Ragaboo Jul 21, 2013 @ 11:55am
Articy: Just for games?
I've been looking into buying Articy on Steam for a while now, but now that it's on sale for the Summer, I really need to make a decision. Basically, I have RPG Maker with most of the Steam-available DLC, and I'm also hoping to write a novel at some point in my life. I know it'd help with RPG Maker (although I can't be sure how much), and I was hoping it'd have wide-reaching applications, beyond video games (like for my novel). Could someone here who has used it give me an opinion, especially on the latter?
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Slackfactory Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:27pm 
There's a trial version available on the developer's website. You can discover whether the available features suit your needs that way, rather than taking a complete stranger's word for it.
Ragaboo Jul 21, 2013 @ 1:53pm 
Unfortunately, I was an idiot and downloaded/activated the trial when I was unemployed (thinking I'd obviously have time to mess around with it), and then I -- like an IDIOT -- got employed, and didn't have any time to investigate before my time ran out =(
RCMetalhead101 Jul 21, 2013 @ 5:34pm 
Originally posted by Ragaboo:
Unfortunately, I was an idiot and downloaded/activated the trial when I was unemployed (thinking I'd obviously have time to mess around with it), and then I -- like an IDIOT -- got employed, and didn't have any time to investigate before my time ran out =(

It's ok dude, we all make silly mistakes! But regarding to your question, Articy Draft is MAINLY used for Video Games. HOWEVER, pretty much Articy Draft is a software that helps you organize your ideas for the story, setting, or anything else of that nature. So, essentially, you can use Articy Draft for books, movies, or video games. It's just a software that helps you organized your ideas so when you're writing your story and you want everything to flow the right way, to create the dialog that you want each character to have with the other characters, create a setting where you want the story to take place, create the backing history of each major character and why the viewer, reader, or player should care about the character.

It's doesn't have to be strictly used for Video Games per say, and you can even have your game based on your novel or vise versa. Of course that's up to you but you get the idea that I'm trying to say. I have Articy Draft so everything that I'm saying can be backed up with other users. Hope that this helps you! =)
TehSkull Jul 22, 2013 @ 2:40am 
Articy: Draft is worth it. 100%. Being able to organize my ideas, rearrrange them, structure them, visually is unbelievably helpful.
Nevigo | Kai Rosenkranz  [developer] Jul 23, 2013 @ 12:54pm 
Hi Ragaboo,

Thanks for your interest. Between 10 and 20 percent of our customers use articy:draft for other purposes than designing games, like novelists, screenwriters, and instructional designers (for game-based training, ...ok, that may count as game design :) ).

Yet, the amount of benefit our tool can produce greatly depends on your use case. Since you couldn't test articy:draft during your trial period, please just send an email to support@nevigo.com and ask us to reset your email. Everybody deserves a second chance. :)

@RCMetalhead101 and TehSkull: Thanks a lot for your positive comments.

Best regards,
-Kai
scardario Jul 23, 2013 @ 10:56pm 
Although I purchased it mainly for designing games, I can tell that you can use it for a lot other things, for example, I'm making a model in the software to help me understand a very complex topic for a pmp certification.

Basically, articy is awesome dealing with complex info, like the one you need to manage in a game or a narration, I can think you can use it to make any type of narrative, where you need to have a information flow or something like that.

Hope that helps
NaSpiorad Jul 29, 2013 @ 12:10pm 
I picked up a copy during the summer sale and I am using it for writing purposes. It's great, because it really helps to create important plot points and the smaller events that lead up to or after those points.
You won't be writing stories from it alone, but it's a hell of a lot better than having random .txts or paper all over the place when you want to remember when exactly someone's birthday is or somthing.
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