Versions overview

Single-user vs. multi-user

Multi-user version

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.

    • Integrated SVN server for data management
    • Support of external SVN or Perforce
    • Version history / rollback within articy:draft
    • Live notifications for changes
    • Optional auto-generated change comments
    • Centralized user / license management on articy:server
    • Optional hosting service by Nevigo


articy:draft 3 vs. articy:draft 3 on Steam

The regular articy:draft 3 version

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.

articy:draft 3 on Steam

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.


Versions for educational institutes

Benefits of articy:draft for students

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

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.

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Some of our educational customers

b.i.b. International College Designschule University of Portsmouth
MD.H – Media Design Hochschule Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences Pulse College – Leaders in creative media education
Glyndŵr University Johnson County Community College Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg
Universidad de Sevilla University of Skövde Staffordshire University
Hochschule der Medien Westerdals Oslo School of Arts Event Horizon – School of Digital Art
George Brown College NHTV Breda Playground Squad
Institut National Universitaire Champollion Serious Game Research Lab