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Notes on iOS update 1.0.6 and Android
By Jason on December 16, 2016

When I began work on the iOS version of Happy Wheels, I questioned whether or not it would be accepted into the App Store at all. I found examples of bleeding limbs, gibs, blood explosions and screams in iOS games, but no one example seemed to put all these effects together like Happy Wheels does. Also, at the time, the App Store guidelines were intentionally vague in places, "What is objectionable content? We know it when we see it." So I submitted our little game and breathed a sigh of relief when it was accepted with a 12+ age rating.

However, the App Store and its guidelines are living, breahting entities that change over time. Eventually one of our updates was reviewed by someone who felt the violence was not "cartoon/fantasy", but "realistic", requiring an age rating of 17+ (and banishment from the Brazilian App Store–Sorry, Brazil!). We didn't love this as many Happy Wheels players are below the age of 17, but we went along with it and really nothing seemed to change. Goody.

But then the App Store issued an objection which was not as easily remedied: inury to Irresponsible Dad's child. We were always a bit concerned that this might be an issue and if so, how would we work around it? We ended up going with the obvious solution which was to disable injury to the child. Before anyone throws their arms up in angry protest, I suggest you try it. The child can fall off the bike and will ragdoll, but always remains intact. If you find this lack of violence utterly offensive, let us know. We're considering an alternate solution.

Because of the aforementioned changes, it was easy to implement the option to remove blood/gore from all characters. This option can be found in the Option > Advanced Options. This was request made by a few people... very few.

With that out of the way, the update 1.0.6 also includes levels 1-5 for Wheelchair Guy.

I am actively working on the Android version. After other solutions failed, I decided to go with a pure C++ rewrite of the code. This is unfortunately the best, but slowest solution. At this point, I've got the base characters working as well as couple of the vehicles. It's a good start, but it's still a ways off. Sorry about that. I'd give a more specific timeframe, but I would be guessing and probably inaccurately.

Jim says that he'll update the blog soon.
Comments — Page 1
By Zaharchick222 on March 21, 2017

By anphu04 on March 20, 2017

By TotalGamer578 on March 20, 2017

This may be a bit late, but, i'm maybe 6-7 months into Happy Wheels, so I don't really know what the old community was like, but it sounds 10 times better than what it is now. I DO want an update, but unlike most people, i'm willing to let Jim live his life and be patient. Also, DrEpicFetus, I haven't seen your levels yet, but they're probably great. :-)
By DrEpicFetus on March 19, 2017

@Bert, thanks for the response, I'll try to contact him that way soon. One final question: Would you mabye like to give feedback on some of my levels? All these 9 yo kids dont understand the concept of that, so I ask people that know what they are doing. Once again thanks and have an amazing day!
By Bert on March 18, 2017

@DrEpicFetus: The smaller community was great. I guess it's like any small community, where everyone gets along well since they have an interest in the same thing. You can contact Jim in the "About" section. Not sure if he'll ever see it as I'm sure he gets bombarded with hundreds of e-mails a day from kids begging for more characters.
By king_zane_the_1st on March 18, 2017

By MehCool06 on March 18, 2017

Get an iOS device :-)
By DrEpicFetus on March 18, 2017

@Bert, I've known this game for over 5 years now, how was it when the community was smaller? Was everyone closer? I've tried to contact the creator to see if he was interested in my level idea's. I put tens of hours into making levels in my spare time and i wanted toshow them what I am worth... do you know how to reach them? Btw, its amaing to see that there are still 'veteran' player here. have a good day.
By Bert on March 16, 2017

I just got to thinking... I wonder if Jim ever misses the older, smaller community. I wonder if it affects him when he sees many of us long-time members state how bad the community is now, and how we rarely (if ever) actually play the game. Imagine having a great community become tarnished because it got taken over by kids and crappy clickbait YouTubers. Thing is, there's really nothing that can be done about this epidemic of kids ruining communities. So long as they roam the Internet, they'll plague sites.
By LWPeterson on March 16, 2017

This has become a sad place.
By IAmVeryBored on March 16, 2017

I haven't touched this game since forever. Eh, I guess it's better without me having to try to reason with the immature. Thank God I decided to make video game mods for a community THAT ISN'T INFESTED WITH KIDS. I'm not telling you what that community is because I know for a fact that it'll quickly decline in quality for the same reason why HW is often frowned upon.
By TotalGamer578 on March 15, 2017

AGAIN, Jim has a life. Maybe he doesn't want to live t meeting the demands of whiny kids.
By cooldude25 on March 14, 2017

Please hurry on happy wheels to android
By TotalGamer578 on March 13, 2017

I think I agree to that, Bert.
By Campbellino9 on March 13, 2017

yaay i will get happy wheels on android!
By Bert on March 12, 2017

Hey don't forget me, I was there too. The forums were alright depending on where you went. The character suggestion section was pretty bad and full of the same stuff that plagues the comments today ("plz mak sk8bord kid"). Then when user-made groups started existing the forum was spammed with them. Aside from that, it was alright. Bringing it back now wouldn't work because it would be nothing but "moar cariktur" threads and "plz subsrik 2 my hapy weels lets play channel", as well as users complaining about anything they can nitpick about. It just wouldn't be as nice.
By TotalGamer578 on March 11, 2017

Probably. I've heard of them, though. Were they filled with cussing 3-year-olds, or were they relatively nice to be part of?
By Killer Cheese on March 11, 2017

People still remember the forums? I thought I was the only person still around who was actually here when they existed.
By Street_Sense702 on March 10, 2017

Keep up the good work Happy-Wheels makers! I love your game!
By Tymew123 on March 10, 2017

By sad_kid123 on March 10, 2017

By TotalGamer578 on March 08, 2017

Dude. That was so long ago. Why do you expect him to start them again?
By Walls4floors on March 08, 2017

please... forums!!!!!!!!!!
By TotalGamer578 on March 08, 2017

I can understand that.
By oscario3 on March 08, 2017

OK, so I'm sorry that I "complained" about the blog update taking too long. I understand that Jim has a life, and that progress is expectedly slow, but you don't say that he'll update it "soon", and then not give any form of update whatsoever for 2-3 months. Lastly, I personally don't often think this, but when it comes to blog updates, quantity over quality. (Please don't get too mad about this comment, I have much respect for Jim for not already dropping this game a long time ago.)
By CONNORY2002 on March 06, 2017

By TotalGamer578 on March 06, 2017

Hmm. A WW3 map would be cool.
By CONNORY2002 on March 06, 2017

Here's what's happening.. some people say this blog update takes too long. Someone trying to protect Jim and fucking WW3 breaks out.
By CONNORY2002 on March 06, 2017

The "Steals Joke" people strike once again.
By Mathias2006 on March 06, 2017

My mom is too lazy to download
By Bert on March 04, 2017

@AddictiveCraft: You can give levels a 0 star rating. Don't bother though, I can go through and mass-delete all "naked girl" levels relatively quickly in the mod menu.
By TotalGamer578 on March 02, 2017

Really? Conspiracies? Do you even want a game?! By saying stuff like that, he could QUIT. FOREVER.
By AddictiveCraft on March 02, 2017

I think Jim is currently watching Naked Girls or something like that. Why? Just look at the game. It didn't change for... how many years? Here is what he was supposed to do: Make an Android version Add more things in the game Make an Html 5 version Fix the Inappropriate button for levels Post something in the blog Add more things in the IOS version Create HW 2 And probably a lot else so if u have other ideas post here a comment will all of them I will make a list of things he is supposed 2 do...
By AddictiveCraft on March 02, 2017

STOP MAKING NAKED GIRL LEVELS! I rated 1/5 to 20 of them and I will do that everyday! Try making something more intelligent, like more originals levels ;D
By The Catrunner on March 02, 2017

Well I cant wait for the happy wheels app to come out, if it does.
By Walls4floors on March 01, 2017

"Third, the development of the forums is on hold. We estimated it would be done by now, but then something came up." - Jason in a post from May 2012 still not here in 2017... please, we need answers, its getting lonely
By Walls4floors on March 01, 2017

"and banishment from the Brazilian App Store" well, brazil has its reputation for that stuff... also, anyone know why the forums were removed some time in 2012
By TotalGamer578 on February 27, 2017

The Annoying-Whiner people strike once again. Really, though. Jim has a life.
By oscario3 on February 27, 2017

"Jim says that he'll update the blog soon." *longer than 2 month later there's still no update*
By CONNORY2002 on February 27, 2017

The Off-Topic people strike once again.
By TotalGamer578 on February 25, 2017

What? Uh, can you speak a bit more clearly, please?
By GlaDosEvolution on February 25, 2017

Will html5 version? Because flash is now no longer supported and is not updated any more. Developers flash buried him. And add to HW script language to more functionality and power to game.
By TotalGamer578 on February 24, 2017

11/10 response, MrNewbJay. 11/10.
By MrNewbJay on February 24, 2017

i really like peanut butter
By TotalGamer578 on February 20, 2017

Lol. Anyone here have a custom NPC that they can share?
By CORNYPOO77 on February 20, 2017

By That_Jdm_Guy_ on February 20, 2017

@That_JDM_Guy_ I just read the about tab, never mind the previous statement.
By That_Jdm_Guy_ on February 20, 2017

Has there ever been the idea for having a small, independent dev team? From what I've seen, there's about one guy making everything. I'd think it'd make sense for a few close friends to help with the woodwork.
By TotalGamer578 on February 19, 2017

What? There are no jumpscares in Happy Wheels...
By rai_san_2003 on February 19, 2017

hey guys plz make jumpscares less or i will okay more games plz make it more interesting and little scary ....hope u will work on it .....^_^
By TotalGamer578 on February 18, 2017

OK. I'm glad to see that some (kind of) famous level creators are still posting levels. Most of them just quit forever.
By Killer Cheese on February 18, 2017

@GHAIS: You really think the violence toward a child in Happy Wheels would encourage people to murder children in real life? That's a dumb argument.
By TotalGamer578 on February 17, 2017

He doesn't look through the comments. Try emailing him.
By MrBredvigHD on February 17, 2017

Danish ?
By TotalGamer578 on February 15, 2017

Good for you.
By tylerskovdal4178 on February 15, 2017

I wish there's new characters there :/
By da blue lizard on February 15, 2017

lol okay
By GHAIS on February 14, 2017

@Cool Replay Master, Demonstrations of child/animal abuse, drug usage, sexual content, or any other action which could influence players into performing these bad practices is a no-no if you want to receive a good rating for your game. I'm sure this won't apply in Android's play store since it's much better and tolerant, but IOS' App store is pretty strict, and- Wait, why am I explaining this? The post already did that. Well..
By Polish engineer car on February 14, 2017

Jim! Móg?by? wprowadzi? ma?? aktualizacj?? Gdy kto? wy?le poziom mo?e go samodzielnie oceni?, co jest bardzo nie sprawiedliwe. Prosz? aby? temu zapobieg?. Jak si? nie rozczytasz to wpisz ten tekst w GOOGLE TRANSLATOR !!!
By YTER Gamer on February 13, 2017

By CONNORY2002 on February 12, 2017

By TotalGamer578 on February 12, 2017

I changed my mind. Lel.
By CONNORY2002 on February 12, 2017

TotalGamer578 i thought you gave up on this post ;)
By TotalGamer578 on February 11, 2017

He has a life beyond this game. What about friends? What about family? Ever think of that?
By Manavjoshi on February 11, 2017

But it has been 1 year and you didn't add pogo stick guy and santa
By TotalGamer578 on February 11, 2017

Jim is doing the best he can. You guys should stop making demands of him.
By HulioTheChicken on February 11, 2017

Make it for android. It is getting bigger than iPhone/Apple so it is pointless not to.
By TotalGamer578 on February 11, 2017

He hasn't even finished the 2nd game, why would he make 2 MORE?
By TotalGamer578 on February 10, 2017

I give up on this post. It's a complete wreck. Hopefully the next post will be better,
By Cool Replay Master on February 10, 2017

I do find this lack of violence offensive (i am talking about Irresponsible dads child because then in the death traps you put in the levels the kid won't die no matter how hard you try how come if you turn gore off dad gets killed and remains intact and the child doesn't?
By mymystar23 on February 09, 2017

By CONNORY2002 on February 09, 2017

TotalGamer578- The first guy telling me the life lesson about family. Just as i said.
By CONNORY2002 on February 09, 2017

I'm not butthurt about the fact that family time exists. It bothers me that every "COming SOon" is the same. also you shouldn't attempt to be better than someone when you still use words such as "Go Die". Because that just points out the fact that you're yet another kid trying to hard for self satisfaction.
By TotalGamer578 on February 08, 2017

Oh, shut up, Connor. Sorry that you're butthurt that Jim wants to spend time with is family, and not on brats like you. Go die.
By CONNORY2002 on February 08, 2017

Maybe, That's because "Soon" is just a trick to keep us buckled up for 4 months :P It's getting on the nerves of the 95%