I would be very interested in testing your first prototype.
I have some (limited) programming experience with C from about fifteen years ago but haven't touched it since and am just starting trying to teach myself Python but haven't gotten very far. So I don't have much programming experience.
Also, I am an Instructional Technology master's student at the University at Albany and my interests lie in educational games.
Thank you very much for replying to my message. We are a team of 5 persons who are working just for 2 weeks on this idea (Teachers creating games - no coding) so we do not have much to show right now, but still it is possible to create one simple game on our prototype :) Please visit www.tutotoons.com section "CREATE" and try it. It would be very nice to get your honest feedback, because we are now collecting feedback and developing it based only on that :)
I am amazed :) Thank you very much , so far your feedback is the best what we got :) honest and in details. Now I see clearly couple of thing that should be created in our next version. I already considered few of your mentioned functionalities that you want to see, and now you confirmed my mind that they really make sense. Thanks again , I will inform you personaly then we will have something more interesting to show :)
Glad to help and looking forward to the next testing phase!
I would be interested. I have programming experience but it would nice to able to use this with the kids and let them use their creativity.
Thanks for feedback, we were aiming this product to teachers mostly, but maybe kids would be interested to create games as well.
I would be interested in testing this. But when I went to the site and clicked the Create button, there was a sound, but nothing else happened. I am using a Mac and tried with both Safari and with Firefox, but neither allowed me to proceed.
Any idea what the problem is?
Thank you for reporting a problem. Problem might be because of your Flash Player version. You can try to update your flash player here: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/downloads.html
Let my know it it helped.
OK, that fixed it. I was able to create a drag and drop game--I'm assuming that is the only one that is active right now. It is very easy and intuitive and I think even a young child could do it. But I wasn't able to add an image--again, I'm just assuming that isn't active yet. I think how easy it is to add your images and to adapt the game to your specific needs will be crucial to determining its overall usability. But you've done a great job of making it pretty much a no-brainer in terms of working with the images available.
When I clicked Save, it just kind of stayed there. I wasn't sure whether it saved or not, or how to go back to it if was saved. But again, maybe saving isn't active yet?
But it looks promising so far.