Temple Run Hits A Milestone with 1 Billion Downloads

Temple Run is probably one of the most popular games to have been downloaded on mobile device. Now game developer Imangi Studios has announced its mobile games Temple Run and Temple Run 2 have together reached the milestone of one billion downloads.

Originally announced in August of 2011, it had been already downloaded more than over 1 billion times. The Temple Run Game series has now joined the ranks of Angry Birds, and is a latest entrant in the one-billion-downloads club.

"Having Temple Run reach the one billion downloads mark is a milestone we couldn't have imagined when we first started out," said Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi Studios. "We're incredibly grateful to all the Temple Run players and our wonderful team. We look forward to continuing to grow the Temple Run franchise, as well as creating additional innovative games."

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Temple Run Hits A Milestone with 1 Billion Downloads

While the billion downloads milestone exclusively refers to Temple Run and Temple Run 2, Imangi has also launched Temple Run: Brave and Temple Run: Oz with Disney Mobile, both #1 hit apps.

In Temple Run, players swipe their screens in various directions to make a character jump or duck and turn left or right. The character is always running, and stopping indicates defeat.

Temple Run was originally created by the husband-and-wife team of Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova.

"It's just been amazing," Shepherd told USA Today, noting that players have now run a total of 50 trillion meters and played over 32 billion games to date.

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