We’re still in awe over the fact that this year, Episode turned FIVE. We can’t believe our platform has been around this long, and we’ve started to do a lot of reflecting on where we started so that we can plan for where we want the next 5 years to take us.
As part of this, we’ve realized it’s time for Episode to get a makeover, some of which will be really exciting, and some of which will be more bittersweet. As a storytelling platform, we’re thinking about what the next 5 years look like for both authors and readers. The core of Episode, the ability to choose, play and create your stories will remain the same – but we’ll be saying goodbye to some older features even as we’re preparing to deliver something new.
Here’s a sneak peek at what some of those new things are:
For readers, we’re thinking about our app performance (especially for all you Android readers out there) – we want you to be able to load the app quickly, resume the stories you were reading easily, and also have a smooth reading experience in as many chapters as possible.
For authors, we’re thinking about how to help you be successful storytellers on Episode – we want all of you to be able to tell the stories you want to tell, and while we have to think carefully about what that looks like, one thing we know we need for sure is better clarification of our content guidelines.
As a start, we’ve already mentioned some of these changes we’re making to our animations. In the coming weeks and months, we are preparing to make more changes to Episode, and we’ll make more detailed announcements for each individual change.
Stay tuned here on the forums and on our Instagram accounts to keep up to date, and as always, please do reach out to us if you have questions or feedback.
The Episode Team
UPDATE: We know many of you are worried about it, so we want to clarify: we do NOT have any plans to remove either Classic or Ink from the app or portal.