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/

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!