Watch and win as we play 10 Second Ninja X with the developer

Every weekend, Windows Central streams an Xbox One or Steam game on Twitch for 1-2 hours and gives out free games to the cool people who join us during the stream. It's like a live podcast, only you also get to watch a game while chatting with our awesome readers and viewers!

Tonight we played 10 Second Ninja X, a platformer with 10-second levels. Dan Pearce, Game Designer at Four Circle Interactive, joined us on mic. He shared tons of insights into game development and the videogame industry. Read on for quick impressions, contest winners, and the full video replay.

10 Second Ninja X

10 Second Ninja X

The original 10 Second Ninja game debuted on Steam in 2014. Now developer Four Circle Interactive and publisher Curve Digital have teamed up to release the sequel 10 Second Ninja X on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Steam.

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10 Second Ninja X is a fast-paced platformer with 100 extra-fast levels. Each level only lasts a maximum of 10 seconds, so you'll have to complete them quickly or die trying. The faster you finish, the higher your star rating. Stars are required to unlock new levels in the massive airship hub world, so perfecting levels becomes just as important as beating them.

Our hero ninja simply has to defeat all of the robotic bad guys in a level to beat it. No small task as the levels become increasingly complex and more challenging – it'll take smart use of his sword, shurikens, and double jump, not to mention plenty of practice.

10 Second Ninja X features a cute story in which a lonely airship pirate has decided to pick on the 10 Second Ninja in order to feel better about himself. Will our hero be able to finish all 100 10-second levels and stop the pirate's antics without hurting his feelings? Watch us play (with help from Dan Pearce, who designed the game) to find out!

During launch week, 10 Second Ninja X costs only $5.99. The regular price will be $9.99 thereafter.

The Contest

10 Second Ninja X

We streamed 10 Second Ninja X for ~90 minutes. During that time, we gave out a total of 10 game codes:

  • 5 for Xbox One
  • 2 for PlayStation 4 (North American accounts only)
  • 3 for Steam

See the contest winners at the end of this story.

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10 Second Ninja X

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Future streams

10 Second Ninja X

Want to know what's next for Windows Central's Twitch programming? We stream a different game every Saturday (and sometimes Sunday). The stream always starts at the same time: 9pm Eastern (8pm Central, 6pm Pacific, 1am GMT). Over the next few weeks, we'll be streaming the following (schedule not finalized):

  • Saturday, July 30: Neverwinter – Win an Xbox One or PS4 companion!
  • Saturday, August 6: Mystery Steam game while Paul is out for QuakeCon
  • Saturday, August 13: Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons from 505 Games

We hope you'll tune in as often as you can! Set a recurring alarm on your phone so you'll always know when it's time for the stream to start.


10 Second Ninja X

These people won passes to 10 Second Ninja School.

Xbox One

  • Sejdaniel2
  • Jaybrones
  • Link1207
  • Cecilkilmer
  • Kufeifei

PlayStation 4

  • Shawnsig
  • Pantera_ftw
  • Iamkilroy


  • Readyupscrub
  • Psnaddicts

Tonight's prizes provided by Curve Digital. Thanks also to our Twitch stream moderators for keeping the peace and giving away the prizes!