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Aug 23, 2009 | 5:00 AM EDT
  • Frontpaged August 23, 2009
  • Weekly Users' Choice August 26, 2009
  • Review Crew Pick August 26, 2009
  • Daily Feature August 24, 2009

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The Tarboy SOUNDTRACK is now available for download here:


Whoa! We're totally blown away by the response Tarboy's had so far :O We can barely keep up with all the incredible reviews, notes and emails! Thank you everybody for the daily feature and front page!

It's taken us a long time to finally upload Tarboy, so thanks to all the people who've been waiting patiently. We hope you enjoy it :) Check out the Bonus features too, we put a lot of work into it!

The score was composed by Newground's own Hania Lee.

Now that we've got this one out we can focus completely on Tarboy II.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Awsome cant wait for part 2!!!!

the art and animations were fantastic I cant tell alot of love went into this (and alot of time) cant wait for more work from you james! :)

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

you wana hear about a real hero billy!!!

it all begain at the water cooler.... o.o


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

This is a true Newgrounds classic.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


This video was awesome adding music/song to further the narrative of the story.

The only error I noticed was that the grandfather's weird eye changes places in the beginning. In the beginning his left eye was the one with the circle-slash, then in the flashback with Tarboy, the eye changes to the right side. Then in the finale the grandfater's eye changes to the rightside as well =P

But w/e the video was awesomez!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

It's really good.

But I can't help but think you were thinking of the disney movie Robots the complete time you made it. The designs of the robots look straight out of the movie. Nonetheless, you added your own twist on the story (masters enslaving and exterminating the robots with tar) and made it about a tar boy instead of robots. Very good video and I would look forward to seeing another one.