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articy:draft | Game Design Tool
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tuetsab369 Jul 15, 2014 @ 12:30pm 
Is this software just for story writing? Do you write a story broad then create a game? Can you play the game that you just made or wrote?
Sorry for all the question I am a would be new user or costormer if i buy the software. I am interest, but there was no video for a in game play where you are playing the game you make. So I can only asume this just for creating a story.
Ruteno May 7, 2014 @ 12:16pm 
it's perfect to organize any idea.... not just for games...
Ruteno May 7, 2014 @ 12:14pm 
i really enjoy the trial.... it's amazing...
erodizg Dec 27, 2013 @ 8:10am 
Looks amazing!!
flippant Sep 7, 2013 @ 5:23pm 
Cool tool and i'm waiting for the mac edition. Seeing as most softwares are available on mac. Is there a good reason why this one is not? I want this software ;)
Nevigo  [author] Feb 27, 2013 @ 10:49pm 
@Vendrium: We just ask you to be fair and upgrade to the commercial license when your game is successful and you earn money with it. We won't come and visit you, if you don't. We just trust that you'll do it freely.
Vendrium Feb 27, 2013 @ 9:39pm 
I'm a bit confused about the business model. As far as I understand - this software is sort of like a mind map organizer. It isn't actually a programming package with which you create your game (coding, etc.).

So - how do you differenciate between commercial and non-commercial projects and how would you even verify this?

What stops me from buying the non commercial version at a greatly reduced price - use it to organize my game - then develop my game and not ever mention the fact that I used Artisy - and never having to pay royalities - as my game will never receive a watermark "Developed by Artisy".

Could you please clarify?
Kitsune Zeta Feb 27, 2013 @ 3:31pm 
Out now, guys!
Nevigo  [author] Feb 27, 2013 @ 6:13am 
Date is the 27th - so it's kind... today! Not sure about the time, though. And @DeathNova - you know, if anything goes wrong, contact us and we'll extend your license.
OldSchool(); Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:26am 
16 hours, at mid-night.

You know what, everyone just start calling Gabe at home. Well do this shit Obama grassroots style. Everyone call your admin and bug the shit out of em. lol
OldSchool(); Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:22am 
Any chance its gonna be later today, guess it still like 5 in California. Or are we prolly talking 25 hours, tomorrow
OldSchool(); Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:21am 
I've been sweating bullets for days. Teams waiting on the friggin outline and pseudo-code and I'm sitting here thinking, Jesus, I've got to tell everyone that the tool I was using to organize game structure and design var and methods is gonna shut me down in 24 hours, lol

Jesus, Thank God!!!
OldSchool(); Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:18am 
Thank God!!!
Nevigo  [author] Feb 27, 2013 @ 5:10am 
Hi everyone, we're expecting articy:draft SE to be available on the Steam store within the next 24 hours. Thanks to every one of you for your support and your patience! Enjoy the software and be sure to give us any feedback you have. - The Nevigo Team (as excited as you are!)
Kitsune Zeta Feb 19, 2013 @ 1:48pm 
Latest word (as of Monday, the 18th) is they're still sorting out the specifics of how the licensing is going to work with regards to the Steam Edition. Some people are still raising some (very much valid) points.

In case anyone's wondering where I'm getting this information from, they have official forums for this over at {LINK REMOVED} (which I suggest keeping an eye on, as the staff do post updates on specific features they're working on in the forums as well)
OldSchool(); Feb 15, 2013 @ 11:19pm 
Okay, It's only been a couple weeks, but I'm feeling antsy. I just want to get this bought and done. Haven't seen anything on the site; and I'm sure it's because everyone is busy getting it ready.

Has anybody heard anything though? Valve, Nevigo, Kitsune, anybody?
Kitsune Zeta Feb 13, 2013 @ 3:48pm 
Single-User projects (those made running the Single-User shortcut or with the -singleuser command-line parameter) should work in both the SE and Normal versions, even if they were made while under the trial key (I strongly suspect that the actual executible for the trial version is no different from the "normal" version). Multi-user projects, on the other hand, will not work (this has been explicitly stated on the nevigo forums).
Jason_c_o Feb 13, 2013 @ 1:49pm 
So converting from Steam to normal will cost the difference in price, but how will I import my projects from the demo into Steam?
Kitsune Zeta Feb 7, 2013 @ 9:46pm 
Just a heads up for those wondering and not digging up anything on their research: As it stands (straight from Nevigo staff on the Nevigo forums), The "Steam Edition" is a discounted single-user version for noncommercial use. You won't be able to do the multi-user stuff (locking, unlocking, checking in and out files, etc.), but you should be able to share the project files with other people running both the Steam Edition AND the normal regular version. From what I read, the Steam Edition is probably going to be less than $100, and converting from the Steam Edition to the regular edition will only cost the difference in price.

Again, this is based on fairly recent Nevigo staff posts on the official forums.
OldSchool(); Feb 4, 2013 @ 7:37pm 
Thanks for the extension. Got my money waiting for ya.
Mr Payne Jan 31, 2013 @ 5:28pm 
Thanks for the extension and the update. Any news on pricing yet?
Nevigo  [author] Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:57am 
Hello everybody,

we want to give you a quick update on the status regarding articy:draft SE. We are currently working very hard together with Valve to get articy:draft released on Steam. We don’t have a date for the release at the moment, but want to let you know we are currently woking on some technical details and articy:draft will be published as quickly as possible when these details are sorted out.

Therefore we’d like to offer those of you who are currently working with the trial version and would like to continue to do so, to extend your key until the release of articy:draft SE. if you would like to extend your trial key please contact us at

Thank you very much for your continued support.

The team at Nevigo.
Mr Payne Jan 30, 2013 @ 3:23pm 
I'm in the same boat as Death Nova. I don't want to loose my momentum. When is Articy:Draft going to be released on Steam? Also, can you give us a clue as to the packages and pricing plans that will be available?

BTW: Congratulations on the greenlight! We are eagerly anticipating it's release.
OldSchool(); Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:25am 
On another topic, I only have three days left on my free trial...

When's it coming? I wanna keep working. I've got Gigabytes on this project.
I know you said about two weeks after you got greenlit...

My production is down as of Feb 2nd, so...

I hope your release date is gonna be Feb 1st
OldSchool(); Jan 30, 2013 @ 8:22am 
Steam already offers indie developers collaboration support through workshop. They don't need to offer their servers to us, they can just let us use steam cloud.
Jason_c_o Jan 28, 2013 @ 3:24pm 
I agree with pretty much everything Amerika said below. I've been using the demo of this program, and I really love it, but I could never justify the prices set on the website. I know the claim is greatly reduced prices on steam, for indies and hobbyists, but "greatly reduced' from already "exorbitantly high" doesn't seem very promising...
(★☿ ☊ ZoImSs - ☋ ☿) Jan 28, 2013 @ 7:14am 
Fyrex Obliquity 🌀 Jan 27, 2013 @ 8:21pm 
469.68 Us dollars... Holy crap
Zable Jan 27, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
would uploading your work onto the articy servers to collaborate bring further cost? or is this a free service? also, is it possible to export the "powerpoint game" to show others, as an early concept-build of the game?
T3HFish Jan 24, 2013 @ 7:46am 
Did the trial, was greatly impressed with the software and eagerly waiting for this to become available... hopefully the price will be reasonable.
OldSchool(); Jan 24, 2013 @ 7:15am 
So what's up, is Articy still on track for the two weeks after greenlight release time? Is this going to be up in february?
amerika* Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
Perhaps I am not your audience. But, I could be if you come down in price to more reasonable levels and make adjustments. The server should be free or come with licenses/hosting and the reader should definitely be free (think Adobe Reader, Word Viewer etc. here).

Also, if I buy a single license and a friend buys one does that mean we can't work on the same project because we didn't buy the $1200 multi-user license?
amerika* Jan 23, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
I checked out the website and your software is obviously great but the price is way too high for even above average income people. Almost $500 US for a single license that doesn't include any collaboration. Over $1100 to bring anybody else in on your designs and allow them edit access. Over $100 if you just want to show your work to somebody (read editing functionality. This should be free). Over $1000 for a server that you then have to purchase $500-1100 licenses for and you need to have a host for it.

I was highly interested in this product until I found out how expensive it was going to be. If you can command those prices then I guess more power to you. But I work in software development for a living, have a high amount of interest in your product and I get paid fairly well (and no dependents) and even I couldn't justify paying that much and neither would small start-ups (who would just use free story board software anyway).
Genji Gloves Jan 16, 2013 @ 12:56pm 
This looks fantastic. Congratulations on getting greenlit.
SmattyCore Jan 16, 2013 @ 7:34am 
I tested the tool while beta and I can say it's just amazing.
Kedaro Jan 16, 2013 @ 5:13am 
Sounds good, sounds like I could stand to save a lot of money in the long run by using this, as It negates most other brainstorming necessities(which get costly during development with an entire team), also looks like it could revolutionize the way in which we do in fact make the games.
Kawakaze Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:30am 
Congratulation on getting greenlit!
Frankotaco Jan 16, 2013 @ 2:20am 
This looks amazing. Looks like Final Draft/Celtx...for games! A trully complete Pre-visuallization center. Genious!
I'm Connor Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:26pm 
I'm throwing my cash at the screen....
Zer0]{elvin Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:23pm 
How much will this cost on on Steam? 350 Euros? 99 Euros?
fokehS Jan 15, 2013 @ 6:16pm 
Hurry up, and really excited for this!
Mr SquarePeg Jan 15, 2013 @ 2:06pm 
Just heard about this.

I want this!
Broax Jan 15, 2013 @ 1:17pm 
I can't believe I only heard of this now! Can't wait to see what the price tag is gonna be...
Kitsune Zeta Jan 15, 2013 @ 11:54am 
Congrats on the Greenlight, guys.
Dynimix Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:30am 
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited to pick up this software. We played with the trial for a month and there is absolutely nothing like it. Seriously deserves a 6 out of 5 rating!
SAUNA Jan 15, 2013 @ 10:13am 
I would rather say stay away from the computer when you try to create stuff, cause it has to start on your heart and mind and not in/from a machine.

So, that said, I recon this could be a great tool specially when you have to work with other people in a non linear fashion where, sometimes, is very hard to communicate ideas or they could be too abstract for the others to catch up fast and you spend most of the time explaining than doing (oh very frustrating indeed). I can imagine this software could be used not just for game design.

Congrats on your greenlit.
Kosmonávt Tomaš Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:08am 
Now, you should release about 1st of Feb., don't you? ;)
Nevigo  [author] Jan 15, 2013 @ 9:06am 
Yaaay! We're shining bright and green. Thanks to anyone who voted for us and helped us get greenlight. We'll keep you posted here.
Kawakaze Jan 15, 2013 @ 5:38am 
OMG I would buy this!!!!
Virwinia Jan 15, 2013 @ 3:45am 
I am surprised with this tool. Looks really interesting, powerful and useful (well, depend on your project, of course). Anyway, is very complete, looks easy to use and looks it offers a clear organization of information. However, the current price (on the site) is pretty high for Indies and Hobbyists. Hope see soon the tool and the final price for us on Steam. First software that I fav'ed.