Meet Weronika, Creator of “Fairy Donuts”

Presenting you our short and sweet interview with Weronika Chojna, artist and author of doughnut making game for kids “Fairy Donuts Make & Bake”. Sneak Peek at the Game Fairy Donuts Make & Bake invites kids to learn how to make and decorate delicious donuts in a magical fairy cloud castle, doughnut van and doughnut factory. Watch more in the video! TutoTOONS: Hi, Weronika! Tell us something about yourself. Weronika: Hi! I live in Poland, I am 20 years old and I’m drawing for about 6 years now. I treat it more like a hobby than my job. And what about game creation - did you have game development experience before starting to work with us? I did not have any experience with game development. Working with TutoTOONS was my first project like that. What’s your game about? I was creating a game about making donuts. In this game, the player can create sweets in various ways and decorate them as he or she likes. What was the most fun part of the whole game making process? I love creating characters, so I had a lot of fun designing the girls and their pets. And what was the most challenging when creating your first game? I think that the most challenging part was making all the final details. It was quite hard to create all scenes perfectly. How much time did it take to create this game? I was working with this game for about 3 months. But it was not a full-time job. I also had a few little breaks in the meanwhile. What, in your opinion, is the most important thing in game development? I think that the most important thing in game creation is knowledge about game builder possibilities. If you know how you can use the program and what effect you want to achieve, you can do almost everything. If you had to give a tip for those who just started creating their first game with TutoTOONS, what would be? Be patient. Even if things do not go right, you cannot just give up. Take a small break, and try again. Also, do not be afraid of trying new things. Not everything may be achieved but it is always good to try. Do you plan to make more games with TutoTOONS? Unfortunately, I do not have enough time to take another project with TutoTOONS now but maybe in the future I will make more games. Describe TutoTOONS in one sentence. TutoTOONS is created to bring the joy for all children and make them happy with their games. :) Nice! Any final thoughts? I am really happy about being able to work with TutoTOONS. I have more experience now and I learned a lot of new things. Thanks you for your answers! Time to make and bake yummy & magical “Fairy Donuts”! Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.fairydonutsmakebake.free App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1060066650 Amazon Appstore for Android: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0185VVZR2

Meet Salvatore, Creator of “Althea’s Magic Wand”

Boost your creative powers and get ready for a good dose of inspiration with Salvatore Pastore, illustrator and artist of the first tribal TutoTOONS game “Althea’s Magic Wand”. Here he shares many tips that we hope will encourage everyone to be free, open minded and afraid of nothing! Sneak Peek at the Game Althea’s Magic Wand grabs your attention with its unique Indian topic and fun tribal adventures. Beautiful Althea and her wise grandmother Maggie invite kids to learn how to wield a magic wand. Children have to create traditional native makeup for Althea, take care of her pet Griffin, clean up a sacred land, dress up Althea in modern clothes, make delicious desserts… Watch more in the video! TutoTOONS: Hi Slavatore! First, please tell us about yourself. Salvatore: Hello! I’m Salvatore Pastore, an illustrator. Since I was born, I loved drawing my fantasies and reality around me, using colors and pens, and pencils… and, sometimes, walls at home! I’ve studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples for 5 years, where I realized how beautiful and amazing it is to work on stories (for books, games and comics) and draw them to make a beautiful work of images and animations. At the moment, I’m working as a teacher in a school in the north of Italy, in Mantova, teaching how to make comic books. And I’m also working on a comic book for a publishing project. Since I was 20 years old, I’ve been dreaming of becoming a great writer and illustrator. Finger crossed!!! What kind of video games do you like to play? Which are your favorite ones? I like to play RPG, adventure and action games. My favorite one is the Final Fantasy Saga. I LOVE IT. The stories, the characters… WOW!!! It inspired me a lot about how to write my stories and personal projects! Did you have game development experience before you started to work with TutoTOONS?  Have you ever thought that you will be creating games? No, I don’t! I didn’t have game development experiences before TutoTOONS, and I’ve never thought that I could ever do that. It was a totally surprise to me. An amazing surprise! And, after a lot of time, work and study, now I’m proud of it! That’s awesome! Let’s hear about your game. How did you come up with the game idea? Unfortunately, the game idea is not mine. I made just the graphic part. The beautiful idea was made by Miles Johnson. Great work, Miles! What was the most fun part of making this game? Uhm… maybe the characters studies. Yes, for me, this is always the most interesting and fun part of all. And what was the most challenging part? Well, maybe the animations! Making the drawings come alive was not so easy because I’ve never done it before. How much time did it take to create Althea’s Magic Wand? A lot of time, just because I was working on other projects at the same time. So, I didn’t have the time that I needed, ‘till the end. It was hard but an amazing experience too!!! What, in your opinion, is the most important thing in game creation? A good personality, a strong desire to work in a team, to learn a lot of new things (always!), no fears to share and show the daily works to the team, and taking criticisms to improve in every aspect of yourself!!! Great insights! Share a few game creation tips for people who are just starting to work on their first game. If you love to draw, if you love to invent, if you love what are you working on… I can say just one thing: don’t be afraid of the things which you’ve never did before, TutoTOONS team will be always ready to help you to understand things which you don’t. So, go on! Free from any fears! ;) Are you planning to make more games with TutoTOONS? Feel free to reveal some details! Yes, why not? Yes, it needs time and dedication (as in every job) but it’s a beautiful and useful experience. Yeah, I’d like to repeat it! For sure! Describe TutoTOONS in 1 sentence. A good way to improve abilities and learn a lot of new things! Any final thoughts? Just an important advice: let’s play TutoTOONS games, guys!!! Thank you for your answers, time and energy! Let’s follow Salvatore’s advice and play Althea’s Magic Wand! Get the game here: Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.altheasmagicwand.free&hl=en App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1081839534 Amazon Appstore for Android: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BHZVLP4/

Irena’s Art Blog

Awesome blog post by Irena Gladkova where she shares the whole story (and beautiful art!) of creating Rainbow’s Magical Flower Salon, her first mobile game for kids with TutoTOONS. Read & get inspired to create your own game! :) Sneak Peek About a year ago (and some) I found out about a nifty platform called TutoTOONS. In short - if you create beautiful drawings, but programming is like martian to you, this platform lets you create and publish your own game just by dragging and dropping pretty pictures. I was excited to start drawing the flowers, and backgrounds and everything. But this was a pleasure project and I worked hard for pure pleasure and not a cent to be paid till the game is published and makes its first download and/or purchase. Having mouths to feed I had to juggle between “Drawing for pleasure” and “Drawing for food”, and it was obvious that this project will be a long run to the finish. I loved and lived for every single minute I was able to squeeze and work on my mobile game. I also had to hone my digital painting skills while drawing the actual illustration that will make my game. There were many days spent in painting something to the tiniest intricate detail, just to be discarded later. Stay tuned for the news when Rainbow’s Magical Flower Salon shows up on the app stores!

Level Up Brings A Dozen Owls!

This week we invited artists and illustrators to transform TutoTOONS owl into a character of their choice. Let’s see what they invented! Cute Gnome Owl by Oksana from Odessa, Ukraine You can see more of Oksana’s artwork on Behance. Did you know that she has already made two games with TutoTOONS? Read more about it here. Captain Owl by Susana from Las Vegas, USA TutoTOONS owl is one of the Avengers, awesome! Check out Susana’s website for more of her creations! Sweet Baby Owl by Lucilla from Rome, Italy So adorable! You may know Lucilla from our previous Level Up, see what shew drew last week! Harry Potter Owl by Melissa from Colombia Check out more of Melissa’s artwork on DeviantArt! Vampire Owl by Natalia from Kiev, Ukraine Very expressive and perfect for Halloween! See more illustrations by Natalia here. Cyborg Owl by Deividas from Lithuania TutoTOONS game builder developer Deividas can both code and draw, and here’s a proof! Owls by TutoTOONS Artists Jimi Hendrix Owl   Pirate Owl   Girly Owls Marilyn Monroe Owls (Marilyn Monrowl :))   Santa Owl   Crazy Owl We are very happy to see that more artists join TutoTOONS Level Up! Thank you all participants for your wonderful illustrations! Follow the news on our blog, Facebook and Twitter - more Level Ups are coming!

New Level Up: Create Your Own TutoTOONS Owl!

Our team of artists is starting a new week with Level Up and we invite everyone to join and draw together!  The task is to turn TutoTOONS owl into any character / persona you want​. Original TutoTOONS owl: Superhero owl​, ​Halloween owl​, ​cute baby owl​ - it’s up to your fantasy. Sketch and draw using any technique, style and tools - anything you choose and like the most. Remember that you should spend only 1 hour on creating your own TutoTOONS owl for Level Up. We are waiting for your works at support@tutotoons.com until October 29, Thursday, 9AM, LT time. Don’t forget to write your name, portfolio link, city and country. Here are some examples: Good luck!

Level Up Results: 26 Hairstyles!

The first Level Up for all artists and illustrators out there has ended! We want to take the chance and thank all participants for their time spent on doodling hairstyles and for joining TutoTOONS drawing challenge. You are great! And now, meet the artists and enjoy their artwork! Lucilla from Rome, Italy She was the first to submit her work! Have a look at Lucilla’s portfolios on DeviantArt and ArtStation. Miranda from Valencia, Spain Record number of hairstyles! See more Miranda’s creations and artwork here. Natalia from Kiev, Ukraine ‘I drew the hair for 40 minutes, so I have enough time to finish a few more attributes :)‘ Nice choice of colors! You can find more Natalia’s illustrations and works in her portfolio. Once again, thank you girls! We hope that your illustrations will inspire and engage other artists to join our next Level Up! We will announce a new topic next week, TutoTOONS artists will join too! Follow the news on our blog, Facebook and Twitter. Happy weekend everyone!

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