The single-user version is a full-featured stand-alone application. It doesn’t have any collaboration features and your projects are stored locally on your hard drive.
Your license key will be bound to the machine you link it to, but you can unregister your license on one machine and re-activate it on another. (articy:draft 3 on Steam is linked to your Steam account and runs on any machine where your Steam client is logged in.)
The multi-user version has the same features as the single-user version, but projects are stored on an articy:server (hosted either by yourself on-site or by Nevigo). All users with a valid license can log on to the server and work on their projects simultaneously.
This version can be downloaded here on our website and installed as a stand-alone application. It requires a license key sent to you in the welcome email, and your license will be linked to your machine. Switching to another machine requires you to deactivate the license and then re-activate it on the new machine.
Feature-wise, both versions are identical.
articy:draft 3 on Stem integrates the Steam API and is linked to your Steam account. It is not bound to a certain machine, so you can run articy:draft 3 on any PC where your Steam client is logged in.
articy:draft is designed to inspire creativity. It is an environment where ideas can spark and become game designs, with a team of people collaborating and iterating together. This makes articy:draft a perfect tool for student projects and game labs. It also helps illustrate game design and narrative design principles in a visual and comprehensive way. Students can build a bridge into game engines (like Unity or Unreal) and quickly iterate on their game-ready content.
Our educational licenses are floating multi-user licenses, which means that students can log into their accounts on any PC or even from remote. Software updates in the same major version are included, as well as the additional pipeline integration components.