If you're having a problem playing tutpup, the first thing to do is to check your browser for compatibility with the site.
To play the spelling game you need to be able to hear our MP3 files.
To check, click on the following play button on the browser compatibility page.
If you hear the sound fantastic, your computer can receive and play audio files! If you don't hear anything, click No, and you will then see some other things to check:
The first two are simple, but if you still can't hear anything, then your school, ISP or possibly even your anti-virus program, might be blocking access to the MP3 files.
We can't test or fix this for you, and the best idea is to ask your parents to fix it, or if you are in a school, the person who runs your school's network. (In the UK most schools get their internet access via ISPs who are Regional Broadband Consortia).
There are two ways to register:
Choose a screen name carefully because you can't change it (it would muck up other player's Win Walls). All names are a combination of a colour, animal and number e.g. YellowCow99.
Try to remember your password so you can easily access your tutpup account.
There are two ways to play a game in tutpup:
This should take 10 - 15 seconds depending on how many players are online. When a challenger arrives, you can see their screen name and average score for this game. You can then decide if you want to play them, or not.
You have 15 seconds to accept or reject the challenging.
If you accept you will be taken to the Start Game screen. Click Start and you will then see Waiting for Players - if the other players is slow you can cancel the game, but if they click on start you will both then get a three second countdown before the game starts.
Each game is 60 seconds to try to win. If you get stuck at the Waiting for Players screen for more than 10 or 15 seconds, we recommend you try to create another game.
Creating your own game is the fastest way to start playing Tutpup.
Joining a game created by someone else is very simple:
The number of games you see will depend on how many people are creating challenge games and how many people you are competing with to join games. If there are lots of people trying to join games, or if there are not many people creating challenges then you may find it hard to join a game. This is why it's often faster to create a challenge game, rather than to join one.
If your challenge is accepted you will be taken to the Start Game screen. Click Start and you will then see Waiting for Players - if the other players is slow you can cancel the game, but if they click on start you will both then get a three second countdown before the game starts.
No luck joining other player's games? Try creating your own game.
Once the game starts you have 60 seconds to play.
During the game you can find out if you're winning in one of three ways:
you are losing, you are equal, you are winning
At the end of the game you will summary screen showing:
One of the biggest limitations for most players is their keyboard skills.
The bottom line - the more you play, the smarter you get and the more games you will win.
There are lots of ways to decide if you think you are doing well.
Getting to the top of the Hall of Fame will be hard work, no matter which league you want to focus on. Getting to the top in the international league is a huge achievement, no matter if its for an hour, day, week, month or year!
Really all that matters is doing what our motto says - PLAY, COMPETE, LEARN.
To try and help you choose who you want to play against we show the player's average score when you are trying to get into a game. Some players won't have an average score if they are a new player or haven't played the game/level before.
You can sign up as a teacher to create an account that allows you to create classes and manage students.
You can remove students from your class by visiting the 'Students' tab in the teacher's section for the class you want to manage.
Click the 'change' link for the relevant student and a pop-up will appear that allows you to either move a student between classes or remove them completely.
Yes! We will develop more games but coming up with ideas that kids might like to play, where they can learn and which work in a one-on-one competitive environment, is very difficult!
Please send us any suggestions you have (one school sent us over 100 ideas in two days). We can't promise to do everything, but we will try!
We get endless requests from players who want to chat to their friends.
Right now tutpup does not have chat and there are no plans to add it. We are looking at having canned chat, where you can say things like well done, or play me again soon, but we will probably never allow real chat, for two reasons:
The Hall of Fame has a number of tabs for 24 hours, 7 30 and 365 days respectively. These work on a 'sliding scale' so that the 24hr league, for example, shows only the points you've accumulated over the last 24 hours. This is the same for all of the leagues, we suggest you concentrate on the 365 day league which will show your total score (for the next years worth of tutpup playing at least) if you don't like to see your score fall.
You need to keep playing & winning games on tutpup to stay in the Hall of Fame.
If you wish to obtain more information about tutpup, our games or have a general enquiry, please contact us at:
Here are a few other issues that you might experience:
If all else fails you can contact us and we will try to get back to you ASAP.