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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 players who have devotedly recreated Toontown Online. Toontown Rewritten is currently in an "Open Beta" stage, where anyone can play the game whenever desired. Membership is never required to access all features of the game.

The game takes place in the fictional world of Toontown, a wacky colorful town, inhabited by goofy cartoon characters known as Toons. The Toons are on a mission to defeat the corporate-minded robot Cogs who are aiming to take over Toontown in the never-ending battle of fun and business. The Cogs have a plan to take over the fairly wacky town by turning Toon Buildings into nasty Cog Buildings. Luckily, the Cogs cannot take a joke. Toons are able to battle against the Cogs with the use of gags. However, the Cogs will not give up, and it is up to the Toons to save Toontown.

History

Development

Development began on August 20, 2013, which was the same date when Disney announced the closure of Toontown Online. Right after Toontown Online closed permanently, the staff team announced Toontown Rewritten, and the unfinished Toontown Rewritten website (ToontownRewritten.com) was quickly discovered by fans.

Alpha and Beta

On October 28, 2013, Toontown Rewritten entered "Alpha", where players were only able to access the game by obtaining an alpha key in contests.[1] The game moved into "Beta" on May 17, 2014; only players that had either obtained an alpha key or beta key were able to play.[2]

Semi-Open Beta and Open Beta

On June 2, 2014, Toontown Rewritten entered "Semi-Open Beta", which was announced in celebration of the 11th anniversary of Toontown Online.[3] Semi-Open Beta gave all players an opportunity to play, 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. A player could've been given a special, exclusive ToonTask with the reward of a beta key; however, these were only temporarily available, rarely obtained and only obtainable under certain circumstances.

Toontown Rewritten moved into "Open Beta" on September 19, 2014, and officially opened to everyone. This was also the grand opening of the very first ToonFest event. Open Beta and ToonFest were announced on August 20, 2014 beforehand.[4]

Toons

Main article: Toons
Toontown Rewritten 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, you can create your own Toon and complete sets of missions known 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 cats, dogs, rabbits, ducks, horses, pigs, mice, bears, and monkeys.

Cogs

Main article: Cogs
Cogs

The Cogs (from left to right: Downsizer, Bottom Feeder and Glad Hander)

Cogs are the main adversaries of the game; they are 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 perform malicious actions. The Cogs then invaded Toontown during the Toon Council Presidential Elections, saddening the newly-elected president, Slappy. Since then, Flippy has been elected as temporary president of the Toon Council and has been looking for Slappy ever since his incident.

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.

Gags

Main article: Gags
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Clerk Clara cringing while gags fall in from the sky.

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, TrapLure, 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.

Trolley

Main article: Trolley
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An example of a trolley game: Trolley Tracks.

Most playgrounds have a Trolley that can take Toons to various trolley games 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 compete with the Cogs (in this case, formerly known as Trolley-bots).

Examples of trolley games include Trolley Tracks, Maze Game, Jungle Vines, Cog Thief, Photo Fun, Match Minnie, Toon Slingshot, and Toon Memory Game.

ToonTasks

Main article: ToonTask
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Toon HQ announces the ToonTask system.

ToonTask is a task which a Toon 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, with the exception of Just for Fun! ToonTasks which can be removed. 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.

Storyline

Main article: Alternate Reality Game
Day 37 of the Rewritten Experiment. Thus far, everything has been going smoothly. I've plopped the ideas of all of the neighborhoods into their heads...

Doctor Surlee's Diary
November 28th, 1998

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Toontown Rewritten has had many cryptic puzzles involving the storyline of the game to keep the Toontown community busy, especially during the Alpha and Beta stages where not everyone could play the game. As the community manager, Sir Max has said some pretty cryptic things, even randomly speaking in morse code one time.

Sometimes on the 26th of every month, something strange happens, usually involving the Cogs or something bad happening to Doctor Surlee. Many times, solving the puzzles of every update reveals one of Doctor Surlee's blueprints hidden on the Toontown Rewritten website. They can also reveal a darker, "optional" part of Toontown Rewritten's storyline.

Events

Main article: Category:Events

Toontown is more than just Toons getting together and fighting off against the Cogs. Every year, the Toon Council take part in organizing yearly events such as the New Year's Top Toons Marathon, Christmas, Halloween, ValenToon's Day, St. Patrick's Day, and April Toons Week. ToonFest is another special yearly event that celebrates the anniversary of Toontown Rewritten.

One of the most important events in Toontown Rewritten's history was the Toon Council Presidential Elections, which is an event where the president of the Toon Council had been elected.

Every year, the Toontown Rewritten Team hopes to host a real life ToonFest convention, whether it be at OMG!Con or at a different location. The tradition of hosting a real life convention began ever since OMG!Con 2015 became a success. At this time is when the team create all sorts of merchandise (such as trading cards), special videos, and reveal sneak peeks at future content.

Interviews and media coverage

Popular individuals who stream Toontown on Twitch or YouTube intend to host Q&As with a staff member from Toontown Rewritten.

System requirements

Source: https://www.toontownrewritten.com/play

Minimum

Windows Mac Linux
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista[5] OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) Any common 64-bit Linux distribution
CPU A dual-core CPU A 64-bit dual-core CPU
RAM 2 GB
Hard Drive At least 500 MB free space
Graphics Card An OpenGL-compatible card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory[6]
Internet Connection Any internet connection

Recommended

Windows Mac Linux
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7, 8, 8.1, or 10 OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) Any common 64-bit Linux distribution
CPU A quad-core CPU A 64-bit quad-core CPU
RAM 4 GB
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

Trivia

  • Toontown Rewritten begins before the events of Toontown Online. Many events in Toontown Online repeat similarly in Toontown Rewritten, but usually on a different time frame.
    • Canonically, this is how Slappy originally won presidency in Toontown Online but had never made an appearance. Because Slappy wasn't around at the time, this is the reason why polar bears didn't exist and why Paula Behr was the only known polar bear. Having Toontown Rewritten as a different time frame, it allowed all Toons to experience these events.

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References

  1. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/3/a-big-surprise-all-fa-you
  2. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/153/you-betta-be-ready-for-this
  3. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/163/toontown-rewritten-is-open-to-all
  4. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/news/item/186/toonfest-2014
  5. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/play#sysreq1
    While Toontown may work on some Windows XP systems, we do not offer official support for Windows XP due to its retirement. You can read more about this over on Microsoft's website.
  6. https://www.toontownrewritten.com/play#sysreq2
    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.

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