I read The White Lie and it was a great, thought-provoking read. It kind of reminded me of the movie Truman Show, which I really like, but it’s also pretty different and I can’t say more without spoiling it.
I don’t read a lot of thriller stories, but Haunted: Awakening was definitely one I enjoyed. I really liked the MC’s character, the plot, and I was pretty impressed by the directing because when the Haunted contest was held, I either didn’t even know about Episode, or I was experimenting with something trashy on the Mobile Creator Congratulations Moon
I also read Mysterious Signals, I think like, two years ago? This was one of the first sci-fi themed stories I read on Episode, and while I admittedly don’t remember much, I have this in my favourites for a very long time and I’m glad to see that it’s finally getting some spotlight.
I’ve read six of these That’s the best I’ve ever done. It’s like almost bingo if you think about it.
I was actually thinking this too, as I know at least one of these stories (I think there’s two but I’m not 100% sure) was published before overlays were even a thing!
The first one I read of these was Haunted: The Awakening by Moon I think it’s such a creative story. Moon thinks it’s outdated but my opinion overrules hers I just think the characters are so refreshingly unique. They all have interesting back stories and actually have personalities. I completely adore Sin! I thought the unfolding of the plot was perfectly paced. There was so many great one-liners to offer comedic relief too. Choices matter a lot and do affect the ending. I really felt the heat when it came to some of the choices in particular… But I am pretty sure I got the good ending
Mysterious Signals is the story I was talking about before that was released before overlays were. Despite that, the author got so creative with how to make the story interactive! It was a really great read and if you’re going to read, I’d recommend to be paying attention because choices matter.
I’ve also read Clue: Motives. From memory, choices don’t really matter in this story. The directing was pretty impressive though and I enjoyed the plot twist at the end.
Kara McKeaten is Literally Insane reminded me so much of high school. The way all the characters act and respond to events/people in this story is so relatable. It just felt very realistic and struck a chord with me. I feel like every school has their own version of Kara McKeaten and so I appreciate this story for that. It’s in spotlight btw.
The Bucket List is one I read not that long ago. I thought it was quite cute and wholesome. Out of all the stories I’ve read from this shelf, this is the one I’d recommend if you’ve only got a short amount of time, but you want to read something uplifting. I liked the way a lot of the items on the bucket list ended up being linked. It made the story feel well-rounded and so the ending was satisfying.
The final one I’ve read was The White Lie for the K&T contest. I think this was probably my favourite story to come out of the K&T contest too. I really thought I knew where this story was heading until the plot twist completely caught me off guard. It’s one of those endings where I still think about it long after I’ve actually read the story. To summarize, it was very thought-provoking.
I don’t have too much to add because I’ve read Mysterious Signals and Haunted: The Awakening and really liked them. But y’all have covered why. I’ve read Paper Planes too, which I liked.
But also - I was pretty bummed that The White Lie didn’t win the K&T contest, and i still wish it had won, but at least it’s getting some recognition now. Honestly, I really enjoyed this one. So much work went into giving us insight on how we interact with society - our neighbors as well the abstract concept.
I’m kind of curious about others on this list, though. So I will try to check them out.
I’ve read two. Mysterious: Signals and The Lost Legacy.
I honestly barely remember The Lost Legacy. I’m pretty sure it was a contest entry, but I can’t remember which contest. I remember thinking the directing was good? I think? But I don’t remember much else. I did read the whole thing though and since I don’t actually know the author, that means I liked it lol.
I read Mysterious: Signals as a read for read wayyyyyyy back for the Mysterious contest in 2017 lol. I was really impressed with how interactive it was (pre-overlay era as @amberose said) and I really enjoyed it even though I sucked and I’m pretty sure I got a bad ending lol.
thanks for making this post! idc, maybe the reviewer liked my story, but if you’ve played Time Immune, the bonus episode 4 is a bit buggy I just havent cared enough to change it, oop
but yeah! I published it a year ago this month, as it was for the Adventurous contest, so it made my heart soft to see it getting on a shelf <3