Run, Rush, Haste, Burst Speed has never been pushed this far. Jump, Charge, Dodge, Slide You just slipped and got crushed! You can’t handle T.E.C 3001 yet… Try again until speed holds no secrets for you.
User reviews: Very Positive (238 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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"Insanely fast and fun running game. An absolute blast for when you want something without fighting but that's still intense and awesome."

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Run, Rush, Haste, Burst
Speed has never been pushed this far.
Jump, Charge, Dodge, Slide
You just slipped and got crushed! You can’t handle T.E.C 3001 yet…
Try again until speed holds no secrets for you.

In T.E.C 3001 (Tesla Energy Collector), you are guiding a cutting-edge technology robot to collect virtual space energy leftovers for humanity.
With great graphics and a unique heart-pumping soundtrack, T.E.C 3001 has what it takes to keep you on the right track.

Winner of the Indie Games Summer Uprising 2011, the game arrives on STEAM.

Featuring:
- 41 levels of speed bursting dexterity test.
- Split screen multiplayer mode to challenge your friends on the same computer
- Four ever-challenging game modes: Free, Drag, Speed and Endless.
- 14 unique soundtracks to give you adrenaline rushes.
- Simply the most hardcore runner game you can find.

NOTE: Multiplayer is local. It means that 2 players can play on same machine, not over network

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks
    • Processor: 3.0GHz i5 Dual Core or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Radeon HD 3600 (1GB)
Helpful customer reviews
53 of 59 people (90%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
The sense of speed is great and that feel when you slide under obstacles or bank around corners at full speed... awesome! This isn't AA title but hey, there is hard to find similar game to this one and I assure you that running is really enjoyable. There are 3 types of levels: free run where you grab the power cells, drag where the timing is important and speed where you run with high speed and avoid obstacles. Visual aesthetics with changing theme of colors and electronic soundtrack really fits in. Raising difficulty make this game more and more challenging... good luck with level 41!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Run, jump, move left, move right, slide. It seems so easy as first, but then it gets harder, and harder. The music is nice, and the gameplay is interesting. It gets a little repetitive after a while, but it's a great game to blow off some steam.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
Nice running game for casual player like me.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
with all the runner games there are, i never expected i would even care to play another. but when my friend bought me this, i was impressed to say the least. the gameplay is extremely fast-paced a quite the challenge, just how i like it!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
Fast, fun, and addictive. T.E.C. 3001 takes simple running mechanics and makes them into something truly exciting. Everytime I start this game up, I end up playing longer than I intend to. The graphical style is gorgeous for how minimalistic it is, and the gameplay and controls are solid, easy to pick up, but tricky to master. This game can provide some real challenge at times, but it never feels unfair. And the music goes perfectly with the virtual world you run through. I simply can't recommend this game enough, and for only $4 (at the time I bought it), there's little chance you won't get your money's worth and then some.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
One of the best running games ever played.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
This was an alright game, it was addicting and fastpaced, i did expect better music and flashier graphics but i still enjoyed the experiance of the game.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
T.E.C. 3001 has nice graphics, controls smoothly, and has good game mechanics. The double jump can be kind of tricky sometimes, but overall its a pretty decent game for the money. 7/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
It's an infinite runner with some neat concept's, a good soundtrack and good visual design.

The port is meh, Crashed on me a few times. My controller would stop being registered what seemed to be randomly at the end of levels forcing me to play with KB+M (Not the best controller for this) or restart the game.

All in all, the game is priced well for what it is and the problems it has. You could get a gallon of gas for your car or you could get a gallon of adrenaline with T.E.C 3001.
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42 of 47 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
Thank the Zaibatsu (Two Best Friends Play)! This game lives up to the hype, the only problem I have is that it is listed to have trading cards but does not. Game seems improved 10 fold since XBLA and hope to see some Endless run updates/settings/options.
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45 of 53 people (85%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
While similar to Race the Sun, I had much more fun with T.E.C. 3001! A great run/dodge game to test one's hand-eye coordination, I whole-heartily recommend T.E.C. 3001 - especially if you like racing games!

Since I am an old fart, I appreciated the levels that locked you to your lane; this actually made it like a different game, as the "regular" levels have momentum to think about... can't just twitch through it! Excellent variety!

The graphics are clean and crisp, nothing jaw-dropping, but this game should not be played for graphics alone (should any game?); the soundtrack is well-fitting, techno-based that completes a solid package of a game. For the price, just buy it.

I use Linux (Mint 16 x64 Xfce) and the game runs very smooth (nVidia driver). It is a great casual game that one can play for 30 seconds or 30 minutes.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 13, 2014
After playing a bit of this game now I feel I can write an honest review on it, so here goes.

T.E.C 3001 is a runner, where you control a robot through various courses in different game modes. The campaign consists of 3 game modes, a freerun mode, a speed run mode and a drag race mode. On top of these campaign gamemodes there is a seperate mode to play which is the unlimited runner mode.

In freerun mode, you get full control of your character to jump between the various levels and layers of the pre-generated worlds. You can use all the controlls, boost, slide, jump and double jump to traverse the areas, being faced with obstacles like barriers and walls you can slide under, and speed boost power ups. Freerun requires you to take full advantage of these abilites, by facing you with walls that require precision timing for you to dodge past. This is where the game really shines, as you are not on set tracks and are free to jump away from the path entirely, only to come back in having looped around a tough obstacle. Throughout these stages there are checkpoints, so if you muck up right near the finish line you won't have to start from the very beginning which is a very forgiving bonus. These levels don't require you to take a set path, you can alternate between the many layers of the track at will which gives every replay a unique feeling and keeps the track fresh, for a time anyway.

Speed Run mode is a more traditional runner mode, reminiscent of games like Temple Run. You are stuck to one course where you must simply dodge the obstacles that are presented. You use the arrow keys to switch between the three lanes, having no option to jump out of the track like you can in Freerun. The tracks are usually straight forward and require you to pick up the collectables to finish.

Drag Race mode requires you to time your boosts, bound to the up arrow, to speed up and finish the course before the time is up. The obstacles in this mode are straight forward, and unlike the other two modes there is no way to switch between lanes. You are bound to the middle lane and must time your boosts with the icons on the track to get enough speed in time.

Unlimited Runner is more of a side mode, you won't be spending as much time on it as the campaign unless you like the feel of an endless track runner. It is a randomly generated track, built on the Speed Run mechanics, so there's not much to say about it.

Now these are my opinions on the gamemodes. Freerun, as I already stated, is certainly the strong point of the game. It is interesting and tries its best to stay that way, and will be the mode you look forward to while playing the campaign. Speed Run is fun, but gets old quickly. It is more enjoyable to play in the form of Unlimited Runner in my opinion because this really extends the longevity of it and allows for high score beating and the like. Drag Race feels like it was thrown in as a filler, because I honestly don't have much fun with it at all. It's repetive, and feels like a grind to complete, and not a unique experience. It gets boring quick and you probably won't look forward to playing it, or not as much as other modes.

For the price, T.E.C 3001 is an amazing game. It offers quite a bit of gameplay while staying fresh and interesting besides a few letdowns. It has simplistic yet beautiful visuals and a nice soundtrack, and is a great experience. If I were to change anything about it, it would be to remove the Drag Race game mode and try to add even more variety to Freerun (Tracks that curve upwards, requiring you to run on the roof?) and possibly some more variety to Speed Run to make it feel less repetitive. Other than these slight hinderances, it's almost a garaunteed buy for me and a rating of 8/10.
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24 of 34 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
More fun then i thought i would get.

8/10

Great controls , Stunning visuals , Nice music.
A fun concept no doubt.

For people wondering if they should get it:

Do you like nice visuals? YES
Do you like simple controls? YES
Do you like good sounds? YES
Do you like a challenge? (which builds) YES
Do you like to test your reaction? YES
Do you like a concept like this? YES

Well if you got 3 or more YES, then yeh buy it.

Seriously, Great game, Especialy for the €4,-
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
The infinite runner is one of those genres like the cover-based shooter and the instrument-focused music game that really blossomed in the last few years.There’s plenty of infinite runners that show both innovation and fun design for gamers looking for a bit more challenge and the recent Steam re-release of T.E.C. 3001 stands as a prime example. T.E.C. 3001 puts you in the shoes of some robot, dashing along virtual-reality cityscapes in an attempt to collect batteries. Developers Phoenix Games claims you’re collecting “virtual space energy leftovers for humanity”, which all sounds fun and ’90s sci-fi enough.The sense of speed is great, and the feeling of momentum as you slide under obstacles or bank around corners is impressive. The game boasts a foot tapping and rather infectious electronic soundtrack that suits the pace of the action. The gameplay is nicely broken up and varied by the addition of differing styles of courses; drag race stages give you no control over direction and instead focus on speed changes and obstacle dodging, while the ‘lane swap’ levels often move at an impressive breakneck speed throughout and only offer you the ability to move between three lanes of movement. This variety was a welcome break from the game’s usual gameplay. Control mappings are rather unintuitive at first, with the different between ‘charge’ and ‘speed up’ escaping me during the tutorial due to no explanation. While TEC 3001 is nothing to necessarily write home about, it is a competent and relatively fun distraction. With 41 courses and some local splitscreen race modes, it provides several hours of content for a low price of admission. Essentially, the game offers a good budget alternative to other popular ‘runner’ style games on Steam at the moment.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 27, 2014
Do you like to run with speed of light while listening to great musics ? Then try this amazing game.

Totally recommended.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5, 2014
I like how this game is much better than those other running games (temple run, subway surfers etc). It has different modes too. Like theres ones where you can walk freely and ones where there's 3 lanes you can use. I would recommend this to anyone! 10/10
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2014
Did you play Temple Run, or Subway Surfers? Now let's add dubstep, cool futuristic graphics, a campaign, a multiplayer mode, more options, fluorescent colors, speed, and in general... steroids. That, at least for me, is T.E.C. 3001.

But don't get me wrong, this game is not easy. There are some very hard and rage-inducing levels. Also the multiplayer, apart from being fun, can be very stressful.

There're 3 types of levels. One in which you have to hit spacebar at the right moment to get enough speed to finish the level. One in which you have to switch between 3 lanes, jump and slide to avoid obstacles and not crash. And my favorite level type (that in my opinion is meant to be played with a controller) the one in which you can freely move in the road, choose a path, change path, long jump, adjust speed, and much more.

Now, clearly I like this game, and if you read this and thought "yeah, seems cool", you're going to love this game!
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68 of 125 people (54%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 11, 2014
T.E.C. 3001 is a nice little runner-platformer (of the 3D variety). Things get difficult quick, there will be lots of deaths, and the game is all about quick reflexes and precision in timing jumps and moving your character.

I like these types of games that are suited to a shorter playing session. Yes, it is on iTunes for iPhone/iPad (launched 2013), but worth noting it was on XBLIG even further back in 2011. So to disregard this as a cheap mobile game is folly.

Graphics and soundtrack in the game are fine. Nothing spectacular, but not bad either. Worth noting you can choose your color/theme, and also which soundtrack to play. Content is aplenty, and certainly worth $4. Game starts off slow, but within 10 levels you'll start feeling the challenge. For completionists, the 41 levels should keep you occupied and challenged for a bit.

All in all, if you're a fan of precision platformers, then this would suit you. Or if you just want a challenging game to take your mind off the "AAA" game you're been playing. But if you dislike games of this nature (everyone has their own tastes, right?), then maybe you should stay away.

UPDATE: Really loving the game the more I play it. The achievements are well-done and make you go back and play certain levels either faster, or to get all collectibles. Only complaint now is that...the level-specific achievements are too sparse!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2, 2014
Basically you are a terminator that runs through 40 different courses, collecting batteries and power-ups while avoiding objects to run into. The colors and feel of the game remind me of Audiosurf which is not a bad thing at all. Not too difficult, but has a challenge to it. The achievements are unlocked once you minimize or completely close out of the game. All in all, it’s a great game that is addicting and worth the low price it’s at... If it’s ever on sale, total steal.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2014
Good game, fun to play and very cheap. Also has a great Dev team I would definitely recommend this game.
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