stories waitn that long

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  6. add my code!
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  9. If you are writing a story how do you make one of those multiple decision questions to put in your dialog

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  12. How do you reset the app?

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  13. referral code - 422 BJ HCH BH

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  18. Why do they give us ONLY 2 passes and then we have to wait for 4 hours! It;s Ridiculous!

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    1. I'm a writer at Episode. It's so you don't go through the stories faster than we can write them! If you read all of the stories quickly, then you would get bored and have to wait weeks for the new stories to come out. Think about it! :)

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  19. How do you delete progress?

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  20. Replies
    1. Mine is
      Code = APQXTBJR37

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  21. W8FSL60PQ9 here is a code to get a FREE PASS in the episode (choose your story game)!!!

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  22. @Monica For writing a story you have to go to https://www.episodeinteractive.com/

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  23. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wtj9JWK-zNA This is how you reset your Game

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  24. what happens if i log in with facebook are there any special rewards ?

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  25. Please add me :) Thanks
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  26. I just don't like the 4 hour wait between episodes. You can use a friend's code for one free pass but then you just have to post your code and wait for people to use yours if you're as impatient as I am. Mine is 8WM23MAX8Y for anyone interested.

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    1. Mine is Code = APQXTBJR37

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  27. please get a free pass with my referral code : AL9P70NVXN

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  28. My referral code : F4XUY7NN08

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  29. Add my code L4XMENLU84

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  30. I'm reading [StoryName] and I love it. Check it out! http://bit.ly/1c1TK1o #episode Referral Code = 2FJCXSYVU5

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  31. got any referal codes? mine's
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  32. Hey y'all :) Feel free to use my code: RS6Z7R6QTP

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  34. I have a code you guys can use UM0PJAE7SV

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  35. CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO DELETE THE STORY

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  36. And how do you change your cloths for the next episode????

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  37. add me. My referral code is: D9AJXTFNTD

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  38. How to delete the story:
    1. Click on the story
    2. Go into options
    3. Click "Delete Story or "Restart Story"
    And their you can restart the story or delete it!!!

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  39. My code is ZTJMLW5NM

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  46. How to you get free passes like I already have put in my friends code but I can't get any more free pass coz it won't let me

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  47. when writing a story how do you write like the choice eg. where do you want to go?

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  48. How do you use labels?? I'm just starting off with making my own stories and I'm trying to write a choice for my story but it said "unexpected BLOCK_END: } " um can anyone help me out here because I think I might have to use a label but idk how if I needed to ...

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  49. Add me plzzz WDGMSTPMLN

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  50. Referral code: QM8VFBRS4M

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  51. i see how people ask to add there code, but how do you do that? with the new update, the homepage changed, and now i can't put someone's code anywhere! please help me.
    and they should also change the waiting time. i mean, 4 hours for 2 episodes?! that's just insane! change it too 2 hours/ 2 eps pleas

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  52. Referral Code = MD8737QDM4 Here :)

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  54. Add my code 6TJDY8NPQ2

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  55. I'm currently making a story called Angel & Devil but I dont know how to view what i have already got :-/ -Freya

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  56. Please, use my referral code JVVH95EW I would really appreciate it. ♡

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  57. Pls use my code GN00XW5474

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  58. T8F5TUFPEB use my code pleaseeeee

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  59. Referral Code: QHDGRJPFBJ please and thank you!

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    1. Thanks for the code!♡

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  60. I got episode on my new phone, but I can get the old user on the new phone.I try with the username and password but it don't seem to work. Help!!!

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  61. Hi I just posted to inform you that since afer the temporarily shut down of the episode story app & after it had reconnected when I open to the app to start a story game it is loading like usual & after it done loading you should see either the story game itself or sponsots/game adds but instead the screen is just blank nothing doesn't happen & I really would like to continue playing the episode story
    games;but I can't because of the above reason I mentioned in the post.I look forward to your response A.S.A.P!Thanksfor your help in everything.

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    1. Best to check out the support page for help: https://pocketgems.zendesk.com/hc/en-us

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  62. How do you delete a story that you made in the episode writer portal?

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  63. how do u delete the saved outifts u created??

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  64. Hi so I have two seperate accounts, I feel like there is a real lack of support for finding answers to questions about this game and they will loose a player simply for the fact ive been trying to figure out for the last HOUR how tf i can sign into my other acct on my devices, my second acct i can only log into online and id love to put in/ use a referral code but cant seem to figure out how i can switch my accts in the app...this is so very frustrating whoever made this game seriously needs to fix this crap

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    1. What i hate about episode is we are limited to animations , while others get great animations.

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  65. I accidentally reported a story but i want to still read it can anyone help

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  66. I LOVE LOVE LOVE EPISODE MAKE MORE PLEASE

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  67. My question is when your righting how do you put the people in different spots without over lapping people?

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  68. THERE IS A LOT OF MATURE THEMES
    SEX DRUGS NUDITY PREGNANCY DRINKING ETC
    NOT FOR KIDS

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