My buddy James Robert Martin and I originally developed this material with the Star Wars and Lord of the Rings movie universes, but we eventually made the decision to sideline Rings in favor of Halo, to acknowledge the increasing importance of story in games. We believe that this analysis can be used to construct a trilogy of screenplays, books or video games, depending on your interest. James is here for an exclusive guest blog series that contrasts and compares the most popular movie series in history with the most popular video game in history.
Writer Questions I love playing Episode and want to write my own story! How do I start? You can go to the following link to start your story: What is the Episode Writer Portal? The Episode Writer Portal is a place where you can create, and manage, and publish your own stories for our popular mobile app, Episode - Choose Your Story.
Using our library of hundreds of backgrounds, outfits, and characters along with our simple directing tools, you can create your own story in no time at all! To get started, check out the directing guides.
Who owns my story? In a nutshell, you do! You should review the Terms of Service, however, as we are licensed to promote your story and use it in advertising, among other things.
For more information, please read the Episode Terms of Service. What happens if you decide to feature my story? If we decide to feature your story, we will email you with details about what we will need from you to get the story published to our featured stories section along with a contract for you to review.
The story will then go into Quality Control testing, where we will check for bugs, ask you to fix them, and then release it to the public! How do choices work? Try reading some of the scripts we have here and here for examples on how to write a choice and create branches in your story.
In that case, it will always go with the first choice you made. Make sure that every time you test your story, you tap the "Navigation" button and then "Reset Story State". What does that mean?
It means you did not end your episode correctly. Episodes must end with a line of dialogue or direction of a character. They cannot end in the middle of a choice or with a place. Some of our places have very long names.
Make sure you scroll through the entire name on the Art Catalog - sometimes it is on two lines. Publishing Stories to the App How old do I need to be to write a story? As stated previously, authors on the Episode Platform must be 13 or older.
If you are 13 to 17 years of age, you must have parental permission to submit and publish your story. Will you publish my story without my permission? No, Episode will never publish your story without first having your permission.
How do I publish a story to the app? You can publish a story to the app by tapping the publish button as soon as your story meets the minimum requirements: Your story must be at least 3 episodes long. Each episode must have at least lines of dialogue to publish.
All episodes must be error free and follow our Content Guidelines. How do I update my published story on the app?
You can update your story once all of your episodes are error-free. Where can I find my story on the app?The interactive was a bit of a challenge to record because it wasn’t as sequential as a regular episode and couldn’t be done in one day.
Voice Director Collette Sunderman did an amazing job.
Episode: Choose Your Story Walkthrough and Guide. Welcome to the Episode: Choose Your Story Walkthrough where our team of contributors will help you work through the game via a step-by-step tutorial. A Gamewise walkthrough aims to take you all the way through the game to % completion including unlockable quests and items/5().
It's an interactive mobile story platform that lets people create, discover and distribute interactive animated stories. Kind of like choose-your-own adventure. You can learn more about it hereSubscribers: The Episode app is a mobile storytelling network and platform.
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Writing games with ChoiceScript is easy and fun, even for authors with no programming experience. Trying it out To begin, download the ChoiceScript source from GitHub, extract the zip file, and open the web/leslutinsduphoenix.com file in Firefox.