Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tektoma (A Review)

Are you or your children interested in creating a computer game? Look no farther, Tektoma is the site for you! I recently received a complimentary 3 month subscription to the site. The site is geared towards ages 7 and up, so even though my kids are a little young right now to benefit from this membership, I look forward to learning what might be useful to them in the future.

Here are some of the game tutorials offered through Tektoma:
How To Make A Racing Game (for beginners and has no guns or shooting)
How To Make An Arcade Game (for all skill levels and involves cartoon shooting)
How To Make A Memory Game
How To Make A Platform Game (for more the more advanced student but involves no violence or blood)
How To Make A Fantasy Adventure Game (involves magic attacks and swords but involves no violence or blood)

The one I am most interested in working on is the Memory Game. I know plenty of families with 'tweens' in their house who would do great with the other tutorials.

Other Benefits That Tektoma Offers:
-Video Tutorials for ages 7-17
- Step-by-step easy to follow game creation instructions
- Your child will finish with a working game
- Kids get to share their creations
- A monitored members-only forum for your child to ask questions of experts
- Getting answers from programmers and fellow students (in a secure, safe and productive area) offers a comfortable place to learn and share ideas.

Safety is a top priority at Tektoma. All materials, projects and forums are moderated for appropriate content, language and graphics that are suitable for even young children. Come explore Tektoma’s online video tutorials and inspire your tech imagination!

PRICE: Just $14.95 per month or $140 per year gets you access to all the tutorials as well as online help via the forums. Payable by credit card or Paypal. Monthly fee automatically renews until canceled.

Here is a part that I know, you, my subscribers, would like to read about!
Free 14-day Trial Memberships are available.
If you become a member there is also opportunity to tell others about the site and add extra free time to your membership!

What I appreciate most about Tektoma is the strong commitment to a safe, lighthearted approach to game making!


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