ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! [PC/PS4/XBONE/SWITCH] [1st Mar 2019]

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PostToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! [PC/PS4/XBONE/SWITCH] [1st Mar 2019]
by Dangerblade » Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:56 pm

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I've backed at the Homey tier ($150 + $12 shipping), mainly because the vinyl figures are so cool. :datass:

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Buffalo » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:46 am

I'm digging the new art. Wish I had money to pledge :(

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Zartan » Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:15 am

Not done any Kickstarters for ages, then did the next Shadow Run last month, and I think I will do this too (though I will only do the bottom game tier)

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Alpha eX » Mon Mar 02, 2015 9:23 am

Really hate the mix of bland 3D and comic book 2D, wish it was all in that nice comic book look. For that reason, I'm really not interested enough to back.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Dangerblade » Tue Mar 10, 2015 8:33 pm

GRcade...your lack of faith is disturbing. I've upped my pledge to $222 since they announced the add-ons.

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IT’S CHRISTMAS!!!

Hello friends of ToeJam & Earl! GUESS WHAT! Santa has some surprises for you!

1) ADD-ONS! : If you have backed at any level, you can now purchase additional items (like more Vinyl Figures!). Check out the catalog of items on the main page. You will see instructions there too for how it works. We have limited the number of add-ons, per item, to 5. (These are for you and friends and family, not for re-selling.)

2) STRETCH GOALS! : Check out the Stretch Goals on the Main Page! We will be unlocking a new one as we open each one. What are the ones in the mystery presents? We’re not telling!

3) DIGITAL DOWNLOAD OF THE SOUNDTRACK! : Many People have asked for this, so we have included a digital download of the new game’s soundtrack as part of the higher tiers, and it is also an Add-On for $10. It will be awhile before we have this available as we have to first make the music - we will be doing re-makes of many of the old songs. This is retroactive for all previous backers!

4) EXTRA COPIES OF THE GAME! : We decided it was lame of us not to offer more copies at different tiers, so we have corrected that. PEANUT ($60): 2 copies total BLING MASTER ($200): 3 copies total FUNKLORD ($500): 4 copies. This is retroactive for all previous backers!

5) FREE .MP3 OF THE SONG : A number of people have asked if they can purchase an MP3 of the new Theme song. It is now available for free download on the main page (the link is down at the bottom)

6) T-SHIRT & HOODIE COLOR CHOICES : Some fans have said they want darker shirts or hoodies so we now will offer an option. The T-Shirts now come in White or Black, and the hoodies now come in Light Grey or Dark Grey.

7) NO DRM : Many of you have stated a preference for no DRM. OK, we hear you. Aside from any DRM that our distribution partner imposes(like Steam, for example), we will not add any DRM.

A couple of additional notes:

• We are ALMOST DONE with an updated the lead video (no Scottish accent this time).

• We have clarified in the rewards that this version is also for Mac and Linux (not just PC)

RALLY THE TROOPS!!! SOUND THE CALL!!!

We have just 2 WEEKS to go on this campaign and we’ll need to pick up steam or we won’t make it. You guys have been awesome with suggestions and enthusiasm! Our main issue is probably visibility. There are a lot of TJ & E fans out there that don’t know about this. We have some great gaming press and podcasts coming out this week and next, so that should help. Anything you can do to keep getting the word out is mucho appreciated.

We’re trying to sweeten the pie too so that people might be excited to up their pledges (hint hint) or purchase more add-on goodies.

We are still looking into physical copies of the game – we need to cost things and make sure it works before we can offer them.

As to offering other platforms as stretch goals, we’re happy to share our latest thinking but I’ll save that for another post as this one is getting too long.

Keep the ideas flowing. You all have been truly amazing.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Karl » Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:16 pm

Alpha eX wrote:Really hate the mix of bland 3D and comic book 2D, wish it was all in that nice comic book look. For that reason, I'm really not interested enough to back.


They've put out a new screenshot:

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Looks like the bland 3D backgrounds were just because it was a very early dev version.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Alpha eX » Wed Mar 11, 2015 5:08 pm

Karl wrote:
Alpha eX wrote:Really hate the mix of bland 3D and comic book 2D, wish it was all in that nice comic book look. For that reason, I'm really not interested enough to back.


They've put out a new screenshot:

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Looks like the bland 3D backgrounds were just because it was a very early dev version.


This looks SO much better. Might throw some money at this even know I probably won't play it.

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by Dangerblade » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:02 pm

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Forgot to post this last week, most of the physical swag arrived :D

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by As Fat as Santa » Wed Dec 23, 2015 9:51 pm

I didn't even know about this. Shame.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Jazzem » Wed Dec 23, 2015 11:56 pm

Krampus wrote:Forgot to post this last week, most of the physical swag arrived :D


Wow, that's an amazing haul! I hope those figures are possible to get down the line, one of gaming's best duos :mrgreen:

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Floex » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:07 am



This has come on leaps and bounds, could be great!

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Mafro » Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:16 am

Still not totally sold on the visual style but it certainly looks like it has the same personality as the first game.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Buffalo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:38 pm

It looks really floaty, like nothing is made of anything...like paper, Tearaway-esque. A quite frankly awful visual style, too. The soundtrack had better be good at least.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by OrangeReindeer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 12:45 pm

The art style reminds me of Doki Doki Universe. I quite like it - the characters and objects themselves moreso than the environments they are in.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Dangerblade » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:45 pm

Buffalo wrote:It looks really floaty, like nothing is made of anything...like paper, Tearaway-esque. A quite frankly awful visual style, too. The soundtrack had better be good at least.

u strawberry floating wot m8 ill wrek u

It looks and sounds amazing.

Dem colours :datass:
Dat funk :datass:

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by Mafro » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:50 pm

They could do with making it a bit less washed out looking and more bolder colours like the original.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Floex » Thu Aug 25, 2016 1:52 pm

The colours are bold though? When they first put out video it looked horribly washed out but not now. Say it's even more colorful than the first now too.

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On par with the sequel too.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Buffalo » Thu Aug 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Dangerblade wrote:
Buffalo wrote:It looks really floaty, like nothing is made of anything...like paper, Tearaway-esque. A quite frankly awful visual style, too. The soundtrack had better be good at least.

u strawberry floating wot m8 ill wrek u

It looks and sounds amazing.

Dem colours :datass:
Dat funk :datass:


I helped pay for it m8, chill. I'm with Mafro on this, doesn't look as good as the originals.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Dangerblade » Thu Aug 25, 2016 3:47 pm

I am chill. I'm glad your snoops helped bring it to life.

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PostRe: Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove [Kickstarter]
by Green Gecko » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:49 pm

Buffalo wrote:It looks really floaty, like nothing is made of anything...like paper, Tearaway-esque. A quite frankly awful visual style, too. The soundtrack had better be good at least.

Yeah, the drawings are OK. It's the animator that is terrible.

It's not a fair comparison, but it's no way near as cohesive as something like Kirby Epic Yarn, Okami or Viewtiful Joe. This is the stuff Miyamoto bangs in about with the fingers slipping through the glass.

I think they should have gone down the route of something like Shantae and the Pirate's Curse but isometric. It's way too obvious this is built in unity - I've attended game jams that have put out similar stuff in 24hrs. This is where artistic limitations help.

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