Let’s GameOn!

GameOn, the largest gaming culture event in the Baltics, was really crowded - it gathered over 6,000 gamers, gamedevs and gaming fans. It’s probably the first serious gaming event in Lithuania and results definitely exceed expectations! Next to CS:GO Baltics Cup battles, video game culture conference, cosplay contest and other exciting activities for gamers, there was Game EXPO - a place where you could try the latest games from all around the world and meet TutoTOONS team, of course. But let’s start from the beginning! Booth Makeover Besides showcasing TutoTOONS game builder at GameOn, we were hoping to meet artists and illustrators who would be interested in working with us and joining our team (p. s. we’re still hiring in LT). But since Halloween was on the same night, we made some special decorations for the celebration, featuring Halloween Sweet Baby Girl, jack-o’-lanterns and spooky Halloween night wallpaper. Fitted really nice next to huge TutoTOONS photo-wall, balloons and stickers! GameOn 2015 We had a record number of team members compared to both other GameOn Expo participants and past events TutoTOONS attended. This reminds GITR’14 regional finals - we also brought the biggest support team there. TutoTOONS booth guests were mostly kids and artists, perfect combo! Children could try our games and get as many stickers as they wanted. Artists and illustrators could discuss game building with TutoTOONS and career opportunities in our startup. Sasha Paleeva, IT photographer at Casual Connect, was at our stand and we really appreciate the team photo she made! See her GameOn album here. Almost famous: photographer Anton Prokopov captured the moment of Sasha taking our team photo. You can find his GameOn photos here. If you saw a balloon at GameOn, it definitely had a TutoTOONS logo. We had balloon girls… … and a balloon beard man. :) But not all kids like balloons, as you may think. Many have turned into gamers in their early years and were way more excited about serious games. The massive audience went wildl watching CS:GO Baltics Cup final game! Video game culture conference was probably the inspiring part of the event. Discussion about children and parents relationship with video games gathered a lot kids but just a few parents. Hope to see more grown ups at future gaming events. If you have gamer kids, you might want to try connecting with them through video games. It could turn out into a really awesome family time! Cosplay contest participants have put a lot of passion, time and work into their costumes. You can watch the whole contest on Žaismo DNR YouTube channel. Deadpool and TutoTOONS developer Deividas could make a great team: To be honest, we did not expect to see such a crowd at the venue. Well done, GameOn team! You will probably need a much bigger space next year to fit all gamers. :) Thank you GameOn team, participants and everyone who visited TutoTOONS booth. See you at the future gaming events!

November Newsletter Is Out!

Hello TutoTOONS friends! Getting ready for holidays and celebrations in advance is very important for many businesses, right? Gaming industry is not an exception. Halloween is over, time to start crafting your Christmas game! And the best part is - we’ve added some very cool new features that will make it even more special! Read more: http://eepurl.com/bEnWIX Subscribe: http://tutotoons.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1 Past issues: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1

LOGIN Startup Fair & Pitch Challenge 2015

May 7th and 8th were busy days. We went to LOGIN 2015, the largest tech conference in the Baltics, showcased TutoTOONS at the Startup Fair together with 64 other startups, and competed in the Startup Pitch Challenge. Here are some of the best moments from the event! LOGIN Startup Fair As you may know from our previous post, we had a booth in the exhibition area of Startup Fair where we could present TutoTOONS for all visitors both event days. LOGIN Startup Fair view from above: Llama character from our new game Animal Hair Salon and the updated Sweet Baby Girl Emma helped us attract more people to our stand. However, the real center of attention was stickers with our game characters. We handed out almost all of them in just 2 days of Startup Fair! Speakers & Presentations In addition to startup exhibition, we had a chance to listen to some very interesting presentations. Vaidas Bagonas from RedLynx Ubisoft shared his experience in creating concept art for Trials Fusion and Trials Frontier games. Amazing art and beautiful presentation! By the way, Vaidas revealed us that he likes TutoTOONS! We also went to see Adas Griškevičius, co-founder of Pepi Play game studio. He shared the story behind Pepi Bath, a popular game helping kids to learn about personal hygiene in a fun way. Startup Pitch Challenge The most exciting part of the whole event was probably the Startup Pitch Challenge. Practicing the pitch on the way to event is almost TutoTOONS tradition. In the semi-final on Thursday, 33 teams pitched their startups on stage to investors from all over the world. Only 3 minutes to present your business and 3 more minutes for questions. 9 finalists were selected: Pipelinepharma, CGTrader, BranchTrack, TutoTOONS, Hello Hungry, AtoID, Plate Culture, Pinfishing and Sorry as s Service. Even though there were some really strong competitors in the final and despite the fact that slides didn’t work properly at the beginning of our final pitch, TutoTOONS took the 3# place and won €600 cash prize (powered by Triniti)! We were the only gaming startup in the final so you may think about us as the 1# gaming startup! :) Special thanks from our team goes to all amazing people that we met during the event. We were super happy to hear that you like TutoTOONS and know that you support our startup! Photos: Startup Lithuania, TutoTOONS, 2015