articy:draft encompasses game writing, planning, and content management in one coherent tool. The software offers a visual environment for the creation and organization of game and story content - such as non-linear storylines, branching dialogues, level layouts or character and item databases. All content can be exported into various formats - including JSON, XML and Microsoft Office. With version 3 and higher you can also integrate your content easily into Unity and UE4.
- Plan non-linear stories
- Write branching conversations
- Control game logic with variables and conditions
- Simulate your story content to find problems early on
- Manage large amounts of game objects (characters, items, ...)
- Sketch locations and communicate level ideas
- Document your game in detail
- Export to Word
- Export & Import to Excel for localization
- Export to JSON or XML to integrate your content
- Integrate your content in Unity easily
- Import content into Untrsl
- Commercial Usage
- and more…
Story, Mission & Quest Design
articy:draft makes the creation of interactive, branching content easy. It’s perfect for your narrative structure design. Each node in your story or mission flowchart can contain an inner flowchart. For example, you can start with a top-level chapter-like structure and break it down further and further until reaching single lines of dialogue. This nested approach ensures clean and organized flowcharts.
Use the simulation mode to test your flow logic before you export it. By using variables, conditions and instructions you can control the flow your game. Take a journey through your game story and review your work in an effective simulation without having to code a single line. Review the logic flow of interactive narratives, and monitor script based choices as well as plot consistency.
Boost your iteration process. Our comprehensive Unity plugin gets your content ready to use to Unity with just a few clicks.
Download the importer and demo projects here: https://www.articy.com/en/downloads/unity/
Make use of the open source importer for Unreal to get a substantial head-start into incorporating articy:draft data into Unreal projects while still having enough flexibility to adjust the importer to personal needs.
Download the importer and demo projects here: https://www.articy.com/en/downloads/unreal/
Game Object Database
articy:draft includes a powerful game object database with a flexible template system. Build everything, from characters, items, spells to weapons and skills. Create your objects as templates and use them wherever you need them. Connect all your game content and never lose sight of details.
Use And Create Plugins
Automate tasks and customize workflows by using custom plugins. The Macro Devkit enables you to develop your own plugins fast and easily.
With its build-in location editor, a vector-based 2D drawing tool, you can easily plan your game world and single levels. This editor is an iteration-friendly sketching tool for maps and scenarios. You can place story events, spawn points and trigger zones on the map for planning purposes.
FEATURES & CHANGES
Find a list of all features in articy:draft 3 here:
And for a more detailed list of all recent changes please follow this link: https://www.articy.com/help/RecentChanges.html