Humanature Studios? Kickstarter campaign to fund a new, official, proper ToeJam & Earl game successfully reached its $400,000 goal yesterday.
With 26 hours left on their Kickstarter run as of this post, Humanature has actually passed that goal by $36,744 dollars, achieving one of the company?s stretch goals?skins for both ToeJam and Earl that give them an old-school, 16-bit retro look like they sported back in the Sega Genesis days.
Additional stretch goals include the Hyperfunk Zone from ToeJam & Earl 2: Panic on Funkatron if they reach $450K, additional playable characters at $500K, and more importantly PS4, Xbox One, and Wii U versions at $600, $700, and $800K respectively.
Greg Johnson, founder of Humanature Studios and one co-creator of ToeJam & Earl, took the idea to Kickstarter in order to finally make the proper sequel to the original game (previous attempts saw their publisher swoop in and insist on radical changes, hence Panic on Funkatron?s shift to 2D platformer status and the hot mess that was TJ&E?s jump to three-dimensions with the Xbox?s Mission to Earth).
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove is currently slated to launch across Windows PC, Mac, and Linux by the fall (November-ish 2015).
Source: ToeJam & Earl Kickstarter