Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

By Brenna Hillier
25 February 2015 22:52 GMT

The early 90’s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl.


Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game following on from their original action roguelike.

It’s been a long break between games but the pair are back. Humanature Studios has launched a Kickstarter asking for $400,000 to develop Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove.

Humanature is led by Toejam and Earl co-creator Greg Johnson, and was most recently responsible for Doki-Doki Universe. Johnson said this new game will be more like the original Toejam and Earl game rather than the platformer sequel.

“We plan to go old school with this one. Fixed isometric camera, 2D sprites, simple controls, and an emphasis on coop play,” he wrote.

“It will also pull in some of the more beloved elements from game two, AND we have a list of exciting new gameplay elements planned as well.”

It’s well worth popping over to have a read. If the campaign is successful, the game will be developed initially for Linux, Mac and PC.

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