Factsheet
Description

Developer:
HumaNature Studios
Based in Albany, CA
United States

Release date:
March 1st, 2019

Platforms:
PC, OSX, PS4,

XB1, Switch

Website:
http://tjebackinthegroove.com

Regular Price:
USD 19.99

ToeJam and Earl have crash-landed back on Earth in ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove!, a funky fresh rogue-like adventure infused with old skool hip-hop and jam packed with awesome throwbacks to the 1991 classic. Original Funk Lord (and co-creator) Greg Johnson is back at the helm with the sequel that ToeJam and Earl fans have been waiting for!

The iconic ‘90s duo is back in the groove with all-new presents to help them navigate this wack planet ""Earth"" and retrieve all the lost pieces to the Rapmaster Rocket. Team up for co-op play to discover secret locations, hidden presents and new friends as you make your way through a constantly changing and unpredictable world!

ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove! is a mash-up of the very best

features of the classic console games with a ton of fresh improvements. Grab some homies and get ready for a blast of funky nostalgia as you help ToeJam and Earl return once again to Funkotron.

History

ToeJam and Earl have been around since they first hit home consoles in 1991. The franchise had a few sequels but went through a long hiatus after 2002. Since then, co-creator (and possible space alien) Greg Johnson created HumaNature Studios in 2006, working on titles like Doki Doki Universe for Playstation consoles. After requests from fans, HNS launched a Kickstarter campaign to bring back the dynamic duo for a brand new title, ToeJam and Earl: Back in the Groove! Following the campaign’s success, HumaNature Studios went to work to create a game worthy of the franchise.


Throughout the years of production, HNS has been closely involved with the backers through campaign updates, chats, betas, and events. This constant communication with the fans helped create a product that stays true to a long standing series.

Features
  • ToeJam and Earl is the ULTIMATE multiplayer game!  Lots of new features and presents to help your homie out… or um…  totally mess with them, if that’s your thing.

  • 9 playable characters each with unique play styles including familiar faces like ToeJam and Earl as well as some old and new friends!

  • The long-awaited return of randomly generated, stacked levels that make every run feel unique and challenging.

  • Explore to over 30 groovy tunes including unforgettable remixes and new funky fresh basslines performed by musical funkmeister Cody Wright.

  • Use everything at your disposal to unlock all the secret goodies--new presents, power hats, characters, levels and more. Just remember, some things may be a little… unpredictable. Don’t say we didn’t warn you!

  • Return to the HyperFunk Zone to power up your character or freestyle awesome beats in the classic rhythm matching mini game.

  • More than 50 Earthlings and over 60 powerful presents all jam-packed into an ever-changing crazy Earth make this the most complete ToeJam & Earl experience yet!

Video

 

Gameplay Trailer Youtube

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Logo & Icon
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About Humanature Studios

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Our goal at HNS is to build games and apps that are charming and playful, and that help people connect with each other in expressive and creative ways.

More information

 

HumaNature Studios is a small indie game studio located just north of Berkeley, CA. Our company was formed in 2006 and is captained by Greg Johnson, who has been making computer and video games since... well, for a rather long time now. Our goal at HNS is to build games and apps that are charming and playful, and that help people connect with each other in expressive and creative ways. We are particularly interested in building games that appeal to non-gamer types. At HNS we work hard to make things we believe in that will in some small way, make this world a more joyful place.

 

 
 
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! Credits

Greg Johnson

 

Director & Designer

Jeff Kreis

Lead Engineer

Nathan Shorts

Lead Artist

Ko Costarella


Engineer


Christopher Hall


Engineer


Rick Servande


Animation


Connie Chin


Art & Animation


Maida Kreis


3D Design


Tomo Johnson


Play Balance

 

Contact

Inquiries

Nathan@humanaturestudios.com

or

MattC@humanaturestudios.com


Twitter

twitter.com/toejamandearl