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Toejam and Earl is finally back!  We're goin' indie, and old skool like GAME ONE, with a fun retro-comics style, and plenty of funk!
Toejam and Earl is finally back!  We're goin' indie, and old skool like GAME ONE, with a fun retro-comics style, and plenty of funk! Coming 2018.
Toejam and Earl is finally back! We're goin' indie, and old skool like GAME ONE, with a fun retro-comics style, and plenty of funk! Coming 2018.
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    1. Robert Shane Ellis just now

      Hi there,
      I am a TJ&E: Back in the Groove Kickstarter supporter ($60 pledge). I can't figure out how to get my second copy of the game (which was a perk for my pledge level). I can't remember if we were instructed earlier to enter a friend's email for distribution of the second copy, but if we were--the two friends I would've given it to never got the code. Please advise. I want to be able to enjoy the beta with a friend if possible. Thank you. *[fixed a typo]

    2. Robert Shane Ellis 2 minutes ago

      Hi there,

      I am a TJ&E: Back in the Groove Kickstarter supporter ($60 pledge). I can't figure out how to get my second copy of the game (which was a perk for my pledge level). I can't remember if we were instructed earlier to enter a friend's email for distribution of the second copy, but if you did--the two friends I would've given it to never got the code. Please advise. I want to be able to enjoy the beta with a friend if possible. Thank you.

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      Royce Rezendes 3 days ago

      Hi, I was wondering if there would be any way for me to request a Download Code for Nintendo Switch when the game comes out... I would prefer to play the game on the Switch rather than PC if possible, I would definitely give up my PC/Steam download code for a Switch code if that would even be possible. Thank you for the awesome game.

    4. Bryan Taylor 4 days ago

      The Discord URL is expired. Can we get a new one?

    5. Humanature Studios Creator 6 days ago

      If there is anyone here who was supposed to get a beta key, but has not yet received one, please email me at nathan@humanaturestudios.com

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      Chris Ross on

      Hey there. Anyone know another way to submit a bug report than F11? On a Mac, F11 defaults to being a shortcut for "Show Desktop". I think I could turn that off, but wondering if there's another way to do it that won't conflict with the keyboard setup on Macs...

    7. Stephen Munn on

      Really, really great game, and I love that my Steam key lets me play on Windows and Mac. Unfortunately there seems to be an issue with cross play. I played on Windows for a little while and when I booted on Mac it showed my save game from the cloud, but when I tried to load the game it just sat infinitely on the loading screen. Starting a new game on the Mac worked just fine.

      Again, such a great game. I'm so happy with how this is coming together!

    8. MikeWiz on

      Josh, mine is missing, as well. I was told on Discord they are aware and plan on updating. Hopefully, that's true.

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      Josh on

      When you pledge at the Homey level which includes your name in the credits, are told that "You CAN include up to 2 names in the survey when it asks you what you'd like to appear in the game credits" by Humanature Studios on April 20th, 2015, fill out the backer survey with both yours and your brother's first and last names, finally get to try out the closed beta over 3 years later and don't see yours or your brother's first and last names anywhere in the credits. Talk about FUNKY........ :/

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      Jason on

      The keyboard controls are just terrible. There needs to be a way to re-map them.
      And the link I got when I submitted a bug report (F11), just sends me to an error page that says "Card not found.

      This card may be on a private board. If someone gave you this link, they may need to invite you to one of their boards or teams."

    11. MikeWiz on

      Hi, I noticed my name was missing from the game's credits. Is it still possible to have it added?

    12. Justin Jackson on

      How do I submit an error report?

    13. Blaargon on

      Wanting free stuff because you think that you've waited too long != patience.

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      BranWheatKillah on

      You don't think that for the delays this project has seen that opening the beta for pledges above the base donation tier wouldn't be a nice thank you for our patience?

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      nicky on

      Question: now that Adult Swim Games isn't in the picture anymore, is a "Swap for console version" plan in the works again? I'd much rather have BitG on my Switch now rather than Steam, and thought ASG's plans were a roadblock to the swapping?

    16. James And-Alex Hewitt on

      I’ve got the game ordered as a digital release for windows but is there anyway I can change this for a Mac copy?

      James

    17. Scott Meyer on

      So Ed what is your point? Just to say the game is late, like has been mentioned in every update? Or are you mad that you'd have to pay the same price everyone else did for beta access? You said the delays are "ridiculous" so I suppose you have a lot of experience developing games. Either way man, I hope you feel better now.

    18. Humanature Studios Creator on

      @John, the idea is that by entering your email, you get a discount equal to the amount you've already paid. It was the fairest option we could think of for those backers that had already backed at the $60 level or higher. It's not perfect but that's the rational behind the price tag.

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      jayson wallace on

      I'm glad you guys are taking your time on this. Looking forward to beta testing tomorrow.

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      John Flickinger on

      So I would be paying $50 for the privilege of play testing the beta for two weeks? Don't get me wrong, I'm excited for this game, but that is kind of a huge ask. I'd rather just wait for the final game to come out.

    21. Tim Kreis on

      I really want to try out the beta but $35 extra to get it and alot less stuff than what was in that initial tier doesnt feel worth it to me. I guess I will just have to wait til its fully done to enjoy. Very eagerly anticipating this game! Make it the best it can be!

    22. Ed Wedig on

      This game is "years" behind schedule and delivery. Why in the heck would I give you more money to play an early beta of a game that I should already have? I dont have $50 spare cash just laying around to give you so that I can play the game for 2 weeks.
      I loved the original games, and wanted to back this new project. But, the delays are ridiculous. I will be surprised if I see this before 2019.

    23. Humanature Studios Creator on

      For those of you backers who are experiencing issues upgrading to get access to the closed beta, we've posted an update with a correction on how to do this here:

      https://kck.st/2IXEWob

      You could also check your Kickstarter inbox. We've sent out information there as well.

      Sorry for the mix-up and thank you for your patience!

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      Casey Turner on

      I swear I won't share any gameplay or stream this game. Its finally happening and I can't wait to play this game! Is multi player available? If so, can we play multiplayer on one PC, can we LAN this game during beta, Or can say me and another backer play online together on two separate pcs? Just wanting a little more info plz

    25. Bryan Taylor on

      @Humanature Studios

      I have since moved after the initial batch of physical rewards were sent out. When I was reviewing my pledge on BackerKit, I remembered that I had added on the collectable game package. Since a majority of the physical rewards were sent already, I can't update my shipping address.

      Do we know when the cases will be sent out and how I can change my address?

    26. Humanature Studios Creator on

      It looks like the Upgrade link for existing backers isn't working like it should. Looking into the cause now. Will update when it is fixed. Thank you for your patience.

    27. Alex Moheban on

      Is there a way to switch as a backer from Mac to PC? You guys should allow us to switch otherwise there’s no point to upgrade our backer level if we changed computer platforms since the Kickstarter campaign started.

    28. Justin Jackson on

      So... I really hope you guys got the NDA going full force on this closed beta. I want TJE to be a thing now and in the future and this potential leaking busines has me buggin.

    29. Alex Moheban on

      Is there a way to switch as a backer from Mac to PC?

    30. Eduardo Hernandez on

      how do we upgrade our pledge on backerkit? It says all my choices are locked.

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      edwin on

      Cross my heart!! No screen shots no streaming!!

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      slysy on

      I'm skeptical that this will be released in 2018. I've heard there are a lot of hurdles with consoles especially - such as passing certification, getting an age rating from different bodies across regions etc. I'm just guessing, but would have thought they processes would take a few months. Have you factored this into your estimate?

      How is this being funded with AS out of the picture? Surely you must have gone through the KS cash by now?

    33. Rob Lawson on

      Yesssssss!!!

      Do you know yet what the install size will be?

    34. Humanature Studios Creator on

      Hey everyone. Nathan here. As of now, I'm officially the acting community manager for the studio so I'll try my best to address your concerns here and on any other platforms we communicate with backers on.

      There is a new update that was just posted. Feel free to take a look! There's a lot of great news in this one and we're excited to hear your thoughts.

    35. Zombait on

      I still get shocked at how much money I spent backing this. I was in a very different place 3 years ago, there's no way I'd back at that kind of level for any game nowadays, I guess I must have been taken over by the funk!

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      slysy on

      Looks like "fall 2018" date has now been deleted from that site. Weird

    37. Matthew Graziano-Humphrey on

      Lol super nice of them to let backers know first...or at all!

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      slysy on

      Release date of "Fall 2018" was recently announced here:
      https://www.tjebackinthegroove.com/

    39. Blaargon on

      The game is going to be released, maybe today.
      https://mobile.twitter.com/toejamandearl

    40. TriOptimum on

      I'm getting worried that something is wrong and the game won't release. Please post more updates with more details and reasons for the silence, if possible :). Thanks.

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      Mooga on

      Greg & Humanature Studios,
      For almost the past year, the only updates we've seen are "Updates coming soon!" There has only been a single substantial game update in the past year (July 26, 2017).
      I posted these questions last month, can you place try to answer some of these? You mentioned previously that you would happily answer questions.

      Questions:
      1) Can we please post an update of what's been happening over that past 6 months?
      2) In April 2017 you said that you started your "final debugging push." If you have really been only bug fixing for over a year now, what's your plan forward?
      3) On July 18, 2017 we were told that we would see major announcements at PAX West with a release "well before Dec." As far as I can find, no announcement was made. Can you please explain what you were planing on announcing?
      4) ToeJam and Earl In The Grove was a major sponsor of SGDQ back in 2017. A lot of money was also put into the 2018 Cinematic Trailer. Can you please explain why so much money and resources are being put into advertisements for a game that wasn't even close to release?
      5) The latest footage of In The Groove I can find is over a year ago from March 2017. Any chance of some new footage? Maybe show off all the bugs that have been fixed?

      Thanks for taking the time out to answer these questions!

    42. Bill McCollum on

      Well, glad to know you guys are still alive.
      Eagerly awaiting the update. :D

    43. W on

      @elyetis You express pretty much how I feel at this point. It is great we were able to help this project start but the way Adult Swim Games came in and pretty much ruined the backer experience does leave a bad taste in my mouth. I know many wanted to help be a part of the development process with the early access beta and helping find bugs or other ways to improve the game.

      If AS games wanted to keep any good will with this community, they would offer KS backers an option of a console of their choice as a show of good faith for the PC version being delayed because of the console versions. 9,000 copies isn't too much in the grand scheme of things, so I really hope they consider this.

      Their actions here are painting my choice on whether to support AS games published games in the future. I hope they realize others feel the same way.

    44. Humanature Studios Creator on

      hey guys. No we're still here. Busy trying to get this game done. I just got back from E3 where I had a bunch of meetings. I will be releasing an update with news soon. There have been some reasons why we couldn't really say more up until now. All will become clear soon!! But things are good! Don't worry, a great game is coming to you and yes, this year. Jon, for apparel go to TheFunkotronShop.com

    45. Jon Paulo Pascobillo on

      How do I buy the apparel? Like the hoodie for example. Waiting patiently, thanks.

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      Benjamin Trueman on

      Should we consider this vaporware at this point?

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      slysy on

      Please can we have an update on this project?

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      Biskit67 on

      They have been spending a lot of time porting it to consoles. That is what the delay is. If they got the money to create a console game from somewhere, I think they should also give us a console version of the game when they release. It doesn't seem quite fair that they have used our money for 3 years and not given us even a beta version of the game.

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