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Ten 2nd's

by Nights57 - 48 Hour Compo Entry

Anybody can get first place in a race, but it takes a special hero to get second place! Become the all time 2nd best racer and win 10 races in second place. It's not a glamorous job, but somebody has to do it.

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Aug 26, 2013 @ 1:54am

I lol'd at some points. Very fun, too.

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 6:59pm

The links seem to be broken (404)

Nights57 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:18pm

Thanks for the heads up, switched from Dropbox and rehosted it on Newgrounds

Vico says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:55pm

Another good interpretation of the theme, indeed!

SneManden says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:58pm

Very funny game. The graphics and sounds were quite poor, but what it lacked in those aspects, it had in fun and challenging gameplay. Quite humorous too - love it!

wally2069 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:58pm

Neat little racing simulator =)

stephan_h says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:59pm

This game was way more fun than I expected.
And I am so dumb: It took a few seconds til I realized that you are spot on with the theme.

Bmanrules says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:00pm

Very nice! Loved the use of "10 2nds". I saw another game with athletes based on the same theme, not sure if it was independent or what, but still awesome! Visuals are fantastic!

Zuige says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:00pm

The last level laser things didn't seem to quite work as expected but the game was still beatable. Lovely!

SamC says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:00pm

awesome interpretation of the theme, good job

Latcarf says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:06pm

Very fun!
The Linux version doesn't work on ArchLinux (because of a version mismatch in but the web version does. Also you need to include the source.

Thepattybeast says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:08pm

awesome game and very very cool use of the theme got stuck on level 9.

michail says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:09pm

Fun idea and very smart level design. The humor is also good :)

imef says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:14pm

I like the idea! It was quite fun to play!

fdevant says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:16pm

Hard game! Clever scenes haha.

Diogo Muller says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:19pm

Great twist on the theme. The game is hard, but it's quite satisfying when you finally get the second place.

Nights57 says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:30pm

Thanks for all the nice comments guys! It's really gotten me into a great mood :D.

Thanks for letting me know about the linux mismatch (also that I forgot to up the source)!

flarb says ...
Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:33pm

Hahaha--I love this game. The idea of getting 2nd place is genius. That could be a whole LD48 theme - "underachievement"

whiteravens says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 12:26am

LOL, we have the same interpretation of the theme. Unfortunately, I can't run your game, it crashes on my Windows, and Newgrounds say it's under review.

Try my game out here too:

flyingbear says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 1:45am

There's a surprising amount of skill involved in getting 2nd place! Nicely done

dumasflo says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 2:33pm

Nice interpretation of the theme :D Surprised me ! Good job ! :)

Zerkruemler says ...
Aug 27, 2013 @ 7:00pm

Very funny, but some levels are more luck than skill and I was not able to finish the last level since it sometimes does not react on my keypresses. Good ideas. Keep on creating such games

hbocao says ...
Sep 2, 2013 @ 2:52am

Good take on the theme, good graphics and nice sound (which remind me of Gran Prix of Atari era).

ravine says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 9:29pm

I really liked how you interpreted the theme!

JonathanG says ...
Sep 16, 2013 @ 10:34pm

Very innovative! It's a simple idea, but fun to play and keep trying at

dcolgan says ...
Sep 17, 2013 @ 12:53am

Haha this game is hilarious and a great alternate use of the theme.

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