Sunday, February 03, 2013

'Temple Run 2' becomes the fastest mobile game to 50 million downloads

So long, "Angry Birds Space." "Temple Run 2" just ran over you, as reported on Friday.

In 13 days, "Temple Run 2" has been downloaded more than 50 million times by iOS, Android, and Amazon Appstore users, according to developer Imangi Studios. That makes it the fastest-growing mobile game ever.

To reach this milestone, the game had to top the prior record holder, "Angry Birds Space," which reached 50 million downloads in 35 days, more than double the amount necessary for "Temple Run 2." In addition, "Angry Birds Space" launched simultaneously on iOS and Android; "Temple Run 2" for Android did not launch until a week later than the iOS version. "Temple Run 2" debuted in Apple's App store on Jan. 17.

Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd said in a statement:
"Temple Run" has evolved into something so much bigger than us. The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced "Temple Run 2" in such a short period of time.
Just like "Angry Birds" developer Rovio, Imangi has evolved "Temple Run" into other media, and other deals. It already has deals in place for clothing, digital comics, and card and board games.

In June of 2012, Imangi teamed with Pixar to create "Temple Run: Brave," which combines the gameplay of "Temple Run" with characters from the Pixar film "Brave."

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