Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you so break free.
User reviews: Very Positive (398 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 4, 2013
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August 21

Time To Run! New Tracks Available

We are proud to announce a major update of Vector. Now our game contains all tracks we have planned for it. There are 50+ achievements to get, 60 tricks to perform, 100+ tracks to beat and 350+ stars to earn. Don't waste your time!

Changelog
  • Downtown Bonus 1-9 Track for both game modes. You have never experienced such challenge before!
  • 9 Technopark Bonus Tracks for both game modes. Now you have a complete list of tracks for Vector.
  • Support of Steam Cloud. Now you can sync your progress among different PC's.
  • No more crashes. Thank to your feedback our team implemented all possible bug fixes.
  • New achievements. For true perfectionists.

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June 27

Be The Hunter! FREE DLC, Fixes & More

The most anticipated update is finally here! Enjoy the whole story from a different angle. Take the role of the Hunter and catch the Runner before he escapes. All tracks were rebalanced exclusively for Hunter Mode to bring you a true hardcore skill-based experience.

Take the challenge! To oppose an outstanding runner you must become a superior chaser. To get all three stars in Hunter Mode you need not only to run through the track but to collect all bonuses and perform all tricks before catching our infamous escapee.

You want more? No problem! In the upcoming weeks we plan to add Technopark Bonus Tracks for both game modes.

Oh, we also implemented some bug fixes. Those who had game crashes during the intro should be able to play now.

Please, check out the updated version of Vector. Do not hesitate to describe your technical issues in an appropriate thread , if you still have experience them. Your feedback is important for us!

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About This Game

Vector is an exciting, arcade-style game featuring you as the exceptional free runner who won’t be held down by the system. The game opens with a view into a totalitarian world where freedom and individually is nothing more than a distant dream. But the heart of a freerunner is strong, and you so break free. Run, vault, slide and climb using extraordinary techniques based on the urban ninja sport of Parkour all while being chased by “Big Brother” who’s sole purpose is to capture you and bring you back.
Inspired by the practice and principles of Parkour, Vector’s intuitive controls please players of all levels, and sophisticated level designs challenge the most demanding players with fast-paced timing puzzles as the traceur “flows” over the rooftops.

Vector for Steam will become even more unique thanks to controller support (already implemented) and two new game modes that will be delivered as free DLC soon after the release:

- Hunter Mode: Tired of being chased? Start fighting on Big Brother’s side and hunt down opponents to shock them with your trusty taser!
- PC exclusive Level Creator: Build your own dystopian stage with Nekki’s user-friendly editor or tweak the game rules changing the game’s XML files!

The best parkour-inspired action game! Vector lets you break free and run! Don’t get caught!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 1.6 GHz
    • Memory: 1000 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista, 7, 8
    • Processor: 2 Ghz or better
    • Memory: 2000 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
This game actually does what it does really well. You get to run through a landscape, pulling off stunts and moves.

Unfortunately, this is the only thing it does. And after an hour of it, you will start to feel like you are grinding through the levels again and again and again. Jumped too early, back to the start. Jumped too late, back to the start. Rinse and repeat.

This was a refreshing experience, but just did not really grab my attention for long.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
* FINAL THOUGHTS AT THE BOTTOM!*
Pros:
+Good music
+Variation of level design
+Introduction scene
+Variation of Parkour moves
+Pretty enviroment
+Sense of Accomplishment
+Hunter mode

Cons:
-Repetative
-Memorization
-Scripts

*CONCLUSION*
To start off with, Vector is a pretty fun game; however, I can only play it in short burts. This burst range from either to a hour, or for the most part, to thirty minutes per interval. This is only because after a while; unfortunately, the game does feel like it becomes a bit repetative from just pressing up, down, left, and right. Yet, I find myself always drawn back to the game, always wondering what badass parkour moves I can pull off next, or by curiosity to see what the next level has in store for me. For me, the game doesn't dissapoint as running from multiple hunters can make the game seem hectic, and keep the game interesting, along with the music and the environment that the style of vector makes. Seeing the obstacles in black, and the enviroment in full, glorious colors really depicts how the main character, vector, feels. This, at least to me, really ties in with the introduction scene of vector. Being trapped and doing the same tasks on a daily basis, and only having one desire, and that is to be free! However, there are some things that really make me furious at certain times while playing Vector. At times, there will be certain animations, or scripts, that you want vector to do, yet he won't do it. I found several times that I press the up button several seconds away from the object yet he would do the animation that would prohibit me from getting a certain cube. This would then cause me to restart the level just so I can get that one damned cube so I can progess. Because of this, it gives the game a sense of trial and error that is very misleading to me, for the "challenging" aspect of this game is to remember where to exactly jump so you can get all the cubes and tricks within that certain level. However, after beating that level, I get a sense of accomplishment, and sense of pride that makes it worth while for me.

So I'm giving Vector a 7/10, to me the game is very fun, but it's fun in short bursts, delays in script triggers, and level memorization rather than an actual challenge really knocks the game back from what it actually could be.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
Vector is a simple side scrolling platform game in which you play a guy who is on the run, trying to escape from an oppressive government. Your only weapon is yourself. Jump, leap, and roll your way to freedom; just watch out for those pesky guards who are constantly chasing you. If they get too close...ZAM! you're electrocuted.

Between the parkour style mechanics, the challenge of completing each level with a full three stars, bonus levels, and a mode where you play as the guard, this game has loads to offer. I highly recommend it.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Pretty awesome game. I wish you can have more control over your character, the character will do thing you didnt what him to do, so its all about the timing in this game.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Good game
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
Best game
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
BIT.TRIP Runner meets Mirror's Edge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqnL2mhmX6s

Twitchy, fast, and hella frentic! Leveled design instead of being a monotonous endless runner. Tons of parkour moves. Solid black silouhette styled animations. Fitting soundtrack to keep the tempo going. And a great curve in difficulty that progessively gets more difficult without overwhelming you all at once.

If you enjoyed both Bit.Trip Runner and Mirror's Edge this is a great fusion of gameplay styles from both.
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14 of 20 people (70%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 14
Vector
Rating : 6/10

In this parkour game you constantly run and jump your way to the exit. Always followed by a guard you have to avoid the obstacles by performing your tricks to advance. While doing so you collect coins etc to upgrade your skills.
Skill is what you gonna need in this game as it requires pixel perfect reflexes, which is something I don't like. Gimme some slack to correct my mistake. Often you need to perform tricks during the track and pre-defined places, and you have to hit your key at the precise moment to get your puppet to perform the trick. Somehow I seem to miss that always.

Recommended for those who love these kind of games because the execution is good.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Fun simple game, not a lot of control just click at the right times.
You will get frustrated trying to complete or get 100% on all
levels, has no checkpoints. So back to the start everytime you fail.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
I think this is basically a platformer where the focus is on free-running to try to escape the police of an oppressive society while performing Parkour-type moves to get past obstacles. I've played it longer on mobile than Steam, but assuming it's designed the same, there are three worlds with around 12 levels each (I forget exactly). As you run through them, you'll pick up cubes for points and coins that you can use to buy more Parkour moves. To get a 3-star score on each level, you have to collect all the cubes, which isn't always easy, and perform all of the Parkour tricks, whose locations are marked for you so they're easy to spot (but you still have to time them right). Since the tricks are purchased, you may have to grind for money in order to buy them. Grinding isn't really necessary in the beginning, but as the games goes on and the cost goes up, you'll probably need to do more grinding. Each of the three worlds has specific game moves, with the second and third building up a little from the first -- IIRC, the second one introduces stopping and lets you jump back and forth between walls to reach higher areas, and the third introduces reversing direction and using elevators to go up and down. For the most part, the game is linear in that most levels seem to have only one way to clear them, and it's mainly a matter of practice and timing to learn how to do that. They're usually not too long or frustrating though, which is a good thing. I'm not sure exactly how the game ends though, because I didn't finish it on mobile (I got tired of grinding after a while). But even after finishing it, I think there will be some replay value, because you can keep trying to get that perfect 3-star score, beat your previous fastest time, and/or go for Steam achievements. Also, I see a Hunter Mode in the game's menu, which is unlocked by earning 50 stars, and that new mode should add some variety and replay value as well. While I would have preferred a bit less grinding for money to buy moves, the game is good overall and I'd recommend it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
The thing about vector is it initially seems to be suited more for the mobile market rather than as a pc game. The UI would support this with its large buttons and the control scheme is easy to imagine as taps and swipes rather than pressing buttons on a keyboard. Indeed, the whole game is very much of an arcardy, pick-up-and-play style of experience, with the levels being short enough to complete in a couple of minutes, what would seem to be an ideal mobile experience. As it goes though, Vector is by far not a bad little pc game. There are three main areas the levels are set in, and then each area also has a few bonus levels to complete. As it goes on the game introduces new mechanics and implements them well, and then towards the end adds in a certain level of dynamic level design to make the levels that little bit harder. The game can definitely be finished in under an hour, and any difficult level can be beaten reletively easily on its third playthrough. There were several frustrating moments with the sprinting mechanic that saw me having to repeat the same level over and over because I wanted to three star it. Overall, the game itself is definitely suited more for a movile platform but for those people like me who would want to try and three-star every level and 100%, there is certainly some level of replayability in the game, along with a couple of really irritating parts. Not a bad game, not a bad pc game, but it doesn't seem to have reached its full potential on the pc platform.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Jump Duck Jump Duck Go Faster Jump Duck Flip Jump.... You Just Played Vector!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Overall: 8/10

Vector is an example of the auto-runner sub-genre of platformers that have really exploded on mobile devices. As such, it is one of the best of its type, with very fluid controls and animation, and a decent (although overly repetitive) soundtrack.

I personally found the entire genre of auto-runners to be slightly less fun on the PC than on my tablet or phone, but I must admit, even with PC controls this was a blast to play in short spurts. My only real complaint is that you have to be doing nothing else to pick up the tricks you "need" to collect throughout the level. If you have another button pressed even for a second of the window for the trick pick-up, it won't register.

Also, it would be nice if you had more control over your character, being able to use the tricks you get when you want, maybe even combo them for points or something. Instead, picking up and unlocking the tricks seems to be largely a waste of time, as the tricks you know don't carry over level to level. This last complaint is really a complaint with the whole auto-runner genre in general, though, so its hard to fault Vector for it.

Ultimately, if you like auto-runners, Vector is a sure win for you, if you don't normally care for them, its still worth checking out, as its professional layout, excellent graphics, and high replayability may make you reconsider the genre.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 6
A very simple game, with a great art-style and a building challenge with parkour that actually works
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
This is one fun game, its cheap, has a pretty good soundtrack, and challenging. If you get 50 stars you can now play as the hunter! One thing I wish it did have was co-op/vs mode...
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Trials, meet Mirrors Edge.
Mirrors Edge, meet Trials.

We have a chance to make something beautiful here.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
This game is Awsoome ♥
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 26
It's the 1:1 exact same game as Mirror's Edge! Expect:
- It's 2D not 3D
- Less colorful
- Male character
- It's a good game

I like it! You should get it!
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
This is a really good game if you want to start learning parkour and it has so much to it still more to come!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This game is fast-paced addictive and fun. This is a port of the mobile version, which is essentially the same game but has sadly become much more laggy as the technology progresses. The computer version is definetly my choice as it gives a more fest paced appeal with better mechanics and graphic support.
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