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Robo Hobo Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:11am
Netowork/Online Whiteboard?
Will this link up with others in my dev team around the world?
What I need is something like this that seamlessly connects together from multiple computers, and networks, for collaboration.
If you stated this somewhere then I missed it.

If I can make small changes in characters, locations, etc, and have it notify all others of said changes, then this software would be ideal and I would buy multiple copies for everyone.
Having whiteboard capability for concept design and networked brain storm sessions would be nice. And a way to turn those into concept art images and link them in the storyboard across the network. No matter who designed it within the dev team.

Also having alternative background layers, like multiple concept art, story options, would be helpful. For example I could have 3 people send in concept art. I choose which to go with by putting it on the top layer. We leave the rest in the back layers in-case we need them down the road. Having options is always good.

And having it all in one program like this would be ideal so there is less rebuilding between dev team members.
Last edited by Robo Hobo; Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:35am
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athelasloraiel Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:51am 
please, yes! Clarify this for us doping projects with many peopkle around the world.
There was mention of a server service you provide cheaply, should be on steam too.

Also, are you able to see what are we working on or is it protected if you host server?
athelasloraiel Mar 5, 2013 @ 10:53am 
and the guy above with multiple soltions for same card has a point. pleaase add this up!!
Robo Hobo Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:20pm 
Ah it appears it has some form of it. I had to dig into their website to find info on it.

Originally posted by articy:
Multi-user environment

As a client-server solution, articy:draft supports single-user and multi-user scenarios. Log on to your articy:draft project from anywhere in the world and work on it together with other users. The support for repository systems like Subversion and Perforce is integrated into the tool. If you should lose your internet connection, you can save your work and continue to work once the connection has been reestablished.
athelasloraiel Mar 5, 2013 @ 12:55pm 
but the prices for multiuser enviroment is stupenduous...Why not allow steam clients to interconnect and jointly work on their projects or use cloud file storage for participating?

@Mason: articy:draft's multi-user versions are designed to work pretty much as you described. You can access your projects from anywhere across the globe, make changes, and see other people's changes. Under the hood, it connects to your SVN repository or Perforce depot for version management, so you can always roll back to a previous version. Here's a little video:

Unfortunately, the multi-user environment is nothing we can put up on Steam. It requires the installation of a Windows service on one of your machines declared as your "articy:server", and some other setup that goes beyond what the Steam API can do.

Yet, if you're interested in team collaboration, you can upgrade from your SE version to the multi-user version and we'll credit the price of your SE version against the multi-user price. We have a special offer for indies, called our "indie deal". You can inquire rates through

What do you think? Will this meet your demands for collaborative designing?

Last edited by Nevigo | Kai Rosenkranz; Mar 6, 2013 @ 5:59am
athelasloraiel Mar 6, 2013 @ 9:17am 
hmm, it is interesting and I have mailed sales for inquiry, but
eventual multiplatforming and multi users at same time would be better served with platform independent serving solution.
Robo Hobo Mar 6, 2013 @ 2:14pm 
That is much more like what I was wanting. Will definitely look into it. Thanks.
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Date Posted: Mar 5, 2013 @ 8:11am
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