The husband and wife team at Imangi Studios have developed one of the most successful games of all time. Temple Run 2 has been downloaded more than 50 million times over the course of 13 days on Android and iOS, making it the fastest-growing mobile game ever. The previous record was set by Angry Birds Space, which surpassed 50 million downloads in 35 days. Temple Run 2 debuted on the App Store on January 17th and quickly rose to the No.1 spot on the charts. Following a successful week on iOS, Imangi released the game on Google Play and the Amazon Appstore where Temple Run 2 continued to flourish. The studio’s original Temple Run game was released in 2011 and has been downloaded more than 170 million times. Imangi’s press release follows below.
Temple Run 2 Breaks Record with 50 Million Downloads in Two Weeks
RALEIGH, N.C. – January 31, 2013 –
Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run 2 has been downloaded over 50 million times on iOS, Android and Kindle devices. Reaching the milestone in 13 days breaks the previously set record for the fastest growing mobile game*. Temple Run 2 originally launched exclusively on the App Store on January 17 and quickly rose to the #1 slot in Free Apps, earning over six million downloads in less than 24 hours. Following a release on Google Play and Amazon Marketplace, the sequel continued its record-breaking success, racing to the #1 spot, respectively, in each store. Following in the footsteps of Temple Run, which has been downloaded over 170 million times, Temple Run 2 has cemented itself in mobile gaming history.
“Temple Run has evolved into something so much bigger than us,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “The game has performed beyond our wildest dreams, and we are thrilled that gamers and fans have embraced Temple Run 2 in such a short period of time.”
More then just a game, Temple Run has expanded to include apparel with JEM Sportswear, digital comics with Ape Entertainment, and card and board games with Spin Master, among other licensing partnerships. In June 2012, Imangi and Disney Pixar launched Temple Run: Brave, a combination of the world of Disney Pixar’s animated film, “Brave,” and Temple Run. The game rushed to the #1 slot on the App Store near its release.
*In April 2012, Angry Birds Space became the fastest growing mobile game with 50 million downloads in 35 days.