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About this project

TiNKiDO is a collection of practical educational games for 2 to 7-year-olds. 

It is a magical virtual play world, where your child can safely travel around, explore and play smart games. The games are designed and tested to teach both knowledge (the alphabet, cornerstones of maths – numbers, vocabulary, etc.) and mental skills (pattern recognition, basic maths, self-expression, focus of attention, empathy, etc.).

Concept Art: Home World
Concept Art: Home World

The virtual learning environment will give each parent a guide account to oversee the mental development of their children. Parents can see their child’s learning achievements and also the bottlenecks that might suggest that some extra help would be beneficial in a given topic. The learning statistics are presented in a clear and understandable way, making it possible for parents to make more conscious education choices.

Albertina's Flower Hat
Albertina's Flower Hat

Tinkido aims to make word-class basic education available to all children and all parents who want to guarantee their children a good start on their educational path. Our team is a collaboration of the most talented creators and developers from California and Estonia. The project is being developed by an idealistic community of more than 20 professionals, including educational scientists and researchers, game designers, artists, programmers, etc., most of us working as volunteers. Because not all developers can afford to work for free as volunteers, and because we really want people like you to know that we exist, we have come to get a Kickstart from you guys. So if you think educational games like Tinkido should blossom, please support us. All support goes to cover the necessary development costs. 

Concept Art: Water World
Concept Art: Water World

Those who wish can also donate Tinkido game accounts to educational establishments like kindergartens or schools. If you want, the Tinkido team will help you to donate the accounts to specific organisations so that lots of children have the opportunity to start learning and playing in Tinkido right away –  we are ready to help you with the process if required.

The game accounts given to Kickstarter supporters come as special accounts, giving parents and children free permanent access to all Tinkido content and privileges. This means that Kickstarter supporters who receive at least one game account will get access to all the Tinkido games forever.

We want Tinkido to be a strategic charity enterprise, as we believe that children are one of the best targets of investment in the future, which puts the emphasis on education which provides intelligence and psychological development for our young people. We invite you to be part of this strategic charity and humbly ask you to support a future inhabited by young people with a strong educational foundation.

 Your support will fuel development of the first part of Tinkido world – a beautiful world of water, full of games that allow kids to effortlessly learn primary skills and knowledge of mathematics, such as numbers and counting. These first mental cornerstones will later become a basis for understanding and mastering some of the most complex aspects of the world that we live in today.

$80,000 - Water World

  • Mathematics: number words and symbols; counting, part-whole relationships, shapes, spatial awareness, measuring, unit, patterns, data analysis
  • Creative Arts: art, music, movement, pretend play, creative expression
  • Release Date: 2014

$160,000 - Forest World

  • Language, Literacy, and Communication: alphabetical knowledge, comprehension, speaking, vocabulary, phonological awareness, reading, writing, language learning
  • Science: the natural and physical world, observing, classifying, experimenting, predicting, drawing conclusions
  • Release Date: 2014

$240,000 - Home World

  • Physical Development and Health: personal care, gross-motor skills, fine-motor skills, body awareness, healthy behaviour
  • Social Development: self-identity, sense of competence, emotions, empathy, community, building relationships, cooperative play, moral development, conflict resolution
  • Release Date: 2015

$320,000 - SkyWorld 

  • Social Studies: diversity, community roles, decision making, geography, ecology
  • Release Date: 2015

$400,000 - Fire World

  • Technology: tools and technology, observing, classifying, experimenting, predicting, drawing conclusions, basics of programming
  • Release Date: 2016
 
 
From Concept Art to 3D Models
From Concept Art to 3D Models
Low-Poly model: Ninkin
Low-Poly model: Ninkin
Concept Art: Varvar (pet)
Concept Art: Varvar (pet)

Risks and challenges

Developing an interactive virtual learning platform with a team over the Internet poses some technical risks and challenges. There are usually some unforeseen elements in game development, because everything has to be checked by educational scientists and tested on kids to ensure it is in accordance with the needs of growing children. Game development in itself contains some delays, but we have learnt a lot from the first developments that have been tested on kids. Therefore, we know where the hard work is and we can factor them in, and most importantly – we know we can do it.

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    Two game accounts + TiNKiDO stickers and badges + your name and country will be displayed in the TiNKiDO geography game. We will also publicly thank you on your FB or Twitter account, if you provide us the link.

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    Ten game accounts for your children and their friends + all the extra benefits mentioned above + a large beautiful TiNKiDO poster + an extra t-shirt so you'll have two

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    30 game accounts (you can donate them to an entire group of kids!) + all the extra benefits mentioned above, with a King-Size TiNKiDO poster. We will help you donate the accounts to children if you want.

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    50 game accounts (we can help making sure the extra accounts get donated to children) plus if you have a company or website, we will display it's logo, link and description along with our public gratitude on TiNKiDO webpage. Possible only if the company/website is not in conflict with child development values (no tobacco/alcohol/weapon companies etc) + all the extra benefits mentioned above.

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    200 accounts + all the extra benefits mentioned above. You can be sure that our public gratitude to you or your site/company will be seen and heard. The special thing is, you get an exclusive communication channel with us so we can hear you out and work to create a set of game content (including at least one character) with you as a creative consultant giving us input. This also gives you an exclusive possibility to exchange & input ideas about the whole project and digital education in general. Oh, and you also get a large oil painting, featuring the magical world and characters of TiNKiDO.

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