October 25, 2010 2:00 PM | Eric Caoili
Before hitting play on this trailer, please keep in mind that Jim Bonacci's take on the sidescrolling BMX/motocross genre isn't for the faint of heart. In Happy Wheels, you "choose your inadequately prepared racer, and ignore severe consequences in your desperate search for victory".
Those severe consequences include having your limbs torn off (or left barely hanging together by a tendon), being stomped on by a giant foot, and losing your child after slam-dunking him to impress the homeless folks hanging around the court. Yeah, it's a pretty violent game.
Happy Wheels features several playable characters with different vehicles (Irresponsible Dad being the best), the ability to view or save replays, 15 featured levels, more than 15,000 user-created stages, and a level editor.
Bonacci first released this several months ago, but I'm featuring Happy Wheels anymore because he recently created this new trailer for his IGF submission, because he recently added sound to the game, and because he's still putting out new updates (e.g. new characters, level items).