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In Drafting Tales you play as a new writer working from your small apartment. Your goal is to become a well-known and successful author!

You produce works of literature, whose quality depends on the genre/topic combinations that you select and the effort points that you allocate to your work’s literary elements. As you gain experience, you unlock new work types, genres, topics and purchasable items which provide you with perks, allowing you to improve your works and progress in the game.

Key Features


  • Write articles, short-stories, non-fiction and novels
  • Select genre/topic combinations and allocate effort points to your work’s literary elements
  • Discover the ideal genre/topic and effort point combinations by asking your peers for feedback
  • You have limited inspiration, so you'll need to develop appropriate strategies to maximise the number of works you produce and keep up with your expenses
  • Query agents and publishers
  • Get your works published, receive reviews and gain fans
  • Customise and self-publish your books
  • Post your articles/short-stories to your website
  • Get nominated for awards
  • Earn money, purchase items from the store and upgrade to a new home
  • Retire rich and famous on your yacht!
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With the release of our latest v1.0.0 update, the game is reasonably stable to be made available to the general public. Therefore today we are excited to announce that Drafting Tales will be leaving Early Access!

Past

Drafting Tales was released on Steam Early Access in April 2019. We wanted to get the game to the players as soon as possible so that we receive feedback and feature requests to help us improve and polish the experience.

Those that have been with us from the very beginning, know that the game experience has changed quite a bit since our initial release. In v0.5.0, the game was playable for up to 5 years, there was only one home available, a single avatar and the gameplay was limited.

v0.5.0


v0.5.0


Present

Fast-forward to v1.0.0, there are 3 homes available (apartment, house and mansion), 2 avatars to choose from, 2 possible endings in year 30 (good and bad), while you have the option to continue playing up to year 60. There are 13 milestones to complete, self-publishing (books and website), outlining for fiction works, sequels, multi-genre works, new items to purchase and new mechanics. Graphics, music and SFX have all been considerably improved. In addition, the game was made available for macOS after receiving many requests from players.

v1.0.0


v1.0.0


v1.0.0


v1.0.0


Future

Our plan is to keep adding features and updating the game as usual, however the stability of the game will become a priority.

We want to thank you all who bought Drafting Tales during Early Access and took the time to create videos, write reviews, provide us with valuable feedback, or email us just to tell us how much you loved the game. We hope that you keep enjoying the game and, as always, feel free to continue posting your feedback and suggestions.

-- The Drafting Tales Team

The game is available now on Steam and itch.io. Watch our release trailer:


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Drafting Tales v0.21.0

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Drafting Tales has been updated to version 0.16.0. Improved mechanics and UI changes.

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Drafting Tales v0.13.0 Update

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Drafting Tales has been updated to version 0.13.0. UI improvements and new publisher query dialog.

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Drafting Tales v0.12.0 Update

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Drafting Tales has been updated to version 0.12.0. Gameplay and UI changes.

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nicodemus56
nicodemus56

Great! Amazing games!

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Looks excellent!

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