I think, as a writer who loves visual storytelling, that one of the main reasons Episode is so popular is because it offers writers a unique opportunity to create a movie-like story with so many tools to make it look as realistic as possible. You can design your characters the way you picture them, dress them up in outfits that match their style and personality, design their houses, schools, and workplaces using backgrounds and overlays, and have them move around the screen, talk, and interact with each other. No other writing platform offers that as of yet.
As a reader, probably the most attractive thing about Episode is the ability to ‘put yourself’ in a story (I never play as myself, though, to be honest) and make choices for yourself that can affect the outcome of the story.
What do you think, @Episodians?