Macauly Culkin is a retro gamer. The actor, probably best known for playing Michael Alig in Party Monster, is such a fan of retro gaming that he is helping to finance and hawk ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove. Culkin is an executive producer on the new game from series creator Greg Johnson. (If you doubt his bona fides, here is Culkin tweeting about replaying the original game back in 2018.) The actor’s recent social media resurgence helped put him in contact with Johnson and his Kickstarter for the game, leading to the odd partnership.
“Me and my friend used to always – you’re supposed to cooperate with each other, you’re supposed to help each other find these ship pieces, but instead, we actually tried to really just screw each other over all the time. We’ve actually turned it into a competitive game. And as we’ve gotten older, now we have a drinking game attached to it, like we can totally screw each other over.”
ToeJam & Earl: Back in the Groove will launch on Friday for the PC, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One.