Get to Know Amy’s Animal Hair Salon Characters!

Meet Amy's first clients - four adorable kitties - and get to know them a little bit better! Lisa is the cutest baby kitty with beautiful ginger fur. But her hair is so messy! Let’s help Lisa get her dream hair and outfit makeover! Edgy cat Roxy is ready for extreme makeovers! Bleach, cut, straighten or curl her hair! Go wild with those hair colors! Pearl, the squishy white kitty with the most unique eyes, also wants to change her style! Take care of her beautiful silky hair and make it shine!

Pocket Baby Dragon Helps Kids Learn to Brush Teeth & Clean Up!

It’s been a while since we last posted a story from TutoTOONS game creators. Following up our game artist interviews, we invite you to meet Alessandro Bagatin from Milano, a designer and author of ‘Baby Dragon Tamer’! About the Game Baby Dragon Tamer is a virtual pet type of game with 8 activities for kids and toddlers. After helping baby dragon Aver hatch from the egg, children will have to take care of their new pocket friend: cook and feed, bath, dress up, clean up, exercise flying over the canyon, draw in the cave, and more! TutoTOONS: Hi, Alessandro! Tell us a little about yourself. Alessandro: Hi! I’m a designer and I studied comics at the School of Comics in Milan. I finished my studies in 1991 and worked as a freelance illustrator. In 1995, I had a very formative experience in a small animation studio, and then in 1997, I’ve worked at Animation Band on a few of TV series. I also did some character design, animation and modeling works for a few video game production studios. In these days, I’m going to start at a company that develops motor racing video games. I like movies and TV series, I love to play and watch football (soccer). My hobby is about football too - I play old, historical game Subbuteo and participate in tournaments. I am a very good player. :) Tell us more about your previous game development experience. I had some projects but only one was a game for children, an experimental project, similar to TutoTOONS. Baby Dragon Tamer is my first game with TutoTOONS. What was the most fun part of making Baby Dragon Tamer? The fun part of this project was participating in a community and exchanging ideas and tips with people from various places in the world. And what was the most challenging? In the final part of the project, it took a lot of time to produce marketing materials. What was the most important thing for you when you were creating this game? In my case, I appreciated the support of my team leader Robert Menegus from S. Francisco, he was very sympathetic. What do you think kids can learn from Baby Dragon Tamer? In this game, I think that children can learn to rearrange their room and clean their teeth. :) Are you planning to make more games with TutoTOONS? It depends on my new job! I’m thinking about a game… But at this moment, I don’t have enough time, maybe I can draw a storyboard… We will see. Describe TutoTOONS in 1 sentence. Interesting experience. Thank you! If you have kids around who love dragons and dinosaurs, surprise them with Baby Dragon Tamer game! Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.babydragontamer.free App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1059667380 Amazon Appstore for Android: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183LIV3A/

Little Dinosaurs Are Here To Foster Kids Creativity

Extinct and not like any other living being, dinosaurs are the imagination engines for kids, as explained by Jack Horner, an American paleontologist and consultant for Jurassic Park films. New game “Life of My Little Dinos” by artist and teacher Oksana Ryabinina is here to help kids discover the fascinating dinosaur world! Sneak Peek at the Game Life of My Little Dinos features 10 educational mini games that show kids and toddlers the fun life of four baby dinosaurs. Children will have a chance to explore and play in different locations like forest, mountains, desert, emerald cave and river. Arcade mini games (flying, running and fishing) will develop children motor skills, and creative activities (cooking, drawing and dress up) will reveal kids artistic talents. TutoTOONS: Hi Oksana! Tell us more about yourself. Oksana: Hi, I’m a 2D artist from the sunny city of Odessa (Ukraine). I love to draw and cannot imagine my life without creativity. By education I am an artist and a teacher. Creating cognitive and educational games - for me, this is an excellent implementation of my specialty! I worked at school for 3 years, teaching fine arts. When children play, they learn and remember information much better than listening to a story. Life of My Little Dinos is a creation of your own or did you have someone to help you with the game? I worked with my husband Gregory. The concept of the game belongs to him, he developed GDD, created character animations and built the game. We also voiced our cute dinos. Recording sound effects and making voice overs by ourselves was really fun. The most difficult part of the work was taken by my husband and I was able to focus on creating beautiful graphics of the game. What made you work with TutoTOONS from the beginning? I like working with TutoTOONS. For me as an artist, it gives an opportunity to discover the full potential of the project. Development of icons and promotional products, locations and characters - such diverse tasks make me grow and develop professionally. Tell us more about your dinosaur game. The game Life of My Little Dinos is a world of fun adventures with dinosaurs. It helps kids improve their concentration and attention skills, develops logical thinking and memory, and fosters their creativity. The game has 4 main characters - little dinosaurs that need help. Kids will have to collect food and make fruit salad with juice, go fishing in the river, draw pictures with colored chalk on a rock, solve puzzles, clean up and decorate the emerald cave, create a dinosaur nest, run a marathon, fly home, and dress up dinosaurs how they like. WOW, that’s a lot of activities. How long did it take to make this game? We worked 2.5 months. As a result, we have an excellent game with 10 wonderful mini-games. It’s not the first game that you made with TutoTOONS. What was different this time? A new game, a new world of adventures and characters. I really liked creating contrasting landscapes such as the forest, mountains, and desert. Creating the game was a lot easier. Now we knew all the details about the creation process and this allowed us to focus on the quality of the game. What do you think is the most important thing in game creation? Share a few tips for game creators. First, think carefully about the plot and characters of the game - they should be attractive and interesting for the player. Next, it is necessary to choose the right style for graphics. Use a variety of bright colors. The most challenging step you had to take when you were creating Life of My Little Dinos. In game development, there are many challenges. It is worth doing a bit of a break from work, get coffee, and then they are quickly resolved. Developing the main screen takes most of the time because you have to show the diversity of the game and its atmosphere. And the difficulty, I would highlight the step of creating icons for the game. Needs a whole science! It should be as simple as possible and maximum attractive. A good icon is a 70% success of the game. If you could define TutoTOONS in one sentence… This is a great system for creating games! What are your future plans with TutoTOONS? We have many ideas for games, and my husband and I are now actively discussing them. Among them, there is an idea to continue making games with dinosaurs. We plan to create funny and good children’s games with TutoTOONS. Any final thoughts? Creating games is a fascinating and interesting work. TutoTOONS has established an excellent system, where everyone can try one’s hand at game creation. Try it and you will definitely get it! Thank you for a wonderful interview! Prepare yourself for some epic dinosaur adventures and get the Life of My Little Dinos from your app store now! App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1032727326 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.lifeofmylittledinos.free&hl=en Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0148PQB3C/ Follow dinosaur adventures here: Blog: https://ryabinina.wordpress.com/category/life-of-my-little-dinos-4/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lifeofdinos/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Ryabinina_O G+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/108815557524514000249/posts