Meeting with Mike Hines

On November 7th, TutoTOONS organized a meet up with Mike Hines from Amazon. Lithuanian game developers gathered in Vilnius to learn how to monetize apps better, what the top 50 apps do differently than others and how to engage players with in-app purchases. Those who could not attend the event can get a copy of Mike’s presentation here. One of our favorite quotes from Mike - “Don’t make your customers do math.” Thank you everyone who joined us. Thank you, Mike, for your time and insights. We all had a very interesting and productive evening. :)

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/

Sweet Little Emma Has 1M Downloads!

When the first Sweet Little Emma game showed up, we knew that this little girl will have a place in the hearts of many kids all over the world. Now we are thrilled to share the exciting news - Sweet Little Emma just crossed her first MILLION game downloads! Celebrate with Sweet Little Emma and get her newest game - Sweet Little Emma Lovely Pony: Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=air.com.tutotoons.app.sweetlittleemmalovelypony.free App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/app/id1115099795 Amazon Appstore for Android: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01FW9S992/ Follow new adventures of Sweet Little Emma on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube!

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

The Kids Want Mobile 2016

On May 19th, TutoTOONS went to the exciting city of Berlin and attended The Kids Want Mobile 2016 (#TKWM16), Europe´s first kids mobile conference for illustrators, authors, directors, developers, game designers and producers of apps for kids. Hosted for the 3rd year in a row, the conference gathered over a hundred of talents operating in kids app industry and working from all over Europe and beyond. Alte Teppichfabrik was pretty crowded that day! Thank you TKWM16 hosts, speakers and participants for making this event happen. It was very interesting to meet and talk with so many talented people. A truly great dose of inspiration in just one day at the very cool venue! YouTube is the second largest search engine! It was a pleasure to meet KIDOZ, our partners in app monetization. Music band performing on a truck in the streets of Berlin.

May 2016 Newsletter

Hello TutoTOONS friends! This month is indeed very happy for TutoTOONS with a new major milestone of 100 million game downloads reached! After 2.5 years, TutoTOONS is a self-funded startup with 3 offices in Lithuania and Spain, a team of 25 people and a super creative community of 300 artists working with this platform every day. Take Oksana and Sweet Little Emma as an example and let’s celebrate together because each and everyone who works with us and believes in TutoTOONS is helping these milestones happen! :) Read More: http://eepurl.com/b1aiN9 Subscribe: http://tutotoons.us7.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1 Past Issues: http://us7.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=8fb368af3f44aecab4027a6e0&id=bb337146d1