Temple Run 2 hits 50 million downloads in 13 days
Imangi Studios' endless running sequel surpasses Angry Birds Space as "fastest growing mobile game."
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Temple Run 2 has surged past Angry Birds Space to become the "fastest growing mobile game" ever. Developer Imangi Studios has announced that the game was downloaded over 50 million times across iOS, Android, and Kindle devices in its first 13 days. Angry Birds Space needed 35 days to reach 50 million downloads.
Breaking the figure down further, since Temple Run 2's January 17 launch, the game was downloaded 3.85 million times per day, or 160,000 per hour, or even 2,671 copies per minute. The game saw 6 million day-one downloads, on its way to 20 million in four days.
Temple Run 2 still has work to do if it wants to catch its predecessor, as the original Temple Run has been downloaded over 170 million times.
The Temple Run franchise was created by husband-and-wife development team Keith Shepherd and Natalia Luckyanova in Raleigh, North Carolina. The studio has since added a team of additional developers.
The series has expanded outside of the game realm through a number of licensing partnerships, including one with Disney Pixar for Temple Run: Brave, which featured characters and environments from Disney's animated film.