- “Here in Toontown, we do things a little bit differently.”
- ―Toontown Rewritten
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 restriction, and 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. The Toons are able to battle against the Cogs with the use of gags, but even the Cogs have a couple tricks up their sleeves. Toontown is now in need of saving, and it is up to the Toons to accomplish that goal.
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
- Main page: Alpha
- Main page: 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. 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.
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. 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.
Out of Beta
- Main page: Live
After dedicating several years of transitioning from Alpha to Beta, Toontown Rewritten launched a huge v2.0.0 update on September 1, 2017 that ended the Beta era, continuing to work hard to create a whole new outlook for Toontown and its future.
- 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, 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. 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 perform malicious actions. 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 to 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 mini-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).
- 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, starting off with the Twig Rod. Every playground and street contain 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. You 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 you plant various flowers. 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 mini-golf over a series of holes to earn laff boosts and golfing trophies. Mini-golf is a side activity, and not required in any ToonTasks to progress further in the game. Golfing can be played with up to 4 players 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 play, make new friends, and most importantly: have a Toontastic time. Toons can host their own parties or visit other public parties by walking up to one of the two Party Planner Toons standing right beside the party gate on every playground. Toons can also earn jellybeans by playing some party games.
- Main page: Pet Shop
Toons can purchase their very own pets called doodles by visiting the local Pet Shop from any playground, as well as to sell fish. Doodles lend a helping hand for the Toons during a Cog battle by offering laff points after their tricks are successfully performed. At one point during April Toons Week, scientists from Loony Labs used the Pet Shops to temporarily house a prototype of the Silly Meter and offered exclusive ToonTasks for new clothing.
- Main page: Estate
An estate is a Toon's home. Each account has 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 will give a greenish house). Estates also contain a pond to go fishing, as well as a bucket to sell fish in. Doodles also live at the estate with their owners.
- Main page: 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 from his diary dated November 28, 1998.
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.
An anomaly known as the 26th was caused by Doctor Surlee since traveling back in time starting on October 26, 1998 in order to rewrite Toontown and defeat the Cogs. Ever since then, many cryptic messages had shown up in blog posts on the Toontown Rewritten website during the 26th of the month. Most of these cryptic messages revolve around the shenanigans of Doctor Surlee, and in some cases, revolve around the Cogs. The 26th had also revealed all of Doctor Surlee's mysterious blueprints of inventions that he created.
- Main page: 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 event at popular world-wide gaming conventions. The tradition of hosting a real life ToonFest even began ever since OMG!Con 2015 came to fruition. During these events, the team showcase all sorts of merchandise (such as trading cards), special videos, sneak peeks at future content, and any other form of announcements.
To learn more about Toontown Rewritten's history, refer to this category.
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 TTR Team on June 17, 2014
|Operating System||Microsoft Windows Vista1||OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion)||Any common 64-bit Linux distribution|
|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|
|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|
|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|
- 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 did not exist, and why Paula Behr was the only known Polar Bear left. Having Toontown Rewritten as a different time frame, it allowed all Toons to experience these events.
Logos and posters
- ↑ 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