I’m very excited to announce my very own story on a platform called Episode Interactive. I have been working on it for two-three weeks and was able to release it on Sunday!
What is Episode Interactive?
Episode Interactive is basically an app where people can create their own playable stories. Popular stories such as Demi Lavato:Path to Fame and Mean girls:Sorority rush is written by the episode team. There are also thousands and I mean thousands of user created stories on Episode Interactive.
I came across this app while I was looking for storymode games. I didn’t even know one can write their own story until a month ago. I enjoyed reading the stories many users had written, so I decided to write my own. I had always wanted to create something that people might enjoy, so I came up with an idea to write a mystery story. I had an idea where the MC and her best friend were detectives and they went around solving mysteries and falling in love with the people that came their way. Even though I had a story idea, I didn’t know how to code, so I decided to watch a couple of videos by a guy named Joseph. Joseph is a very popular author on this app with more than 20 million reads, so I assumed he knew what he was doing.
After watching a couple of the videos, it really motivated me to write my own story. I wanted my story to be very user friendly. I want to let the readers customize almost all characters and make decisions that affect their endings. I also wanted my story to be short but not too short, so around 10-20 episodes/chapters.
Who Killed Emily?
My first story on this app follows two detective best friends as they try to solve a case. I wanted my story to promote diversity as well as allow the reader to pick their sexuality. In order to publish your story, you need 3 chapters each having 400+ lines of code. At first it was a bit frustrating, but once you get in the groove it’s easy.
I’m still a newbie and need to learn a lot of things as far as directing, but I’m willing to work on it. I want Who Killed Emily? to be that special story for me. No matter what happens this story will always have a special place in my heart. I want this story to be a proof to me that I can get things done if I want to set my mind on it.
The first chapter like I said before was especially hard for me since I wanted the reader to create all the love interests as well as themselves that left me with little time to actually start the story which I regret deeply. I also want to work on layering, so I hope people can see my improvement. In the story, you will be able to make choices. Some choices will affect the story while others won’t. Gold choices will affect the story. Blue choices on the other hand won’t. Of course, I won’t tell you what happens in the story, but I’ll definitely let you know there will be drama and of course, the chapters will get longer.
Being on the episode forums has really got my creative juices flowing, and I want to get started on my 2nd story in 2-3 months time. Writing my first story has shown me it’s very hard to direct, write, and catch all the errors in my story. With that being said I hope to have a writing group.
I want to have different departments in my writing group
Writers: 1-2 people and I
Character and outfit specialist: 1-2 people who will create the characters’ outfits as well as the characters’ looks.
Beta testers: 1-3 people to play the story before it is released. They will make sure the story flows nicely and all choices lead to the intended destination.
Of course, everyone in this team will be credited. The writers will have their name show up next to mine in the Author box. Beta testers and character/outfit specialist will get a special thank you at the end of the episode as well as have their name show up on covers.
I truly think having a writing group makes the writing process more fun.
New story ideas
I have a couple of ideas that I want to make a reality. The first idea being a dating show/competition type of story. I want a very in depth story with every choice you make can make or break your relationships in the story. I also want drama as well. So overall I was thinking of doing a big mixture of the different reality shows. Of course, I want to finish my first story first before I start on this one.
If of course, you want to work with me on this project you can just email me or contact me on any of my social media sites.
Should you read “Who Killed Emily?”
I definitely think so. If you love mystery and romance this story should be right up your alley. The one thing I love about Episode Interactive is the fact you can read the first story for FREE without wasting your passes. Go on and check out my story, and see if you like it. If you don’t like it, you can just move on. But I do ask for one thing, even if you hate the story I would love to receive your constructive criticism. In the fanmail section let me know how I can improve? How I can make the story more enjoyable for readers? etc
I plan to do 10-15 episodes, but I only wrote 3 so far. If you want to be part of the story or have an idea for the story be sure to let me know. Even though I have outlined what should occur in each episode, I have some blank spaces that you guys can help me fill.
You can find my story by just searching the title in the episode app or by going to the link I provided above. If you are reading this post on a computer, you’ll need to switch over to a mobile or tablet.
Make sure to give me some pointers and DON’T worry about being too harsh. I want real reviews for my story, so that I can see where I can improve.
Cover Art creators
I’m looking for people to create a cover art for my story. I have zero creativity when it comes to art, so I would like to receive some help in that. If you know someone or are someone who can create a cover art for me just leave your contact info below.