A downloadable game planner for Windows, macOS, and Linux

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Drafft

Drafft is a sleek, efficient game development tool that will seriously boost your HP and take the art of game design to another level.

Main Features:

  • GDD (Game design Document) editor.
  • Scripting editor.
  • Non linear branching dialogue tree editor .
  • Much more!

Drafft aims to reduce file clutter and provide a centralized hub for all the various aspects of your game development process. Once you are done, export game-ready data in plain JSON format and use it in any engine.

You can use the software in evaluation mode for as long as you want, with all the options included and no missing features.

If you love it – and I hope you will – you can purchase the full version.

Drafft licence is very reasonably priced. If you enjoyed the software or you find it useful please consider supporting development by purchasing the full version. Purchasing the software is the best way to support future development.

Documentation can be found at https://drafft.aboni.dev.
Looking for sample projects? check the examples repository.
Using Godot? check out drafft importer for Godot


Diving into Drafft

Drafft is a powerful and versatile tool. Here are all the cool features you get when you download the software:

  • Central Repository: Store, organize, sift through, and edit your data all in one place
  • Data Accessibility: Access your data from anywhere. Use your hard-drive and an optional couchdb remote database.
  • Collaborative Platform: Work on your projects with anyone you choose. Several users can work on the same database and sync any changes in real-time. (a couchdb server is needed)
  • Engine Agnostic: Export in standard JSON format for varied usage
  • Aesthetic UI Experience: Bring your ideas to life using a visually appealing interface



Game Design Documents

Drafft offers complete control over your Game Design Document (GDD). Create your GDD instantly and share concepts with your team. Each member gets access to the centralized GDD. It is that simple!

You can also use the GDD editor to jot down quick notes, thoughts, and ideas in whichever format you prefer. Drafft supports Gifs, Images, Videos, To-Do Lists, among many others. Sky’s the limit here.

https://drafft.aboni.dev/en/docs/features/game_design_document.html



Scripting

Someone needs to tell your game’s characters what to do… I mean you, of course! Use Drafft’s powerful script editor to create immersive dialogue and scenes that flow seamlessly into one another.

The scripting tool features auto-generated standard screenplay documents and supports several programming languages. The tool helps extract and identify text for Voice Overs (Vos), Emotions, Commands, and Functions.

Everything is converted to standard JSON when you export, making the scripting process just how it should be: painless, efficient, and creative.

https://drafft.aboni.dev/en/docs/features/script_editor.html



Powerful Dialogue Editor

Drafft combines two excellent methods for displaying complex non-linear dialogue: the Non-Linear Branching Tree Graph with linked Scripts.

Drafft offers you an organized tree structure so you can follow the scene and a versatile scripting editor, so you don't have to write in congested boxes. And voila! You get a flowing story, and no need to pigeonhole your script.

You can also create intricate scenes without adding a bunch of tree nodes to the screen. However, a visual representation made with tree nodes will help you picture all possible outcomes as well.

Use Drafft to play out your best story.

https://drafft.aboni.dev/en/docs/features/dialogue_tree_editor.html

The Director Module

This Behind the Scenes (BTS) module is where you shine. Feel free to direct your project as much as you want. List down any additional character info for either VO artists or to add depth to your GDD.

Use the module functionality to accomplish key tasks: export VO scripts in standard script format or as a text file and export tagged lines for audio processing, clip identification, and localization.



Additional Standard Editors

Here are some fun Drafft extras you may find useful:

  • Quests: these can be drawn-out quests, linked objectives, or just properties that need to be checked off your characters' list during the game
  • Items: create an Items database where you can assign them custom properties to be used in your game
  • Grids: Input fixed schema data in  excel-like spreadsheet tables.
  • Misc Objects: these can be any type of JSON object that can be exported to the engine. You can use these for main menus, default options, and more.

https://drafft.aboni.dev/en/docs/features/quests.html


Kanban Boards

Don't lose any of your brilliant ideas or inspiration flashes. Jot down any notes or to-dos, or any markdown content within your project. You can still use other tools like Trello, but having this in-software will make it easier to remember your brainwaves.



Customizable Export Mappings

If you want custom implementations, you can completely rewrite Drafft’s scripting syntax at export to conform to the target language.

For example, if you’re using C#, you could theoretically map <Commands> to standard C# classes and use reflection to avoid writing any parser at all!

https://drafft.aboni.dev/en/docs/features/export-mappings.html


Continual Development

Drafft is in continual development and will receive future upgrades such as:

  • Localization: you will be able to write, import, and export scripts and dialogues in different languages according to your local audience
  • Conversation Simulation: you will be able to test out our dialogue in a quick simulation, which will let you try out any and all ideas. Currently in Beta.
  • Presskit Generator: you will be able to get your project the recognition it deserves

Disclaimer

The software is currently in beta stage, and will receive updates regularly over time improving the stability of the program. Please always make backups of your data (you can manually do it via the app or set up the auto backup option)

License:

  • You are not allowed to sell or rent this software.
  • This software is provided "as-is", with no express or implied warranty.
  • In no event will the author be held liable for any malfunction or damage arising from the use of this software.
StatusIn development
CategoryTool
PlatformsWindows, macOS, Linux
Release date Dec 10, 2020
Rating
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(3)
Authorbaj
GenreVisual Novel
Tagsdialogue, dialogue-editor, Game Design, gamedev, game-planner, gdd, project-management, quest-editor, writing

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