Don’t count ‘Temple Run’ out of the league yet. The once popular mobile video game is still up and kicking. In fact, its developer, Imangi Studios, has recently announced a significant milestone for the game.
‘Temple Run’ has recently sprinted into the interest and heart of more gamers around the world. It has broken records by reaching 1 billion app downloads. That means that within the past three years, gamers have collectively accumulated 216,018 years in playing over 32 billion games. They have virtually run more than 50 trillion meters while at the same time collecting coins and dodging challenging obstacles.
At the same league with Angry Birds
The game has now joined the ranks of the uber popular Rovio mobile game ‘Angry Birds,’ which had breached the 1 billion mark in 2012. But as they say, better late than be sorry. ‘Temple Run’ has generated achievements of its own.
In January 2013, the game reached 50 million downloads in iOS, Kindle, and Android. That was through the then highly anticipated launch of ‘Temple Run 2.’ That mark was hit within just 13 days after release. In comparison, ‘Angry Birds Space’ reached the same 50 million download mark within more than 35 days after its release in April 2012.
More in the future
Imangi Studios couldn’t be happier than this. In a statement, it thanked all the mobile gamers who have downloaded the game. It also thanked its own team for the job well done. At the same time, it said that would continue to grow the franchise of ‘Temple Run.’ It also promised the creation or more innovative games.
The company is run by the husband-and-wife tandem of Shepherd Luckyanova and Natalia. The Raleigh-based firm has also developed other game titles like Harbor Master, Temple Run: Oz, and Temple Run: Brave.
So what has the future in stored for ‘Temple Run’? Fans could not wait for updates. Many enthusiasts are looking forward to a possible ‘Temple Run 3,’ which is yet to be considered and announced by its developers.
At the same time, there are talks that a ‘Temple Run’ movie is on the offing. According to sources, it would be made by the producers of ‘Harry Potter’ films. It would reportedly revolve around the story of an explorer who has stolen an idol from an old temple. He would be chased by demons and other forces.