Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Kickstarter looks to bring the funky aliens back to Earth

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While the official Toejam & Earl Facebook page has been teasing it for a good month, the official unveiling is finally here! Toejam and Earl are set for a return to video games with the announcement of a Kickstarter set to fund the fourth game in the series Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove. This game has no connection to SEGA, as noted in the Kickstarter description, and will be developed by a small team headed by Greg Johnson, one of the two original creators and owner of the Toejam and Earl games. The game is set to be much like the original, with a fixed isometric camera, 2D sprites, simple controls, and an emphasis on co-op play. Despite resembling the first game, there are plans to bring in elements of the sequel, though no mention is being made of the third game.

head on over to the official Kickstarter page for a pitch video, several pieces of concept art, and a long list of various reward tiers including some really nice looking vinyl toys. With 29 days to go, the game has already hit $5,818 of their $400,000 goal. Stay tuned to SEGAbits for updates on the campaign and additional Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove news!

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One response to “Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove Kickstarter looks to bring the funky aliens back to Earth

  1. Ben Burnham says:

    I’m psyched about another Toejam and Earl game, even after the 3rd one (which, yeah, oddly enough isn’t mentioned anywhere on their their Kickstarter page) was pretty disappointing.

    I’m kinda worried about their decision to do another one “like the first game” since that was what the 3rd one was supposed to be too, but I’m hopeful they get to put this together. I really do love the characters/atmosphere/setting.

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