The Episode app is a mobile storytelling network and platform.
Episode features interactive Hollywood-caliber stories built from the ground up for mobile, not the passive entertainment of TV and movies.
The term "dating sim" is also often used incorrectly in English as a generic term for romance-driven games (ren'ai games), a subject matter which is stereotypically associated with the visual novel genre.
This can lead to confusion, as visual novels are considered a subgenre of adventure games and are not technically included in the dating sim genre.
Some Japanese dating sims may allow the player to have romantic or sexual relationships with characters in their teens.
The degree of sexual content varies, but may often include intercourse.
The game lasts for a fixed period of game time, such as one month or three years.