Imangi Studios’ sequel sprinted to the top of the charts as #1 Free App with over 6 million downloads in first day
RALEIGH, N.C. – January 21, 2013 –
Imangi Studios today announced that Temple Run 2 was downloaded over 20 million times in its four days of availability on the App Store. The game rocketed to #1 Free App just eight hours after release, and is currently the #3 Top Grossing App. Free to download, Temple Run 2 is the sequel to the mega-hit original endless runner, Temple Run, which has been download over 170 million times across the App Store, Google Play and the Amazon Marketplace.
“The response from fans has been overwhelming,” says Keith Shepherd, co-founder of Imangi. “We are thrilled players want more of the Temple Run universe, and we hope to grow and expand the game over the coming months.”
In under one week, Temple Run 2 has accumulated over 210 million sessions, which garners a combined time of over 1,775 years of gameplay.
Featuring high-res graphics, new obstacles, abilities, player powers, and achievements, Temple Run 2 takes place in an entirely new and infinitely more challenging world filled with curvy roads, hills and valleys, where players must fly down zip lines and speed along in mine carts to get away from the temple dwellers and retain control of the idol.
Temple Run has expanded its franchise with several licensing partnerships in 2012, including apparel with JEM Sportswear, digital comics exploring the back story of the game with Ape Entertainment, card and board games with Spin Master, arcade machines Coastal Amusements and sleepwear with Komar. 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.
Temple Run 2 is available for free from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
Temple Run 2 is scheduled for an Android release later this week.
Download the press kit here: triplepointpr.com/dl/Imangi/TempleRun2MediaKit.zip
About Imangi Studios
Imangi Studios was founded by husband and wife team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in 2008 with the goal of creating small fun games for everyone to enjoy. What started as a dream job for the couple has evolved into a successful business, with Keith and Natalia now working with a team of other talented game creators. In 2011, the studio developed the mega-hit Temple Run, which has been downloaded over 160 million times. Based in North Carolina, the self-funded, fully independent studio has also developed a number of other games including Harbor Master and Temple Run: Brave.
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