Toontown Rewritten, commonly abbreviated as TTR, is a MMORPG based on Disney's defunct Toontown Online. The game is not affiliated with The Walt Disney Company, but instead created by a dedicated team of volunteers that revived Toontown Online. The game is entirely free and does not contain subscriptions, advertisements, donations, or any other forms of revenue.
The game takes place in the fictional world of Toontown, a wacky and colorful town that is inhabited by 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 put an end to Toons' fun. Luckily, the Cogs cannot take a joke. To take back Toontown, Toons use their arsenal of gags to defeat the Cogs.
Prior to Disney's announcement on August 20, 2013, that Toontown Online was near its end, co-founder Joey discussed with former co-founder Jeremy about a potential revival of the game and "ToonPulse" became the internal name for the project. Moments after Toontown Online closed the same year on September 19th, the newly-established group of volunteers known as the "Toontown Rewritten Team" announced the project under the official title Toontown Rewritten. On October 3rd, Joey introduced a contest for players to submit their best knock-knock jokes, and winners received an Alpha key. The team's seemingly impossible task of reviving Toontown soon became a reality.
Alpha and Beta
On October 28, 2013, Toontown Rewritten had its Alpha release and allowed a small number of Alpha testers to enter the game. Players who had 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 had its Semi-Open Beta release, 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 playtime, as they would also have to use the PlayLine or schedule PlayTime sessions in order to play the game. Limited-time Beta key ToonTasks were available that would award a Beta key sent straight to a player's account page on Toontown Rewritten's website upon completion.
On August 20, 2014, one year after the initial announcement from Disney about Toontown Online's closure, Toontown Rewritten announced the release of Open Beta and their first anniversary celebration with the arrival of ToonFest 2014, both of which occurred on September 19th.
On April 18, 2015, it was announced that in celebration of Toontown Online's 12th anniversary, Toontown Rewritten would host their first real world ToonFest event at OMG!Con in Owensboro, Kentucky. ToonFest became a tradition for players to meet the Toontown Rewritten Team and celebrate Toontown with events, activities, merchandise, and more.
End of Beta
- Main page: Live
After dedicating several years of development while transitioning from Alpha to Beta, Toontown Rewritten moved into Live by releasing the 2.0.0 update on September 1, 2017. From that point forward, Toontown Rewritten continues to release updates in an effort to improve the game.
- Main page: Toons
Toons are the main protagonists of Toontown Rewritten, silly cartoon characters that enjoy having fun and are constantly using their arsenal of gags to stop Cogs from converting Toontown into a corporate dystopia. When a Toon is created, the player is able to choose the Toon's gender, color, and basic clothing. Once the player creates their Toon, the Toon visits Tutorial Terrace.
- Main page: Cogs
Cogs are the main antagonists of Toontown Rewritten, corporate robots with the objective to convert Toontown into a corporate dystopia. Their corporate ladders comprise of eight Cogs each that normally vary from level 1 to level 12, as well as a boss Cog. Cogs use a set of attacks to drain Toons' laff and sadden them; stronger Cogs tend to have higher health and stronger attacks. However, Cogs cannot take a joke, so they explode when they laugh upon being affected by Toons' gags.
- Main page: Gags
Gags are hilarious jokes used by Toons to defeat the Cogs. Beginner Toons start off with Cupcake and Squirting Flower from the Throw and Squirt tracks but can obtain high-level gags by earning skill points and earn new gag tracks by completing ToonTasks. Toons can purchase gags from Goofy's Gag Shop for a single jellybean each, excluding level 7 gags. There are ToonTasks that grant upgraded gag pouches, allowing Toons to carry up to a total of 80 gags after completing every ToonTask.
- Main page: Playground
- Main page: Cog headquarters
Cog headquarters are the main bases of operation belonging to the departments of Cogs and their respective boss Cogs. Goons, Skelecogs, Virtual Skelecogs, and Version 2.0 Cogs are found at certain areas of a Cog headquarters.
- Main page: ToonTask
A ToonTask is a quest in which Toons can complete to reach an incentive, offered by various NPCs. ToonTasks can consist of many different objectives like defeating Cogs, delivering items or gags to shopkeepers, or going fishing. There are also "Just for Fun!" ToonTasks, which are not required for completion and can be deleted at any time; and limited-time ToonTasks, which are only available during certain events.
- Main page: Fishing
Fishing is an activity where Toons can catch fish to add to their collection and receive jellybeans by selling the fish. As a Toon catches fish, they earn trophies and obtain laff boosts. Up to 70 different fish species can be caught. In addition to fish, objects such as old boots and jellybean jars can also be caught.
- Main page: Racing
Racing is an activity in 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 and customize karts. Toons earn trophies and obtain laff boosts by reaching certain milestones.
On Mondays and Silly Saturdays, Toons can participate in the Grand Prix to compete in three consecutive races and win many tickets.
- Main page: Gardening
Gardening is an activity where Toons can start and grow their own garden at their estate to earn trophies and obtain laff boosts. Tree plots and gardening trays appear around a Toon's house once they obtain a gardening kit that can be purchased from Clarabelle's Cattlelog. Gardening involves three main activities: planting flowers, growing gag trees, and planting statues. Shovels and watering cans are the primary gardening tools, both of which improve with use.
- Main page: Golfing
Golfing is an activity in Chip 'n Dale's MiniGolf where up to four Toons can play minigolf over a series of holes to earn trophies and obtain laff boosts. A round of minigolf can be played by one to four Toons at a time, each taking turns. When Toons score their own golf balls into the hole or reach a limit of three shots over par for that hole, all advance together to the next hole.
- Main page: Parties
Parties are where Toons can come together to play all sorts of party activities, which typically last for a total of 30 minutes. Toons may walk up to a party gate in any playground to create their own party or join an existing party. Toons can also earn jellybeans by playing party activities.
- Main page: Estate
An estate is a Toon's land property that consists of six houses, a fishing pond, and a fishing bucket. A Toon's house is where they live, which has their name displayed above the house's front door.
- Main page: Doodles
Doodles are pets for Toons. They are similarly shaped to jellybeans and have eyes, a nose, ears, and feet, along with an array of possible unique features such as fur patterns, tails, horns, and antennae. Toons may adopt them from Pet Shops.
- Main page: Silly Meter
One of Toontown Rewritten's latest updates introduces the Silly Meter, a device that tracks Toontown's evolving silly levels. As Toons continuously engage in activities, the Silly Meter rises and eventually reaches its peak of maximum silliness. Most, if not all, activities in Toontown 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.
Sellbot Task Force expansion
- Main page: Sellbot Task Force expansion
After Sellbot Field Offices landed across Toontown, the Toon Resistance seeks new recruits to join their cause and help put a stop to the Cogs' sinister tactics. Toons that meet the requirements of completing ToonTasks through Donald's Dreamland, earning every Cog Disguise, and having at least one level 7 gag may join the Toon Resistance.
Toontown Rewritten has specific system requirements for Windows, macOS, and Linux that allow for the best in-game experience. System requirements are taken directly from the "Play" page of Toontown Rewritten's website.
|Microsoft Windows 10
|macOS 10.14 Mojave
|Any common 64-bit Linux distribution¹
|A dual-core CPU
|A 64-bit dual-core CPU
|At least 500 MB free space
|An OpenGL-compatible card with at least 256 MB of graphics memory²
|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.
|Microsoft Windows 11
|macOS 11 Big Sur
|Any common 64-bit Linux distribution
|A 64-bit quad-core CPU
|At least 1 GB free space
|An OpenGL-compatible card with at least 1 GB of graphics memory
|A broadband internet connection