Temple Run 2 for iOS downloaded 20 million times in four days

Temple Run 2, the sequel to the most popular running game, has been downloaded 20 million times in just four days of launch on the iTunes App Store.

By Sameer Mitha Published Date
22 - Jan - 2013
| Last Updated
22 - Jan - 2013
Temple Run 2 for iOS downloaded 20 million times in four days

Temple Run 2, which was launched on January 17 for iOS, has been downloaded 20 million times in just four days. The game is only available for iOS for now, and is expected to hit Android devices soon.

Temple Run 2 has also become the number 3 top-grossing app in Apple’s App Store, thanks to in-app purchases that help unlock new abilities for your character. Temple Run 2 became the number one free app on the App Store in just one day of its launch.

The original Temple Run has been downloaded over 170 million times across Apple’s App Store, Google Play store and the Amazon Marketplace.

“The response from fans has been overwhelming,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios, the developers of the franchise. “We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months.”

The press release goes on to say, “In under one week, Temple Run 2 has accumulated over 210 million sessions, which garners a combined time of over 1,775 years of gameplay.”

You can download the game from the iTunes App Store for free, here and you can check out our review of the game here. Temple Run 2 brings brings a slew of new features such as better graphics, new organic environments, new obstacles, more power ups, more achievements, special powers for each character, and of course, a bigger monkey chasing you.

The premise of Temple Run 2 is essentially the same as its predecessor. You have stolen the golden idol and must run as far away from the monkey as possible. There are many obstacles that will plague your path and you must swipe and tilt your device to avoid them. The addition of a zip line, twisting paths and a cart are definite improvements.

Source: TriplePoint Newsroom


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