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 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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45 of 52 people (87%) 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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