glass and like whatever
By someone on Apr. 8th, 2011 07:12AM
So yeah, if you didn't already see, I added some breakable glass into the level editor last week. I updated it with some changes just now though. Flailing bodies were having trouble smashing through anything other than very thin glass, so you can now set the strength of the glass. If you want to avoid the player getting stabbed, you can shut that off. Smaller sized glass will now also break into interactive pieces. Shards will only kill you if they are over a certain mass.
That is all I have to say about glass.
I will most likely make a character now, but I'd really like to try implementing fire. I think it could look way fancy. That will probably come afterwards.
This week I've been preparing to move into my new office/studio space away from my goddamn bedroom. I get to move in tomorrow, and I'll be building some computers and setting up some desks. I am way happy about this. Working from home forces me to be in a non productive limbo, where I cannot differentiate between work and recreational time. This way I will have a place I go to specifically for work, on a real schedule... and I'm sure it will lead to me being more productive. Then I can go home and do pointless things without feeling guilty.
I'll also be hiring my friend Jason to help with the game. He's another flash programmer, who also happens to be pretty decent at replicating the Happy Wheels art style.
Once we're settled maybe I can even get an intern. Anyone in the NYC/Brooklyn area (older than 20 please) looking for an internship? Someone with an art or programming background would be great. I'd pay for lunch and travel. If you're in school you could possibly get credits. You would be cultivated into a true champion and could possibly learn something from two strange 30 year olds?
By TheAtomicG96 on Apr. 8th, 2011 3:16PM
You should make a guy with one of those massive lawn mower things...
By FyourRELIGION on Apr. 8th, 2011 3:29PM
Just wanted to say that I really appreciate you working on the game in spite of all the bs you get from people such as level-stealing and whatnot. Thanks, and can't wait for the new updates.
By van123 on Apr. 8th, 2011 3:31PM
Make a teddy bear in a airplane
By Quinnpon on Apr. 8th, 2011 3:34PM
Oh my, I'm a Pyro maniac DONT MAKE FIRE HEHEHEHEHEHEHHEHEHEHHEEHEHE
By Etihad on Apr. 8th, 2011 3:53PM
I want a character, a kid in a mini airplane attraction.
By THEZ0ck on Apr. 8th, 2011 4:10PM
i think he sould make a knight on a horse
By jerk_n00b on Apr. 8th, 2011 4:37PM
=/ not finding many lvls with shatterin glas that cuts ur and goes into u in anyways ood luck on fire and new character ....HAPPY WHEELS ROCKS !!!!!!! :D
By KoopaEater on Apr. 8th, 2011 4:46PM
Thank you, Jim, keep working at the game, and whatever you put in I'll be happy with.
By Schmirn on Apr. 8th, 2011 4:51PM
I'm still under the impression that I'm one of the oldest people playing this game. But I'm in college for film, can't draw for shit, and real shoddy at programming.
By KirbyMST3K on Apr. 8th, 2011 5:02PM
Sounding pretty good, Jimbo...
this went from a site with a pretty cool game to a site featuring a pretty cool game with a dedicated owner.
Keep up the good work.
By xkshowgun 2 on Apr. 8th, 2011 5:05PM
At first there was nothing but Jim Boccani said ''LET THERE BE SHAPES'' then he said ''LET THERE BE CHARACTERS'' Then he added in ''LET THERE BE GORE!'' And thats how happy wheels was created
But Jim i like the update and it is hard to make a game with constant updates
By mattimanlol on Apr. 8th, 2011 5:39PM
great job man!
hey err I have an idea for the new character:
maybe you van make one with a parachute? than if you fall in the air you can press space if you want to land slowely with your parachute?
you can answer on my e-mail:
By exotic on Apr. 8th, 2011 5:52PM
hoping for a skate boarder or a bmx guy =P
By THEAWSEOMe on Apr. 8th, 2011 6:01PM
Jim you messed up my level the glass doesn't impale anymore it used to but since the new changes it doesn't. The level GLASSFALL IMPOSIBLE! isnt imposible any more...:(
By Johnson_johnson on Apr. 8th, 2011 6:18PM
I has hopping for a character riding a living animal, but this can become a problem since the animal would also need to become a ragdoll. Maybe a animal without legs would make it a little easier
By theshywillraindeath on Apr. 8th, 2011 6:21PM
Sounds like the voices for being stabbed have changed, did you do anything to those, Jim?
By teh troll on Apr. 8th, 2011 6:33PM
JIM Y U SO AWESOME?!?!?!?!?
By Jim Bonacci on Apr. 8th, 2011 6:47PM
THEAWSEOMe .... shit, i will check if i messed something up.
theshywillraindeath, yes, i made it so various voices can be used for the stabbing... it was sounding too repetitive.
By Nikolay on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:21PM
create a MONKEY! XD
By airsofter34 on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:28PM
are you sure you don't want a 17 year old male sex slave?
By Engraze3125 on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:48PM
damnit i keep getting killed!
By SkateSkull on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:52PM
Please make a....BUBBLE GUY!!!
By NoobSlayer3000 on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:52PM
Personally i think that the moped couple wasnt very good i find them a little annoying lol
By blackopsfan10653 on Apr. 8th, 2011 7:59PM
maybe you cuold make a guy in a monster truck for a new charecter like grave digger!
By LifeBetweenNaps on Apr. 8th, 2011 8:16PM
No, Jim wants to make a "selection of characters that would most likely be seen as completely inadequate". It should be something you wouldn't normally see in a game like this. A skateboader is too practical.
By trotterski on Apr. 8th, 2011 8:26PM
By twyzted dude on Apr. 8th, 2011 9:13PM
thanks jim. ya i really liked the fire idea it sounds really cool ,but ppl and their characters.lol
By Racer9000 on Apr. 8th, 2011 9:14PM
Well you would have to think reasonably on the next character because a guy in a jeep doesnt sound happy wheels material, all pervious characters are not in vehcicls, they are in knock of versions of a vehicle like the moped and segway, a jeep may ruin the whole style of some random dude in a random wheelchair with a rocket getting his legs blow off at 100mph
if anything a guy in a jeep would be more like a special character
By Sweetness8989 on Apr. 8th, 2011 9:43PM
Jim make either alien in a ufo, grim reaper in bone car, skate boreder, grannie on rollerskates, baby in basket
By Jim Bonacci on Apr. 8th, 2011 10:14PM
why does a guy in a jeep keep coming up?
By Gamaconeitor on Apr. 8th, 2011 10:23PM
fire, earth and water! so
water + earth = mud!!
By lego42 on Apr. 8th, 2011 10:30PM
i was thinking an alien in a ufo
By Bert on Apr. 8th, 2011 10:48PM
Quit suggesting characters, this news post isn't about that so stick to the news post and talk about something other then "MOAR CARUKTER" and what character it should be. The time will come when you can suggest what is made.
By trotterski on Apr. 8th, 2011 11:01PM
[b]Jim has a lot of shit that he does everyday. Reading your character suggestions is not one of them.[/b]
By Shadow55533 on Apr. 8th, 2011 11:32PM
Trotterski is right. I think you people should stop wasting Jim's time with your Character Suggestions. A lot of them either suck monkey nipples or would [i][b]NEVER[/b][/i] be programed into the game. If you all stop sending Jim shitty character suggestions, Jim wouldn't waste 24 hours reading them, and his progress on making Happy Wheels would probably rapidly increase. I say let Jim make whatever damn kind of character he wants.
By Dadood1616 on Apr. 9th, 2011 12:01AM
I have been thinking about a new character for this rad game. Its a punk teen in a fancy convertable car. But I don't really care, I'm just glad another characters coming :D
By weslerz on Apr. 9th, 2011 01:43AM
make a skateboarding dude :D
By Bert on Apr. 9th, 2011 01:55AM
Argh, stop suggesting characters, don't you understand JIM WON'T READ IT, he doesn't waste time reading stupid suggestions, and even when he does make a new character, you just BEG and FORCE him for more and more characters, give Jim a break and let him live life and not have to constantly be raided with stupid suggestions!
By aapje on Apr. 9th, 2011 03:07AM
i am a gay :S
By dallen on Apr. 9th, 2011 04:16AM
JIM make a cool charcter and will the fire hurt oneself or just like backround
By root1703 on Apr. 9th, 2011 05:56AM
By CaitlinC_303 on Apr. 9th, 2011 06:30AM
make a builder guyin a bulldozer and he can crash over ppl and hit them with his wrecking ball! (see my level: DIGGER RAMPAGE)
By Mystic on Apr. 9th, 2011 06:45AM
By the way Jim, do you have time now to review my NPC?
By Haribo2010 on Apr. 9th, 2011 07:10AM
I have an idea for Hazard a Knife Thrower,Bear Trap,or a LIGHTNING bOLT
------ sTAY tUNED jIM
By itsmadworld on Apr. 9th, 2011 08:32AM
If your going to make a new character i think just a simple running character would be really fun would make the game a bit more free-runner-ish... or whatever. But yeah good luck with what ever you got swimming in your mind there.
By snotter on Apr. 9th, 2011 08:36AM
Jim if you've got some time plies wil you make a SKATEBOARDER plies.
By horsetub on Apr. 9th, 2011 09:51AM
could you lso make an undo button and an eraser?
By Edisdukic99 on Apr. 9th, 2011 11:20AM
coool i like the fire idea
By rock111 on Apr. 9th, 2011 11:24AM
cool fire is awesome