Toontown Rewritten, commonly abbreviated as TTR, is a MMORPG based on Disney's now-closed game, Toontown Online. The game is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, but instead created by a dedicated team of volunteers who have devotedly recreated Toontown Online. Anyone may play the game whenever desired without any form of restrictions.
The game takes place in the fictional world of Toontown, a wacky and colorful town that is inhabited by skeptical-silly cartoon characters known as Toons. However, it is not all seltzer and slapstick in Toontown. A band of corporate robot Cogs are trying to mess up all of Toons' fun. Luckily, the Cogs cannot take a joke. To take back Toontown, the Toons are able to defeat the Cogs with the use of hilarious gags.
Prior to Disney's announcement on August 20, 2013 that Toontown Online was near its end, two of Toontown Rewritten's widely known staff members, Joey and Jeremy, discussed amongst each other about a potential revival of the game. Right after Toontown Online closed the same year on September 19th, a band of players that would come to be known as the "Toontown Rewritten Team" announced Toontown Rewritten. On October 3rd, Joey introduced a contest for players to submit their best knock-knock jokes, and winners received a registration key (otherwise known as an "alpha key" at the time). The team's seemingly impossible task of reviving Toontown soon became a reality.
Alpha and Beta
- Main page: Alpha
- Main page: Beta
On October 28, 2013, Toontown Rewritten entered the "Alpha" stage, and allowed a small amount of Alpha testers to enter the game. Players who had access to an alpha key could enter the game. The game eventually moved into "Beta" on May 17, 2014, but players that had either obtained an alpha key or a beta key were able to play.
Semi-Open Beta and Open Beta
On June 2, 2014, Toontown Rewritten entered a "Semi-Open Beta" stage, which was announced in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Toontown Online. Semi-Open Beta allowed all players to enter the game, but players who did not have a beta key were restricted to the amount of playable time; in addition, they would also have to wait in PlayLine queues or book PlayTime slots in order to access the game. Rare Beta Key ToonTasks were available in the game that would reward a beta key sent straight to the player's account page on the Toontown Rewritten website upon completion.
On August 20, 2014, just one year after the initial announcement from Disney about Toontown Online's closure, Toontown Rewritten announced that they would open the game to all players and celebrate their first anniversary with a grand opening of the very first ToonFest event on September 19th.
Aftermath of the Beta era
- Main page: Live
After dedicating several years of development in transition from Alpha to Beta, Toontown Rewritten launched a major update on September 1, 2017 that concluded the long-lasting Beta era. From that point forward, Toontown Rewritten has continued to release occasional bugfixes and content updates to this day.
- Main page: Toons
Toons are the main protagonists of the game and the inhabitants of Toontown. They are animals that take the form of cartoon characters. Toons use silly jokes, known as gags, to battle the Cogs and make other Toons laugh. In Toontown Rewritten, the player can create their own Toon and complete various sets of missions known as as ToonTasks to win rewards such as higher laff limit, new gag tracks, jellybeans, special effects, or clothing tickets. Toons have multiple species, which include dogs, cats, rabbits, ducks, horses, pigs, mice, bears, and monkeys. New species that had been released are deer and crocodiles.
- Main page: Cogs
Cogs are the main antagonists of the game and evil business robots trying to take over Toontown. They were originally created by Gyro Gearloose who tried to help the Toons in Toontown, that was until Scrooge McDuck found the robot that did not have an appearance much like a Cog and activated it by connecting the wrong wires, causing the robot to become evil and order the Cogs to invade Toontown with ill-intentions. The Cogs then invaded Toontown during the Toon Council Presidential Elections, saddening the newly-elected president, Slappy. Since then, Flippy had been elected as temporary president of the Toon Council and invested an ongoing effort with the Toon Council to search for Slappy and bring back Toontown's rightful ruler.
There are four different types of Cogs: Sellbots, Cashbots, Lawbots, and Bossbots. Each Cog type has its own Cog headquarters and a boss. The boss of Sellbots being the Vice President, the boss of Cashbots being the Chief Financial Officer, the boss of Lawbots being the Chief Justice, and the boss of Bossbots being the Chief Executive Officer.
- Main page: Gags
Gags are jokes used to defeat the Cogs in hopes of making them laugh. A Cog can be defeated with the use of gags and will explode if it laughs. There are seven gag tracks; however a Toon can access a maximum of six tracks, two of which are compulsory. The seven gag tracks are Toon-Up, Trap, Lure, Sound, Throw, Squirt, and Drop. The compulsory gag tracks are Throw and Squirt, other gag tracks are chosen throughout the game. Each gag track performs a different silly role.
Each Toon starts with two gags: the Cupcake and the Squirting Flower. A Toon can unlock a new gag by earning skill points; each gag can be purchased from Goofy's Gag Shop for one jellybean; this excludes level seven gags which are the strongest gags in the game that can only be earned by gaining skill points. Gag tracks are selected throughout the game - the first option being either Sound or Toon-Up in Toontown Central. The second option being either Lure or Drop in Donald's Dock. The third option being either Trap, Toon-Up or Sound (whichever was not selected in Toontown Central) in Minnie's Melodyland. The final option is selected between the two gag tracks which had not already been chosen in The Brrrgh.
- Main page: ToonTask
A ToonTask is a task in which Toons can complete to progress through the game. A ToonTask can be offered by visiting any shopkeeper or HQ Officer and selecting a ToonTask. Once a Toon has selected a ToonTask they must complete it before selecting another ToonTask. ToonTasks may involve defeating Cogs, delivering items or gags to shopkeepers, fishing, riding the Trolley, or calling Clarabelle. Once a Toon completes a ToonTask, they must visit the specified NPC shown on the ToonTask.
If a Toon is willing to complete any additional ToonTasks even after progressing through the entire ToonTask system, "Just for Fun!" ToonTasks are a great way to have more fun, but are not required for completion and can be deleted at any time.
- Main page: Trolley
Most playgrounds have a Trolley that can take Toons to various minigames where they can earn jellybeans, the main currency in Toontown. The earlier playgrounds, such as Toontown Central, have easier games with lower jellybean rewards. The later playgrounds, such as Donald's Dreamland, have tougher games with higher jellybean rewards. In some Trolley games, Toons engage in friendly competition with the Cogs.
- Main page: Fishing
Fishing is an activity which can be used to earn jellybeans and add fish to a Toon's collection. As a Toon catches fish, they earn trophies and additional laff points. There are a total of seventy fish that can be caught. Several types of fishing rods can be purchased from Clarabelle's Cattlelog, beginning with the Twig Rod. Every playground and street contains a fishing pond for Toons to fish at. In some cases, ToonTasks may require Toons to fish for certain items.
- Main page: Racing
Racing is a side activity located at Goofy Speedway where up to four Toons can race in karts on a variety of tracks to earn tickets, which can then be used to enter more races or upgrade their karts as well as add accessories. Toons can also earn trophies and eventually gain laff points from reaching certain milestones (such as 10 wins on a type of circuit, 100 races qualified). There are three types of racing events: Practice, Toon Battle, and Grand Prix.
- Main page: Gardening
Gardening is an activity where Toons can start their own garden with the gardening kit at their estate. Toons can earn a total of four laff boosts from receiving gardening trophies. These trophies are rewarded when various flowers are planted. Toons may also plant up to eight gag trees, which will increase the planted gag's damage by 10% (rounded up) and/or will increase its accuracy. Toons begin to garden once a gardening kit has been purchased from Clarabelle's Cattlelog.
- Main page: Golfing
Golfing is an activity where Toons can play minigolf over a series of holes to earn laff boosts and golfing trophies. Minigolf is a side activity, and is not required in any ToonTasks to progress further in the game. Golfing can be played with up to four Toons at a time, each taking turns (note that golf balls don't have collisions and can't be knocked by other balls) until all players have got the ball into the hole or until players have reached a limit of three shots over par.
- Main page: Parties
Parties are where Toons can come together to participate in various party activities and make new friends. Toons can host their own parties or visit other public parties by walking up to one of two Party Planners standing right beside the local party gate on any playground.
- Main page: Estate
An estate is a Toon's home. Once a player creates a Toon and enters Toontown for the first time, they will find that their estate will contain six houses, one for each Toon created on the account. The house's color sometimes corresponds to the color of the Toon's character slot (i.e. a green character slot might give a greenish house). Estates also contain a pond to go fishing, as well as a bucket to sell fish in.
- Main page: Doodles
Toons can adopt their very own pets called doodles by visiting the local Pet Shop' from any playground. A doodle always lives at their owner's estate after adoption and from there, a Toon can train their doodle to max all sorts of tricks. Doodles can also assist in Cog battles by offering laff points to Toons after their tricks are successfully performed.
- Main page: Silly Meter
Toontown Rewritten's latest expansion introduces the Silly Meter, a device that tracks the silliness throughout Toontown. As Toons continuously participate in all sorts of activities, the Silly Meter will rise and eventually reach its peak of maximum silliness. Most, if not all, activities in Toontown such as defeating Cogs, taking over Cog Buildings, throwing a party, and playing a round of golf allow Toons to earn "Silly Points." When the Silly Meter reaches maximum silliness, all Toons across Toontown unlock a special reward called a Silly Team.
Interviews and media coverage
- Technology Tell: Rewriting Toontown - Independent developers work to keep Toontown alive.
- A Quick Q&A posted by Sir Max in January 15, 2014
- A Not-so-Quick Q&A posted by Sir Max on March 23, 2014
- YouTube: Toontown Rewritten: Questions And Answers Live Stream With Joey! streamed live on March 24, 2014 by Slate And Friends
- MMO Central Forums thread: Sir Max Clearing Things Up
- YouTube: YOUTUBE BUYING TWITCH? - The Daily Byte published on May 19, 2014 by Polaris
- MMO Central Forums thread: TTR on Daily Byte
- Bloomberg News: Disney’s Defunct Toontown Remade by Unsanctioned Teen
- A Bit About Us posted by The Toontown Team on June 17, 2014
- The following system requirements were taken directly from .
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 7||OS X 10.9 Mavericks||Any common 64-bit Linux distribution¹|
|CPU||A dual-core CPU||A 64-bit dual-core CPU|
|Hard Drive||At least 500 MB free space|
|Graphics Card||An OpenGL-compatible card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory²|
|Internet Connection||Any internet connection|
¹ Requires glibc >= 2.17, libstdc++ >= 3.4.20, OpenGL and X11 support.
² Some Intel HD Graphics cards may experience issues rendering the game's graphics properly due to poor OpenGL support. If you experience any visual issues, try downloading the latest version of your graphics card's driver or contact Intel for help.
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows 10||macOS 10.14 Mojave||Any common 64-bit Linux distribution|
|CPU||A 64-bit quad-core CPU|
|Hard Drive||At least 1 GB free space|
|Graphics Card||An OpenGL-compatible card with at least 1 GB of graphics memory|
|Internet Connection||A broadband internet connection|
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/2/knock-knock-contest
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/3/a-big-surprise-all-fa-you
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/153/you-betta-be-ready-for-this
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/163/toontown-rewritten-is-open-to-all
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/186/toonfest-2014
- ↑ https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/433/the-toontown-v200-update