OKAY - I am SO glad that I found this forum.
I’ve been an Episode reader for a couple years, but haven’t read very prolifically.
I have a premise and some main characters for a story idea and have decided to try my hand at creating it for the Episode community!
I jumped in and started working with Ink and realized very quickly that I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing as far as all this Episode-specific programming code
I am maybe 4 days into bumbling through the official guides. I find them to be terrifically unhelpful as the reference lists for code often don’t have screenshots for what it looks like IN THE WRITER, or the coding examples are too specific.
My current strategy is essentially story-boarding and playing around with characters and writing in the Mobile Editor, then hopping onto my computer and copying and pasting the parts I like from there into my Web Editor version of the story to clean it up.
And it’s nearly unintelligible hahaha and very full of:
#beat ends tags
I’m at the point where I’m slowly beginning to decipher the gobbledygook in the writer screen with what actions and emotions I’ve programmed. I’m beginning to see the pattern of general forms for certain things but I still have no idea what the ACTUAL difference is between the use of the “@”, “&”, “AND”, or “THEN” commands, or how to get someone to move when I want them to in the WEB editor. I’ll think have it one moment, but then I try to do something else, and I get the syntax completely wrong, gnarling my episode into slews of “Errors” and “Warnings”.
I swear I’ve tried to understand the guides, but I’m still lost. So glad to find this beginner’s forum!
I just want to get this story live! haha
Any insights for me on the major TYPES of coding and what symbol to generally use for what type of thing??
Any advice generally for working with Mobile to Web?
Any actual SCREENSHOTS of things going right? (Like how to have the reader input their own name?)
I’m so sorry if this has been covered before… I’m a super noob.
Thanks in advance,