TutoTOONS Goes to School!

TutoTOONS goes back to school! Every now and then we test our new games with kids. On December 5th, TutoTOONS went to Kaunas Panemunė Primary School. This time we had two upcoming games to test: Pets and Sweet Baby Girl Daycare 5. Our little testers had a lot of fun playing with virtual pets, taking care of virtual babies and cleaning up virtual environments. Little girls found some similarities to their lives and told us how they take care of their pets and tidy their rooms every day at home. We learned what kids like the most and what needs to be fixed in the games. Many thanks to Kaunas Panemunė Primary School for having us! Hope to visit you again soon :)

October 2016 Newsletter

Hello TutoTOONS friends! This fall started very nice: our lead artist was one of the #SWITCH! speakers, KIDOZ listed us among the stars of the digital kids’ market (next to Disney, Cartoon Network, Mattel and many more), and The Great Apps selected one of our first games as one of the most played creativity games for Android this year (next to SimCity, Barbie and Hello Kitty). Read more: http://eepurl.com/chI4kD Past Issues: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1

#SWITCH! 2016

On September 8th, TutoTOONS Lead Artist Modestas Povilaitis shared his insights on why kids like very sparkly and colorful images at #SWITCH!, the biggest ICT and entrepreneurship event in the Baltics. Why do we have different tastes in art? Why little girls like pink color and sparkles? And what does it have to do with our brain? These are just a few of the questions that Modestas attempted to answer in his presentation The Power of Pink, explaining the processes of early learning and helping to understand how a creator should relate to the target audience. Stay tuned for more - we plan to share the speech on our blog together with some artistic insights for game creators. We’d like to give a big shout-out to #SWITCH! team - thank you for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the event and share our knowledge! Another thanks goes to Copictures for the nice photos! :)

September 2016 Newsletter

Hello TutoTOONS friends! Let’s not say goodbye to summer just yet and have a look at what August brought to TutoTOONS instead. One of our developers moved to Barcelona and joined the BCN team. We had a super fun kayak trip to celebrate 8 years in the gaming industry. Dogs are common guests in our meetings (or at leat try to sneak in). And the new awesome TutoTOONS features, of course! Read More: http://eepurl.com/ccz3nH Past Issues: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1

Meet Daria, Creator of Doll House Games

“Doll House Cleanup” keeps its position in TutoTOONS monthly top artist list since it was published. High time to meet the artist of this game - Daria Petrova! Started as a freelancer, now she is creating games on her own. Sneak Peek at the Game Doll House Cleanup is a game for girls that turns simple daily chores into a fun play time. Little girl Aria and her puppy Toby will help kids learn how to keep things tidy, clean up the room, make the bed, organize toys, take care of others and help the parents at home. Watch more in the video! TutoTOONS: Hi Daria! Tell us a little about yourself. Daria: Hi! I’m a graphic designer from Russia. My specialty is an economist but I always dreamed to be an artist. The fact that I am working with kids’ industry makes me very happy and I hope makes my players happy too. :) What about your game development experience, did you have some before TutoTOONS? I’ve never had any game developing experience before but I’ve been working in children industry for about 8 years so it makes the process a bit easier. Now tell us about your games. How do you come up with game ideas? What inspires you? Well, as for the first Doll House game, it was a freelancer contract, so the game idea wasn’t mine. But it was a great experience and I’m very thankful to TutoTOONS for this opportunity. This world of kids games that I discovered with TutoTOONS is really amazing and fun! Doll House Cleanup is a cleaning game for the littlest girls created in a cute and bright way to bring fun time for the little players. Now we are finishing a new Doll House version and this time I chose the game topics myself, with a big support from the TutoTOONS team. What I can say about game ideas - the first and the most important thing you have to do is to clearly understand what your players need the most. I get inspired by many things: successful TutoTOONS games like Sweet Baby Girl series, Disney movies, Behance artworks and many many other things. Disney inspires us too, we even have a Disney quote on the wall in our meeting room. What is the most fun part of creating games? The best part is when after rough sketches you can see the final result and suddenly your game and characters start to live their own life! That’s true! And what is the most challenging for you in game creation process? To realise what your players need and to create a cool game idea! Also, to create marketing materials that will express your game idea to the fullest. How long do you usually create one game? Do you work on your own or does someone help you with your games? It’s hard to calculate but it takes quite lot of time. I had a good support from the TutoTOONS team and sometimes I also ask advice from my family and friends. What, in your opinion, is the most important thing in game development? Idea and enjoying working! Share a few game creation tips with people who are just starting to create their first game. Learn and gain experience from other successful games and artists, stay with the things you love and can do the best but always think about what your players need. Always try to create beautiful, joyful and funny little world in your games! Nice! Are you planning to make more games with TutoTOONS? Feel free to reveal some details! Sure! I have many ideas! Probably it will be a cute and glamourous dress up game. Sounds like something our players really love. How would you describe TutoTOONS in 1 sentence? Fun and easy game platform for everyone. Any final thoughts? Just thank you! Thank you! Time to play! Help little Aria and her dog Toby clean up the doll house! Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.dollhousecleanupdecoration.free App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1074616201 Amazon Appstore for Android: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ALEXJ3O/

Stolen Sweet Baby Girl

Today, our friend from Tiny Lab Productions notified us about a terribly similar game with an awfully alike name to one of TutoTOONS top games. See it for yourself - “Sweet Baby Girl House Cleanup”, a very cheap copy of Sweet Baby Girl Cleanup 4. SHAME, Dubai Games Studio! We filed a copyright infringement claim and hope to see the game removed from Google Play as soon as possible. Actually, it’s not the first time when some other developers steal Sweet Baby Girl. Now let’s compare game graphics. Can you spot the fraud game from the icon? Launch Screen Fake: Original: Game Map Fake: Original: Bathroom Fake: Original: Car Wash Fake: Original: Dog House Fake: Original: Update | July 12, 2016 Great news from the early morning - we just read an email from Google saying that the fake Sweet Baby Girl app was removed from the Play store!

June 2016 Newsletter

Hello TutoTOONS friends! Ready to know what’s new at TutoTOONS this month? Photo-update on BCN artist exchange, TutoTRIPS to Berlin and local parks, exciting TutoTOONS V3 upgrades, best game creators of May and tips to get inspired! Read More: http://eepurl.com/b4MCmv Subscribe: http://tutotoons.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1 Past Issues: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1