If you are new to the game Happy Wheels, then you may not grasp the significance of its closure. It's a straightforward concept: a ragdoll-based physics game with a simple objective: deliver your character to the finish line while riding their preferred vehicle. There is a father out on a bike ride with his youngster in a child seat, an elderly guy in a wheelchair, and an obese lady in a motorized shopping cart, just to mention a few.
They do not resemble the traditional protagonists you would expect to control in a video game, but that is because Happy Wheels is not a normal game. The game is saturated with a morbid sense of humor. Due to the "floppy" nature of your characters, the most difficult aspect of the game is controlling them and preventing your avatars from splattering themselves on the ground, on spikes, or from falling from tremendous heights.
It is a gore-filled, irreverent, highly styled, and extremely popular bloodbath. Perhaps the most alluring aspect of the game is the ability for players to create their own levels, which are lethal obstacle courses that spare none of the featured commuters' lives. Yes, this includes the father's unfortunate kid, who will be horrifically mutilated by a single typographical error.
To give you a sense of the overwhelming amount of players worldwide who enjoy Happy Wheels, there have been over 5 million user-created levels and over 13 billion plays of the game to date. This kind of popularity is tough to ignore, and it didn't take long for the game to become available for download on iOS and Android.
However, diehards enjoyed playing the game on their computer.
Why is Happy Wheels closing its doors?
While the game will be accessible for download on mobile devices, and there are plenty of clone games that people install on their desktops, the flash-based game will not be playable in the near future and is already having outages depending on which browser or server/website you use to play it. This is due to Adobe's decision to halt flash in favor of alternative web protocols.
This year, Adobe Flash will cease to function on almost all browsers. You may have noticed that some applications that depended on Flash (such as Pixlr editor) no longer functions. The firm has previously stopped support for Flash in many phases. Now that Flash is going the way of Clippy, popular games such as Happy Wheels and Friv and Cool Math Games will also be eliminated.
People are so distressed about the idea of being unable to play their Flash games that they have created petitions pleading with Adobe to postpone the Flash shutdown. The primary reason advocates of the web protocol do not want it to go is to "defend" the video games that shaped their childhoods.
To avoid being insensitive, nostalgia and technology seldom coexist.
Sure, they can from a product and branding viewpoint, but when it comes to advancing specific technologies, it is just poor business to cling to obsolete software solutions. In addition, the vast majority of current websites utilize HTML5, an astounding 80.9% of all websites on the internet.
Adobe Flash doesn't play well with HTML5, and while developers can make their websites operate with flash, it's generally seen as a hassle that's not worth the effort.
Even the most ardent "flash enthusiasts" have opted to remove support for the protocol and operate entirely in HTML5 settings.
If you still want to play Happy Wheels in 2020, you should definitely download it on your preferred PC or get used to the Android and iOS versions.