Jason's big boy post
By someone on May. 9th, 2011 3:02PM
Writing news is very tiring, so here's Jason instead:
----BEGIN MESSAGE FROM JASON----
In the last month some cool stuff has happened. First off, Happy Wheels now has an office. This means that Jim can get out of his apartment and stop bitching about how being a hermit is driving him insane. It also has allowed him to hire me to help develop the game. Between having an office and an employee he pays to show up on time, things should remain on schedule. So far it's been pretty great. We plan on updating the game more frequently. You may have noticed we've added a few new breakable items: television, boombox, bottles, and a chair. It's a minor update, but I feel pretty honored to be the first person to work directly on the game itself. Also, we think breaking stuff in the game is fun.
Second, a new character is coming. Jim has finished most of the illustration. Without ruining the surprise, I think it's going to be pretty hilarious. It's a single character and it should feature a modified jump. We can't say exactly when it will be released, but he's working hard to get it out as soon as possible. Jim really wants to focus adding new characters.
Third, t-shirts and other merch will be available pretty soon.
Forth, we're working on addressing the server issues. Please be patient.
And finally, a bit about me (you can skip this part as I'm done talking about the game). Jim and I met at our last full-time job. He was leaving to work on a game and I was hired to take over his position. The game wasn't even "Happy Wheels" back then. It was simply an old man in a wheelchair rolling down a hill. But as Jim developed it, I became a big fan. I too quit my day job and vowed never to work in advertising ever again. And then some time passed and Happy Wheels had become more than a game, but a community of people creating awesome levels. Because I know Flash/Box2D, can illustrate and also develop iOS apps, Jim hired me to help out. This story is riveting. Anyway, Iâm pretty excited to be a part of this.
My name in the forums is Jason Schymick.
By speedyxe on May. 10th, 2011 5:08PM
i like this guy jason! and i am very excited about this new charector i bet its gonna be great!
By yazyeah on May. 10th, 2011 6:09PM
YAY so excited. new character of awesomeness. oh, btw check out levels by "yazyeah"
By Top Gun 57TB on May. 10th, 2011 6:48PM
Plz make an app for me and my friend Termitater
P.S. check out his levels, some need to be posted on the main screen
my favorite is his "don't move"
By matteo101 on May. 10th, 2011 7:04PM
is it a monkey on a uniclycle
By meatwagon21 on May. 10th, 2011 7:07PM
YAY New charicter :)
By Violinist on May. 10th, 2011 9:07PM
In the words of Rebecca Black-
WE WE WE SO EXCITED
WE SO EXCITED[/quote]
god, I hate that song.
By Tsubaki101 on May. 10th, 2011 9:48PM
Sweet! A new character finally! Amen!
By Nazi Hunter on May. 10th, 2011 10:03PM
kid on a pogo stick?
By trotterski on May. 10th, 2011 11:44PM
[b]How's that toilet coming, Jason/Jim?[/b]
By Tommyo3000 on May. 11th, 2011 12:38AM
107TH COMMENT YEAH!!! New character sounds cool.
By Hypercube619 on May. 11th, 2011 02:01AM
FINALLY! LET ALL PEOPLE WHO MAKE LEVELS ABOUT NEW CHARACTERS STOP!
By False_Firebird on May. 11th, 2011 02:47AM
[quote]How's that toilet coming, Jason/Jim?[/quote]
I heard it was clogged of half digested burritos!
By Berina on May. 11th, 2011 08:08AM
By luipaardgekko on May. 11th, 2011 10:58AM
FUN, new caracter is coming up!!!! :P
By styder237 on May. 11th, 2011 11:04AM
Yiu should add a slider to all the objects like with the bootles so you can change the type of object.
By nicky929 on May. 11th, 2011 11:47AM
If the new character was Lara Croft from Tomb Raider,it would be coolz.>:D
By Alex Taylor on May. 11th, 2011 12:03PM
Thanx for any updates on the game, it makes it much better
By trotterski on May. 11th, 2011 12:16PM
So, how about that toilet, Jim?
By BunkeeMo Jones on May. 11th, 2011 12:41PM
That's like the best story ive heard in a while o3o
By djex5691 on May. 11th, 2011 1:33PM
I have an idea... Character Editor and comments for levels and dislikes and likes for creator comments
By SeggieNooo on May. 11th, 2011 3:34PM
I really want to see the fire actually, I think it'd really add a lot more variety to the game. But if the new character is a guy on a lawnmower...FUCK YES!
By chris1717 on May. 11th, 2011 6:34PM
124 comment!!!! WOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO
By CoolBreeze on May. 11th, 2011 7:16PM
Jason, you just became a TJF celebrity in about two days.
By catsfriend12 on May. 11th, 2011 7:41PM
I play <a href="http://www.roblox.com/User.aspx?ID=7502296&userid=7502296&rbx_source=ambassador&rbx_medium=Direct&rbx_campaign=ambpro">ROBLOX</a> and my account name is catsfriend12 at ROBLOX, a ok social game
By dawangsta on May. 11th, 2011 7:56PM
By Jason Schymick on May. 11th, 2011 8:07PM
@trotterski The toilet is coming along fine, but... it's just a toilet. You'd think it would be easier to find toilet smashing sounds, but it's quite difficult.
@styder237 You may see more sliders which modify simple objects, like the bottle. It really comes down to whether or not we have time to do the illustration/how much it enhances the game.
@CoolBreeze Haha... Well, let's hope the power doesn't corrupt me.
By trotterski on May. 11th, 2011 8:18PM
[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nr9ZIGaW35E]This video[/url] has some good toilet smashing sounds.
By Jason Schymick on May. 11th, 2011 9:02PM
@trotterski That's funny--I already watched a number of YouTube videos of guys smashing toilets. The problem tends to be the ambient noise which, when filtered out, reduces the quality of the smash itself. Thanks, I may try to use this.
By lolpwnage221 on May. 11th, 2011 9:12PM
Hey, Jason. Good luck with the game! Hope to see some interesting things come out, like fire, and that new character!
By agentmario on May. 11th, 2011 10:09PM
the new character is a guy on a lawn mower !!!!!!!
By Ashton30462 on May. 11th, 2011 10:14PM
finnaly a new character
By kirbykible on May. 11th, 2011 11:06PM
Sweeeeeettt..... new character.....
people say its gonna either be a clown car or something...
By strong bad on May. 11th, 2011 11:07PM
so they are making a toilet?
By SpArtA117 on May. 12th, 2011 06:25AM
By bomba on May. 12th, 2011 06:49AM
i think its a lawnmower wit hover car capibilities
By xSlaminSamx on May. 12th, 2011 5:06PM
Hey Jason, can you give us an exact date on which this character will be created and released. Much appreciated :D
By ethan101 on May. 12th, 2011 5:37PM
hi im tommyes friend i let him play happy wheels hes good but,IM BETTER HAHA also hes funny [img]http://qaukelive[/img]
By theaaron57 on May. 12th, 2011 6:33PM
i have an idea about the character a judge on roller skates!!!!!!!!!!!!
By fuckoffandleavemealone on May. 13th, 2011 05:24AM
MAKE A CHARACTER THAT [b][/b] CAN PARKOUR IT WOULD BE AWSOME
By Dayzy on May. 13th, 2011 07:04AM
I don't know where you guys heard there would be a toilet but judging by how much you're talking about it, I guess it's coming. And also I'm wondering if the toilet has an empty hole in it? For like, I don't know, poo?
And a open or close button would be good.
By daltonr17 on May. 13th, 2011 11:00PM
i realy like this game i know i sound like a wierd :P
By grandchaser009 on May. 13th, 2011 11:13PM
i konw that a guy [code][/code]on a _________
By michael99 on May. 14th, 2011 08:53AM
swwwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet new caracter i cant wait [img]face[/img]
By 412mark412 on May. 14th, 2011 2:01PM
OMG OMG OMG OMG
1st: when i search for a level it always comes up with happy green hills no matter what i put in :-(
2nd: coz u develope ios apps please make happy wheels for the ipod/iphone (maybe even ipad?)! if apple dont approve it please send it to the cydia jailbreak store :-)
3rd: (i know i cant count!) new character soon! wooo!
By mikeman174 on May. 14th, 2011 3:42PM
um hello it has come to my attention that the search feature in level browser is acting up whenever i try to use it it just shows me the happy green hills so i hope its not just me so could you look into that
By CaucasianMelon on May. 14th, 2011 3:47PM
Man, that is amazing what you have accomplished with Newgrounds.com. I'm glad Tom is able to offer help with selling the merch in their store.
As far as the updates, the game is amazing as it is, and I hope you all take your time making this game an effective one. Effectiveness is better than putting out so much and yet still it has a lot of relative issues. And besides, now that you guys have your own office, it'll be much better with managing things such as server-side issues and such. It's good to see Jim getting into it now, because this game will achieve very much.
By AkAddictViruz on May. 16th, 2011 4:28PM
the character is going to be called lawnmower man he said