Wednesday, December 23, 2009


Do you or your children want to learn to make a video game?

My children sure do!  They have always wanted to make their own video game.  I think all boys do nowadays.

Tektoma offers:

*Engaging video tutorials for ages 7-17

*Tutorials of varying skill levels and topics

*Learn at your own pace in the comfort of your home

*Natural progression helps develop technical skills

*Customize your learning experience

*Low monthly membership fee gives access to all our resources

*New curriculums available monthly

• Windows XP or Vista (Mac versions coming in the future)

• Broadband internet connection

• For GameMaker tutorials, you need a copy of GameMaker software installed.(Lite edition is available for free.)

You can learn to design a racing game, arcade game, platform game and/or adventure game.
I have two boys ages 9 and 13.  They usually only get about 30 minutes of computer time per day.  Since we have had access to this website my boys have been begging for extra time to use this.  They each are making a game.  They are having so much fun and are using their imagination to come up with what they want in their game.
This is what Sonny (our 13 son) has to say,
"My first game was a memory game called 'Whats New'. The object was to click on the shape that just came up.  Programming the game was the most time consuming, but the most important. The tutorial was very disciptive.  It said why the programming worked the way it did.  I finished the game.  Now I am working on an arcade style game with the Legend of Zelda character Link.  My brother is creating a Mario-like platform game.  The tutorials last between a little over an hour to a little over two hours. 

Price~ $14.95 month or $140 per year.   There is also a free 14 day trial.

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