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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.
Release Date: Apr 10
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T.E.C. 3001 Update

May 6

Are you up for the challenge?
For all those who can handle speed, here is additional content.
Let the fun begin!

This update includes:

- 12 Free run bonus levels
- 1 new leaderboard


- Total score includes score from bonus levels
- Bonus levels unlocks when you complete 41 Campaign levels
- Increased drawing distance
- Removed buttons from HUD for iOS version of game
- Several minor bugs fixed

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About the Game

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.

- 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

PC System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    • OS: OS X Mountain Lion
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Integrated Graphics (256MB)
    • 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
44 of 51 people (86%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 11
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35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 11
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
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.
Posted: April 13
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
More fun then i thought i would get.


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,-
Posted: April 11
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67 of 115 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
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!
Posted: April 11
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