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Toejam and Earl tries comeback through Kickstarter

Toejam and Earl has arrived on Kickstarter, with developers looking for $400k in order to bring the game back.

The game, Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove is being made by one of its original creators and current IP owners Greg Johnson and his studio Humanature.

“We spent three months working on a sequel that was just like the first game, but our publisher Sega asked us to make a side-scrolling platformer instead,” Johnson said in the video, as seen below.

“In 2002 we tried again to make a sequel that was faithful to game one. We got almost finished when our publisher asked us to change it again. They thought the style was too old school. So we deviated, and once again our fans were disappointed. Our publisher also made the game an Xbox exclusive so you may not have heard about it.

“Now it’s time to finally make the true sequel, the one we wanted to make back then. And guess what? This time, no publisher!"

If funded the game will include four-player co-op, retro split-screen support and 2D sprites used on a 3D background.

What do you think?

Edited On 26 Feb, 2015

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Bindiana 2 years ago
I actually liked the second game think I am in the minority with that opinion. Will be interesting to see if this gets made dont know if there is enough nostalgia for it.

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