Toejam and Earl: Back in the Groove

Created by Humanature Studios

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!

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Plushies LIVE, Outta Our Shells, BitG Future
7 days ago – Mon, Feb 17, 2020 at 05:40:11 PM

TRA-LA-LA!

wassup Earthlings? Hope you’re having a funky February so far. TRA-LA-LA! !slortnoc ruoy esrever dna worra na htiw uoy tih t'ndid dipuC yllufepoH. Whoops, sorry about that. That stupid Cupid!!

Lookin' good boys!

As always we come with a smörgåsbord of delectable treats for you. The ToeJam & Earl JUMBO plushies are finally here from The Yetee and they look great! Check out the super funky video they did for the release here: https://youtu.be/0NRyzyvHiHI

https://theyetee.com/collections/toejam-and-earl/products/toejam-earl-plush-set

They’re definitely some big boys coming in at 15 inches each! We hope you love them as much as we do.

As for Back in the Groove the game itself, we have gotten it into a much better state since launch but we see a few more things we’d like to address before we completely wrap up development on the game. The Xbox One version will be getting the framerate performance increase that PlayStation 4 just got (we are looking into working this into the Switch version still) and addressing the few remaining bugs and making adjustments to certain things to bring them more in line with their intended design.

We will be removing Swap Bodies from online play as it is the source of a lot of frustration and confusion. Also removing the extra height the player gets from ‘Hat of Sure Walking’ to reduce confusion of where you’re standing. Those are just a few examples of the things we wanna look into. If you feel anything is important be sure to report it on our Canny or vote on things you’d like to see addressed: https://tjande.canny.io/

As always we appreciate your patience as we work through this. We are keeping ToeJam & Earl on low simmer right now as Greg will be launching a new Kickstarter this month for a card game he has been using as an ice breaker at parties for a long time. It’s called Outta Our Shells!

Outta Our Shells!
SlowJam & Urtle!

and thanks to fan suggestions we will be calling these two little homies SlowJam & Urtle!! But this game isn’t really about them, it’s about YOU and getting OUTTA YOUR SHELL. If you’re interested in learning more please follow our Kickstarter. We will be launching later this month and will send out another update when we go live. We would truly appreciate it if you check it out!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/humanaturestudios/outta-our-shells

Speaking of Greg, he would like to thank you all for the birthday wishes. If you haven’t been to our super funky fan art page lately be sure to stop by, we are at over 600 pieces of art now!! It’s so cool to see we have so many talented fans! https://www.instagram.com/toejamandearlart/

"Happy Birthday Ziquat" By Serge!
by @Bubblepopspit on Twitter!

That’s all for now homies! We are coming up on the 1 year release of Back in the Groove. Very exciting!!! Thanks for jammin’ with us for so long! <3

-ToeJam & Earl & GREG!

January Update + Introducing New Homies!
about 1 month ago – Mon, Jan 13, 2020 at 11:59:45 PM

yo! sup funky friends? Hope y’all have been having a great start to the new year. We are getting very close to the One Year Anniversary of the release of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! We hope we’ve been able to deliver a jammin’ experience that everyone was happy with in 2019.

The game has just been released in Japan and the reception so far has been great! The Japanese language option is patched into all versions of the game, so if you prefer to get your funk delivered in another language, download the recent patch and select your preferred language from the main menu. Along with enabling Japanese language the new update comes with some small fixes, a brand new hidden Easter Egg and an increased framerate for the PlayStation version! More on that in a bit.

We have a special announcement that we would like to share directly with our backers first. Over the past 10 years Greg has been working on a new card game that he is finally ready to unveil to the world! Well.. it’s not really a “game”, but there are definitely cards involved, we can promise you that.

We’d like to introduce our two new homies that will essentially be the stars of this new project. We aren’t exactly sure what to name them yet. Do you have any ideas? Let us know what you think!

We are considering Kickstarting this new card game, so for more info please make sure you are receiving our future Kickstarter updates and be sure to follow us on any of our social media accounts where we will be revealing more information on Greg’s new card project in the future!

Well back to the main funk boys ToeJam & Earl. Here are the patch notes for the recent update:

Build 1.6.0J

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Enabled Japanese language

Jam Out Easter Egg (Press A+B on player picker screen. Use your D-Pad to jam out. Press start to exit jam out) [Steam only for now]

Framerate performance enhancement [PS4 only for now]

Updated Credits

Spring Shoes stop near elevator instead of inside

Amped Present Freeze can't be paused in Elevator [prevents softlock]

This update is now live on all versions of the game, except Xbox where we are still working on releasing the game in Japan. The Jam Out Easter Egg is only in the Steam version, and is just a small sample of what we wanna do with this feature. (Please feel free to give us feedback!) The framerate performance enhancement is live on the PlayStation 4 version of the game, we will try to bring these enhancements to the other console versions of the game in the future.

What do you think of this update and our two new homies? Feel free to drop us a line in the comments or email us at support@humanaturestudios.com.

As always, thanks for all your support and we look forward to updating you next month as we get closer to the One Year Anniversary of ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!

Stay funky,

HumaNature Studios Team

We caught Santa!
2 months ago – Fri, Dec 20, 2019 at 11:37:09 PM

Image source: Justin Roiland

yo! yo! yo! Merry Funkmas everyone!

We did it! We finally caught Santa before he could fly away… it only took us a few weeks. But look at all these funky presents he spilled all over the Earth when we grabbed him!

He was carrying so many cool ToeJam & Earl thingies and sales for Back in the Groove! Who would’ve thought?!

Okay that’s enough yelling!!! Our throats are really starting to hurt!!! Let’s peep what Santa dropped.

Firstly he dropped some holiday sales for the game:

FREE ❗️❗️ with Twitch Prime: https://twitch.amazon.com/tp

Don't forget this is only available for December, so tell a homey if they have Amazon Prime they can link with Twitch and get our game for free!

Steam: 12/19/19 - 01/02/2020, 30% off

http://bit.ly/TJESteam

Switch: 12/23/2019 - 01/01/2020, 50% off

http://bit.ly/TJESwitch

Sony: 12/20/2019 - 1/17/2020, 50% off

http://bit.ly/TJESony

Sorry we won’t be on sale on Xbox One this holiday season. We hope you enjoyed our previous sale last month though!

Unfortunately it’s not all holly jolly this year. We will be pulling down the Funkotron Shop at the end of this month. All remaining stock will remain promotional items only, no longer able to be purchased.

http://bit.ly/FunkotronShop

The cost of shipping from Funkotron to Earth was a lot of bucks. So spread the funk while it lasts!

Be sure to visit our Funkotron Shop where we have the PC Backer Box edition which comes with The Game, Stickers, Pins, a Magnet and CD Soundtrack all in one collectible box all for $14.99! We also have the Rapmaster Rocket vinyl figure ($9.99!) and a T-shirt! 🚀👕

Missed out on our Vinyl?

EnjoyTheRide Records has got you covered! This new vinyl repressing comes in 6 different variants, pick your favorite! 📀💿

EnjoyTheRide Variant: http://bit.ly/ETRVinyl

HNS Variant: http://bit.ly/HNSVinyl

Links to other variants: http://bit.ly/VinylVariants

Looking for some super funky stocking stuffers? Head on over to the YeteeMart where you can grab exclusive stickers, pins, t-shirts coffee mugs and of course the plushies! 🌭👟😎

http://bit.ly/TJEYetee

Plushies are still coming soon, thank you for your patience!

It's getting chilly out. Make sure you bundle up with this dope jacket from NERDS Clothing!

http://bit.ly/TJExNERDS 

Guaranteed to keep you warm and styling this holiday season. Also functions as a beacon to transmit funkwaves from our home planet Funkotron. 🖖👽😎🖖

Speaking of Funkotron. Don't forget to grab this sweet t-shirt from the aliens over at Fangamer!

http://bit.ly/TJEFangamer

The funky artwork on this one was created by Jim Mahfood! 🤯

and for the true gamers out there. Be sure to let the world know you're a pro with a custom ToeJam & Earl controller! 🎮

 Controller Chaos Customs: http://bit.ly/TJEControllerChaos

 Kustom Kontrollerz Customs: http://bit.ly/TJEKustomKontrollerz

Cover ToeJam & Earl in your sweat today! 💦

As always be sure to follow us on all social media!

Instagram: instagram.com/toejamandearlart/

Discord: https://discord.gg/TJE

Twitter: twitter.com/toejamandearl

Facebook: facebook.com/toejamandearlofficial/

Well, that’s all the presents we have for now. We are truly unsure what 2020 will bring for the funk boys. But we wanna thank y’all for rocking with us this year. We hope we were able to spread a little bit of joy and funk into your lives. Thank you so much for your support and your patience while we made Back in the Groove all it could be in 2019.

Onward to 2020!

Image source: Ian Jones-Quartey 

Twitch Prime, Holiday Sales & Presents!
3 months ago – Sun, Dec 01, 2019 at 03:26:12 PM

yo! yo! yo! Merry Christmas!

uhhh, what? Too soon? Our bad. We just get so excited around the holidays because we get a chance to finally catch Santa. Just when we think we got him he always flies away with his jetpack… dang!

But he always comes bringing presents and this year he’s leaving behind some real goodies for the ToeJam & Earl fam.

We are proud to announce that ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove will be available with December’s Twitch Prime subscription! Twitch Prime is a service offered by Twitch for Amazon Prime members, it comes with a lot of cool stuff so if you have Amazon Prime be sure to link your Twitch account so you can get our game!

https://twitch.amazon.com/tp

The coolest thing about this version of the game is it includes the Twitch Crowd Control feature. Which allows viewers of your stream on Twitch to apply random effects to the player by donating bits. If you enjoy streaming our game it’s about to get a whole lot more wild!

The Crowd Control feature will remain exclusive to the Twitch Prime version during the month of December and we hope to bring it to our other versions of the game in early 2020.

This holiday season you can also pick up Back in the Groove for 50% off on Steam and Xbox. But act fast because this deal won’t last long! (Sorry for the late heads up, holiday seasons are always so busy!)

https://store.steampowered.com/app/516110/ToeJam__Earl_Back_in_the_Groove/

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/p/toejam-and-earl-back-in-the-groove/9nvc78lkgmrr?activetab=pivot:overviewtab

We will hopefully have some more discounts to offer you in the future, especially for our Switch and PS4 homies as well, so don’t worry if you miss out on this one.

For our Steam homies! Please vote for us for ‘The Better With Friends Award’ this year here:

https://store.steampowered.com/steamawards/nominations

Looking for some holiday presents to grab for your homies this year? TJ&E has got you covered!

Check out this super funky jacket now available at NERDS Clothing!

https://www.nerdsclothing.com/collections/frontpage/products/toejam-earl-back-in-the-groove-jacket

Be sure to read our previous update here which covers our Vinyl reprint and the upcoming plushies at the Yetee as well:

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1578116861/toejam-and-earl-back-in-the-groove/posts/2690835

We’ve updated our Instagram with a ton more fanart!!

https://www.instagram.com/toejamandearlart/

Follow us on all social media!

Discord: https://discord.gg/QrkcPGe

Twitter: twitter.com/toejamandearl

Facebook: facebook.com/toejamandearlofficial/

Also check out our super funky merch!

Fangamer: fangamer.com/products/toejam-earl-shirt

The Yetee: theyetee.com/collections/toejam-and-earl

The Funkotron Shop: thefunkotronshop.com

Until next time Earthlings. Stay funky,

ToeJam & Earl

Vinyls, Plushies, Updates, OH MY!
3 months ago – Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 03:44:40 PM

You asked for it. We heard you. It took us a bit, but they’re finally (mostly) here. What are we talking about? The same thing we’re always talking about, the two funkiest aliens this side of funkotron, ToeJam & Earl!

Well more specifically, we have a vinyl repressing of our soundtrack with brand new artwork by Eddie Mauldin (@eddiemauldin on Twitter) inspired by De La Soul, some of the funkiest homies to ever bless the mic, so it only seemed fitting!

There are 6 different variants and they are all EXTREMELY limited.

Enjoy The Ride Records (@EnjoyTheRideRES) were nice enough to make a little promo video showcasing all the variants and the awesome comic they made of our intro video for their gatefold here: https://twitter.com/toejamandearl/status/1195393178842603520

Enjoy The Ride Exclusive Variants:

-Grey with Yellow Screen Printed D Side (150 copies)

-Loading Screen Pink with Blue & Green Splatter A/B Side & Yellow with Blue & Pink Splatter C/D Side (200 copies)

Retail Variants:

-Neon Pink (FYE Exclusive - 250 copies)

-Orange/Red Swirl (Bull Moose/Zia Exclusive - 250 copies)

-Latisha/Lewanda Split A/B Side & ToeJam/Earl Split C/D Side (Humanature Studios Exclusive - 100 copies)

-Neon Yellow (general retail variant)

You can find these using the various links:

Enjoy The Ride Records Exclusives: https://enjoytheriderecords.com/collections/enjoy-the-ride-records/products/toe-jam-earl-back-in-the-groove-soundtrack-etr0101

Where you can find the Green with Yellow and Retail versions, the normal Neon Yellow retail variant which will be available at various record stores, and their exclusive Elevator Background inspired variant!

They also have an exclusive Test Press bundle that comes with their exclusive variants and a Test Pressing housed in alternate colored artwork (Hand-numbered out of 24 total copies)

https://enjoytheriderecords.com/collections/enjoy-the-ride-records/products/toe-jam-earl-test-press-bundle

FYE Exclusive (Red & Orange Swirl - Limited to 250):

https://www.fye.com/cody-wright-nick-stubblefield---toejam-earl--back-in-the-groove%21-soundtrack-exclusive-2lp-with-screen-printed-d-side-on-magenta-vinyl-fye.000000843563120941.html

Zia Records & Bull Moose Exclusive (Limited To 250):

https://www.ziarecords.com/p/9862571/

HumaNature Studios Exclusive:

https://humanature-studios.myshopify.com/

Latisha/Lewanda Split A/B Side & ToeJam/Earl Split C/D Side and packed lovingly by the sweaty palms of the real actual aliens at HumaNature Studios!

For those of you that weren’t able to grab our Limited Run Games Collector’s Edition with the cassette tape, well Enjoy The Ride Records has you covered there as well! Limited to 100 each, you can find their exclusive Mega Drive/Genesis inspired cassette here:

https://enjoytheriderecords.com/collections/enjoy-the-ride-records/products/toe-jam-earl-etr101-cassette-tape

Plushies!!

Guess who is showing up this holiday season? That’s right! The funk boys are back just in time for Xmas... in plush form. Brought to by our homies over at The Yetee you can sign up to be notified when the plushies go live, (and it should be very soon!) so don’t miss out. https://theyetee.com/collections/toejam-and-earl/products/toejam-earl-plush-set

MORE Game Updates?!

Yup, we’re still working on them. Here’s a little peek at what’s coming down the pipeline:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jZ7JilftcuY

We are adding in the Twitch extension Crowd Control for our fans that enjoy streaming. This will allow viewers in the chat to donate bits to add effects to the streamer. Is the streamer doing really well and you wanna knock them off the level? Use the Drop Level effect, or donate to make the player fall in love from a Cupid arrow and watch as they walk themselves off the map!

With Crowd Control the viewers are in control of what they watch. When we have this ready we plan to do a few streams showcasing the feature. We were able to get Greg to stop Hula Dancing for a bit down in Hawaii and agree to show up to the stream as well. More info on when that will be soon!

Thanks for rocking with us y’all as we make the game as great as it can possibly be!

We’ve updated our Instagram with a ton more fanart!!

https://www.instagram.com/toejamandearlart/

Follow us on all social media!

Discord: https://discord.gg/QrkcPGe

Twitter: twitter.com/toejamandearl

Facebook: facebook.com/toejamandearlofficial/

Also check out our super funky merch!

Fangamer: fangamer.com/products/toejam-earl-shirt

The Yetee: theyetee.com/collections/toejam-and-earl

The Funkotron Shop: thefunkotronshop.com

Love always,

ToeJam & Earl