#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! :)

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/

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