Finally. Temple Run, the very addictive runner game that has so many iOS device users hooked for hours is going to Android devices. To prove its popularity, Temple Run is currently the top free app and top grossing app in the App Store. It has so far garnered 40 million downloads and there are said to be 7 million daily active users.
Temple Run is a free game but some avail of in-app purchases for more characters and more special powers and abilities. Temple Run is a very exciting game that requires users to jump over obstacles, duck under trees and bars, turn on corners while trying to get powers and bonus points. I have played this on an iPhone and I was hooked after just a few tries. It requires quick reflexes since the pace is a bit fast and only gets faster as the game progresses.
Imangi Studios, the maker of Temple Run, made an announcement that the game will be available on the Android Market, now called Google Play, starting March 27. The studio previously floated February as the release date for Temple Run but it was delayed for reasons only the studio knows.
Here’s the Press Release from Imangi Studios.
Imangi Studios BringsTempleRunto the Android Marketplace March 27
WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 6, 2012 – Imangi Studios today announced thatTempleRun, the Top Grossing App and Top Free App in the App Store in January 2012, will be released for Android devices on March 27. Free to download, Temple Run challenges players to test their reflexes as they race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. With endless gameplay, players collect coins as they jump, slide and run to escape the evil monkeys guarding the temple while avoiding obstacles.
“We are excited to finally share the Android release date with our fans who have been so enthusiastic and supportive ofTempleRun,” said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. “By expanding to more mobile devices, we hope to provide the same addictive and fast-paced gameplay to an entirely new group of players.”
The iOS version of Temple Run for iPhone and iPad boasts over 40 million downloads in the App Store since its debut in August 2011.