Parents' Guide to

Episode -- Choose Your Story

By Mieke VanderBorght, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Mature themes, purchases in stories teens read and create.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 97 parent reviews

age 18+


this game was on my daughters phone, she’s 14. One game, two characters were having sex and it was very inappropriate. they curse, drink, smoke, have sex, talk dirty. One game the boy talked about wanting to bang a hot girl. Shows nudity and only blurs it with two black lines covering their parts
age 18+

Horrifying and cartoon soft porn

Please do not let your children get this. It starts off harmless and then progressively gets wildly inappropriate. Also my child racked up $40 in purchases accidentally without the app notifying me. It’s deceiving and gross. No need for 13 -18 year olds to create sex scenes , for what purpose? To encourage them to re-enacte this in real life? No thank you, I have enough to worry about as a parent! I also am disgusted that there are adults reviewing this app positively and encouraging children to use it in any way! “I’m 32 and I even use it” The lack of discretion scares me and reminds me why I have to closely monitor these things in the first place, thank you for providing this website!

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Data profiles are created and used for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (97 ):
Kids say (177 ):

This creative forum for interactive digital storytelling loses ground with the superficial, stereotypical, and mature themes that dominate the stories. It gets high marks for its concept, and the clear tutorials help guide the way from creating a compelling story to writing believable dialogue and necessary code to direct the story. There's also a whole fan community and active forum, both of which help kids really get into it and share ideas and experiences. That said, this could be so much better if the focus of these stories wasn't the equivalent of trashy, addictive, soap opera-like romance novels. Almost all the stories center, sometimes exclusively, on clothing and dating/sexual behavior. It's also disappointing how much kids are pushed to purchase items throughout the stories, and frequent app commercials are a major nuisance. So, while this is a well-made app that will appeal to teens and offers some cool creative elements, parents will want to carefully consider the messages the app conveys and set expectations around spending real money.

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