Indie Games Spotlight for September 18th, 2011

By mancide, 5 years ago
Our fourth Indie Games Summer Uprising title is T.E.C. 3001, and this game started things off right by having some of the prettiest menus of an Indie game that I have played to date.

T.E.C. (Tesla Energy Collector) 3001 is 3D action single player game. You are guiding a robot through a virtual space to collect leftovers of energy for human kind. There are 20 levels and each one of them brings unique challenge to the player. Player will master in guiding a robot (T.E.C.) on level through series of trials and repetitions.

RELEASE DATE: 24/08/2011
DEVELOPER: Phoenix
GENRE: Platformer

FEATURES
Offline players 1
Dolby Digital
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The menus were not the only thing this game got right. I was instantly presented with what I can only describe as a cross between Mirror's Edge style parkour paths and Wipeout style graphics. The gameplay is alarmingly simple: collect enough batteries before the end of the stage to advance. You have the ability to jump, charge, or slide around obstacles. Your speed is controlled by red and green pads over which you navigate your robot. Pretty simple, right? It is at first, but then the obstacles and challenges ramp up in difficulty pretty quick.

Not only do the graphics make the game look beautiful, they also help you focus on those batteries you are tasked with collecting. You will get slight indicators, which do not stick out like a sore thumb, to help guide you along the path, and you will need all the help you can get. Some of the sections start to get very fast, and quick reactions will save you from falling to your doom. Not to worry, the game is not trying to punish you, and later stages do have checkpoints to allow you to replay the portion of the level giving you difficulty.

So far, this is my favorite game of the Summer Uprising titles, but I'm partial to racing type games. This game definitely gave me a Wipeout or F-zero vibe, and is probably why it is ranking above the other three titles so far. You can collect this full game for 240 MSP.

We will be covering all of the Summer Uprising titles over the next few weeks, but don't let that scare you away from submitting other titles you think are worthy of a Spotlight all to themselves. As always, you can submit any title directly via PM to mancide.
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Written by mancide
When not enjoying video games, our fearless newshound enjoys an nice pint of fermented barley and hops in a variety of styles. India Pale Ales, Stouts, Porters, Witbiers, Saisons, Gose, Lambics, Barleywine, you name it. If it has water, malted barley, hops and yeast in it, I'll consume it. I also enjoy all things technological, Doctor Who, wrasslin, traveling, and spending time with my family.