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 (195 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 10, 2014

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May 6

T.E.C. 3001 Update

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


Changelog:

- 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 This 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.

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

PC
Mac
    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
8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 3
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5.1 hrs on record
Remember that lack of fast-paced action that Tron Legacy had?
That big mother ♥♥♥♥er escaped and materialized into this videogame.
Posted: October 6
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1.1 hrs on record
Best running game ever...
Posted: October 7
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1.4 hrs on record
fun very big
Posted: October 12
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4.5 hrs on record
This game is for people who like fast paced situations and quick reactions. It's great getting into the zone and listening to the awesome in game music while trying to complete each level. Endless Mode is perfect if you just wanna play and see how far you can get. Personally, this game is worth the price and is fun to just chill and see your skill.
Posted: September 24
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: May 2
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
Do you like to run with speed of light while listening to great musics ? Then try this amazing game.

Totally recommended.
Posted: May 27
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
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
Posted: August 5
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.2 hrs on record
[15 hours played at time of review]

I figured I'd probably like this game when I picked it up, and I was right. If you're interested in the feel of speedrunning without spending hours plotting your own route or learning the minute specifics of a game engine, definitely check this out.

Check the screenshots/video on the store page to see what the game's going to look like; if you like that visual style, you won't be disappointed. The visual feel is very "'80s cyberspace"...the same kind of vibe as Lawnmower Man, but updated for modern graphics hardware. :) The audio is OK as well; I can only say "OK" because the game is so demanding of your attention that honestly I never had time to actually listen to the music. I did sample them from the pause screen, though, so I did notice they were pretty good.

When I first started playing, the game seemed overly hard due to the (lack of) responsiveness of the character. To put it another way...you corner like a boat. A large boat...like a cruise ship. It's really frustrating in the beginning, because it feels unfair considering the speed that obstacles are coming at you. Hang in there, though; it does get easier. Well, I mean, it never gets any easier but you get better at it. You'll learn that the secret is to anticipate what's coming, and already be ready to get into position. Technically that is a minus in my book, since I don't like when a game requires you to have already played the level to beat it. Having said that, the game is fun enough that it's still worth it.

Getting all the achievements is a serious challenge. Now, getting most of the achievements is relatively easy, once you've gotten good with controlling the character. But the last two ("Marathon" and "Unbreakable") are no joke, and "Undying" isn't a walk in the park either (although I did manage to get that one). That said, for those of you that judge games based on their difficulty (Super Meat Boy fans, etc.) shouldn't pick this up for a persistent, serious challenge because the bulk of the gameplay is...well, it's not what you'd call easy but it's definitely not Super Meat Boy.

Fun game, and already one set of free content updates...good stuff!
Posted: May 10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
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!

Posted: July 13
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
T.E.C. 3001 is a skill based parkour-runner, and I was very surprised with the amount of content and replayability this game provides for merely 4 bucks. In addition to the pleasing visuals, and a very nice soundtrack, there's also gameplay that takes minutes to learn yet is hard to master without being boring or annoying.

Actually there were no points in the game where I felt frustrated by the game mechanics, if I failed at a certain spot I knew it was just my fault for not reacting quick enough, the checkpoints are also very well placed.

And this is probably the only game that made me feel like i'm going REALLY fast, Sonic has got nothing on this robot)
Posted: May 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Fun game if you are looking for a running game
Posted: June 23
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Enjoyable game, and the asking price is just right.
Posted: June 19
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
I'll recommend this game since it's so cheap and is pretty solid for what it is. It's a running game where you can double jump, slide and boost, and you have to collect batteries while you do it. It's levels are split into two different styles, ones that lock you into one of three lanes and ones that give you complete control over your location/direction. The former is simpler and focuses on coordinating sliding and jumping while the latter levels allow for more creative paths through levels.

This game is great when you get going extremely fast and the level design accomodates it, but I generally found the game to be a bit boring for the most part. There's not a whole lot to keep you interested. My major gripe with the game is the use of the red "slow-down" arrows that if touched, slow you down to a snail's pace. They are ok when used appropriately with the level design, but usually when you hit one you have to intentionally kill yourself to restart. Or you might try to finish the rest of the level at the slow pace, only to fail and waste a few minutes. It's quite annoying.

A solid running game nonetheless, I'd wait to get it in a bundle.
Posted: May 29
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
This is actually a REALLY good game. It is a lot of fun to play and can be challenging at the same time. I give it a 8/10. I give it an 8 because there are some spots that the hitboxes can be sketchy. It gives a really good tutorial on how to play and it is easy to grasp. just need some good reactions and you are golden. I definitely recommend this game to anyone.
Posted: May 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
A really stylish runner that sucks you in for a really enjoyable session each time. If you want some fast-paced and non-violent gaming fun, this is sure to give you it.
Posted: May 27
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
I really like this game, the Advert basically shows everything you need to know -- it's fun crazy and Difficulty progresses as you progress, it's fun and really good to just chill out with it, my favourite part about the game is the Endless mode, i stick my own music on and see how far i can get, personally i gott 4122 Units on it , i'll keep on trying .the only thing that i wanted for this game was an Online multiplayer so you can test your skills against other players but it's stil a great game. it's cheap also so i good game for little money has to be the best thing you can ask for. A lot of skill is needed to get through the levels, i haven't completed the game yet, but i hope to-- i Hope my Review helped you guys out :)
Posted: June 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Its a nice racing game with great sound. Its fun to play in between.

Studio:
I had some trouble gettings it started (multi monitor issue) and their support in steam forum helped really good. After giving them some logs in was fixed in 2 days.
Posted: June 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Speed is the name of the game and this game does it well. With 3 differant game modes that greatly change the gameplay, TEC is a very unique and well made Auto Runner.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwZXQb_tBNY
Posted: April 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Simple but challenging. This is a pretty nice game, especially for the price.
Posted: July 5
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