Features


Create a coherent game design – in just one tool.

Finally you have all your game design data in one central tool.

  • Accessible to all your team members
  • Work on current data all the time
  • Integrate all reference & documentation material

Write living design documents collaboratively.

Turn articy:draft 2 into your studio’s up-to-date design documentation hub.

  • Write design documents within articy:draft 2 – no need to leave the tool
  • Link documents to game content using references
  • Embed images, they’ll be updated automatically when source changes

Stay on top of non-linear stories and dialogues.

Structure your branching narrative and keep an overview.

  • Use nested objects to clearly structure the story
  • Stay focused by switching from global overview to story details
  • Play through the flow in an interactive presentation mode

Express game logic with variables and conditions.

Activate conditional dialogue options, assign variable values, and more.

  • Organize variables (Boolean, Number) in variable sets
  • Write scripts with auto-completion and syntax-highlighting
  • Use condition and instruction nodes in the flow
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Design characters, items, and objects.

Rely on articy:draft 2 to design all the objects in your game world efficiently, regardless of whether these objects are cars, swords or characters.

  • Stay flexible by creating object templates
  • Rely on consistent data even in multi-user environments
  • Eliminate copy & paste errors by using articy:draft 2 data in your game

Sketch location ideas quickly.

Sketching the locations of your game world gives a sense of understanding of the space, scope and mood of your vision.

  • Drag & drop objects, dialogues and characters into the locations
  • Quickly jump to the referenced objects
  • Use custom backgrounds to visualize your concepts

Integrate articy:draft 2 into your pipeline

articy:draft 2 shows its muscles when it comes to integration into your workflow.

  • Export your data to XML for parsing or to .xlsx or .docx to share
  • Connect to your toolchain with the articy:draft API (available separately)
  • Deliver your content at runtime with the upcoming articy:access

And much more

Collaboration

  • Convenient multi-user team collaboration
  • Get notified of other people’s changes
  • Automatic data integrity thanks to soft-referencing

Asset management

  • Import and manage external assets
  • Link them to articy:draft designs like attachments
  • Everything is revision-controlled under the hood

Content validation

  • Validate your data automatically
  • Define property constraints (e.g. range of values)
  • See the impact clearly when you delete something

Flexible UI

  • Work with multiple windows / screens
  • See things side by side on a splittable workspace
  • Use tabs, like in “tabbed browsing”

 

Version comparison

 
  • Features:
  • Tutorial mode
  • Advanced text editing
  • ► Text-links (internal & external)
  • ► Formatting
  • ► Spell-checking in 25 languages
  • Library
  • ► Basic feature set
  • Documents
  • ► Basic feature set
  • ► Include images
  • ► Convert into Flow objects
  • ► Automated numbering
  • ► Export to Word (.docx)
  • ► Search & Replace
  • Journeys
  • ► Record a Journey through the Flow
  • ► Interactive Journey player
  • NEW! Flow Logic / Global Variables
  • ► Define global variables
  • ► Boolean or Numeric (Integer)
  • ► Group variables in „variable sets”
  • ► Condition / Instruction editor
  • ► Syntax highlighting / auto-completion
  • Flow editor
  • ► Basic feature set
  • ► LOD-ing of nodes
  • ► Show template data on nodes
  • ► Object and reference material attachments
  • ► Nested flowcharts
  • NEW! Condition / Instruction nodes
  • NEW! Scripts on pins
  • Entity editor (Characters, items, ...)
  • ► Basic feature set
  • ► Object and reference material attachments
  • Location editor
  • ► Vector shapes for sketches
  • ► Background images
  • ► Zones, paths, spots
  • ► Links to objects
  • ► Grouping in layer folders
  • ► Export property sheets to Word (.docx)
  • ► Export to Excel (.xlsx)
  • ► Excel Round-Trip (export / re-import)
  • ► Export to XML
  • ► Export Documents to Word (.docx)
  • ► Export to game via articy:access
  • ► Customizable export via articy:access
  • ► Data exchange / automation via API
  • Custom templates
  • ► Basic feature set
  • ► Calculated references
  • NEW! Conditions / instructions for events
  • Multi-user
  • articy:draft API compatibility
  • ► Team collaboration
  • ► Integrated check in / out
  • ► Versioning (Perforce / SVN integration)
  • ► Internal SVN server
  • ► Version history with comments
  • ► Live notifications
  • ► User rights: Admin / standard / viewer
  • ► Centralized license management
  • NEW! On-the-fly re-partitioning
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