by Tai’Yaunna Burress
For a few months now, I’ve been reading stories on this app called ”Episode.” I’ll play it during my free time (or not so free time) at school and all day at home. Basically, this and the sims are my two favorite games.
”Episode” is an interactive story game, where you make all types of choices that affect the entire story and it’s ending. There are about 40,000+ original Episode stories that you can choose from, but unfortunately, the choices that have the most effect on the stories are diamond choices, which you can earn just one by playing a chapter, completing the entire weekly challenge to get about three diamonds or buy them in bulk.
The good thing (and probably the best thing) about this app is the community stories. You get to read millions of original community stories and make choices that heavily impact the story for free. No diamonds needed! There is a bit of redundancy with theme and plot, but you just have to look for the hidden gems. My top three recommendations:
- “Jaded Love” By Bri
- “Liplock” by Zee
- “The Dragon Bride” by earlgreytea
If any of my readers do decide to download Episode, I really do recommend these are the first stories that you guys check out.
While we’re on the topic of community stories, I’d like to do a bit of a shameless plug for my own story that I’ll be publishing sometime before summer (if the disease of procrastination doesn’t infect me first,) called “Girls Support Girls.” My story is about four teenage girls who come together to support each other through good and bad times in their lives in a world where it’s looked down upon, yet common for young women and girls to be pitted against each other. You can pick who you play as (Nia, Meredith, Dawn, and Kara,) and they all have their own storylines that will intertwine. I’m excited to publish this as it is inspired by my own friendships and how my friends have supported me through hard times.
I hope that you all decide to download this app and give it a try. I promise, the stories are worth it and you’ll fall in love with the characters. If you do decide to download it, please take a look at the stories I recommended, you won’t regret it.