We Are Hiring!

TutoTOONS is looking for new team members and offering full-time job in KAUNAS. Press the job position title below to learn about the requirements and how to apply: ~~> GAME DESIGNER ~~> GRAPHIC DESIGN INTERN ~~> WEB DEVELOPER ~~> OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR If you are selected, we promise you: Full-time job (Game Designer, Graphic Design Intern, Web Developer or Office Administrator) Opportunity to excel and improve work related skills Opportunity to learn about kids, game industry and startup life The best workplace at our office in Kaunas Super friendly team and the best parties ever Free coffee, tea, foosball, PlayStation and more fun things Apply Now & Join TutoTOONS Team!

Sweet Little Emma Will Melt Your Heart With Cuteness!

With Sweet Little Emma Dreamland showing up on the app stores, games for girls just gained a new serious competitor. Let’s have a closer look at this adorable game together with its authors, Irina and Ronald Maier from Berlin. Sneak Peek at the Game The first thing you notice in Sweet Little Emma Dreamland game is its adorable main character and girly graphics. The game features 8 different locations: Emma’s Strawberry House, Garden, Stable, Spa, Tea time, Music, Stickers and video room. The game begins at Emma’s home where she wakes up and does her morning routine showing kids how to get ready for a new day. Then kids are invited to help Emma with her daily duties: feed and groom the horse, water plants in the garden and harvest fruits. When the works are done, it’s time to relax in the spa, host a tea party and play music instruments. Perfect combo of creative education and fun! TutoTOONS: Hi Irina! First, we’d love to hear more about the creators of Sweet Little Emma. Irina: Hi! I’m Irina Maier, illustrator and graphic designer. I love illustration because I can express myself through pictures… Most of all, I like creating new character design, and drawing kawaii illustrations and cute girls. My inspiration is all the things I see around, every day. You can find my art works here. My other interests are music, fashion and Japan. Currently, I’m working as a freelancer with my husband Ronald. He is a web designer and we work together in our home office in Berlin city center. Ronald is very creative person and helps me a lot with developing game ideas and GDD, building the game and marketing it. So the whole family is behind Emma’s game, awesome! What’s the main idea of your game? My game is about a girl who lives in a beautiful dreamland. She loves nature, animals and birds. She really wants to be a Princess, without even knowing that she is a princess. A real princess, and her kingdom is her dreamland. I love this idea because I believe that every girl is a little princess. That’s a beautiful thing to teach young minds. Did the idea change over time when you were creating the game? Overall, my game idea has hardly changed. Only a couple of mini games have changed but just because of the technical reasons. The game turned out to be a little bit bigger because I added two new activities, Music and Horse. I could add more and more. :) I really like it and I’m already working on a new game with Emma. Can you spare us a few details about the next Emma’s game? Yes, of course. Currently I’m creating Sweet Little Emma Play School, entertaining and educational game. I plan to create a lot of games with TutoTOONS. Looking forward to see new Emma’s adventures. How was your overall experience with TutoTOONS? For me, TutoTOONS is just what I needed. I’m always looking for programs that are made specifically for designers and don’t require any knowledge of programming. I really want TutoTOONS to develop further and add new opportunities for the realization of game ideas. How did you first hear about TutoTOONS and how much time did it take to create this game? I saw an ad here on the internet. Since I always wanted make the games, I sent my resume. Then there was an interview on Skype and one time training where I learned a lot of useful and interesting information. Emma’s Dreamland took 3.5 months to create. Share a few tips for game designers and artists. I think you should always listen to your heart. Try to do what you really like. Maybe try to feel like a child, it’s so cool! Thank you for such a nice interview! It’s playtime! Download Sweet Little Emma Dreamland to your device and have tons of fun! App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1028351699 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.sweetlittleemmadreamland.free&hl=en Amazon Appstore: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B013K0FSKI/ Follow Emma news and updates on Facebook and Twitter!

Wanted: Game Artist in Barcelona (Illustrator / 2D Graphic Designer)

We are looking for talented illustrators and graphic artists in Barcelona. If you’re passionate about drawing and you want to learn how to create mobile games for kids, join our team! About Us TutoTOONS is a free drag and drop mobile game builder that allows you to create, publish and sell your games on Apple Store, Google Play and Amazon. Hundreds of creative illustrators and graphic designers from over the world use TutoTOONS to turn their beautiful drawings into awesome games for kids. Our international community of artists who create games with TutoTOONS is growing every day! Since launch in early 2014, we published 130+ games that generated over 30 million downloads. Currently, TutoTOONS games generate more than 7 million monthly downloads and are played by 1 million players every day. You can find and try our games here. Job Description We are looking for talented artists and 2D Illustrators with excellent drawing skills to create games for kids and help our community of artists create awesome games. Responsibilities Generating game idea and bringing out your own creativity (or work on a premade concept). Sketching game storyboard, characters, scenes, backgrounds and objects. Drawing 2D game graphics and uploading into our game mechanic templates. Adding animations to characters, objects and environments with TutoTOONS animation tools, or creating simple SWF files. Testing game graphics and improving player experience. Helping new artists to create awesome games art. Giving feedback on art, game play and game design. Creating graphics for game publishing and advertising (icon, promo screen, ads and screenshots). Requirements Excellent hand drawing skills (ability to draw landscapes, various environments, characters, people, animals, etc.). Artistic and aesthetic background, creative imagination. Curiosity, independence and strong self-motivation to improve. Great communicator in English and sociable person. Motivation to learn about game design and game art. Advanced requirements Passion for mobile games and kids. Ability to work in a fast paced environment, meet changing deadlines and prioritize multiple projects. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills. Benefits Creative and dynamic work in a quickly growing startup. Opportunity to turn your ideas into actual mobile games. Workplace at the coolest co-working space in Barcelona (www.betahaus.es, photo below). Full development of professional skills. New challenges every day. Flat organization and short decision paths. Perfect work-life balance, friendly and helpful team members. Join our team and let’s build the future of mobile gaming together! We have various open positions for a full time job, freelance work and internship. Email your portfolio and CV at damien@TutoTOONS.com (subject: 2DAI_BCN).

Meet Olga, Creator of Princess Game Series

We’re so excited to bring you an interview with Olga Vasilevskaya, Ukrainian graphic designer and game developer behind popular game sequel about a princess with nearly 500,000 downloads! TutoTOONS: Hi Olga! Please introduce yourself. At what age did you start drawing and how did you become a game creator? Olga: Hi everyone! My name is Olga and I’ve created a series of games about a princess: Princess Castle Fun, Princess Christmas Wonderland, Princess Girls Club, and Princess Castle Cleanup. It’s a pleasure to tell a little bit more about myself, if you’re interested of course. :) I began to draw since I could sit, that is, around 6 months, and haven’t stopped ever since. When I was 4, I started to go to art school and used to draw 4-6 hours every day. Then there was a professional art school, where I studied for 4 years, and Art College M.B. Grekova (5 more years). Then I realized: enough of studies, it’s time to make money! First I worked as a graphic designer, which was a bit boring. But then I discovered game development. After working in a couple of large game companies, I found out about TutoTOONS. Tried it, felt very happy and work with this platform to this day! How did you hear about TutoTOONS? Found it on the Internet. Besides drawing and game creation, what are your other hobbies and interests? My main hobby is certainly drawing. Sometimes I make collages from magazine clippings, like this one: I also like to spend time with my daughter, hang out with friends, knit, crochet, learn Hebrew. Now thinking to start doing yoga. You’ve been working with TutoTOONS for 7 months now. How does it feel to be a game creator? I am very pleased to work with TutoTOONS, it gives me complete freedom: I can create games about what and who I want, draw game graphics in any style I want. This simply buys you! I really like what I’m doing. 7 months ago, I had no idea that I could create a game from scratch, from the idea to the finished product on App Store, Google Play and Amazon. And now it’s real! What‘s the most interesting thing for you in game creation? Most of all, I like to come up with game scenario. I also like that stage when the game is almost is ready, everything is assembled on the platform, and you’re just finishing up the details: adding sounds, animations, music… and watching how your “child” comes to life! But in general, I like the whole process and each phase of game creation. On average, how long does it take you to make one game? About a month. How often do you play games yourself? What‘s your favorite game of all time? I play games almost every day. Basically it’s apps for kids - I get them for my daughter and at the same time I can analyze the market. There are other games too. In my childhood, I used to play SUPAPLEX and Crash Bandicoot. My current favorite games are Machinarium, Badland and Lineage. Your princess game sequel has 4 successful games now. Tell our readers more about them. This is the story of a princess life. Just like all children, she plays games, eats, sleeps, has friends and cleans up. And despite the fact that she is a princess, she also has to keep the castle tidy! Of course, she has royal privileges, such as personal unicorn, horse and carriage but they also require care. This princess successfully deals with all her tasks and duties. The player helps her and she’s is very thankful for it! What game are you creating now? At first, I wanted to do a follow up for Princess Castle Cleanup but then I changed my mind and decided to make a game about LOSTY. LOSTY is a good but very confused robot who has lost his name and asks the player to help him find it. To do this, the player will need to tackle different tasks. If you make it right, you will get the name, extra coins and lots of fun! Imagine that your good friend is building a game with TutoTOONS. If you could share only one tip, what would it be? Make it as interesting as possible for the kids! Thank you Olga for sharing your story with us! Download and play her newest game - Princess Castle Cleanup! App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id976186965 Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.princesscleanuptime&hl=en Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00ULNTG42