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OUT NOW on PS4, Xbox One, PC, Mac, Linux and Nintendo Switch! up to 4player online fun!
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Game Update 1.3.0 & A Super 90s Telethon!

Posted by Humanature Studios (Creator)
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Hey everyone, we’re back (some might say… Back in the Groove!) with a brand new update for y’all!

We’ve been listening to everything you’ve been saying and decided to push forward with a few important changes that will begin to be rolled out at the end of this week called Update V1.3.0.

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Update V1.3.0

The first big update in V1.3.0 is that Steam users who backed the game on Kickstarter will be able to unlock Peabo Remix and Lamont Surprise! We are working on adding these to consoles at a later date - these are fun little cosmetic additions we hope our backers enjoy! Check your emails if you bought those tiers or higher, as you’ll be getting a code to unlock the DLC through Steam.

Looking at our Canny, which you can find at:  https://tjande.canny.io , we saw the most requested change was to improve the way Tomatoes and Slingshot are firing. Well, we did that! We think the new system works much better, but we want your feedback -- Once 1.3.0 rolls out be sure to  let us know what you think of the new controls so we can get this absolutely jammin’!

We’re really excited to announce a brand new language option - European Spanish. Yep!

In our recent Switch update you may have noticed a few optimizations in the way the game loads and now handles, we hope you’ve been enjoying these changes but rest assured we’re not done yet. We’re going to continue to work on framerate on Switch until it gets to a really good place… perhaps even good enough for 4 player local in the future?? 

A big bug we fixed was that console local co-op game maps should no longer be broken with ‘Level 0’ stuck on top and no tiles being revealed

That’s all for now! Huh.. there’s more? Oh yeah… are you ready… to speed up… a certain character’s… dialogue… on a hidden level? Well without spoiling it for those of you who haven’t found it, we’re going to be decreasing the speech bubbles for this character so the end game won’t go into super overtime. 

We got a bunch of smaller things coming in, updates to the credits with some names we missed, fixes to the manual (if you see any more typos let us know, PLEASE!), fixes to the way achievements and the game title are displayed on console, updating the achievement text in German for PS4 and Xbox One, not being able to start a game on Toddler/Easy Farty on the PC version, a nerf to the secret Golden “Funky” Mailbox, disable presents being opened in the Hot Tub which was causing some issues, lowered a few sounds that were too loud, and reduced the rumble on the Switch version.

*phew* Well that should be all for the upcoming patch. 


Be sure to let us know what you think about it once it rolls out! After that, we’ll begin working on v1.4!


Physical Editions

We have started ordering the different elements for the IndieBox PC version and have begun finalizing numbers and pieces for Limited Run Games.

The plan is to ship the games starting in May, once v1.4 is finished and complete - this will include a variety of fixes that improve the game vastly over the launch version, as well as a few new surprises ;)

We know people are eager to get their hands on these right away, but we want to make sure we give you the very best product before we ship the game -- we know that digital distribution may not be around forever, and so if you’re going to be going back to the game in 10 or 20 years, we want to make sure we get all the bugs fixed and it's the most solid product it can be.

We’ll be allowing people to update their address one last time on backerkit and we’re excited to get these into your hands soon!


ToeJam & Earl’s Super Funky Telethon


Yo! ToeJam & Earl’s Super Funky Telethon is going to be LIVE and in your house on May 26th on Twitch -- filled with your homies ToeJam & Earl, super cool celebrity guests and much more!! Be sure to tune in for all sorts of prizes and mayhem. Well what about it?

More info to come about this telethon - we have lots of big surprises! Just make sure you mark your calendar for May 26th.. Yo!

During ToeJam & Earl’s Super Funky Telethon, we will be doing a ONE DAY FINAL purchase for our Limited Run Games physical edition for those of you that opened a school book and snoozed through the last preorder. 

SO WAKE UP… WAKE UP… WAAAAAAKE UUUUP and make sure you catch it before it’s gone!

Thanks for making the launch a success!

We had a killer first month, shipping over 50,000 copies digitally! Thank you so much for your support and love and helping revive ToeJam & Earl. It means the world to us.

We still need help getting to our 150,000 copy “break-even” mark, so please consider telling a friend about our game! With the upcoming improvements, telethon and your support, we know we can get there! 

Housekeeping

We are still working hard to make this game all it can be, you can help by submitting bugs and voting on the most important improvements you wanna see on our Canny at: https://tjande.canny.io/

https://www.instagram.com/toejamandearlart/ - be sure to drop a follow or just swing by to peep all the crazy dope artwork all our fans have been creating. Feel free to submit all artwork to us on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/toejamandearl where we will ALWAYS retweet your submissions then add them to the Instagram. 

As always don’t forget to tune into our streams every Tuesday and Friday at 4PM PST/7PM EST at: https://www.twitch.tv/toejam_earl where we are super close to hitting 1,500 followers and do tons of giveaways as well as a chance to chat directly with the devs and ask your questions! Maybe we will do something cool for our 2,000 follower milestone.

Be sure to join our community Discord and chill out with all the fans: https://discord.gg/GNjXpxS

Also don’t forget we have Pins and a new T-shirt over at The Yetee 

https://theyetee.com/collections/toejam-and-earl

Tell your friends about our game so we can keep making cool stuff! YAY!


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      Andrew Morrissey-Rech on

      Sean has a good point. That touch would be sweet! :) :)

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      Andrew Morrissey-Rech on

      Awesome!! Look forward to physical and all the cool stuff ya got comin’!! 👍👍

    3. Killian Goetowski on

      Remember when the only way to get patches for physical games was from the publisher on floppies, or through magazine coverdisks?

    4. Mark Tyler on

      Thank you so much for holding off on the physical version until all these patches can be included on it. I still play the original TJ&E over 25 years later and plan to do the same with Back in the Groove. So I'm super-pumped to have a polished version on the shelf to always go back to.

      And by that I mean THREE polished versions, because I couldn't control myself!

      (PS4, Switch, PC!! Woohoo!)

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      Sean Taylor on

      Do the characters say "money" when they pick up money? The time or two I have had a chance to play I never heard it :(

    6. Bob Bailey on

      Thank you for making the physical version including the latest patch rather than just expecting people to download.

    7. Iron Curtain (Chiptunes) on

      Sounds like you're really making the game something everybody will enjoy! Do you have any plans to have a sale? Because I think sales are key to recouping the investment in the game from Kickstarter, Macaulay Caulkin, and Adult Swim games (and more if I'm not mistaken, feel free to list more producers/funders as a reply!)!