By someone on Mar. 14th, 2012 6:43PM
I've been a bit absent so I just wanted to tell youse all what's up.
For the past couple weeks I've been spending most of my time working on a better physics based animation system. In Happy Wheels, you'll notice characters can only hold certain poses. More complicated animations such as walking, or picking yourself up, or climbing would be extremely difficult to do with box2d (the physics engine used by Happy Wheels) alone. With this additional system, assuming I figure it all out, it would be possible to have complex character animations that still interact with the physics world. It's been a pain in the ass, but I've made a lot of good progress.
Most likely, I would not be adding this system into Happy Wheels. Too much would have to change with the way the current characters are built. It's possible that, when finished, I might make a mini game to illustrate what's possible (was thinking a horrifically violent version of kung-fu). Further down the line, I might want to convert everything currently in Happy Wheels to this new system and possible make it a sequel. It's all speculation right now. It all depends on how things turn out, and possibly new things I discover.
Something that would be possible with the new system would be user contributed animations. Similar to how people submit levels in Happy Wheels, an animation editor would allow people to contribute character animations that could be applied to any character.
I'm excited about figuring this out, as it would allow me to do make some really retarded stuff. I'll still be making Happy Wheels characters and random things, but currently I'd like to make some headway with this new stuff while I remain motivated.
I think that's it for now.
By ReidtheLandFish on Mar. 14th, 2012 10:51PM
Sweet, sounds awesome. Whether you do or not, you've still got one amazing game here haha
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:10AM
By rbernuson on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:12AM
Just think! soon we'll be able to get ourselves out of those GODDAMN situattions in which you are stuck
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:25AM
The age of Cryogenica is near. Well, it fits with what's currently going on to Happy Wheels. If you don't know what Cryogenica means. Look it up.
By flyinhawaiian95 on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:26AM
There should be a new character.
By GunSmith117 on Mar. 15th, 2012 01:38AM
You can almost walk with this system, for example with Segway Guy after he ejects. Using Ctrl+Shift alternately creates some kind of walking movement. Maybe it'd be easier to just fuck with the leg angles for those buttons.
By PCFreak20 on Mar. 15th, 2012 02:04AM
That user animations thing looks cool! XD
By Bert on Mar. 15th, 2012 02:46AM
Love the hard work being put in the game! I wouldn't recommend making something like 'Happy Wheels 2', it would be a lot easier to keep it in the original, although there would need to be a lot of changes for it to work.
The new animations would be cool, however 95% of user-made ones would involve them doing some sort of sex position, which is really annoying.
Either way, loving the work you're doing.
Oh, and @flyinhawaiian95
Please die, slowly.
By colonel Ford on Mar. 15th, 2012 02:51AM
[quote] user animations[/quote]
Wait what do you mean?
By Bert on Mar. 15th, 2012 02:54AM
Basically it means you can make your own movement animations for characters.
By somar2oo1 on Mar. 15th, 2012 04:07AM
is happy wheels is going to update?????????????????
By tak4n on Mar. 15th, 2012 04:24AM
Just don't make the hobo in the wheel chair be able to walk... will be weird.
By MartyrLoserKing on Mar. 15th, 2012 04:29AM
good luck, hope you come up with something awesome.
By Hulkninja on Mar. 15th, 2012 06:48AM
But if you manage to get the upgraded physics to only affect certain characters, or something like that?
By DjordjeDjD99 on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:04AM
That would be good !! This game could change name instead of happy wheels, happy marathon/physics/sprint or some shit...
By theshywillraindeath on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:31AM
@tak4n LOL yeah... I guess you're right! I mean, why would he be in a wheelchair if he could walk? Cuz it has turbo boost? Maybe... But not likely. Take heed, gentlemen... This guy knows a thing or two.
By B O B on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:33AM
A second Happy Wheels?! Holy crap that'd be awesome! xD
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:44AM
Seriously happy wheels has some effed up users!
By MYMOM234 on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:55AM
guy who wanted to make cave story level, go for it.
Everyone else, my level is finished now, so im just gonna wait for a busy day or somthing.
By Cooldude1990 on Mar. 15th, 2012 07:57AM
So what's you will start doing ?! :D
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 08:06AM
So whys you not speak engrish like a properly
By Dragon fly 111 on Mar. 15th, 2012 08:36AM
Omg awesome jason i like kung fu game :D
By terer10 on Mar. 15th, 2012 09:39AM
you should play some of the ideas levels to give you some new charachter ideas, and you should also have multiplayer lobbies where a limited amount of people(the editor of the level can choose the amount of players at a time)can race. and if a lobby is full A new lobby will be made for the same level.but it should be optional to play multiplayer.(and optional for the editor of the level to choose if they want a multiplayer choice)and you should be able to chat in lobbies, and make friends.you should also be able to send messages. and invites to races. anyway it's just an idea.anyone agree with me? :)
By metboy on Mar. 15th, 2012 10:17AM
jim can you add animals to hw
By MrXD on Mar. 15th, 2012 10:19AM
so what ur saying is: with this physics engine we can walk? i might need that for my internet game i'm in the process of making. can you tell me how to make it? i's gonna need it!
By bostandji on Mar. 15th, 2012 10:59AM
WE NEED HAPPY WHEELS ON IPHONE!!!!!!
By theshywillraindeath on Mar. 15th, 2012 10:59AM
Hey, i'm trying to make a game, too! I just can't seem to find something to make it with, I mean, like a game- making software. I tried downloding one, and it game me a trojan, and I can't find anything else online, I don't have any money, so I can't buy anything... You guys got anything? I got a good idea for it... :D
By bramtrol on Mar. 15th, 2012 11:05AM
I think, if Jim would make moving without a vehicle easier, that would really suck..
By norbi10 on Mar. 15th, 2012 11:25AM
I like more the idea of a minigame of the new actions,
That would give players much more erections.
By YourBigBrother on Mar. 15th, 2012 11:53AM
JEEE Jim You And Your team are the best I got a brilliant Idea for character a Mexican man with a Sombrero on a Donkey. Keep Up The Good Work.
By adrian1999 on Mar. 15th, 2012 11:59AM
yea nice it will be great if you will do it but as a sad observation put mor things and characters
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:09PM
i have cool game ideas too!!!
By kEwLiO on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:40PM
There already IS a secret Kung-Fu Game. <_< >_>
By ACHIEVERjunior on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:49PM
That's not a kung fu game that's an abandoned fighting game
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 12:56PM
...is he talkin bot that blibbidy blahportfolio.swf12 or some shit like dat!
By BDasher on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:08PM
Id love to be able 2 walk YEEEY HURRAH FOR... wow, almost said Jeb... too much Minecraft. Jim!
By qazzymojo on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:10PM
good 'bout an option that lets level creators chose realistic phisics or nutso phisics so no stuff is rubbishifird exuse spelling
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:19PM
Lol, some of the comments flowing through this new post is pretty damn funny. People talking about multiplayer and then getting replied something random in return. Someone talking about giving people chance to have multiplayer give many users erections oh man. Trolls these days, *laughs* well, Happy Wheels is getting pretty advanced, I couldn't see why not with the new animations and whatnot. Every year Happy Wheels improves a ton and new tools and helpful level editor items always come out and levels improve. So I could probably see something remarkable in the next year of Happy Wheels. Keep up the good work guys.
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:27PM
...quiet down im tryna listen to my beastie boys track!
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:33PM
Bleh, that type of music eh? Well who am I to judge, I only like metal and only metal. Since it's brutal and it's just energetic and gives me a good adrenaline rush, and since I love to just head bang. So, how's everyone doing today?
By Bryanguy on Mar. 15th, 2012 1:43PM
Horrifically violent kung-fu game? Yes PLEASE.
By D J A Y on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:29PM
yes luigi i listen to rap...and im christian too...which makes me very uncomfortable being on this site:(
By DuckTape on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:32PM
Extreme violent kung-fu.
I hope we can be some Happy Wheels characters, as a reference.
Without doubt, it will be a great success!
By HappyforWheels on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:36PM
wow, the new physics thing hes talking about sounds great
By Luigi Is pro on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:37PM
Well guys, just to inform you guys. MetallicDoom's (revamped, which means improved) Happy Wheels park level will be published on Saturday during the afternoon. (Around 1PM central) hope you guys are excited to see it. I've detailed and helped him extend the level. It was just a project between me and him that we've had for 2 weeks, and you guys will be the audience that will see it get unraveled. Hope you liked reading this as much as I typed it. Alright that is all for now.
By hazard346 on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:49PM
By 0ZA on Mar. 15th, 2012 2:55PM
When will 1.62 be released? But why walking? This was always the request of little kids, who don't understand the sense of Happy [b]Wheels[/b]! So why do u want to add it?