December 2020 Progress Update
Hey there everyone! Do you ever get tired of the greetings in these blog posts? After a while, I find myself struggling to come up with something that sounds different enough from the last time, so from here on out I think we’ll just stick to the same greeting for every blog post. Sound good? I hope so. Enough of that though, let’s get into today’s post- the final Toontown Offline blog post of 2020.
The Hardships of 2020 Before going any further, we’d like to bring attention to the hard times we’ve all experienced this year. It has been tough to live in 2020. Not being able to go out and see your friends, attend real-life events, or even learn in an actual classroom. Covid-19 has put a strain on us all. We at Toontown Offline wish to put out a statement to all of our fans; we can do this. We can all get through this together. And whether that happens in 2021 or beyond, just know we’re all in the same boat. Things will improve.
The Bright Side of 2020 2020 hasn’t been all doom-and-gloom, though. There are many things we have to be grateful for this year, specifically when it comes to the Toontown community. Without a doubt, 2020 has been the biggest year for Toontown history yet. Despite being nearly a decade since the original game closed, we were treated to a plethora of leaks and content from the game’s history. It came in the form of never-before-seen assets, original source code, and a snapshot of what Toontown was like in it’s Beta days. And as you most likely know, we sure as heck took advantage of all these leaks had to offer. We’ve used so much content given to us in the Pandora and Anesidora leaks, including the contents of the Toontown Beta Disc released by Joe Schochet.
Toontown Offline isn’t the only project that’s taken advantage of these new discoveries. Just last week, Toontown Archive Released Their 1.0.5 Beta Server to the public, making this legacy version of Toontown playable to the public for the first time in nearly 20 years. Truth be told, this has certainly been a year for all Toontown fans to celebrate.
But what else has happened this year? Well for Toontown Offline, this was the year we finally released the rebranded version of our game with the v1.0 update. It took a lot of hard work, but earlier this year we finally did it. And in the months since, we’ve had a consistent stream of updates, containing many new features, tweaks, and bug fixes galore. If you’re a fan of Toontown Offline, you certainly didn’t leave 2020 empty handed with new content.
Looking Past 2020 So what happens now? What’s on the horizon for Toontown Offline in 2021? Rest assured, we are consistently working on our huge Operation: Seek Out Scrooge update. Will it be ready in 2021? If I were to guess, I’d say it’s not very likely. That may not be the answer you were looking to hear, but it’s the answer you deserve. But hey, what a surprise it would be if we did manage something like that! And of course, we will have a stream of small miscellaneous content release as we have been doing ever since our v1.0 update.
Don’t worry- I don’t plan to leave you empty handed though. As this is the last blog post of the year, we wanted to possibly show off a snippet of what we’ve been working on for Operation: Seek Out Scrooge. However, we’ve already shown off a lot already this year. We feel that by showing off any more (at least for a while), it would sour the surprise we want to build up for this update. After all, we can’t show you everything, now can we? Despite this, we thought of an idea that could meet you in the middle. Pictured below is an out-of-context compilation that shows off what we’ve been working on lately for our Operation: Seek Out Scrooge update. To us, we know what each of the following images represents. But to you guys? Well, I guess you’ll just have to connect the dots for yourselves.
Benjamin The Toontown Offline Team