Macaulay Culkin Is Now Producer Of New ToeJam & Earl Game

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove!
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HumaNature Studios announced that Macaulay Culkin will serve as the new executive producer of the ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! video game. The news is sure to delight the fans of the 1990s Home Alone star. Culkin had revealed in a Reddit AMA that not only is ToeJam & Earl his favorite video game but he plays it on a daily basis. He even went as far as saying in 2018 that he would rather play the game than watch the Oscars.

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! is the fourth title in the ToeJam & Earl series. The first game was developed for the Sega Genesis console and released in 1991. The franchise follows two alien rappers, ToeJam and Earl, who crash-landed on Earth and are now looking for a way to escape the planet. Low initial sales led Sega to consider it a failure, despite positive reviews. The game went on to gain success as a cult hit. Two sequels were later released for the Sega Genesis and Xbox.

HumaNature first announced the new ToeJam & Earl game in March 2015, with the developers deciding to go the route of crowd sourcing rather than finding a publisher to get funds. The studio set a $400,000 goal on on Kickstarter and gained 8,873 backers with a total pledge of just above $500,000.

ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! was officially released on March 1 and is available on PC, OSX, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. More information on the game is available on ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove! website.

In a press release, Culkin said that he is honored to be a producer of the game adding that "Greg Johnson is the tits!" Meanwhile HumaNature Studios founder and game creator Greg Johnson added that Culkin is able to get the "vibe and humor of the new game, and his involvement has made the game even crazier and more fun."

Macaulay Culkin made his breakthrough playing Kevin McCallister in the Home Alone series. He went on to star in other films like Richie Rich, The Good Son, and My Girl. Culkin took a break from acting for about a decade and returned in 2003. He delved into music and in 2017 started the podcast and culture website Bunny Ears.

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