Kitty Meow Meow City Heroes – Cats to the Rescue! – New Game Release

Another TutoTOONS game that not only entertains kids, but also teaches them new skills and improves their sense of responsibility! Cute and fluffy citizens of the pet city are in danger! A huge storm destroyed their peaceful hometown. Join the superhero team of brave cat firefighter, policeman, engineer and doctor and save terrified animals from fire and floods! Get Kitty Meow Meow City Heroes for free! Play Store - https://goo.gl/BrivcY Amazon - https://goo.gl/qAXrm6 App Store - https://goo.gl/bTBuWf

Poly-Monde 2017 Visiting TutoTOONS

It’s been a week since we had the amazing Poly-Monde team at our Kaunas office. The group of future engineers from Canada scheduled one of their industrial visits at TutoTOONS during Poly-Monde mission 2017 in the Baltic States and Finland. After a quick presentation, TutoTOONS co-founder Mantas Radvila received many questions about the mobile game industry and shared his insights and predictions. Poly-Monde team also wanted to see how our game builder works. “You’ve just created a game in only 3 minutes!” a comment came from the audience after Mantas built a game using Swipe & Cut template, and played it. At the end, we still had some time for a quick photo and chat. Hope you had a nice stay in Lithuania and good luck with Poly-Monde 2017 mission!

HIRING: Game Developer & PHP Developer

Norintys dirbti prie TutoTOONS žaidimų kūrimo platformos ir prisidėti prie jos tobulinimo dabar turi puikią galimybę - ieškome naujų komandos narių Kaune: Žaidimų programuotojo, PHP programuotojo. Ieškome žaidimų programuotojo, kuris norėtų dirbti prie inovatyvios TutoTOONS žaidimų kūrimo platformos, tobulinti ją ir plėtoti šios platformos galimybes. Reikalavimai Objektinio programavimo patirtis, pvz., Java, ActionScript3 arba C#, Savarankiškumas ir loginis mąstymas, Noras dirbti žaidimų srityje ir žaidimų startup‘e. Privalumas: patirtis dirbant su Adobe Flash. Siūlome Darbą sparčiai augančiame tarptautiniame startup’e prie inovatyvios žaidimų kūrimo platformos, kuria kasdien naudojasi tūkstančiai kūrybiškų žmonių visame pasaulyje; Darbo vietą naujame TutoTOONS ofise Kaune; Visas galimybes realizuoti ir tobulinti su darbu susijusius gebėjimus; Jauną kolektyvą, linksmą ir draugišką atmosferą darbe; Stalo futbolą, stalo tenisą, Mortal Kombat ir kitus PlayStation žaidimus darbo pertraukėlių metu. Prisijunk prie TutoTOONS komandos! Jei susidomėjai, iki balandžio 25 d. atsiųsk mums savo CV (darbų pavyzdžiai – privalumas) el. paštu jobs@tutotoons.com (laiško tema: Game Developer 2016-04). Ieškome PHP programuotojo, kuris norėtų kurti TutoTOONS socialinį tinklapį vartotojams ir tobulinti TutoTOONS API. Reikalavimai Patirtis dirbant PHP programavimo kalba, Savarankiškumas ir loginis mąstymas, Noras dirbti startup‘e ir vystyti naujus projektus. Privalumas: patirtis dirbant su Laravel ar Symfony framework‘ais. Siūlome Darbą sparčiai augančiame tarptautiniame startup’e prie inovatyvios žaidimų kūrimo platformos; Darbo vietą naujame TutoTOONS ofise Kaune; Visas galimybes realizuoti ir tobulinti su darbu susijusius gebėjimus; Jauną kolektyvą, linksmą ir draugišką atmosferą darbe; Stalo futbolą, stalo tenisą, Mortal Kombat ir kitus PlayStation žaidimus darbo pertraukėlių metu. Prisijunk prie TutoTOONS komandos! Jei susidomėjai, iki balandžio 25 d. atsiųsk mums savo CV (darbų pavyzdžiai – privalumas) el. paštu jobs@tutotoons.com (laiško tema: PHP Developer 2016-04). Daugiau apie TutoTOONS http://tutotoons.com/

Meet Levina, the Creator of “Cooking Mania” Game

Meet one of the youngest TutoTOONS game artists - Levina Wiana! For the past several months, she has been working on four different restaurants and now Levina is here to share her experience in creating “Cooking Mania: Cultural Dishes”, new food making game for kids. About the Game In Cooking Mania: Cultural Dishes game, kids meet four little, cute chefs from different parts of the world: Grazia from Italy, Marta from Mexico, Yuki from Japan and Lin from China. Children have to help chefs make their traditional meals: pizza, tacos, sushi and Guo Bao chicken. Cooking Mania game helps kids learn how to use kitchen tools, cook at home with parents, keep the kitchen clean. Watch more in the video! TutoTOONS: Hi, Levina! Tell us more about yourself. Levina: Hello! My name is Levina but people may know me as Vi, I’m from Indonesia. Currently, I’m studying in 3D Animation (master’s degree) and I also work as a freelance illustrator. My scope of work typically is creating 2D illustrations and digital painting. I started working as a freelancer in 2010. It’s really nice to make a job of your passion. Did you have game development experience before you started to work with TutoTOONS? I did some art and design works when I was an intern in a 2D game studio. During the internship, I was taught how to make several characters and learned how to create game environments. I also learned about making game assets. I didn’t learn how to program the game, though. Just making the arts. Tell us more about the game you were creating. The game I was creating for TutoTOONS is a cooking game called Cooking Mania. It has four mini games that include four different restaurants and food cultures - Chinese, Italian, Mexican and Japanese. The game characters are all little girls with appearance and looks matching their home countries. What was the most challenging part of making this game? Actually, the most challenging part was creating the environments and the food. This was the first time when I had to focus on making environments and food attractive and suitable for kids. I do not draw them that often and it was a good chance to learn how to do it better. What, in your opinion, is the most important thing in game creation using TutoTOONS game builder? Communication with people who help artists make games - we need all the help possible to make the game the best it can be. Even though the game builder is pretty nice and easy to learn, we still need to ask questions - technical, game idea, opinion about the appearance and other. As for the game builder application, the most important thing is knowing how to use its tools and scenes that fit with your game activity. We also need to think if the game idea is good enough and how to picture it from our mind into the game. Share a few game creation tips. First, for the idea: think about the target audience of your game. In this case, it’s the little girls. Try to picture what they like and what attracts them so they would enjoy playing our game. Next, the game art. There are many different styles of art that can be used for games but game artists must always think carefully which style will be liked the most by the players. We can’t just make the game as we like it because it’s not only for us. We can ask opinions and brainstorm with people around us to make decisions. We must be open minded: getting other people’s opinion may open a new box of ideas and help to make the game better. Great tips! Are you planning to make more games with TutoTOONS? In the future, I’ll try to come up with nice and fresh idea so I could make an even better game. We will be waiting for this! Describe TutoTOONS in 1 sentence. Nice and simple game builder :) Any final thoughts? It’s nice to have experience in working with TutoTOONS, I learned several new things, and not just about using the game builder but also about making better art, games, and in professional work. Thank you, Vi, for sharing your thoughts! Join Levina and her four little chefs by downloading game “Cooking Mania: Cultural Dishes”! Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.cookingmania.free iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1081846390 Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BI0GW7U/

Meet Maria, Our First Employee in Barcelona!

We’re excited to announce that we have a new member in TutoTOONS Barcelona team - please welcome Maria and enjoy reading her story! I’m María Fernanda Díez Huerta, or María Díez, or Nany, as friends call me. My name is so long because I’m Mexican! and that’s kind of normal over there. My family is Spanish though; my grandparents moved to Mexico from Spain because of the Civil War, so I have both nationalities. I’m 30 years old and I’ve moved around quite a lot! My stepfather is Dutch, so when I was 15, the whole family moved to The Netherlands. Later on, we moved to Ourense (Galicia, Spain), and then I went back to Mexico while my family moved to Barcelona. After 2 years, I joined my family in Barcelona and 10 years later, here I am! My family however, moved back to Holland and back to Mexico. It’s a bit of a chaos :P but we all manage to stay in touch. I started studying a BA in Audiovisual Communication in Mexico while my family was in Barcelona. I decided to visit them but when I arrived I had the bad luck of getting a thrombosis when I was 20 years old, so I couldn’t take a plane in a long time. Therefore, I had to stay in Barcelona for a while and I studied a 1-year programme in Sound Engineering and Audiovisual Post-production, as well as an online course in Production for TV, Radio and Film. After that, I met my now husband, and decided to stay. I studied a 1-year program in Visual Design and then I studied Sound Engineering and a BA in Audiovisual & Recording Arts. During these years, I learnt a lot not only about sound, but post-production, image editing, art, animation, film and new media, including video games. I’ve always been in love with animation and video games, and I come from a family with painters, singers, musicians and graphic designers. But even if I kept trying to get into any of these industries, the unemployment rate in Spain got massive and it was very difficult to get a job anywhere. In the meantime, I studied a short course in Game Design, and was lucky to work for tech companies where I could manage creative projects and learn how to adapt to fast-paced environments. After more than 3 years of working at Booking.com, first as a Content Editor and then as a Photo Specialist, I got a job as a Production Assistant at Ilion Animation Studios in Madrid, one of the largest animation studios in Europe. I had the amazing experience of collaborating on a film with Paramount Pictures, called Amusement Park (to be released in 2016). After a couple of months, I came back to Barcelona and one day I found out about an online games’ company called TutoTOONS and that they were looking for a Game Designer, fortunately with a hybrid background like mine. I felt a huge hunch that I had to apply and after several interviews and meetings with TutoTOONS co-founder Damien Bruneau, I got hired! I’m really loving it so far. I really like anything production-related and this job is half Game Designer, half Producer. I particularly enjoy being in contact with such talented artists and help them polish their art to produce a fantastic game which will be enjoyed by many children (most likely girls) all over the world. I’ve only been here for not even 3 weeks, but so far, so good, and Damien gave me a very good training. I would really like to grow on a role as a Creative Producer, coordinating all the creative processes involved in our games. But who knows what the future might bring! It seems pretty bright at the moment, and a good place to be right now. For now, I can only do my very best, because feeling that you’re a part of something that you believe in, that you enjoy and that you can witness its growth, it’s amazing. Completely changing the topic, I love doing Yoga and I danced classical ballet for many years. I’m in love with ballet and will start dancing again after a 2-year pause as soon as I can. Of course, I love video games and animated films. I go to the movies as often as my wallet allows it and I possibly watch a film per day. I play social games on my iPad and every weekend my husband and I get together with friends to play Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur or listen to music, my second biggest passion. I’m also a YouTube-addict & makeup junkie. Everything that has to do with color, rainbows, glitter, Halloween and unicorns, fascinates me :) Oh! and I’m also gluten-free and don’t like cheese (that’s as rare as someone saying they don’t like chocolate), but I can bake really good desserts. I think that’s it!

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/