James Anthony Bonacci (born September 27, 1979 aged 33, better known as Jim Bonacci) is the creator of Total Jerkface, Divine Intervention, Happy Wheels, GameTest12 and Flash movies Beautiful Day and Where's My Bike?. Jim lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York, and you can contact him by his email address, which is firstname.lastname@example.org, but he is unlikely to reply. You can also contact him at http://facebook.com/happy.wheels", and you can visit his YouTube channel "ImAngryMan". He is the current owner and creator of http://totaljerkface.com/ and works with Jason Schymick and Caroline Pham along with some moderators on the game. You can visit Jim's Myspace account here, although Jim will rarely, if ever, update it. Developing Flash in early 2002, he made a crudely animated movie on Newgrounds called Oh Beautiful Day and then another one in 2003 titled Where's My Bike?. Later in 2003, he started learning ActionScript, and made a Flash game called "Divine Intervention" The game was his first major success in the world of Flash games and has about 6 million views on Newgrounds alone. A couple of years later (around 2006) he opened his site, totaljerkface.com (not the one as we know today). The website was built in Flash, and included a very limited amount of unappealing features. He included a Flash application that allowed users to ask him questions, which he publically later answered. He also added an interactive head there (different than the one on the site today), which would say something in a computerized voice if you put your cursor over it, much like the ones we know today.
He and Jason went to Berlin, Germany (see his news post Germany Land) for a month in August 2011. He also went to Thailand by himself in May 2012.
Work on Happy WheelsIn about 2006, he started working on Happy Wheels. Jim Bonacci was working at a Flash advertising job with Jason Schymick when he quit to start fully focusing on his "new game". Jim said that he spent 4 years making it, including rewriting the game in different programming languages. Originally, Happy Wheels was made for fun, it only contained Wheelchair Guy, and the first level, Happy Green Hills. After it gained some popularity, he made it into what the game is now, and published it to his website on June 4th, 2010.
On November 13th, 2012, Jim announced he is "creating a new version of Happy Wheels from scratch". Unlike the online Flash version, this version will be written in C++, contain much more detailed graphics, and is downloaded rather than played online. Jim stated it will sell for $5 - 10.
At PAX East 2013, Jim showed a demo version of the upcoming mobile version of Happy Wheels.
- During his German vacation, Jim stated he knew nothing about the German language. He stated: "I don't speak German. No, I do know the word "Hallo". Jason knows 4 more words than I do, and can also count to ten.", obviously stating that Jim had forgotten to study the German language.
- Jim seems to enjoy eating potatoes. Whether this is due to a lack of money is unknown.
- He also has a big brother, Joe, as stated in the credits under "Special No Thanks", who stated that he dislikes Happy Wheels, although we do not know why.
- Jim enjoys watching MMA fights.
- A quote from Jim regarding the level rules: "i don't mind sex levels with the characters. those are funny. i just don't want people drawing stupid pictures of porn with the new poly tool. if you want porn look at real porn." Interestingly, Jim does not use any capitalization in the post from which this quote originated, suggesting that he wrote this rather quickly or even that it is an imposter of Jim.
- Jim has a badge dedicated to himself on this Wiki, awarded for making 500 edits to articles, and every 500 edits after that.
- Jim is the only staff member (including developers and moderators) with his exact birth date revealed.
- Although the owner of Total Jerkface, he has not the first but the second profile in the history of the site. Ben Haynes, who helped on 2009's site architecture update, has the first. However, this was only used as a test profile.
- When Jim asked UberHaxorNova to provide vocals for Pogostick Man on YouTube, his comments were flagged and negatively replied to. UberHaxorNova made a video responding to this.