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Be in the Superhero Saga game, books, and show

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Donations on or before Friday,  February 28th include rewards such as being in the game, books, website and show .  Please see below for the list of rewards.


I want to give you:

The Superhero Saga, a trilogy of illustrated story books based on  "How To Be A Superhero: The TOP SECRET Official Guide ."  The book helps you find your real life superpowers, train your body and mind, and go out into the world as a superhero helping people and the environment.  The characters in the books will be relatable examples for kids to follow so they can become superheroes too.

"Really beautiful book, maybe this would have set my son on a better school path if it was available when he was about 12.  It's very well written and so uplifting."
- Barbara

* A free minecraft like sandbox game about becoming a superhero, creating and learning game design.

* A livestream show where I write stories about you as any character you want. 

* Loads of useful resources on on how to be a superhero, be happy, how to make video games, free software for making games, animations, digital drawings, and more,  inspiring quotes, and anything else I can think of that would be helpful to you.  I welcome ideas and am always happy to help you.

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How To Be A Superhero: The Superhero Saga is a trilogy of books for kids that are geared towards the 8-12 age range, but will be entertaining and insightful reads for all ages. 

The overall goal is to set an example for kids (and adults) to follow so they can find their real life superpowers, train their body and mind, and go off into the world as a superhero to help others and the environment.  

* The first book is about Bob and his struggles with Math.

* The second book is about Jane and her dealing with her parents divorce. 

* The third book has Bob and Jane coming together as a superhero team to help people.  The main conflict is dealing with bullies.

I plan to write a book a month in 2020 and publish the Superhero Saga books starting in March.


The game will be a free minecraft like sandbox game but with focuses on becoming a real life superhero, teaching you how to make games, and many many other amazing things.

* free and open source
* easy to code in your own blocks and creations
* a great starting point to learn coding and game design
* you can create your own cities with working traffic lights, power lines, vehicles and more


I want to write a story about you as a superhero, villain, or any character you'd like on my livestream shows.  In the chat you can tell me how you want your character to be and you'll see me write the story on air.

WHY - Video 

As a teacher, video game developer, author, and coach I've had no bigger reward than to inspire a child.  Now I want to take what worked for me in the classroom and inspire people from all over the world with my books, games, and livestream show.

Read the full yearbook entry

I've listed many other testimonials down to below.

REWARDS - Deadline Friday February 28th, 11:59pm PST
All rewards feature a mention in the Superhero Hill Hall Of Superheroes
You will be ranked and have a special title according to the epicness of your deeds!
All rewards include the previous tiers

- Exclusive game content, and a high quality pdf of How To Be A Superhero According To Bob
- All three eBooks of the Superhero Saga PLUS How To Be A Superhero The TOP SECRET Official Guide ebook
- Credits in ONE of the books of your choice or the game
- CONTENT BONANZA! You will have access to digital versions of EVERYTHING I create in 2020 and have already created, be featured in the credits of ALL THREE Superhero Saga Books
- CREDITS BONANZA! You will be in the credits of everything I create in 2020 including the books, game, and show
$150 - You will appear as a minor character in a book or the game - Your choice!
$200 - You will appear as a major character in a book or the game
$300 - AUTOGRAPH BONANZA! You will receive autographed books of everything I create in 2020, and my previous books
$500 - I will dedicate a book or the game to you
$1,000 - I will write a text only full book story of you as a Superhero!
$2,000 - A book with illustrations will be created of you as a Superhero, villain, or any character you like and released for publication
$10,000 - You will have a dedication page in everything I ever create, credits in every single thing I ever make, and a major character in every possible form of content that I can realistically put you in


My name is Michael Tomaino and you can read my story below or even chat with me on Facebook , Twitter , Instagram  or e-mail  I'd love to talk to you!

I want to make top quality content for you and your family, such as:

* A free Minecraft like game that helps you create worlds, fun adventures, and your own games.
* Books, stories and guides about how to be a superhero, happier, create, and how to make video games.
* Write stories about YOU on my livestream show as a superhero, villain, or any kind random character.
* Free resources on  to help you create your own video games, animations, drawings, books, etc

And give you lots of rewards for helping me do so. Please scroll down to the "REWARDS" section for all the ways I'd like to thank you for your support.

I've already created successful games such as the Doom 3 Mod Last Man Standing and Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker which were developed by my company Platinum Arts .

Last Man Standing won the award for being the Best Doom 3 Mod Of The Year and was mentioned in dozens of magazines.

Platinum Arts Sandbox Free 3D Game Maker was used in hundreds of schools worldwide. They've been download over a million times.


Unfortunately making games, and books isn't cheap especially when you factor in costs for illustrations, editing, ISBNs, copyrighting, etc.

A little financial support goes a long way and enables me to keep creating cool stuff for you and for everyone else.

Even if you aren't able to contribute financially, if you could tell people about, the GoFundMe, or any of the content I'm working on, it would help A LOT!

Here are some neat rewards I have for you and I'm always open to reward suggestions and feedback.


"You are a gift to the lives of us all and your readers!"
- Chris

“You are a true inspiration for me and other people that know you. I have had, do and will look up to you for the rest of my life.”
– Dave

“Mike has one of the most infectiously positive mindsets I’ve ever encountered in a person. Not only does he himself aspire to the highest level of competence and perfection in any task he sets his hand to, but his drive and enthusiasm motivate all those around him. At a young age I learned so much from Mike’s zeal for life and all it had to offer. I’m thankful to have known him in my youth because of what an overwhelmingly positive role model he became for me.”
– Tom


I think helping kids and people in general is the best feeling in the world.

I realized it was my calling when my parents next door neighbor, a little kindergartner, wanted to come over and play basketball with me.

She became frustrated because she kept shooting and missing. I encouraged her to keep trying and she finally made it.

I've never seen anyone so happy before. The pure bundle of joy and happiness she became was perhaps the most wonderful thing I have ever experienced.

Soon after her Dad came home and she ran over to him and said "Daddy Daddy I got the ball in the hoop!"  I was in awe watching it.

I realized that I facilitated that. I had help make that happen. And it didn't even take much, just being in her corner.

That's when I decided, despite winning numerous awards with my video game work, that I needed to work with kids.

Brightening that child's day was far more rewarding to me than all of the awards and magazine mentions my work had received.

For the next ten years+ I worked with kids including as a teacher. I'm proud to say that I've been able to make a difference for so many kids.

Largely just by being in their corner and showing them that I care about their success.

As much as I enjoyed working with the kids, something was missing.

It was great that I was helping the kids at the school, but what about the kids at other local schools? Or other kids at schools in the State, or even the world?

And especially, what about kids that are in the hospital? How can I have an impact on them?

That's when I decided to write books. With books I can use what worked for me teaching and reach a global audience.

In December I finished  "How To Be A Superhero: The TOP SECRET Guide."

I'm now working on stories where the characters demonstrate the concepts and values I put in that book and that is what this project is all about.


Michael Tomaino
Schenectady, NY

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