Temple Run mobile game hits 1 billion downloads

Saqib Shah
June 5, 2014

The popular mobile game Temple Run has outrun all other endless runners (now that’s a lot of running, if you ask us!), by passing the one billion downloads mark.

The game’s US-based developer, ImangiStudios, said that its largest market was China – where a whopping 36% of the title’s audience resides. The company also divulged Temple Run’s demographical data, stating that 60% of players are female.

The object of Temple Run is to get away with a priceless idol that the player’s character steals from a temple. The character then must start running while being pursued by demonic monkeys and dodging other obstacles such as tree roots and fire-breathing gargoyles. The game ends when the player falls off the temple or is eaten by the monkeys.

The studio said that players have played over 32 billion games since the franchise was launched by husband and wife developer team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 and that players have run a total of 50 trillion metres.


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Saqib Shah

Tech/gaming journalist for What Mobile magazine and website. Interests include film, digital media and foreign affairs.

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