The addictive mega-hit Temple Run is now out for Android! All your friends are playing it – can you beat their high scores?! Temple Run is a 2011 3D endless running video game developed and published by the Raleigh-based Imangi Studios. The game was initially released for iOS devices, and later ported to Android systems and Windows Phone 8. It is produced, designed and programmed by husband-and-wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova, and with art by Kiril Tchangov. A sequel to the original game was released on January 17, 2013, for iOS, and on January 24 for Android. As of June 2014, Temple Run and its sequel have been downloaded over 1 billion times.
You’ve stolen the cursed idol from the temple, and now you have to run for your life to escape the Evil Demon Monkeys nipping at your heels. Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, unlock new characters, and see how far you can run! In Temple Run, the player controls Guy Dangerous, Scarlett Fox, an archaeologist, an escape artist, a city cop, Karma Lee, Barry Bones, Fancisco Montoya, Montana Smith, or Zack Woner, a football star, who embark on an adventure to seek an ancient and valuable golden idol from a temple in the Gardens of Bomarzo in Italy.
The most exhilarating running game ever! Test your reflexes as you race down ancient temple walls and along sheer cliffs. Swipe to turn, jump and slide to avoid obstacles, collect coins and buy power ups, and see how far you can run!
“In every treasure hunting adventure movie there’s one scene in which the plucky hero finally gets his hands on the treasure but then has to navigate a maze of booby traps in order to get out alive. Temple Run is this scene and nothing else. And it’s amazing.” – SlideToPlay.com
Unfortunately, they does not realize that the temple is inhabited by a family of demonic monkeys who want to devour them. As the game is an endless running game, there is no end to the temple; the player plays until the character falls off the temple to his or her demise or is eaten by the crazed monkeys.
- “A fast and frenzied experience.” – IGN.com
- “Most thrilling and fun running game in a while, possibly ever.” – TheAppera.com
- “Very addicting… definitely a very different running game.” – Appolicious.com
- Over 50 MILLION players worldwide!
- Voted by TouchArcade Forums as Game of the Week
- One of TouchArcade’s Best Games of the Month
- Level up your character and use crazy powerups
- Simple swipe and tilt controls that are easy to use and just feel right
- Incredibly fun, just one more time, endless game play!
- Original 3D running mechanic combining turning, jumping, sliding and tilting – the first of its kind!
- Play as 7 different characters!
While the character is running, the player can tilt the device left or right to move the character to either side of the screen to collect coins and/or avoid obstacles. There are three types of coins to be found while the character is running: red, gold and blue. Red coins are worth two coins, while blue coins are worth three. A gold coin will only add one coin to the player’s total number of coins. The coins can be used to buy and then upgrade power-ups and/or other characters. Coins can also be bought by the player through in-app purchases with payments of actual money. The touchscreen can be swiped in the corresponding direction, when the player needs to turn left or right. If the player wishes to jump over an object, the screen can be swiped upwards; if the player wishes to slide under an object, the screen can be swiped downwards.
In November 2013, The Hollywood Reporter reported that Warner Bros. Pictures and producer David Heyman were in talks with Imangi Studios to make a movie version of Temple Run.
The activity book, Temple Run Downloaded is shaped like a tablet and includes Temple Run info, character profiles, mazes and brain teasers. In July 2014 a Temple Run fiction series and an activity book was published by Egmont Publishing. The series is called Run For Your Life, with the first four titles called Jungle Trek, Arctic Rescue, Doom Lagoon, and Pyramid Peril. The series is a “choose-your-own-ending” series aimed at fans of the game and books like Beast Quest.