"IT'S GENUINELY UNEQUIVOCALLY OVER"
It’s all over. The GREATEST jam in Newgrounds history is over.
This may seem sad for some… But do not reflect and long for the better days of rumbling and tumbling. Reflect and celebrate the rumbles and tumbles that made this website — this community — this backyard barbecue — such a wonderful place to collaborate and co-exist. Learn from the Big Boy Rumble Tumble; what evoked powerful emotions for you and your peers? What lessons and morals are there to be shared and cherished as the years go on beyond Big Boy Rumble Tumble's end? Big Hoss will always have a place inside of us. Big Hoss is in every meat you have smoked. Every burger that has graced your tastebuds. Big Hoss is the pit-stains you can’t seem to get out of your shirts… Reminders of the warm summers you spent outdoors frolicking through sprinklers… playing corn hole… taking care of the lawn… talking ‘bout big dang ol’ trucks n’ shit… ripping Coors Lights with the boys in the back-yard until your wife tells you off. As we enter the fall-time, this a reminder that Big Hoss embodies these moments. You are Big Hoss. We are Big Hoss. Big Hoss is one.
Uh, anyways, awesome fucking work everyone! We ended up with about 60 entries to judge, and in full-genuine-honesty, I absolutely loved every single one. I need to thank all of the judges — @Bill, @cryptospore, @droid, @jack, @poptaffy, and @shal — for joining me… this would have been like picking your favorite child and then throwing the rest into a child-sized trash compactor without these fellas. Don't ever do that, by the way.
And shoutout to everyone who watched us judge the entries live in the NGP server! For those unaware… @shal @droid and I are the current hosts of NGP, and you can catch these events in the Discord server or on NG Radio when they take place (even though this specific event was a Discord exclusive).
I also want to add — if your submission did not make it onto this post, don’t worry! You didn’t go unseen. We are still going to make the Big Boy Rumble Tumble collab video, and I’m planning to squeeze as many of these entries in as I can. To add onto this… You can still submit Big Boy Rumble Tumble videos! I know a lot of y’all didn’t get the opportunity to enter or finish your entry for the jam, and y’know, that happens… life gets in the way sometimes. But we are still accepting new Rumble Tumble videos for the collab, send me more Hoss!
Blah blah blah, shut up shut up shut up. The judges voted.
Here are the winners of the Big Boy Rumble Tumble jam!
🎖️ RUNNER UPS 🎖️
- Big Gaming - @BingoWaders
I love this one… And many judges agreed. Seeing 3D Hoss was cool in every entry that did it, but seeing Hoss fighting another Hoss all Mortal Kombat style just quite simply fucking rules. The sound effects are also pure gold. Lots to really enjoy here.
- Big Boy Rumble Eating a Scrumptious Peanut Butter Dinner - @sodacloud
The audio on this one… so good. @sodacloud delivers a very cute Itty-Bitty Hoss snacking on some big ol' peanut butter chocolate candies in his art style. Never fails to put a big smile on my face… Until the ending :(
- BIG HOSS VS GOKU - @Tyro1301
Now, Tyro, buddy! A little risky using a judge as a voice actor… and then as a character? Something ain’t right there. However, like the other Dragon Ball Z style entries, seeing Hoss show off his extreme power is always a joy. Some great art, animation, and shot composition in here too. Hoss is certainly a force to be reckoned with.
- Hoss Party 3 - @SirLenward
@SirLenward has a signature art-style that always hits the mark. Fantastic colors and clean-ass work. Also this video is a Mario Party fucking fever dream. It gave me nightmares for two days. Super cool, like I guess, like thanks for that.
- The Rumblin Tumblin Hero - @JCaluger
Lot of good stuff in this one, from the audio hitting nicely, beginning with the snap at the start, to the clean art style, to subverting expectations over and over again. We all thought the video would be over, and then a new joke would pop up, all while meeting the guidelines of the jam. Very, very cool. Also is that me in the end getting crushed??
- Hoss saves the day - @PlusOneGhost
Adored the color palette here. Very unique looking style. Hoss rumbling and tumbling got a massive laugh out of the judges as well. Very fun stuff!
- BIG BOY THE MOVIE - @P-Pamda
Such a good video… One of the first entries! @P-PAMda flexes here with such a strong sense for colors and such a strong fucking art style. And seeing the Angry Faic hat on top of the Mecha-Hoss? Absolute chef's kiss. A must-watch from BBRT.
- Big Hoss Unleashes His Omega Tumble - @NeatoNG
Hoss has never been so badass. That beautiful, long, flowing, golden-blonde hair in the wind… Tough as fuck. @shal said this one gave him goosebumps, lol. Awesome work here.
- Big Hoss VS the Yokozuna - @HieronymusJohnson
Big Hoss VS the Yokozunaby HieronymusJohnsonCan Big Hoss stand up to the champ and take the title??
This one was found to be the funniest entry pretty unanimously among the judges. There’s something so good about that super long build-up leading to such a blunt punch-line. That’s the best way I can explain it without completely spoiling the thing. Also, the little gun-spin by the Yokozuna towards the end was a great touch.
- WAT ON - @ambre-e
Now, I’ve never watched Blade Runner, so bits and pieces were lost on this for me. However, the art style, the shot of Hoss about 10 seconds in, and the tumble were all fucking gems. The judges all agreed that this video was still great without needing to understand Blade Runner. Very nice stuff.
🏆 WINNERS 🏆
5th Place - $85
Big Hoss's Grand Adventure - @Fantishow
@Fantishow and @fruit-ghoul teamed up to showcase a pretty damn accurate representation of a BBQ with the Hoss. It had everything you could ever want — rumbling, tumbling, Big Hoss — paired with beautiful backgrounds, super nice animation, and super dynamic shots. Audio work was very nice too; while a bit quiet, it was all super clean and the voice acting was great. I would kill innocent people for a gif of the last shot in the video. Awesome job!
4th - $85
Hoss House - @psitaccus
One of, if not the most, unique entry in the whole jam. This goes from the art style to the story being told… It’s the happiest Hoss video! It’s wonderful to see Big Hoss with a little Hoss family. While the tumbling was visually a bit too on the nose, Hoss does manage to, in a way, metaphorically tumble into his own sitcom on CBS. And I hope that’s the real intention here because that’s super cool. Great stuff!
3rd - $110
Big Hoss Extinguishes the Sun - @FlamingPiickle
Fuck me have I replayed this one a lot. So many little minute things, particularly in the sound design. A tiny fart sound here. A puffer fish gagging on a carrot sound there. @FlamingPiickle also brings Big Hoss into their iconic art style, paired with some over-the-top animation when Hoss takes his tumble. So damn good… And I’m very glad I finally got to see a Big Hoss grill on the roof.
2nd - $160
BIG Hoss VS LITTLE Monkey Ball - @TrohPee
BIG Hoss VS LITTLE Monkey Ballby TrohPeeBig Hoss is an icon and he fucking craves monkey ball like no other.
So fucking funny. So goddamn fucking funny. I can watch this all day. From Big Hoss’ voice to the shot at the very end. This video refuses to get old for me. The art style for the 2D animation was also very nice, especially being paired with the 3D Monkey Ball stuff. It makes me ask a lot of questions, like, wtf is Big Hoss doing in Monkey Ball? Why is he the only 2D character in this 3D environment? How tf did he get here? Why in the fucking hell does he want to get into the Monkey Ball so bad? Who cares! Hoss is unstoppable, Hoss does what he wants, and we love the hell out of this video.
1st - $420
Big Hoss' silly little jig - @wellie
This decision felt unanimous for all of the judges. Every moment of this short video was a treasure. Every piece of animation was executed masterfully, most notably seen during the Hoss’ tumble. We see anticipation, leading to this super heavy-weighted fall. Hoss’ feet then fly upwards due to the strength of this impact, causing the rest of his body to react almost like a giant water balloon. It’s like eye candy… So much Hoss! Then the moaning comes in, and this feeling of awe we received from the A+ visuals turns into a huge fit of laughter due to the audio. It hits every base and exudes Big Boy Rumble Tumble; all while maintaining a very simple plot and very minimal design. I also want to note the frame where we see Hoss’ skeleton — this is something I didn’t notice when I watched it through the first time, but the shape of that skeleton in contrast to Hoss’ volume is fucking hilarious. Kudos @wellie, and congratulations!
There are some more entries I’d like to personally shoutout, though.
🥩 HONORABLE BIG BOYS 🥩
- Big Hoss and his Smoker - @Potatoman
Y’all know I need to mention this one. This video is everything Big Boy Rumble Tumble, and probably the most notorious entry. Super funny, super well made, and @ConnorGrail’s music always hits. A slapper it is and all yeah, but unfortunately it came in too late and was over the max time limit in the rules. A damn shame. I recommend you all check it out, though. I’ve probably spent a few hours in total letting this thing play on loop. A favorite of mine for sure.
- big hoss saves the world - @someape
A classic @someape style cartoon featuring Big Hoss as the star. A dramatic piece full of pigs, bombs, love, loss, and most importantly, Hoss. A little something for everyone. Got big laughs out of all of us. Definitely worth checking out if you haven’t seen it already.
- The Big Hoss Bogosort (2022 HD EDITION) - @DongffTK
The Big Hoss Bogosort (2022 HD EDITION)by DongffTKBig Hoss finds that life in the big city isn't all that it cracks up to be!
This one is the current face of the BBRT Collection! I love this animation, it makes me somehow laugh and feel extremely uncomfortable at the same time. Like, Hoss could just be a silly guy, but it also feels like he’s fucking after me. Every single frame in here is gold, you can pause anywhere in the video and get a laugh. I’d also kill for a gif of this one without the zoom-in. So good.
EDIT: We got the gif! Thank you, @DongffTK!
- Big Hoss - @Maxfilm
This is @poptaffy’s personal favorite entry - you officially earned the world's first @poptaffy award. Congratulations. All of the judges love this video deeply, too, and we are all excited to see more from @Maxfilm. Unfortunately, it did go over the time limit in the rules… But please don’t let that stop you from watching this super wacky animation. It’s very reminiscent of early Pendleton Ward stuff.
- HOSSAPOCALYPSE - @gurchin
We all adore this video. It’s super fucking funny, and provided one of the best Hoss gifs out there within its description. It feels inspired by @Bassetfilms’ work, which was super cool to see. Loved the art, loved the gags, and while it unfortunately also went over our time limit, it is too good to skip. Give it a watch!
- BARBIECUE RUMBLE TUMBLE - @Cartoonations
Super fun video with some great shots of the Hoss. It’s like a country boy cooking show if everyone did a pound of meth. Nice little details in here too, notably “Ford” being replaced with “Fuck” on Hoss’ truck. Big fan of that. It was unfortunately submitted late for the jam… But a very enjoyable entry nonetheless. Check it out!
- BIG BOY NUMA NUMA - @BigTexasTony
- ENLARGED MALE NUMA NUMA - @MrPakoMan
Interesting that we got 2 Numa Numas… I didn’t anticipate even seeing one, but both videos ended up being great! A nice little homage to some NG history. Super glad both videos were submitted, and there’s a lot of little details to enjoy in each individually. Nice work!
- Big Hoss the Tumblr Addict - @Traadess
I wanted to shoutout this one for being super creative. @Traadess plays on the word ‘tumbling’ with “Tumblr”, throwing Hoss on the site as an addict. Super cool ideas here, and something I did not expect to see.
- Big Hoss' Big Loss - @StinkoSupreme
This one straight up made me laugh, dude. Shoutout to @VoicesByCorey for the great delivery. It all moves so fast… Does not fail to make me crack up.
- it's big hoss time - @midgetsausage
The OG face of the BBRT Collection! Shoutout @midgetsausage, this video got me SO excited for the jam. Great bits, awesome shot composition (particularly the wide shot of Hoss staring down the meat-thief), and a super fun video over all. This was one of the very first entries, and thus, sits as a staple in Rumble Tumble history.
Apologies that I don't have a write up for every video... I want to reiterate that we really do love every single one!
A couple more things…
- Shoutout to the handful of y'all who did art of Big Hoss, and also to the original music made for BBRT! Y’all haven’t gone unnoticed, awesome stuff!
- Shoutout to @hydromecha for making this cool-ass 3D printed Hoss trophy. Or maybe Hoss grave? The Hossolith. Idk. It’s super fucking cool! If y'all are interested in this, we're figuring out the logistics of distributing the dang thing since we considered it as a prize, but shoot me a dm bc I can keep you up to date (especially if you own a 3D printer.....)!
So fucking cool!
- Shoutout to @Joe-Mega for offering to do shirts/merch! I was going to do the designs but ran into a hand injury… So I never got them drawn up in time for winners. BUT, if there’s interest in Big Hoss merchandise, let me know! Maybe this will come back too if y'all want some, idk!
Some early designs... We were considering a red shirt with a big fuck off graphic of Hoss' silhouette on the front.
- Another shoutout goes to @MarcoCardenas for making the original Big Hoss gif!
- Also shoutout @TomFulp.
- Also shoutout @brandybuizel.
- And last, I have a full playlist of (hopefully) everything BBRT on Newgrounds to this date. You can check it out here.
Thank you so much everyone!
This has been a blast, and everyone did such a great job. Congratulations to the winners, and look forward to the BBRT collab video down the road. And if you make more Big Hoss… send it my way, I wanna see!!!!!
I just realized I probably should have been posting these in the Community Portal. Oh well.