• Express location ideas visually.

    Sketch iteration-friendly maps, include images, and map your game objects and story parts onto the locations. Visualize the player’s journey, place zones, and mark interesting spots.

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  • Fill your game object database.

    Create custom templates for characters, items, objects, vehicles, weapons, and many more. Attach custom fields and reference material to all objects, and position them on maps.

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  • We’re officially innovative!

    articy:draft was awarded ‘Best of Category: Innovative Technology’ by the European Innovative Games Award, and received the ‘Best Innovation’ award at the German Game Developer Awards. Try articy:draft and learn why.

  • Write living design documents.

    Enrich your collaborative game design documents with images and game objects. All included objects are kept up to date automatically. Extract run-time-ready game data.

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  • Stay on top of complexity.

    Model your game flow, non-linear narrative, branching conversation, skill tree, and many more in the powerful nested flow editor. Submerge in nodes and break them down.

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What is articy:draft?

  • All-in-one solution
  • Living design documents
  • Non-linear story design
  • Character and object design
  • Location design
  • Pipeline integration
  • And much more...

Create a coherent game design – in just one tool.

all-in-one solution
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

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Write living design documents collaboratively.

Turn articy:draft 2 into your always-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

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Stay on top of complex non-linear stories and dialogues.

Use your creative potential with the specialised views of articy:draft 2.
  • Use nested objects to clearly structure your story
  • Stay focused by switching from global overview to story details
  • Play through your flow in an interactive presentation mode

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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 design data in your game

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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

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Integrate articy:draft in your pipeline conveniently.

 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

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A well-rounded experience

  • Import and manage external assets
  • Link them to  articy:draft 2 designs like attachments
  • Pin down design ideas quickly in a scratchpad
  • Work in a splittable workspace on multiple screens
  • Use tabs, like in “tabbed browsing”
  • Rely on our first-class customer service
  • Work together in a team (client/server)
  • Everything is revision-controlled under the hood
  • Validate your data and find flaws quickly
  • Define property constraints (e.g. range of values)
  • See the impact clearly when you delete something
  • Enjoy the increased productivity with our intuitive UI

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Your tailored articy:draft experience


Professional multi-user

For commercial studios, the all-in-one articy:draft 2 multi-user solution streamlines the team communication and allows collaborative working through your on-site articy:server. Connects to Perforce / SVN for versioning.



This single-user version is our full-featured articy:draft 2 version for users working locally on their machines. When ordered through our website, all “minor version updates” are included until the next major version number (i.e. 2.0 to 2.x).

articy:draft SE

Single-user @ Steam

We have special versions on Steam, articy:draft SE. They have the same basic feature set as their equivalent single-user versions, integrated into Steam and connected to your Steam account. Minor updates are included and delivered through Steam.



Our single-user versions are also available as non-commercial versions at a reduced price. We kindly ask you to upgrade to the commercial version when you publish a commercial title made with articy:draft.

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Try it

You can try articy:draft 2 for free. The 14-day trial is a fully-featured single-user version that can be requested through our website. If you want to test the multi-user version, please contact us.

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Buy it

You can buy articy:draft 2 through our website. We will send you a download link and your license key after your purchase. You can also alternatively buy articy:draft SE on Steam.

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