Tinkatolli: A Computer Game that Encourages Kids to Leave their Computers
Tinkatolli is an online virtual game for kids. We all know that there are a fair amount of quality game sites just for kids, sites that encourage learning and creativity while having fun. So, you might be wondering what makes Tinkatolli any different? Well, aside from the fact that Tinkatolli is a great place online for kids to learn and have fun, it is also the first computer game that encourages kids to leave their computers.
Aside from the usual social networking feature for kids, educational games, and creative online activities, Tinkatolli wants to inspire kids to play offline. The kids can upload photos of them playing or exercising outside and get points that will help them progress in the game.
Since, creativity is one of the most important aspects of the game, Tinkatolli made “Tinkamaker.” It’s an avatar maker where the kids can design their own unique “Tinkas” in Tinkamaker. All the Tinkas are featured in the Tinkatolli’s gallery. You can check them out and see how creative the kids are given the right tool.
Tinkatolli’s workshop also features stuff that the kids can make out of junks. And believe it or not, most of the things in the Tinkatolli workshop are designed by children. This is clearly a site for kids and powered by kids.
Currently, the site is in closed beta. I can’t wait for it to be open to the public.