Run 3 - The Cutting Room Floor (2024)

Run 3

Developer: Player_03
Publisher: Kongregate
Platforms: Android, Adobe Flash, iOS, HTML5
Released internationally: December 11,2013

This game has unused areas.
This game has unused playable characters.
This game has a hidden developer message.
This game has unused graphics.
This game has revisional differences.
This game has anti-piracy features.

This game has a prerelease article

This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!

This article is a work in progress.
...Well, all the articles here are, in a way. But this one moreso, and the article may contain incomplete information and editor's notes.

This page is rather stubbly and could use some expansion.
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Run 3 responds to the long-asked question of why these gray blobs are running through an endless stream of colorful corridors in space.

Not with an answer, mind you. But it responds nonetheless.


  • 1 Sub-Pages
  • 2 Unused Graphics
  • 3 Removed Cutscenes
    • 3.1 img_cutscene_map
    • 3.2 img_cutscene_cheating
    • 3.3 img_cutscene_classes
    • 3.4 img_cutscene_caught and img_cutscene_caught2
  • 4 Hidden Messages
  • 5 Anti-Hotlinking
    • 5.1 Adobe Flash
    • 5.2 HTML5


Prerelease Info

Revisional Differences
Were they sewn-in magnets, or just one installed electromagnet?

Cut Characters
The mystery disappearance of the Ninja makes him even more stealthy.

Unused Character Sprites
The Skater can actually climb ledges?!

Unused Levels
The Tunnels where no alien has been before.

Unused Graphics

The crumbling tile texture, notably a much earlier version of it, with a graphic of a winking green dragon edited on top. As the file name suggests, the dragon was the logo to DragonBones.

When asked about it, the developer explained, "That was an in-joke at Kongregate. People would hide that icon on other people's desks, under coffee mugs, behind doors, etc. The most memorable case was sticking it to the bottom of someone's mouse. The mouse wasn't working, and the person flipped it over to investigate and got an eyeful of that thing. I put it in the game, but it only showed up for people in on the joke".

As mentioned, this image replaces the original crumbling tile texture in every version of Run 3 - but only when signed into one of a select few accounts.

Several unused graphics of the Student with different expressions or doing different things. The strange part about them is that they are all separate graphics instead of being integrated within a spritesheet.

An early version of the conveyor tile.

A removed button from the level editor. It seems it was once possible to import level files until the function was scrapped.

Removed Cutscenes

Found in the files of earlier versions are a few unused cutscenes. Since most cutscenes in earlier versions had pre-rendered level backgrounds whereas later versions took place in realtime in the actual tunnels, it's hard to say where most of them took place.


This cutscene with the Runner and the Child could have been remade into Socratic Method in later versions of the game because of the way the Runner is showing her map to the Child. Note the larger size of the Runner's map.


While not unused, this cutscene was overlooked by many players and the final version of the cutscene wasn't discovered for quite a while. It can be activated by completing Level B-4 as the Skater without jumping. This variant seems to be an earlier version with the Runner instead of the Child.


A cutscene about the Student talking to the Runner about taking the best physics courses she took in school. No other cutscene in later versions matches this.

img_cutscene_caught and img_cutscene_caught2

The first two frames of a cutscene where the Runner accidentally bumps into the Angel... or something. It possibly could have been replaced by Insanity in later versions.

Hidden Messages

Several hidden developer messages from Player_03 can be accessed by attempting to add more hotkeys in the level editor.

I think that's enough, don't you?You've used all ten hotkeys!Could you simplify your level design rather than adding more tiles?You can make lot's of interesting things with just two or three tiles, this is more than enough.By the way, if you accidentally clicked on the wrong tile, just reload the editor to get of it.No but seriously, you get nine tiles plus the eraser, and that's it.Clicking more won't make me change my mind.You're just clicking to see what else I say, aren't you?Well...Did you know? This game now has a wiki! Check it out on run.wikia.comThe wiki editors have been doing a great job uncovering the secrets of the game, but they could always use more help.Ok, that's all. Get back to building that level!


There is a comprehensive check in the code that encrypts the URL of the website hosting the game, then compares the hash to a list of approved hashes. Should the website not match any of them, the following "anti-hotlinking" measures will be activated:

Adobe Flash

On Start-Up:

  • A 4.13% chance of your save getting completely wiped.

In Explore Mode:

  • The final level of every tunnel will not load.
  • Every remaining level will not have any Crumbling Tiles.
  • You will be forced to play as the Runner.


On Start-Up:

  • A 4.13% chance of your save getting replaced with a back-up.
  • A 61.2% chance of every on-screen sprite getting removed after 1,025 seconds (~17 minutes).

In addition, websites can be blacklisted. In that scenario, the game window will be replaced with a blank black background. And in big white text, "Error: [URL] is not allowed to host this version of this game."This is unused in the latest versions of Flash Run 3.

Run 3 - The Cutting Room Floor (2024)


What is the cutting room floor? ›

The term cutting room floor is used in the film industry as a figure of speech referring to unused or scrapped footage not included in the finished version of a film. Outside of the film industry, it may refer to any creative work unused in the final product.

What is the hardest level in Run 3? ›

There are only 5 Hell levels in Run 3 (So far), being Plan A, part 16, the winner of both Hardest level polls, Level U-8/Bridge, Level I-5, Plan A, part 14 and Box Storage Area, part 7/Bridge. The "Real hard" difficulty name has now been changed to "Hard", since the wiki needed a flat-out 'hard difficulty'.

Is Run 3 still in development? ›

This game is still under active development.

Is it possible to beat level 65 on run 3? ›

This level is infamous for being difficult to beat for many players, but using small jumps with the Runner is actually one of the best ways to beat it. You could also use the Ice Skater or the Senator and jump two tiles at once except for one, where you do not skip any crumbling tiles.

What is the cutting room floor slang? ›

to not be included in the final version of a list or plan: Measures to encourage alternative energy investment were discussed, but left on the cutting room floor.

What does it mean to hit the cutting room floor? ›

: removed from a movie or television show. The scene ended up on the cutting-room floor. often used figuratively. A lot of good ideas are rejected and end up on the cutting-room floor.

Why is run 3 so hard? ›

The biggest challenge in Run 3 is learning to plot a safe path. That means trying to keep an eye on what's ahead and choosing a path early.

How do you get the angel in Run 3? ›

Child - Complete the Low-power tunnel, or purchase from the shop (2,000 power cells). Pastafarian - Purchase from the shop (6,000 power cells). Student - Purchase from the shop (10,000 power cells). Angel - Purchase from the shop (12,000 power cells).

Is the runner in Run 3 a girl? ›

Is the Run 3 Character a girl? Yes, the first Run 3 character that you start out with, Runner, is a girl. As you proceed through the game you will get all sorts of different characters such as Skater, Lizard, and Bunny.

Why is Run 3 so popular? ›

There are various power-ups and abilities that can be unlocked as you progress, adding to the gameplay experience. "Run 3" is known for its challenging and addictive gameplay, as well as its minimalist graphics and intuitive controls.

Is there run 3 lore? ›

Run 3 is the first Run game to introduce a storyline, mainly told through cutscenes. Most cutscenes appear after completing a tunnel, but others show up when you click on a drawing on the galaxy map.

How many F tunnel levels are there in run 3? ›

Run 3
Tunnel NameBranched-off levelAmount of levels
The River (F-Tunnel)Level M-55
B-TunnelLevel 4013
A-TunnelLevel B-99
U-TunnelLevel 4010
25 more rows

How to get the bunny in run 3? ›

Gameplay: The Easter Bunny™️ can be unlocked by getting eight achievements, or bought for 2,000 power cells in the shop.

What level is the Wormhole in Run 3? ›

The Wormhole can be seen in the background of many levels, but it is most clearly visible from Level T-7.

What does leave on the cutting room floor mean? ›

(idiomatic) Not included in the finalized version of something; deliberately rejected or unintentionally overlooked. The experimental broccoli ice cream flavor was left on the cutting room floor after market research.

What is the history of the cutting room floor? ›

History. The Cutting Room Floor was started by Rachel Mae in 2002 as part of a blog. It mainly focused on Nintendo Entertainment System games, and was occasionally updated. In the late 2000s, Alex Workman, better known as Xkeeper, reworked the site into a wiki, which launched on 2 February 2010.

What is the cutting room in the film industry? ›

Meaning of cutting room in English

a place where people who are making a movie or television show watch film that they have recorded and decide which parts to use in the final version: In the cutting room, we focus on pace and look at what moves the story on.

What is cutting room floor mod? ›

Cutting Room Floor is a mod created for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition that adds features that were originally intended to be in the game but didn't make it to the final stage. This includes quests, characters, items, scenes and much more.

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