Tara explains: Ifs, elses, gains, labels, gotos and the points system!


Thank you so much! It’s really worked now! :slight_smile: I will let you know when i have any problems :slight_smile:


Will this branching work through out all the episodes?


I believe so - it should work, I hope. As far as I know, the only coding that I’ve written about that won’t work through episodes is when I did an article on how to have choices that matter without complex coding. Other than that, usually coding I write about should work throughout a story.


Hey, can any of you guys explain how i can show the reader how many points they have. Is there a special command to show how many points like in the ruby tiara where the author at the end of the episode said you had (number of points)/37


Unfortunately a shortcut for this doesn’t exist at the minute - the only way is to use lots of if/else coding so that if the reader has a certain number of points then a narrator box says a message announcing this number of points. But creating that coding can be time consuming if there are lots of points up for grabs in your story!


Thank you for this guide, @TaraStar. I really wanted to know more about the points system.


No problem, I’m glad to help!


IF my story had three romantic choices, how would I use points or gain to decide who the character will end up with?


Hi, @TaraStar, I have a question.
How can I use points to compare characters? Like if CHARACTER1 and CHARACTER2 have the same points or not, stuff like that.
And also, how could I reset gains and points?


You can’t reset gains/lose them-once they are gained, they are there for good : )

Although, you could like this thread that supports losing gains:

But yes, there is a way to reset points:


*CHARACTER is just an example; it can be any person that is part of your story, like the character YOU.

@YOU =0

Once you write this, it automatically clears any points that the character earned and resets their points gained back to 0.

Another thread that explains the point system:

Anyway, good luck with everything!


Personally, I would use a points system and allocate points to each of the love interests as the MC and love interest bond/get closer. When a certain number of points has been reached, I’d then let that decide to unlock special scenes with love interests, and depending on the number of points each love interest had, then that would decide who you end up with. I’m not an expert on this, so I’d maybe recommend heading over to Episode help pages on Instagram and sending them a DM so they can try and tailor what method you would use to your story.


Hi there,

I have a question about the point system.
When I use the (@YOU >1) option it does go through the scene I made. But When the scene comes to an end It cuts of the story. It won’t continue to what I made after the } .

Do you perhaps know what to do about this?