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 (209 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
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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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
I had Pepsi Man for the Playstation and played it a lot as a child, and this game gives me so much nostalgia!

If you like running games, you will enjoy this game.

The aesthetics and music are great, there are gates that change the colore theme of the environent (thus far I do not think it has any actual gameplay effect). The music selection is very good and pumps you up very well. The color theme for the main menu can be changed, which was a nice touch. You have the option of changing your robot character's skin from metallic to wired (to make it match the environment better), and you can also change the point of view from third-person to first-person - I highly recommend first-person to add to the intensity.

The gameplay consists of you running from point A to B without falling off the track or hitting objects (restarting you at the last checkpoint). You also must collect x batteries in some of the game variants, or else you will have to restart. The control scheme is very simple, and the learning curve is minimal; however, the difficulty progresses at a reasonable rate to keep you challenged.

There are a few different game variants - there is an Endless mode where you just run as far/long as you can, and campaign consists of: a Free mode much like Pepsi Man, where you control your character and have to collect a minimum number of batteries to progress to the next stage; a Drag mode where you are just running in a straight line and must complete it within a time limit (you have to time your spacebar presses accordingly); and a Track mode, where you can move freely onto one of three tracks (this is how Endless mode is also played). Track mode also prevents you from doing things like bunny hopping off the side of the track and landing back on it in order to avoid difficult obstacles (this is actually a mechanic in Free mode).

The beginning stages offer quick, simple tutorials to help you speed through the game.

Overall, if you like straight running games, pick this one up.

Recommend!

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
Good game, fun to play and very cheap. Also has a great Dev team I would definitely recommend this game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
hav u ever ran fast
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 2
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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Gotta go fast!
No but seriously, this game has alot of potential and is quite fun to play with your friends but the replay value is it's current flaw.
It's not a terrible game, controls are smooth,graphics look good, game mechanics are top notch.

But right now it's hard to recomend this game, i personaly liked it but some may disagree.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10
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 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 7
This game is a lot of fun. You are basically the terminator, and you run on a virtual reality track. You run as fast as you can and theres no turning back, so hope that your reflexes can hold up. There are a few different race types which switch up the game mechanics nicely. Some of the tracks give you multiple paths to take and try out in order to get to the finish. Your speed will vary depending on the track but you often end up at max speed trying your best to not run flat into obstacles. I really liked the level designs and the learning curve was well crafted. The levels near the end require hairline precision especially when jumping from platform to platform. If you like that kind of thing then you'll love this game.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
T.E.C. 3001 is a fast pased platformer which promises fast pased gameplay and heart pounding soundtrack but will you want to play this ? You play as TEC a highly advanced robot which is send Virtual space to collect energy for humanity. So how is this game ? I highly suggest you buy this game. Now the game is played like a third person platformer and it works quite well. You mix between a grid level where it plays like temple run and then you have a drag level where you need to hit boost to make it to the exit in time and then theres a free roam level where you controll where you go. Overall the game is really fluid and its alot of fun to play. Graphiclly the game looks great and one of the best indie games ive seen one steam in a while. The game also has quite a good difficulty curve it gets harder as it goes.But there are a few bad things as well. Even though it might sound like a lot theres only 41 stages and a few bonus ones as well but its quite short but theres a sequel in development. Its alot of fun and i suggest you buy it and its worth the full price. I give T.E.C. 3001 an 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
Remember that lack of fast-paced action that Tron Legacy had?
That big mother ♥♥♥♥er escaped and materialized into this videogame.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14
One of the best running games ever played.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
Very attactive game :)
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 11
I ♥♥♥♥ing hate this game.
Alt+F4
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Simple but challenging. This is a pretty nice game, especially for the price.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
While similar to Temple Run, Sonic Dash, Subway Surfers, and Minion Rush, I had much more fun with T.E.C. 3001! A great run/dodge game with challenging levels, clean and crisp graphics, awesome soundtrack. Its a cool game that one can play very quickly.
T.E.C. 3001 is as if Temple runner, Tron, and Terminator had a kid and decided to let it run free until the end of time. The metal dude himself is very cool looking. If Terminator, Metallo, Silver Surfer, and Iron man got married and had a child, it would be this cool looking dude. Look at him, he looks so similar to them. Sounds like polygamy, but thats what it looks like, if men were to give birth to children.
If you ever enjoyed dodging stuff in temple runner, and other runner games, you'll definitely like what the Endless mode has to offer, as it is nearly identical in feel; three lanes, near instant switching between them, and obstacles that you have to jump over, slide under or just plain avoid, for the rest of your freaking life.
If it’s ever on sale, total steal.
The only things i dont like is that the controller seems to not work unless i unplug and plug in the controller in the settings window that appears when i first open up the game, and i dont like how it crashes when i die too quickly
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45 of 52 people (87%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
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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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
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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