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 jessewatkins on May. 19th, 2012 6:25PM
jim its ben so long do u even play happywheels
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 19th, 2012 6:44PM
Yea fuck you he's on a well deserved break in Thailand getting some hot sand witches
By popz 9 on May. 19th, 2012 7:00PM
what is going on
By D J A Y on May. 19th, 2012 7:14PM
My gawd i saw 666 in south park?!...i thought they liked jesus
By LWPeterson on May. 19th, 2012 7:57PM
By Sithis on May. 19th, 2012 8:04PM
^666 thats awesome.
By D J A Y on May. 19th, 2012 8:05PM
Jims holiday is long as hell damnit!...i go on holiday...for days not..months
By The Ronin on May. 19th, 2012 8:18PM
I can see why he's going for months because of problems after problems appearing. (First, website was down a lot, then the forums was causing problems, and then the spam and rate 5 levels.)
By LWPeterson on May. 19th, 2012 8:25PM
Jim will be coming back in June! So please....
By S P A R T A on May. 19th, 2012 8:37PM
http://nyanit.com/totaljerkface.com/happy_wheels.php JUST YES.
By popz 9 on May. 19th, 2012 8:39PM
By chexmixrap45 on May. 19th, 2012 8:43PM
i wonder what noobs will do when Jim has filled all character slots there will be no more characters so they will have to suffer forever once it is >=D
By S P A R T A on May. 19th, 2012 8:44PM
[url]http://nyanit.com/xat.com/tjftoday[/url] This is so fun...
By D J A Y on May. 19th, 2012 9:03PM
@Chemixrap he can always add more slots
@S P A R T A i tried that nyanit for facebook and google and it failed horribly only works for totaljerkface!and the whole page is later filled with nyan cats so you cant read anything...
By 321yourface123 on May. 19th, 2012 9:19PM
When is the next update, man?
By american530 on May. 19th, 2012 9:48PM
make a new character like a barrel or something voiced by pewdiepie
By Foggy Red Lights on May. 19th, 2012 10:15PM
It's taken about 3 years since Jim ever asked someone (Nova) who he doesn't know personally to voice a character. Don't expect of Pewdiepie anytime soon. Besides, a barrel isn't human-like nor has any vehicle type of thing. So no.
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 20th, 2012 03:44AM
Pewdiepie will never be a character no matter how hard they scream
By ALFAMAIL11 on May. 20th, 2012 04:41AM
I dont care man, the game is awsome just keep doing what your doing
By Bl4ckGunz on May. 20th, 2012 07:57AM
Is control and shift the walking pose? somehow its really wierd and you can't even walk. And now I can't grab somehow...
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 20th, 2012 08:47AM
There is no walking pose you idiot, its happy wheels not happy feet, its not weird for a game called happy WHEELS, and you can't grab because you're dead
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 09:28AM
oh my gawd do you guys know how hard it is to make feet!?!never again!
By Foggy Red Lights on May. 20th, 2012 09:51AM
IKR they always end up looking like blocks.
How they make characters will forever be a mystery to me.
By boybente12 on May. 20th, 2012 10:21AM
WHAT?! SEQUEL ALREADY!? Don't do it! (because i think if you made the sequel almost all people will play the sequel better than the original one)
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 10:25AM
@loggy fed rights...you characters!?
By tkid998 on May. 20th, 2012 11:16AM
This is gonna be AWESOME :)
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 11:31AM
WHEELCHAIR GUY ONLY HAS ON TOE ON EACHFOOT!!!!!!!!!!!...check he only has big toes...
By LWPeterson on May. 20th, 2012 11:37AM
I just want tokill all of the noobs and start over.
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 12:07PM
you better enjoy it!
By Foggy Red Lights on May. 20th, 2012 1:04PM
Should add a tad of lighting on teeth, let that yellow SHINE.
Feet are really good, is that made by you, or is it from a non interactive character like little boy?
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 1:08PM
No from scratch using an updated version of paint,i need to edit some crap add vehicle and make second character
By The Ronin on May. 20th, 2012 1:09PM
Give him green messy hair,that might make it look better. Great job though!
By D J A Y on May. 20th, 2012 1:14PM
But its a mask?!
By josh117323 on May. 21st, 2012 04:25AM
<3 HAPPY WHEELS!
By Bert on May. 21st, 2012 05:23AM
You used Paint to make that? Damn that makes it even more impressive! But you should have used Flash, then it could act like a real character!
By SuperCowGirl1984 on May. 21st, 2012 07:35AM
GIVE US A FUCKING UPDATE! I WANT SOME NEW LEVELS!!
By chexmixrap45 on May. 21st, 2012 09:19AM
well tough love, Jim is on holiday in thailand, and won't be back till june so you'll have to wait.
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 21st, 2012 10:36AM
You want some new levels? you fuckin kiddin me? 100's of new levels are being pumped out every second and you want new levels?
By benxrules on May. 21st, 2012 10:45AM
So... there are super-noobs that don't know how to access later pages on news posts, and don't even know there is a user level browser, and end up only playing featured levels. Then there are the noobs that can't access later pages on news posts, and suggest stupid things. Then there are people who just play the game, like us.
By chexmixrap45 on May. 21st, 2012 11:52AM
I think Jim should really rename the play button to featured levels so people won't get confused -_-.
By D J A Y on May. 21st, 2012 12:09PM
Is it just me or did happy wheels stop working after i posted that pic...good news!...i unlocked the stealth suit in mgs2!
By LWPeterson on May. 21st, 2012 2:48PM
Happy wheels stopped working for me too. That's why I couldn't submit a level!
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 21st, 2012 3:01PM
Atleast you 2 can actually play! I hope to god they make a downloadable version so I can play again
By The Ronin on May. 21st, 2012 3:21PM
I need an ending for my very detailed zombie level. Any ideas? (BTW I'm not going to use a sewer, that's used up too much)
By D J A Y on May. 21st, 2012 3:30PM
...anyway...sketching some ideas for a gatling gun hazard...do u guys think its a good idea to post the end result of a gatling gun here...i dont want to crash the site again
By ACHIEVERjunior on May. 21st, 2012 3:54PM
Someone stole Jim's comic [url]http://9gag.com/gag/4238549[/url]
By D J A Y on May. 21st, 2012 4:08PM
@achiever no the hair is not part of the mask!?
By MYMOM234 on May. 21st, 2012 4:29PM
love character DJAY, keep up good work.