Temple Run 2 hits over 20 million downloads

Sequel to well-known iOS title hit 6 million downloads on first day of release.

The recently-released iOS titleTemple Run 2 was downloaded more than 20 million times within four days since its release on January 18.

The first Temple Run was downloaded over 170 million times all across mobile platforms.

According to an announcement from Imangi Studios, the free game was first place on the top 25 free apps list on Apple's App Store. The title garnered 6 million downloads on its first day of release.

The previous game, Temple Run, was downloaded over 170 million times on Apple's App Store, Google Play, and the Amazon Marketplace. Players can check the game out on the iTunes App Store page.

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gargungulunk
gargungulunk

Free or not, 6 million is incredible.  

I'm starting to wonder if games(indie or iOS) might be in a 1-hit wonder stage...like music in the 80's, after keyboards marginalized the efforts to make something.  

6 million plays...Temple run2.  This is a positively-strange time to be alive.




raahsnavj
raahsnavj

Cool, lots of downloads - how much money did they get for each one? Oh it is free? I think they need a better statistic to measure success here. 

gatsbythepig
gatsbythepig

I'll get it since it is free, then I may never play it.

BelaidKL
BelaidKL

If it wasn't free then the figures would be different.. Let this be a lesson to all those who charge us for games that do not require a price-tag

u1tradt
u1tradt

I downloaded it expecting a vast improvement over the first game and some genuine depth to be added to the game. Didn't get any of that. Just a graphical overhaul and some extra characters and abilities added that do nothing at all for the (quite boring, albeit with potential) formula that was already there.


Thoroughly disappointed. These casual games on iOS and Play Store are really doing my head in, I want games with depth damn it! If devs like Ninja Kiwi could somehow make a proper breakthrough in the world of mobile gaming I would have a lot more hope for the platform (Bloons TD 5 was ported so brilliantly onto iOS). But as it stands all these shallow games aimed at the casual market are wearing me thin.

2bitSmOkEy
2bitSmOkEy

The competition is fierce for mobile gaming.  



jk

cinerius
cinerius

I downloaded it, since it's free, but I find it really boring.  The environment is good-looking, but there's only one (apart from the brief sections in the cave carts). It's just a rinse and repeat time waster with dumb achievements which make you spend money. I don't see where all the hype is coming from.

toddx77
toddx77

when is it coming to android?

carolino
carolino

its the power of free.. the game its still  crap

Chaos_Dante_456
Chaos_Dante_456

@raahsnavj well isn't the major mark of success of a game, how many people who play it? Youtube videos are free too but there are a whole lot who don't even reach 1 million views

hella_epic
hella_epic

@u1tradt you were actually expecting improvement from an IOS title? really? 

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

People wouldn't be playing it if it was crap.

raahsnavj
raahsnavj

@Chaos_Dante_456  I downloaded angry birds rio when it was free too... I still haven't played it. Times downloaded is the digital equivalent of 'copies shipped' - no one should care. 

I would chime in and say - good job developers! but I don't even know if they have broke even yet on the dev costs... 

u1tradt
u1tradt

@hella_epic Yes, I was. I don't consider mobile gaming an inferior form of video games just because the majority of the games are aimed at the casual market.

DFBHDTS
DFBHDTS

@Scorchstar 

Just because it was downloaded that many times does no way mean it is good lol. 

cleafus2
cleafus2

@raahsnavj @Chaos_Dante_456 

Temple Run was made by a husband and wife team, and have made over $1 million dollars in less than a year and a half.  They will probably make even more from the new one.  Know what you are talking about before you blabber.