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Platform iOS, Android Publisher Imangi Studios Developer Imangi Studios Release Date 2013-01-17

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Eight games making the multiplatform leap to Windows Phone

Several multiplatform games are set to enter the Windows Phone mobile ecosystem, according to a post today on the Windows Phone Blog. The games, which were announced at Nokia World in Abu Dhabi and many of which are available for Android and iOS, include: Asphalt 8: Airborne (pictured above) Danger Dash FIFA 14 My Talking Tom Rabbids Big Bang Rail Rush Rayman Fiesta Run Temple Run 2 Non-gaming apps like Instagram and Vine are also headed to Windows Phone, according to the blog. Check out our sister site, The Verge, to learn more about the latest in Windows Phone and Nokia World.

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Playable Usain Bolt takes to Temple Run 2

If Temple Run 2's leaping, swinging, ducking and spinning aren't fast enough for you already, sprinter Usain Bolt has been added as a downloadable playable character. The Jamaican 100 meter and 200 meter word record holder appears in the game in his signature yellow and green national jersey. His character can "boost ahead at a record-breaking pace while activating the coin magnet at the same time," according to Temple Run 2's publisher Imangi Studios. Temple Run and its sequel have been downloaded 500 million times since the game was first introduced in 2011. The free-to-play endless runner monetizes through in-game coins and character sales. Bolt's character costs $0.99. "I am a big fan of Temple Run. I travel all over the world and travel time gives me lots of opportunity to...

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Temple Run 2 update adds a dangerous new course, more chances to earn loot

The latest update for endless runner Temple Run 2 adds a new level fraught with peril and more chances for players to earn in-game loot, developer Imangi Studios announced today. The new landscape, The Narrows, is a maze of obstacles. Players will have to dodge spinning saw blades, speed across a crumbling path, jump the seemingly bottomless pits scattered across the pathway and keep their eyes peeled for sudden sharp turns. Players can also take advantage of new opportunities to earn free coins and gems for use in the game. More information is under the "Free Stuff" menu.

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Temple Run 2 sets new record for fastest-growing mobile game

Temple Run 2 downloads are racing at a record pace — the recently released game is the new record holder for fastest-growing mobile game, developer Imangi Studios announced today. The old record had been set by Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds Space, which hit 50 million downloads in its first 35 days of release on iOS, Android, Mac and PC last spring. Temple Run 2 launched Jan. 17 on iOS, and that version was downloaded 20 million times in four days. Imangi released an Android version Jan. 24, and both versions combined to reach Angry Birds Space's 50 million download mark yesterday — only 13 days after the iOS launch. "Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us," said Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd in a press release announcing the new record. "The game has...

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The Besties Podcast 43 - Temple Run 2 and DMC: Devil May Cry

This week on The Besties, an old friend stops by for a visit and there's some examination of the latest free-to-play game burning up the charts. Oh yes, and Dante's resurrection is making some people grumpy. 03:00 - Temple Run 2 21:50 - Half Time: THQ 32:35 - DMC: Devil May Cry 48:20 - What's next? Theme song by Ian Dorsch Get the show: Download MP3 Subscribe to the podcast (RSS) Subscribe on iTunes

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Temple Run 2 reaches 20 million downloads in four days

Temple Run 2 was downloaded more than 20 million times during its first four days of availability on the iTunes App Store this past weekend, developer Imangi Studios announced today. The game became the top-downloaded free app within eight hours of its release Jan. 17; as of this writing, it remains the top free app, and its in-app purchases of gems and coins have pushed it to the second spot on the chart for top-grossing apps in the United States. Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd called the fan response to Temple Run 2 "overwhelming" in a press release announcing the milestone, and added, "We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months." With its download numbers, Temple Run 2 has a chance to surpass Angry...

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iOS Watch List: Temple Run 2, Final Fantasy: All The Bravest and Momonga: Pinball Adventures

First up we have Temple Run 2, from a series which has often been duplicated but rarely replicated. The sequel's biggest boon is the revamped engine, which is far prettier this time around. There's also a lot more verticality, as levels heave and sway with hills, traps and ropes. As an added bonus, it's free-to-play and is surprisingly not very demanding of IAP. It's there, of course, but you'll get a large amount of enjoyment without having paid a cent. Next is a strange one called Final Fantasy: All the Bravest. Imagine the graphical style of the original 8-bit Final Fantasy games, but with the gameplay of, well, I'm not really sure this is gameplay. You tap on the screen a bunch and the guys attack until the monster is dead. There's no real strategy to it. As evidenced in the video...

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Temple Run 2 dev stays small, builds bigger sequel

Today, nearly 18 months and over 170 million downloads later, Imangi launched a sequel to the infinite runner on iOS, Temple Run 2, with an Android version to follow shortly. It's a "much more ambitious project in scope," according to Shepherd. Aside from the obvious reasons to make a follow-up to such a popular title, Shepherd said the developers had plenty more they wanted to do with the original game; in fact, he said, they came up with the first concepts for Temple Run 2 "almost as soon as [they] were getting close to releasing the original." According to Shepherd, the three people who made Temple Run — him; his wife, Natalia Luckyanova; and artist Kiril Tchangov — took a conservative approach to development, building the game in five months and hoping it would become a hit. That...

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Temple Run 2 dev planning Android launch next week

Temple Run 2, the surprise sequel to the tremendously successful 2011 title, launches today on iOS, but developer Imangi Studios told Polygon last week that Android users won't have long to wait. According to Imangi co-founder Keith Shepherd, the Android version of Temple Run 2 is almost done, and the company intends to launch it next week through Google Play and the Amazon Appstore. Shepherd cautioned that the date isn't quite finalized — "with these things, you never know," he said — but that's the plan at this point. Shepherd explained that Imangi built Temple Run 2 entirely in the cross-platform Unity engine to make porting easier. The company also picked Unity to cut down on the potential for problems with various versions of the game; the Android version of Temple Run suffered...

Temple Run 2 Releases
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  • iOS
    • Released 01/17/2013
    • Publisher Imangi Studios
    • Developer Imangi Studios
  • Android
    • Released 01/24/2013
    • Publisher Imangi Studios
    • Developer Imangi Studios
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